The new Audi A5 and Q2 models have each been awarded top grades in the Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) test, placing them amongst the safest vehicles in their segments for both adult and child safety, for pedestrian protection and for other safety systems.
Emergency braking systems were introduced to the evaluation procedure in 2016. The Audi Q2 is equipped as standard with the emergency braking assistant. The system examines whether other vehicles or pedestrians are in the path of the vehicle. If a collision is imminent, it warns the driver and if necessary initiates automatic emergency braking.
The new Audi A5 Coupé and A5 Sportback models were also awarded the top grade of five stars by the examiners. Both models offer high levels of safety for adults and children, as well as good pedestrian protection.
The standard Audi ‘pre sense city’ helps the A5 Coupé and A5 Sportback to avoid accidents.
At speeds of up to 85 km/h, the system scans the road for other vehicles and pedestrians using a windshield-mounted front camera with a range of over 100 meters. If it detects an impending collision, the driver receives a series of warnings, and if necessary the car initiates maximum braking. Audi says that at speeds of up to 40 km/h, accidents can be avoided completely within the system limits. At higher speeds (up to 85 km/h), warnings and brake intervention reduce the impact velocity.
The Audi A5 also features an extensive range of other assistance systems. While collision avoidance assist helps the driver to drive around an obstacle, turn assist monitors oncoming traffic when turning across the flow of traffic at low speed. In a dangerous situation, it brakes the vehicle to a complete stop, if necessary, to prevent a turn when there is oncoming traffic.
The new Audi Q2 will arrive in Australia in February, with the new Audi A5 Coupe following a month later in March.