The recently launched Audi Q8 e-tron SUV and Q8 e-tron Sportback have achieved the highest safety rating of 2023 Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States. This recognition positions the two models alongside the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 e-tron Sportback, which also received the Top Safety Pick+ honor.
The IIHS, a renowned nonprofit organization, commended the Q8 e-tron SUV and Q8 e-tron Sportback for their exceptional crashworthiness, crash avoidance, and lighting technology. Audi’s commitment to safety is further evident in its design of the battery system for these electric vehicles. The integrated battery system not only protects the battery modules during collisions but also reinforces the overall structure of the vehicles.
Strengthening its safety evaluation criteria, the IIHS introduced new tests this year. These include an 82% increase in energy for the side crash evaluation and a nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention test. The Q8 e-tron SUV and Q8 e-tron Sportback exceeded expectations by receiving a “Superior” rating for daytime crash avoidance and an “Advanced” rating for nighttime use.
To qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award, the vehicles must also achieve “Good” ratings in the driver- and passenger-side small front overlap and moderate overlap front collision tests, as well as feature “Acceptable” or “Good” headlights across all variants.
In addition to their top safety ratings, the Audi Q8 e-tron SUV and Q8 e-tron Sportback showcase updated design elements, improved efficiency, extended range, enhanced motors, progressive steering, and advanced chassis control systems. Audi Philippines offers the Q8 in e-tron SUV 55 and e-tron SUV 50 versions, with respective power outputs and driving ranges catering to different preferences and driving conditions.
With these impressive safety accolades, Audi demonstrates its unwavering commitment to delivering electric vehicles that not only prioritize sustainability but also prioritize the safety and peace of mind of its customers.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What safety rating did the Audi Q8 e-tron SUV and Q8 e-tron Sportback receive?
The Audi Q8 e-tron SUV and Q8 e-tron Sportback received the highest safety rating of 2023 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS.
Q: What factors contribute to the vehicles’ safety ratings?
The IIHS considers various factors, including crashworthiness, crash avoidance systems, lighting technology, and battery system protection for electric vehicles.
Q: What are the additional safety tests introduced by the IIHS?
The IIHS introduced an increased energy side crash evaluation and a nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention test.
Q: What are the power outputs and driving ranges of the Audi Q8 e-tron SUV and Q8 e-tron Sportback?
The Audi Q8 e-tron SUV 55 offers 408hp, 664Nm of torque, and a driving range of up to 582km. The Q8 e-tron SUV 50 outputs 335hp, 664Nm of torque, and has a driving range of up to 491km. The Q8 e-tron Sportback shares the same power and torque ratings as the Q8 e-tron SUV 55 but boasts a longer driving range of up to 600km due to its more aerodynamic coupe silhouette.