Citroen’s newest vehicle in Australia, the C5 X, has been awarded a five-star safety rating from safety authority ANCAP.
The Australian-spec C5 X received one more star than the C5 X sold in Europe, which ANCAP said was due to the fitment of a more advanced autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system to local vehicles.
It received a score of 82 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 69 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 84 per cent for safety assist.
These results apply to both the petrol and diesel variants – only the petrol is sold here – and carry a 2022 date stamp.
“The improved active safety specification and performance sees the Safety Assist score for Australian-sold C5 X vehicles rise to 84 per cent which is well within our requirements for five stars,” said ANCAP.
“A camera-radar ‘fusion’ AEB system is fitted as standard to C5 X vehicles supplied in Australia, and this system was shown to provide improved car-to-car AEB performance over the camera-only system fitted to vehicles sold in Europe.”
Standard safety equipment across the range includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Lane-keep assist
- Lane Positioning Assist (lane centring)
- Traffic sign recognition
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go, intelligent speed adaptation
- Multi-collision braking
- Active bonnet
- Driver attention alert
- Front, front-side and curtain airbags
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Surround-view camera
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