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All variants of the Citroën C4, which was released in Australia this month and in October 2021 in New Zealand, has received a 4-Star safety rating from ANCAP.

It received 76 percent for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 81 percent for Child Occupant Protection (COP), 57 percent for Vulnerable Road User Protection (VRUP), and 62 percent for Safety Assist.

Its safety features include:

  • Dual frontal, side chest, and side head airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car and Vulnerable Road User)
  • Lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA)
  • Lane departure warning (LDW)
  • Emergency lane keeping (ELK)

Unfortunately, the Citroën C4’s scores fell short in three of our four key areas of assessment meaning it was unable to meet the five-star safety standard consumers and fleets have come to expect,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.

The C4 reportedly lacked far-side impact protection typically offered in the form of a centre airbag in small cars. Citroën scored just 0.12 points out of 4.00 points in this area of assessment.

“The safety performance of the C4 suggests the same level of ambition shown by many of its competitors was not a focus for Citroën with this particular model,” Ms Hoorweg added.

“It is likely that with some small enhancements, Citroën could see the C4 elevated to five stars, and we would strongly encourage Citroën to consider introducing such improvements.”

The full report on its features and how it fared in ANCAP’s testing protocols can be found here.