2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Earns Impecible Safety Rating

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Just like the standard e-tron.

For the 2021 model year, Audi has put additional emphasis on its safety technology. A slew of new safety features have been added across the company's lineup but it is actually a 2020 model that shines brighter than the rest. The 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback has just received a "2020 Top Safety Pick+" designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the organization's highest safety rating.

The original 2019 e-tron also received this high honor, earning the distinction of being the first electric car from any manufacturer to receive the IIH Top Safety Pick+ rating. Audi has also earned the Top Safety Pick+ designation on the 2020 A6 sedan and A6 Allroad.

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To earn the highest possible rating, the Audi e-tron Sportback's body and structure needed to earn the top "Good" rating in six areas of crashworthiness performance. These tests include the small front overlap collision, moderate front overlap, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints and seat performance.

The car also earned a "Good" rating for its standard Matrix Design LED headlights and a "Superior" rating for its standard automatic emergency braking technology, which comes as part of Audi Pre sense front. This system can detect pedestrians and cyclists ahead at speeds of up to 52 mph and can detect vehicles at speeds of up to 155 mph. It can then brake the car if a possible collision is detected.

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The e-tron Sportback comes with a 95-kW battery pack, enabling an EPA-estimated 218-mile range. Audi has integrated the battery into the lattice structure and aluminum frame, which helps to dissipate energy in a crash and protect the driver and passengers. The 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback is now on sale in the US with a starting price of $77,400. The Prestige and Edition One trims are available for $83,400 and $88,495 respectively while a more powerful S model should arrive next year.

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