Stability control and a tyre pressure-monitoring system come as standard on all versions. Automatic city emergency braking, which should also help you avoid a shunt in the first place, is a reasonably priced option across the range (apart from entry-level S trim).
If a crash can’t be avoided, all Citigos have twin front and side airbags to protect front passengers. There are no airbags to protect anyone sitting in the back, but the rear seats do have Isofix child seat-mounting points.
The Citigo achieved the maximum five stars in its Euro NCAP crash test in 2011, with scores of 89% for adult protection, 80% for child protection and 46% for pedestrian protection. Meanwhile, security experts Thatcham Research awarded the car four out of five for resistance to being stolen and three out of five for resistance to being broken into. Both are competitive marks by the standards of the city car class.
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