Citroen’s new C4 has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent assessors Euro NCAP, including a score of 97 per cent in the Safety Assist category - the highest score for any vehicle of its type.
Euro NCAP’s findings confirm that the new Citroen C4 will meet the needs of the most safety-conscious drivers when it goes on sale early next year.
With a range of driving aids fitted as standard, the new Citroen C4 offers drivers exceptional on-road control.
New C4’s safety-enhancing technology includes ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution ), EBA (Emergency Braking Assistance ), and ESP (Electronic Stability Programme ). In addition, occupants are cocooned in a safe and secure environment, with protection from six airbags across the range (driver, front passenger, front lateral, and curtain ).
The new C4 also offers innovative new safety features, some of which are unique to the segment. These include a new blind-spot monitoring system that alerts drivers to the presence of vehicles in the car’s blind spots, a cornering light function for improved visibility in bends, cruise control and speed-limiter with five programmable road speed memory settings, and the new Citroen eTouch Assistance System, which offers on-board functionality for a swift response to incidents.
Launched in Ireland early in 2011, the new Citroen C4 builds on the five star Euro NCAP credentials of its predecessor, which at launch, was also one of the safest vehicles in its class.