2019 Audi A6 and Audi Q8 named 2019 IIHS "Top Safety Picks"

  • 2019 Audi A6 named 2019 Top Safety Pick+, the highest rating available from IIHS – when equipped with available LED Matrix Design headlights with high beam assist on Premium Plus and Prestige trim lines
  • All-new 2019 Audi Q8 named 2019 Top Safety Pick when equipped with the optional HD Matrix Design LED lighting package
  • 2019 A6 and Q8 offer comprehensive suite of standard and available driver assistance systems, innovative connectivity features and benchmark infotainment

 

HERNDON, Va., March 26, 2019 – The new 2019 Audi A6 and Q8 were named 2019 Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The all-new 2019 Audi A6 was named a 2019 Top Safety Pick+, earning a “good” rating for its LED Matrix and HD Matrix Design headlights available on Premium Plus and Prestige trim lines. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest award available from IIHS. The 2019 Audi Q8 was named a 2019 Top Safety Pick when equipped with an available HD Matrix Design LED lighting package.

"We’re honored to have two new models – the 2019 A6 and Audi Q8 – recognized by IIHS with these prestigious awards," said Mark Del Rosso, president, Audi of America. "The breadth of models included speaks to the brand’s commitment to safety and delivering cutting edge technical innovations to our customers, which we know are top new vehicle purchase considerations.”

Both the 2019 A6 and Q8 earned “good” ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations and “superior” ratings for the Front Crash Prevention tests, with the Audi Q8 named  a “Top Safety Pick”  and the A6 earning the highest designation of Top Safety Pick+. Requirements for Top Safety Pick+ require a “good” passenger-side small overlap frontal rating and a “good” headlight rating.

The 2019 A6 and Q8 are the latest vehicles in the Audi lineup named 2019 IIHS Top Safety Picks. In December 2018, the 2019 Audi A3 and A4 were also named 2019 IIHS Top Safety Picks, when equipped with available LED lighting packages. Standard and optional driver assistance features for these vehicles include Audi pre sense® basic, which can help prepare the vehicle for impact by partially closing the side windows and sunroof and pre-tensioning the front safety belts. Standard on the 2019 A6 and Q8 is Audi pre sense® front which can help initiate braking at speeds of up to 52 mph for detected pedestrians and bicyclists and at speeds of up to 155 mph for detected vehicles. The A3 features standard low speed pre sense front with braking capabilities.

To learn more about the 2019 Audi models, please visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com.

LED headlights with high beam assist standard on A6 Premium Plus and Prestige models. Feature not available on other 2019 A6 trims. 2019 IIHS “Top Safety Pick+” is based on “good” ratings in the moderate overlap front, driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraint, and headlight tests, and no less than an “advanced” rating for front-crash prevention.

HD Matrix Design LED lighting package available on 2019 Audi Q8 Premium Plus and standard on Prestige models. Feature not available on other 2019 Q8 trims. LED headlights available on 2019 A3 Premium Plus and Prestige models. Feature not available on other 2019 A3 trims. LED headlights with high beam assistant standard on 2019 A4 Prestige. Feature not available on other 2019 A4 trims. 2019 IIHS “Top Safety Pick” is based on “good” ratings in the moderate overlap front, driver-side small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests plus no less than an “acceptable” rating in the passenger-side small overlap front, no less than an “acceptable” rating for headlights, and no less than an “advanced” rating for front-crash prevention.

For more details on IIHS Top Safety Pick Ratings visit http://www.iihs.org/.

Claim based on 2019 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) data available at time of publication. Top Safety Picks include both Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards. IIHS defines the competitive set as Audi, Acura, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Cadillac, Genesis, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz and Tesla.

Driver Assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

Top track speed electronically limited in U.S. Obey all speed and traffic laws.

 

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