French car manufacturer Citroen has already announced that they will be making their debut in the Indian market soon. Citroen was supposed launch its first model this year but due to the nationwide lockdown and Corona virus pandemic situation, plans have gotten delayed. Now, Citroen is expected to launch their first product by first quarter of 2021. The Aircross C5 SUV will be the first offering that will be launched in the market. Here we have a video that shows how well does the C5 Aircross SUV performs in a Moose test. This test is done in order to understand how the car behaves or handles when the direction of the car is changed quickly to avoid an obstacle in front.
The video has been uploaded by km77.com on their Youtube channel. In this test the driver is supposed to quickly change lanes avoiding the cones in front while not losing control. This test imitates an emergency lane change maneuver that happens when an obstacle or animal suddenly comes in front of the vehicle.
The test is conducted in various rounds. Initially, the car enters the test area at a speed of 73 kmph. The car remains stable and smoothly moves from one lane to the other. As the driver becomes familiar with how the car handles, he increases the speed. In second round, the speed was increased to 79 kmph. In this round too, Aircross manages to swerve away from the cones without loss of control.
The same test was conducted at 81 Kmph and 84 Kmph, and even then the results were quite positive, and the SUV managed to stay in control. At higher speeds, the Electronic stability control (ESC) kicks in and that helps the C5 remain in good shape even at higher speeds. According to the video that was one of the reason why Citroen C5 Aircross performed well even after having a soft suspension setup.
Citroen C5 Aircross SUV in India will be available with a diesel engine only. It will be powered by a 2.0 litre, 180 Bhp generating diesel engine that’s the tried and tested Fiat Multijet unit. It is expected to get a 9 speed automatic transmission and will compete cars like the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier and MG Hector in the mid size SUV segment. A front wheel drive layout is likely to be standard on the SUV.