There are lots of preconceived ideas when it comes to the small class, most of them claiming that all cars included in this category usually provide a reduced level of safety, especially when dealing with a larger vehicle. The car we tested was equipped with dual frontal airbags, side airbags plus ABS, EBD and ESP, the latter being available as an option priced at 400 Euros.
Additionally, the new C3 comes with a separate speed limiter function, controllable through the same lever as cruise control, that allowed us to configure the maximum speed limit for the current trip. Last but not least, the car features a seatbelt reminder system for driver and front seat passenger.
As a result, the hatchback received 4 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests, scoring maximum points in the side barrier impact. It offered good protection to pedestrians' legs, while the seat and head restraint provided poor protection against whiplash injuries, according to Euro NCAP papers. This basically means the new C3 is as safe as the old model, which also earned 4 stars following the Euro NCAP tests.Continue reading