The new Audi Q7 has scored five stars in the latest Euro NCAP tests.
It scored 94% for adult occupancy, 88% child occupancy, 70% for pedestrian protection and 76% for safety assist.
This compares to the new Volvo XC90 which was recently tested and scored an overall five stars, broken down into 97% for adult occupancy, 87% child occupancy, 72% for pedestrian protection and 100% for safety assist.
The new seven seater Q7 can accommodate up to six child seats, all secured with ISOFix fixings and top tether points.
Pre sense city is an emergency brake assist system that is standard across the Q7 range, it initiates braking automatically in case of a pending accident to reduce the risk of collision. At speeds of up to 24 mph it can bring the car to complete halt, at speeds up to 52 mph it tries to mitigate the pending doom by warning the driver the driver first, then if no action is taken it will automatically brake.
There are also systems that can avoid accidents, where for example when turning across traffic it will prevent the car from moving into the path of the oncoming vehicle. It can also warning passengers and the driver of opening the doors when bicycles, etc are approaching from the rear.Published 2 September 2015