Don't fret over it. First of all this is Latin NCAP. All Indian cars with two airbags system would fail this crash test. They have set a minimum standard in the base models. Further, only base models are tested in this NCAP.
Secondly, and most importantly, although the car styling is same as Indian C3, the car features were different from the Indian model it seems. For example, belt warning sign for passengers were absent (present in Indian shine model which I have, not sure about base model). Further, pretensioners etc were absent. I have a feeling that the build quality of the Indian models would differ too if the features are different.
Extrapolating this to Indian car and Indian business is not wise. Although, I agree that all Indian cars (base model) must score at least 3 stars in Latin NCAP. However, harsh reality is cars like Verna, Tucson scored zero stars.
PS: Honda with 2 airbags in 2015 model scored 4 stars as two airbags in a car during those days was quite a deal!
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Does Citroen's marketing team exist at all?
They can't even provide glitch free information on their own website.
If this is the quality of editing of their digital marketing team, even God can't help them. They need that "magic potion" of Getafix or better still get clobbered by Obelix's menhir to drive some sense into their heads
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I test drove the turbo shine version today - was very impressed with the engine and suspension. Not sure how concerned I would be about lack of auto climate control as long as the AC works well.
As mentioned in another thread, i have subsequently bought the C3 Turbo Shine. Having had the car for barely a week now, i can just give my initial thoughts:
Spacious and comfortable seats - particularly back seat.
Suspension is probably the best in this class
Engine is great - turbo engine is very willing to be revved
New Shine edition has addressed most of the missing features - electric rear view mirrors, rear wiper, reversing camera etc.
Carplay/Android Auto entertainment system is very good
Quirky design touches - e.g. rear window buttons in centre instead of on doors
No dead pedal to rest your left foot
Clutch travel is a bit too long - perhaps just a matter of getting used to it.
Tyres that came with the car seem inadequate for the power (CEAT SecuraDrive)
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Found this piece of news from the Autocar website. It seems a good move from the end of Citroen. 6 airbags as standard on a sub-four metre vehicle is commendable. Only Hyundai offers it. Tata Punch EV also does get it but it's more expensive than the standard petrol option.
For the C3 aircross, it's the addition of an essential feature. Just hope that Citroen can market these changes well. Cause they don't have any brand image in India.
Take a leaf or two out of Hyundai or Kia's marketing blitzkrieg. Get in some cricket player to be the brand ambassador. A 7-seater with 6 airbags, turbo engine, and safe ( supposed) bodyshell, low price, this should sell well.
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