The Car To Get 4 – Star Rating In Euro NCAP Crash Test Is Citroen C5 Aircross
The first car Citroen C5 Aircross has received a 4-star safety rating in crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP. The C5 Aircross scored 33.4 points for adult occupant safety, which translates to 87%. In the frontal offset crash test, the car offered good protection to the head, chest and upper leg of the front passenger. It offered good protection to the head, upper leg and feet of the driver and adequate protection to the chest and lower leg. In the frontal full-width test, protection to the head, chest and upper leg of the front passenger was found to be marginal, adequate and good respectively, while the driver’s head and upper leg was found to be well protected. The car offered good protection in lateral impact tests. Whiplash protection during a rear impact was also found to be good. The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test.
Main Features Of The Upcoming Euro NCAP
The main feature of The Euro NCAP tested the Citroen C5 Aircross for both frontal and side impact protection, along with pedestrian protection and safety assist features the SUV has to offer. The C5 Aircross SUV comes with most safety equipment as standard, like a forward-looking camera to enable driver assist functions, dual front airbags and side airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners with load limiters, seatbelt warning, ISOFIX child seat mounts, and airbag cut-off switch. In fact, Citroen also offers an optional Pack which comes with radar sensor for the camera that enhances performance for AEB (Auto Emergency Braking) City, AEB Inter-Urban, AEB Pedestrian and adds cyclist detection. If the Safety+ Pack is added the safety rating goes up to 5 stars for the C5 Aircross.
Major Functions Of Upcoming Euro NCAP
The major function of Euro NCAP As for the Citroen C5 Aircross equipped with an optional “security pack,” including a radar system for detecting cyclists and obstacles, it got 89% for the protection of adults and 86% for that of children onboard. The Citroen C5 Aircross also scored 82% for its total safety assistance and 67% for pedestrian protection. Without this pack, the SUV only got a 4-star crash test rating with a score of just 58% for pedestrian safety. The Citroen C5 Aircross will be launched in India next year, and the safety tech on the C5 Aircross is likely to include multiple airbags, smart headlamps with an auto high beam feature, attention assist, cross-traffic detection, blind spot assist, hill-hold assist and more. The India-spec C5 Aircross will be manufactured locally at the company’s Chennai plant, and it will see extensive usage of localised content. While the model tested by Euro NCAP is the European-spec version, we certainly feel optimistic about the India-spec model coming with similar safety standards.
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