2019 Audi E-tron earns IIHS’ first Prime Security Decide+ award for an electrical automotive
The primary electrical automotive to earn the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security’s highest award is the 2019 Audi E-Tron, the insurance coverage industry-funded group introduced Wednesday.
The IIHS stated the E-tron crossover earned high “Good” scores in each crash take a look at, together with the driver- and passenger-side small overlap crash checks. The group famous that each E-tron qualifies for the award after the usual LED headlights earned a “Good” rating.
Audi’s commonplace computerized emergency braking system on the E-tron was rated “Superior” by the company after it averted a ahead crash at 25 mph. In the identical take a look at at 12 mph, the IIHS stated the E-tron slowed by 11 mph.
The E-tron is the primary battery-electric automobile to earn the company’s high award. The Tesla Mannequin three hasn’t but been comprehensively examined, and electrical variants of gasoline-powered vehicles such because the Hyundai Kona and Kia Niro do not carry their rankings throughout powertrain varieties.
Federal testers have not but rated the E-tron’s crash security.
The E-tron joins the Audi A6 on the IIHS’ record of Prime Security Decide+ winners. The Audi Q8, A3, and A4 had been named Prime Security Picks by the company.
The 2019 Audi E-tron earns an 8.four on The Automobile Connection‘s general scale because of its 200-mile electrical vary and splendid inside. The E-tron is obtainable in 2019 in Premium Plus, Status, and Version 1 variations and begins at greater than $75,000, earlier than relevant federal and state incentives.