Citroean C5 Aircross was awarded four stars in Euro NCAP and when the optional safety plus pack was used the SUV received full marks
The C5 Aircross has been subjected to a series of crash tests by Euro NCAP organisation and the final result has been nothing short of impressive. The premium SUV was put through front offset deformable barrier test at 64 kmph, front full-width rigid barrier test at 50 kmph, side mobile barrier test at 50 kmph, side pole test at 32 kmph and whiplash slow speed sled tests at 16 and 24 kmph.
Some of the pedestrian based tests are pedestrian head impact tests at 40 kmph, pedestrian lower leg and upper leg impact tests at 40 kmph. As part of autonomous emergency braking, Euro NCAP has conducted a number of tests catering to different conditions and speed. It includes AEB city at 30 kmph and AEB pedestrian at 30 kmph that the C5 Aircross avoided collision against.
In the AEB inter-urban at 55 kmph test, the SUV reduced speed to 32 kmph. In another set of AEB pedestrian analysis, the C5 Aircross avoided impact at 25 kmph scenario while it reduced the speed to 12 kmph at 35 kmph scenario. It impressed in the AEB cyclist at 45 kmph by avoiding the subject.
Overall, the five-seater has received four stars in Euro NCAP’s latest round of crash tests and it offers several standard safety equipment in the developed markets. It secured 89 per cent in adult occupant, 86 per cent in child occupant, 67 per cent in vulnerable road users and 82 per cent in safety assist categories.
When the optional safety plus pack was used with the aforementioned AEB technologies, the Citroen C5 Aircross achieved full marks in Euro NCAP. Groupe PSA will be re-entering India after several decades of absence with the Citroen brand.
The first product waiting to be launched is the C5 Aircross and is based on the same EMP2 architecture as the DS7 Crossback and shares underpinnings with the Peugeot 3008. It will go on sale before the end of next year as Citroen plans to introduce as many as four vehicles over the next four years.