2019 Audi Q8, A6 earn excessive marks in newest crash checks
Each the 2019 Audi Q8 and A6 earned excessive marks in IIHS crash check rankings, however headlight effectiveness separated them from prime honors. The 2019 Q8 walked away with a High Security Choose award, whereas the 2019 A6 and its better-rated headlights earned it a High Security Choose+.
As a rule, headlight efficiency is the defining issue for an IIHS High Security Choose+ award. The best honor within the crash check goes to autos that obtain “Good” rankings in all six crash checks, earn a “Superior” ranking for crash avoidance options, and nab a “Good” ranking for his or her headlights.
2019 Audi A6
Within the A6’s case, the highest headlights are discovered within the Premium Plus and Status trim ranges. The headlights additionally characteristic automated excessive beams not like the bottom A6’s headlights that earned a “Marginal” ranking.
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The Q8 additionally scored “Good” rankings in all six crash checks, which put it on a path towards a High Security Choose+ award. The IIHS awarded it a “Superior” ranking for crash avoidance options, however the very best accessible finest headlight non-obligatory on the Premium Plus trim and normal on the Status earned an “Acceptable” ranking. The Q8’s base headlights have been dished a “Poor” ranking for an excessive amount of glare from the low beams.
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The IIHS present in a research launched final 12 months that the very best headlight know-how is normally locked away in possibility packages for brand spanking new automotive patrons. Of all of the vehicles the IIHS examined in 2018, 43 fashions solely supplied “Marginal” or “Poor” rated headlights as the very best accessible items. These 43 fashions embrace a number of the finest promoting autos within the U.S., such because the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado.