Crash tester ANCAP has awarded five-star safety scores to the upcoming Volkswagen T-Cross and Audi e-tron.
The T-Cross scored 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, 85 per cent for child occupant protection, 81 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 80 per cent for safety assist.
Rhianne Robson, director for communications and advocacy at ANCAP said: “Volkswagen’s new small SUV provides an impressive safety offering to the segment.”
“It achieved 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, with full points scored for the side-impact and oblique pole impact tests.”
The fully-electric Audi e-tron SUV scored 91 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 78 per cent for safety assist.
“The battery-electric Audi e-tron is well-equipped with a range of safety features and technologies, and offers a high level of protection to child occupants,” said Robson.
“A score of 91 per cent was achieved for its protection of adult occupants, yet engineers noted a slight concern for driver chest protection in the oblique pole test.”
The five-star ANCAP safety ratings apply to all Volkswagen T-Cross and Audi e-tron variants sold in Australia.
The Volkswagen T-Cross is scheduled to launch locally this month, with the Audi e-tron to follow later in the year.
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