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6th December, 2005


The new CitroŽn C6, which is set to arrive in Australia in the middle of 2006, has become the very first car in the world to be awarded a maximum four star Euro NCAP pedestrian safety rating, as well as a maximum five stars for occupant protection, making it arguably the safest car on the road.

"These excellent results for the stunning new C6 further underline CitroŽn's commitment to safety and its recognition as a fundamental value which is playing an increasingly important role in today's CitroŽns," says Miles Williams, General Manager for CitroŽn in Australia.

The result announced by Euro NCAP of the highest combination of pedestrian, occupant and child (four stars) protection for the CitroŽn C6 is largely thanks to the debut of the life-saving Active Bonnet system.

During an accident, the lack of space between the bonnet and the engine increases the likelihood of a serious head injury for the pedestrian. In the C6, intelligent software automatically raises the bonnet by 65mm in the event of an accident to provide previously unavailable impact absorbing space. The whole process takes less than 0.04 second.

The Active Bonnet is just one part of an exceptional safety package, which also offers nine airbags, active head restraints and ESP with traction control as standard. Further safety features include a Head-Up Display, allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road at all times, a Lane Departure Warning System and xenon directional headlamps.

This Euro NCAP 'first' for the C6 is the latest in a whole stream of major safety advancements for CitroŽn. The C2 and C3 were among the very highest scoring cars in their class when tested and the C4 was one of the first two cars ever to achieve three stars for pedestrian safety. The CitroŽn C5 is the highest scoring car in its sector, boasting an unbeaten 36 out of 37 safety points, whilst the CitroŽn C8 was the first MPV to achieve a 5 star occupant protection rating.



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