Safety is of course paramount in the car world. With a high amount of crashes, injuries and fatalities, many consumers wanting to buy a new car will look for, and make a decision based upon its safety features. Therefore, many companies look to make their vehicles as safe as possible and when they are not, then car companies usually make a huge attempt to make the updated version a lot safer. This has just happened with Audi’s 2017 A4 and the result of this effort has won it a safety award.
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), which acts like the European safety body EuroNCAP, has awarded the A4 its top safety prize. The IIHS usually rates its vehicles through five evaluations, front crash prevention and active safety systems. The Top Safety Pick+ award was given to the 2017 A4 as it managed to demonstrate good protection in a small overlap front crash and superior protection in a standard front crash.
This most recent Top Safety Pick+ award becomes Audi’s fifth award overall as the 2017 Q7 and the 2016 Q5, A6 and A3 have all received it too. At this moment in time, Subaru tops the list of vehicles with the highest amount of awards. But with Audi picking up this award, this surely shows that safety is becoming a priority and we should expect to see more awards going to the German luxury outfit.
As previously mentioned, when a car performs poorly, then the successor should always be better. Audi’s last A4 performed poorly. For example, the driver’s foot rest collapsed by 11 inches in the old Audi, but now the collapse was only 3 inches. There certainly have been huge amounts of improvement put into the 2017 Audi A4 and it certainly deserves the award given to it.
We will have to see how well the car performs in the EuroNCAP test to really understand just how safe it is…