Citroen Cars to Offer 6 Airbags as Standard

  • Citroen C3, eC3, C3 Aircross, C5 Aircross to offer 6 airbags as standard
  • ISOFIX seat anchorage and rear seatbelt reminder will also be on offer
  • These updates will come into effect later this year

Citroen Cars to Offer 6 Airbags as Standard

With advancements in automotive technology, car manufacturers have recognized the significance of integrating robust safety features to mitigate potential risks. One notable enhancement is the adoption of 6 airbags as a standard fitment in vehicles. Citroen India has therefore embraced this safety standard!

Recently, the French automaker revealed that all of its vehicles in India, including the all-electric eC3, C3 Aircross, C3, and C5 Aircross, will offer 6 airbags as standard fitment across different variants.

In addition to including 6 airbags, the automaker will provide ISOFIX seat anchorage and a rear seatbelt reminder as standard equipment on the C3, eC3, and C3 Aircross models. It will come into effect from the second half of this year.

Let’s have an overview of each Citroen car model in terms of safety:

Citroen C3

citroen c3

Citroen C3 was introduced as an entry-level hatchback in July 2022. It marked the French automaker's foray into the mass market. Initially, it was equipped with limited safety features. Among them were dual airbags for the driver & co-passenger, ESP, Hill Hold Assist, ABS with EBD, and a Rear Parking Assist System with Camera.

These limited safety features somewhat impacted the image of the brand when the car underwent a test by Latin NCAP. It resulted in a disappointing 0-star crash test safety rating.

However, in a positive turn, Citroen has announced a significant safety upgrade for the C3. It will now boast 6 airbags and other safety features.

This safety update will not only address the previous concerns but also position the Citroen C3 as a safer choice for customers.

Citroen eC3

Citroen eC3

The manufacturer introduced the eC3 to the market in February 2023. It is an electric iteration of the ICE-powered C3 hatchback. Despite the initial safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, seat belt reminder (driver and co-passenger side), high-speed alert system, and speed-sensitive auto door lock, the electric variant seemed to lack comprehensive safety measures.

However, the automobile maker has taken a commendable step by enhancing the safety profile of the eC3. With the addition of 6 airbags, ISOFIX seat anchorage, and rear seatbelt reminder as standard equipment, the electric vehicle is set to distinguish itself in the market.

C3 Aircross

C3 Aircross

The company made a splash on September 15, 2023, with the launch of the C3 Aircross SUV at an attractive starting price of Rs. 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Initially introduced with a manual gearbox, the compact SUV is now set to broaden its appeal by offering an automatic gearbox option.

While the C3 Aircross boasts safety features such as ABS with EBD, ESC, hill-hold assist, TPMS, and reverse parking sensors, the upcoming months promise a significant safety upgrade.

The inclusion of 6 airbags as standard, along with ISOFIX seat anchorage and rear seatbelt reminder, underscores Citroen's commitment to enhancing the overall safety profile of the C3 Aircross.

With the automatic transmission and updated safety features, this SUV will be one of the most exciting options for Indian customers.

C5 Aircross Facelift

C5 Aircross Facelift

The C5 Aircross SUV was Citroen’s debut model for the Indian market. It took its entry in April 2021 having an introductory price of Rs 29.90 lakh (ex-showroom). Later in September 2022, the brand launched its facelift version with a host of exterior cosmetic changes, interior updates, and enhanced safety features.

Positioned as a comfort-class SUV, it is exclusively available in a single, fully-loaded Shine (dual tone) trim. Moreover, this model stands out for its superior safety features compared to other Citroen offerings in India.

Boasting 6 airbags by default, the Facelift also incorporates advanced features like electric parking brake, Blind Spot Information System, electric child lock, and ISOFIX. While exuding a premium look and delivering enhanced convenience & safety, its relatively high price of Rs. 36.91 lakh (ex-showroom) might limit accessibility for some customers.

Will the addition of these safety features increase the price of the entire Citroen model range in India?

The inclusion of new standard features, such as 6 airbags, rear seatbelt reminder, and ISOFIX points, in Citroen cars is a significant step toward ensuring safety. However, it is important to highlight that this improvement may lead to a slight increase in the prices of all models.

Currently, the eC3 is available at a price range of Rs 11.61 lakh to Rs 12.99 lakh (ex-showroom), while the C3 is priced between Rs 6.16 lakh and Rs 9.07 lakh (ex-showroom). The C3 Aircross starts at Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 12.76 lakh (ex-showroom).

Additionally, Citroen's flagship C5 Aircross Facelift is priced at Rs 36.91 lakh (ex-showroom). As a rough estimate, we anticipate the price increase to be in the range of Rs 15,000 to Rs 30,000, depending on the specific model.

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