India-Bound Citroen C5 Aircross Scores 4 Stars In Crash Test
The SUV tested by Euro NCAP was equipped with six airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, autonomous emergency brake and speed assistance as well as a lane assist system
- The C5 Aircross will go on sale in the country before the end of 2020.
- Scored 87 per cent in adult occupant safety and 86 per cent in child safety.
- The India-spec model is likely to miss out on autonomous emergency brake, speed assistance system and lane assist system.
- Will rival the likes of the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, MG Hector and Hyundai Tucson.
In the recent round of crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP, the Citroen C5 Aircross has received a 4-star rating. This comes just a few days after the mid-size SUV was confirmed for the Indian market. The car tested by Euro NCAP was equipped with features such as six airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, speed assistance system, autonomous emergency braking and lane assist system.
The C5 Aircross scored 87 per cent in adult safety. In the front offset test, the passenger compartment of the C5 Aircross was rated stable and readings indicated good protection of the knee and thigh bone of the driver and dummy. However, the protection of the lower leg for the driver was rated to be weak.
In the full-width, rigid barrier test, protection of the driver was rated good or adequate for all critical body areas. For the rear passenger dummy, head deceleration indicated marginal protection. On the other hand, in the side barrier impact, the protection of all critical parts of the body was rated good.
The C5 Aircross scored 86 per cent for child occupant safety. In the frontal offset test, protection was rated good or adequate for both six- and ten-year-old dummies. In the side barrier test, protection was good for all critical body areas.
While the India-spec model will be identical to the version that was tested, it will miss out on some key features like autonomous emergency braking, speed assistance system, lane assist system due to regulations regarding the use of radar-based safety systems in India. However, features like the six airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchors are expected to be offered as standard. While India-spec Aircross might miss out on a few features, its structural integrity is expected to be the same as that of the Euro-spec model since the mid-size SUV will be a CKD (completely knocked down) import in India, at least initially.
As mentioned above, the C5 Aircross will go on sale in India before the end of 2020. Likely to be priced between Rs 16 lakh to Rs 20 lakh, the Citroen C5 Aircross will rival the likes of the Jeep Compass, MG Hector, Hyundai Tucson and the Tata Harrier. Related: Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Hyundai Tucson Vs Jeep Compass Vs Skoda Karoq: Spec Comparison