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Audi TT Coupe gets four-star Euro NCAP rating

The third generation Audi TT Coupe has received a rather disappointing four-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash test. The model went on sale a long time ago but it was only recently it went through the crash tests where surprisingly for an Audi it didn’t receive the full five-star rating. One of the reasons has to do with its lack of an autonomous emergency braking system while other safety-related technologies are missing and have affected the end result.

In addition, the Euro NCAP crash testing for 2015 (onwards) has gotten more difficult as the test protocols have been updated and there are new crash test dummies while a full-width rigid barrier frontal test has been added. It includes a female driver and a rear seat passenger, representing a premiere for any crash test organized in Europe.

Besides the Audi TT Coupe, Euro NCAP also crash tested the Renault Trafic along with the Opel Vivaro and the Vauxhall Vivaro, with all three grabbing a three-star rating. Starting 2016, all van crash testing will use just about the same test protocols applicable for crash testing cars.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.