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3 models in the EuroNCAP crash test: Audi TT gets four stars

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Audi TT can convince in the crash test

EuroNCAP is always trying to make new cars safer. The consortium is constantly adjusting the framework accordingly. In the latest update, cars now also have to get a F rontalcrash at 50 km /h and full overlap. In addition, measured values ​​from smaller female dummies in the driver's seat and dummies in the back seat are included in the ratings. The first model that had to face the new conditions was the Audi TT. The identical vans Opel Vivaro and Renault Trafic were tested without the new frontal crash.

The Audi TT was also able to convince under the more stringent crash requirements. The passenger cell remained stable under all conditions, and the risk of injury to the passengers was low. Only the dummy on the back seat hit the front seat in a frontal collision. In addition, the protective effect of the headrests on the rear seats in the event of a rear impact was criticized. However, EuroNCAP uses a 1.50 meter dummy here, but Audi recommends using the rear seats only for people up to 1.45 meters tall. The cramped space in the rear also resulted in restrictions in terms of child safety, as only a few test seats could be installed in the rear. However, children can travel safely in the passenger seat. In a pedestrian crash, the TT impressed above all with its soft hood edge. When it comes to safety equipment, the TT only has to give up its springs because of the lack of the City Emergency Brake Assistant. The bottom line is that the Ingolstadt-based man is convincing and gets a four-star rating according to the new criteria.

Transporters fail due to modest safety equipment

The identical van duo Opel Vivaro /Renault Trafic is much more modest. Because only one driver airbag is part of the standard equipment in both models in the van versions (passenger car versions have a passenger airbag as standard), this configuration was used for testing. The risk of injury to the passenger is correspondingly high. In addition, the testers criticize the risk of injury from penetrating components of the dashboard. The vans were able to convince in a side impact. Because a side airbag is missing, it was openedwaived a side pole crash. In terms of child safety, the vans delivered convincing results; in a pedestrian crash, a soft hood and a soft bumper were faced with a windshield edge that was too hard and A-pillars that were too stiff. As with the airbags, the transporter versions only offer a limited range of standard instruments in terms of safety equipment and lose points accordingly. The car versions are better there.

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