SOURCE: Audi of America

Audi of America

October 16, 2014 09:00 ET

Audi allroad Achieves Highest Government Crash Safety Rating

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) -

  • 5-Star overall crash safety rating given by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program
  • Program provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles beyond what is required by Federal law
  • All Audi vehicles are designed to meet or exceed government safety regulations

The 2014 and 2015 Audi allroad received a 5-Star overall crash safety rating, the highest crash test rating available, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) New Car Assessment program.

Only vehicles that provide the greatest amount of crash protection and rollover safety beyond what is required by federal law are given the 5-Star rating. Vehicles are rated on a scale of one to five stars, one being the lowest rating and five being the highest.

"Audi is fully committed to producing vehicles that provide performance and luxury without sacrificing safety," said Filip Brabec, Director, Product Planning, Audi of America. "This is reflected by the NHTSA's 5-Star crash safety rating for the 2014 and 2015 allroad and the customers who return to the Audi brand for safe and reliable vehicles."

Audi allroad combines functional practicality with premium off road design and quattro® all-wheel drive for diverse conditions. For the 2015 model year, enhancements have been made to the legendary vehicle, which returned to U.S. shores in 2013 after a seven year hiatus. The vehicle comes standard with Xenon headlights and LED taillights, as well as three-zone climate control and a power tailgate. The allroad features an anti-lock brake system and hydraulic brake assist, which automatically senses emergency braking and applies maximum available power boost to help reduce overall stopping distance. Available features include Audi side assist, which helps monitor blind spot areas as well as fast-approaching vehicles at a range of about 150 ft. to the rear of the car, and Audi adaptive cruise control, which uses long-range radar to measure the distance to the vehicle ahead and applies the brakes as necessary.

NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program.
Under NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program, vehicles undergo rigorous frontal, side barrier, pole intrusion and rollover tests. Instruments measure force of impact to various body regions on crash test dummies to determine a rating. 5-Star Safety Ratings can be found on SaferCar.gov and are posted on the Monroney labels (window stickers) that are required to be displayed on all new vehicles.

For more information about the Audi allroad, please visit www.audiusa.com.

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