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Audi Q7 grabs five stars at ANCAP crash tests

The second generation Audi Q7 has achieved a maximum five-star rating during the ANCAP crash test in Australia.

This doesn’t really come as a surprise taking into account the premium full-size SUV from Ingolstadt managed to obtain the same result in the Euro NCAP crash tests at the beginning of September. Now, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has come to reconfirm the increased level of safety the new Q7 offers thanks to a plethora of safety & assistance systems.

Audi Q7 3.0 TDI (AU-spec)
Audi Q7 3.0 TDI (AU-spec)

A relevant example is the Exit Warning technology that will warn the driver of traffic approaching from behind whenever the driver opens the door of a parked Q7. This system is capable of detecting approaching cyclists, so it greatly reduces the risks of an impact caused by opening the vehicle’s door in the cyclist’s way.

According to James Goodwin, CEO of ANCAP, “the Q7 offers an impressive list of standard features including an Autonomous Emergency Braking function which operates at both low and high speeds, and it is also fitted with adaptive cruise control and lane keeping systems.”

Audi Q7 3.0 TDI (AU-spec)
Audi Q7 3.0 TDI (AU-spec)

We remind you the Audi Q7 went on sale in the Land Down Under in September and now the model has won the “Best Luxury SUV” title given by the journalists at drive.com.au. It had to face some stiff competition coming from the second generation Volvo XC90 and also from the latest BMW X5.

Adrian Padeanu

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