The all-new 2015 Audi A3 saloon equipped with Audi pre sense front received the highest 2014 safety rating available from IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) earning a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating. In addition, the A3 sedan earned an “ADVANCED” rating for front crash prevention that’s the qualifier for the “+” portion of TSP+ rating. It received “GOOD” ratings for all crashworthiness tests, including Side Test, Moderate Overlap Front Test, Head Restraints Test, Small Overlap Front and Roof Strength Test. Mark Del Rosso, Chief Operating Officer at Audi of America said, “The TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating for the A3 demonstrates the full Audi commitment to safety. With industry-first technology, uncompromised design and a host of standard luxury features, the A3 raises the bar as to what is expected out of entry-level luxury vehicles.
The 2015 Audi A3 goes on sale in April this year and will be available for the price of $29,900. It will be joined later in the fall of 2014 by the A3 TDI clean diesel sedan, Audi A3 Cabriolet and the high-performance S3 sedan; and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The A3 marks the first time that an A-segment vehicle will provide available features such as Audi drive select, MMI technology, Bang & Olufsen audio and 4G LTE connectivity.
The 2015 Audi A3 will provide several advanced technology features which are new to the entry luxury class, including: an optional advanced technology package, which includes Audi pre sense front, adaptive cruise control with stop and go and Audi active lane assist and standard Audi pre sense basic system which helps detect when an emergency maneuver is being made and prepares the vehicle and its passenger restraint systems in advance of a possible collision. The A3 also introduces secondary collision brake assist and is the only vehicle to provide this system as a standard feature. The system automatically brakes the car after a collision so as to prevent a secondary collision with oncoming or nearby traffic.
IIHS Top Safety Pick Ratings
IIHS tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crash mitigation and avoidance, a technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity and crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its passengers in a crash. To determine crashworthiness, IIHS rates vehicles acceptable, good, poor or marginal, based on performance in five tests: small overlap front, moderate overlap front, roof strength, head restraints and side. In the area of crash mitigation and avoidance, IIHS assigns vehicles with available front crash prevention systems ratings of advanced, superior or basic, based on the type of performance and system in track tests.
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers provide a full line of German designed luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is amongst the most successful luxury automobile manufacturing companies internationally. The Audi Group delivered 1,575,500 vehicles to customers globally last year, and broke all-time company sales records for the 4th straight year in United States. Through 2018, AUDI AG will invest about $30 billion on new facilities, technologies and products.
The 2015 Audi A3 is available for the starting price of $29,900 for 1.8T Premium variant. Limited availability, available for factory order; prices exclude taxes, destination, other options, dealer charges and title. Dealer sets the actual price.