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CORRECTING and REPLACING 2016 Audi Q3 Earns a 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

August 3, 2015
By Business Wire News


First paragraph, first sentence of release should read: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (instead of Insurance Institute of Highway Safety).

The corrected release reads:

2016 Audi Q3 Earns a 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

  • Audi Q3 receives highest possible ratings in all IIHS crashworthiness tests
  • 2016 Q3 features aluminum hood and tailgate as well as redesigned front lights, grille, bumper, side sills and rear lights
  • Audi brand continues to address evolving criteria for consumer crash tests as designated by the IIHS by elevating standards of automotive engineering

The 2016 Audi Q3 has earned the rating of Top Safety Pick for the 2015 evaluation program from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2016 Q3 recently underwent all tests within the IIHS Top Safety Pick program and received the highest possible ratings of “good” for each test.

The Audi Q3 has been redesigned for 2016, now boasting a wider array of standard features, with front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera, updated dynamic exterior styling including Audi xenon plus front lighting with LED DRLs and taillights and 18’’ 5-arm turbine design wheels. Also available are 19” 5-double-spoke Offroad design wheels.

Inside, the updated Q3 now features an enhanced interior design including standard Alu-optic MMI® controls, dual-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof with power retractable sunshade. Both the exterior and interior are offered in new colors; Hainan Blue, Utopia Blue, Misano Red and Cuvee Silver. The Prestige trim now features full LED headlights and dynamic rear turn signals along with the S line exterior package and 19” wheels.

Available packages include the updated Sport package with Audi drive select as well as front sport seats. Enhancing options further, MMI navigation plus with 7.0-inch color screen as well as Audi side assist are included within the Technology package and now become standard with the Prestige trim.

IIHS Top Safety Pick Ratings

The IIHS Top Safety Pick program tests vehicle crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash.

To determine crashworthiness, IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor, based on performance in five tests: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints.

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