The all-new Audi Q7 seven-seater premium sport utility vehicle (SUV) was awarded with the top grade of five stars for safety by the European Euro NCAP. The results for adult protection in frontal and side impact collisions, pedestrian protection and child safety put the current Audi Q7 among the safest cars in its category.
The testers give the new Audi Q7 the top grade of five stars for safety. The results of tests in a frontal impact collision show that besides the driver and front passenger, the rear passengers of the Audi Q7 are also very well protected. The car also offers plenty of room and a high level of safety for children. Up to six child seats can be installed in the SUV. The generous spaciousness makes their installation simple and comfortable. The individual seats in the third row are fully usable and are also certified for ECE Group III child seats for children weighing up to 79.4 pounds.
The model received the Euro NCAP Advanced award for the multi-collision brake assist system and for the optional Audi pre sense basic, which in danger situations tensions the seatbelt before a collision and closes the windows and sunroof. The multi-collision brake assist system initiates braking automatically in case of an accident to reduce the risk of skidding and danger of further collisions.
Audi also places maximum value on integral safety, going above and beyond the measures assessed by the institution. A central element in the Audi Q7 is the standard Audi pre sense City, a predictive warning and emergency braking system for accident avoidance and the protection of pedestrians. At speeds up to 85 kilometers per hour , the system observes the road with respect to other road users. On threat of a collision, it warns the driver according to a graduated concept: warning; warning jolt; and automatic emergency braking.
If necessary, it initiates full deceleration. Up to 40 kph, accidents can be avoided completely within the system limits. At higher speeds (up to 85 kph) the driver is warned. In addition, Audi pre sense City uses brake intervention to reduce the impact velocity and thus mitigate the consequences of an accident.
Other new optional assistance systems that make the Audi Q7 even safer in traffic are the collision avoidance assist, turn assist and exit warning. Whereas the collision avoidance assist helps the driver to drive around an obstacle to avoid an accident, the turn assist monitors oncoming traffic when turning left at low speed. In a dangerous situation, it brakes the Q7 to a complete stop, if necessary, to prevent a turn if there is oncoming traffic. With the exit warning, LEDs light up red when the doors are opened if other vehicles or bicycles are approaching from the rear.
Established in 1997, the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) investigates the crash performance of new car models. In 2015, the consortium made the requirements for the front and side impact collision tests even tougher to reflect actual accident scenarios even more accurately.