Citroen C4 / Overview / Safety

New Citroën C4 achieves the highest standards of safety and has already been awarded the maximum 5-star rating by independent assessors Euro NCAP, including a score of 97% in the 'Safety Assist' category - the highest score achieved for any vehicle of its type.

With a range of driving aids fitted as standard, new Citroën C4 offers users exceptional on-road control. Standard specification safety-enhancing technology includes ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), EBA (Emergency Braking Assistance) and ESP (Electronic Stability Programme). Citroën's Intelligent Traction Control is also specified as standard equipment on most models.

Occupants are cocooned in a safe and secure environment, with protection from an energy-dissipating, reinforced body structure and six airbags across the range (driver, front passenger, front lateral and curtain). Remote central locking with deadlocks and Isofix anchorage points are fitted as standard, and an anti-theft alarm is also available.

New Citroën C4 is available with a range of new and innovative features designed to improve the safety of both occupants and other road users. A blind-spot monitoring system - unique in this segment of the market - uses ultrasound technology to detect vehicles in the car's blind-spots and alerts the driver with an illuminated pictogram in the door mirrors. Using four sensors located in the front and rear bumpers, the system - active from 8mph - monitors the area from the front door mirror to 5m behind the rear bumper and 3.5m (i.e. the width of a road lane) on either side of the vehicle.

All new C4 models are fitted as standard with cruise control and speed limiter. From the VTR+ trim level, the speed limiter and cruise control adds a favourite speed settings function, which provides extra driving convenience with a focus on safety. The user can programme up to five speed settings and easily switch between them when speed limits change on the road.

Standard from the VTR+ trim level, a cornering light function activates the fog lights when the indicators are on or when the steering wheel is at an angle of 60° - illuminating an area of up to 75° either side of the vehicle. The function improves visibility and enables drivers to spot potential obstacles earlier. Daytime-running halogen headlamps are also standard across the range.

An optional Vision Pack, available on Exclusive models, includes Xenon dual-function directional headlamps that cast their beam in the direction of travel, which further increases visibility and safety. This option also includes the new blind-spot monitoring system and tyre pressure monitoring.

New C4 owners can also benefit from Citroën's new eTouch Emergency & Assistance System, which automatically or manually makes geo-localised emergency or assistance calls using a built-in SIM card - for rapid intervention in the event of an accident or if the car is immobilised. The system also enables drivers to monitor their driving patterns and fuel consumption, and to receive advice on how to improve their fuel economy. Similarly, drivers can consult their vehicle's technical status and monitor any necessary maintenance or servicing requirements online at their 'MYCITROËN' personal space. These services are free and available 24-7.

The Citroën eTouch Emergency & Assistance System was awarded the prestigious Euro NCAP 'Advanced' Reward accolade at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

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