In Avtomobilnost, we invited our readers to experience 30 years of progress in Citroën sedans with us. After the workshop, there was no doubt that the old and new cars attracted emotions.
V Automobiles together with our readers, we set off on a journey of research into driving comfort. And, if who can speak qualified about comfort, it is definitely the French.
In this year’s section Viewers testing new technologies, we devoted time to asking questions and finding answers to what comfort really means for a driver. Technically speaking, comfort is the sum of different activities. As a rule, we put damping in the first place, especially how effectively the car absorbs bumps and potholes in the road. Engineers have been puzzled by this puzzle for some time, from chariots onward, even though it all seems simple.
A different approach
With cars, however, the whole thing became significantly more complex. They have become significantly faster, and comfort and safety often do not go the same way. If we associate comfort and cushioning with cars, the first brand that comes to mind is Citroën. The French car manufacturer has been thinking about comfort in a different way for decades, so we presented the readers with an interesting challenge, they tested both Citroen older years, as the newest representative C5 X.
The vehicle of the latest representative of Citroën comfort is equipped with a suspension that, according to the engineers, recreates the flying carpet effect typical of the legendary Citroëns. Active suspension with various control modes increases efficiency progressive hydraulic limiters, thus additionally softening the journey between bends or when driving over various obstacles. Due to the special padding and structured foam of higher density, the seats are also special.
What were the impressions after the end of the tests, you can see in the video contribution from the show Automobility.