Euro NCAP, the standard in European safety ratings has tested the new Audi Q3 and has decided to award the little SUV with the maximum five-star rating.
The agency said that results for adult protection in a frontal, rear or side collision, as well as for child safety and pedestrian protection, make the new Audi Q3 among the safest cars in its category.
In the side barrier test, the Q3 scored maximum points, all body areas being well protected. In the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body areas was good.
The Q3 is a premium SUV in a compact-category form. It is sporty, efficient and versatile – an urban vehicle that is equally comfortable on or off the road.
Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP’s test requirements. A seat-belt reminder is standard for the driver, passenger and rear seats. A speed limitation device is not available for the Q3.
Q3 is built in Spain at Seat’s Martorell factory; Approximately 100,000 Q3 units are slated to leave the three-shift assembly line each year.
In Germany, sales of the Q3 will begin at a base price of €29,900. Plans are in place to build the sporty compact in China, specifically for the local market, in a second phase.