The all-electric Audi e-tron is one of seven vehicles to receive a top five-star safety rating in the latest round of crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP.
The large SUV fared particularly well for both adult and child occupant safety, scoring 91% and 85% respectively – comparing favourably with key rival the Jaguar I-Pace.
The Mazda 3 hatchback became just the fourth car to score 98% in the adult occupant safety sector, matching the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Volvo V40 and XC60. Close behind was the Volkswagen T-Cross, scoring 97% in this test.
Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general of Euro NCAP described the success of all the cars, regardless of type of powertrain or class of vehicle tested, as encouraging.
“New cars on the market continue to offer more advanced technology as standard, systems that were not even considered an option a few years ago,” he commented.
“Vehicle manufacturers must respond on all levels to consumers’ expectations, but adding more safety is often challenged by market conditions. Despite this, we see the latest state-of-the-art safety technology being made standard on many of Europe’s best-selling family cars.”