Each Audi electrical SUV has obtained the best High Security Choose+ award from the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS).
The security award applies to all present mannequin 12 months Audi electrical SUVs, together with the 2023 Audi This fall E-Tron and This fall Sportback E-Tron, in addition to the 2024 Audi Q8 E-Tron and Q8 E-Tron Sportback. The Q8 E-Tron fashions are updates of the E-Tron SUV and Sportback, which additionally bought High Security Choose+ rankings as 2023 fashions.
2024 Audi Q8 E-Tron
To earn a High Security Choose+ award, autos should obtain the best “Good” ranking within the IIHS’ up to date side-impact crash take a look at, and have computerized emergency braking techniques that earn “Superior” or “Superior” rankings in each daytime and nighttime pedestrian checks. That is along with excessive marks in all different crash checks, in addition to above-average headlight rankings which can be wanted to earn the mid-grade High Security Choose award.
Launching as 2024 fashions, the Q8 household carries over all the nice issues—together with the security ranking—from the earlier E-Tron SUV and Sportback household, however with extra driving vary (Audi estimates 300 miles, though EPA rankings have not been posted) and considerably sharpened dealing with. The E-Tron SUV was the primary EV to earn the High Security Choose+ award, in 2019.
2023 Audi This fall E-Tron
The This fall household goes for practicality greater than punch, and prices lower than different premium EVs of comparable measurement. Sharing VW’s MEB platform, the This fall fashions are carefully associated to the Volkswagen ID.4, which has the identical high security ranking.
There’s one different Audi EV, which in all probability will not be rated by the IIHS. That is the E-Tron GT, the one non-SUV in Audi’s present EV lineup, which is probably going too low-volume to warrant the complete battery of checks from the non-profit security group.