Euro NCAP gives 2015 Audi TT 4 stars
Launched in Australia earlier this month, the 2015 Audi TT has been awarded a 4 star rating by Euro NCAP.
THE 2015 AUDI TT went on-sale in Europe last year without a crash test rating but has now been put through its paces by Euro NCAP with the new model only achieving a four-star rating.
While Euro NCAP said the new, third-generation Audi TT provided good occupant and pedestrian safety it was marked down for not being available with an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system. This latter point, Euro NCAP said is available on other Audi models. AEB systems are becoming vital, under Euro NCAP’s new 2015 rating system using new test protocols and crash test dummies, to achieving a five-star rating.
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New for 2015, Euro NCAP has included a full-width rigid barrier frontal test. This test, according to Euro NCAP, “specifies, for the first time in any European crash test, a small female driver and rear seat passenger. In recent years car structures have become stiffer, which has helped to reduce lower leg and head injuries as the passenger compartment is less prone to collapse. Higher structural stiffness however also means higher comportment decelerations that need to be dealt with by the restraint systems in the front and rear seats during the crash. These decelerations can lead to severe injuries, especially to the chest of the more vulnerable, smaller or elderly occupants”.
Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP Secretary General to say:
“The scores obtained in the new full width impact test will provide further information on how safe occupants of different stature really are and will provide an incentive to improve the restraint systems in cars.”