- The C5 Aircross is the company's newest SUV and it replaced C4 Aircross in 2017
- Euro NCAP also tested the Safety+ pack variant of C5 Aircross, which scored a 5-star rating
- Citroen C5 Aircross will be launched in the second half of 2020 with local production taking place in Tamil Nadu
Citroen C5 Aircross has been awarded a 4-star safety rating by the Euro NCAP. Just a few days back, Groupe PSA had officially announced that it will start its second innings in the Indian market with the Citroen brand and C5 Aircross will be the first vehicle to be launched in the country. As per the Euro NCAP test results, the SUV scored 87 percent in Adult Occupant Protection, 86 percent in Child Occupant Protection, 58 percent in Vulnerable Road Users and 75 percent in Safety Assist. Euro NCAP tested the diesel model of the C5 Aircross.
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.” Citroen C5 Aircross offers most safety equipment as standard, including a forward-looking camera to enable driver assist functions. The SUV will be launched in the Indian market by the end of 2020, while it will challenge the likes of Hyundai Tuscon, Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier.
Another variant of Citroen C5 Aircross, which comprised of the optional Safety+ Pack, was also tested by the Euro NCAP and it scored the highest 5-star safety rating. The optional Safety+ Pack 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. For those asking, the C5 Aircross is the latest addition to Citroën‘s Aircross family of crossover compact SUV’s and replaces the C4 Aircross which stopped production in 2017. The SUV is expected to receive the highest 5-star safety rating from Global NCAP as well.