India-bound Citroen C5 Aircross gets 4-star Euro NCAP crash test rating

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 10 Apr 2019

The Citroen C5 Aircross, which is the PSA Group's and Citroen’s first product to be manufactured in their recently announced India project by end-2020, has received a strong 4-star crash test rating in the latest round of Euro NCAP safety tests. The results have been announced today.

The C5 Aircross is the latest addition to Citroen‘s Aircross family of crossover compact SUVs and replaces the C4 Aircross which stopped production in 2017. According to the safety watchdog, the C5 Aircross offers most safety equipment as standard, including a forward-looking camera to enable driver assist functions, and has achieved 4 stars in Euro NCAP safety tests. 

The rating increases to 5 stars with the optional Safety+ Pack that adds a radar sensor to the camera to enhance the performance for AEB City, AEB Inter-Urban, AEB Pedestrian and adds cyclist detection.  The recommended Safety+ pack is available in all markets and on all variants.

The C5 Aircross was tested as a diesel model, despite the drop in popularity of this engine type in Europe. 

Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General of Euro NCAP, says: “These results show that car manufacturers are still keen and able to achieve the highest safety ratings.  It is especially encouraging to see the continued widespread deployment and improvement of advanced technologies such as AEB and lane support. It is good news that some of the basic driver assist technologies will finally be mandated from 2022, but thankfully most vehicle manufacturers are already way ahead of the curve today.”

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