Citroen Nemo MPV gets the attention of everyone after failing the elk-test done by Which? in collaboration with the ADAC or the Germna Automobile Association. The video below shows how important the Electronic Stability Control of a vehicle is. During the past few weeks, Toyota and Lexus were on the spotlight as they got bad ratings from a consumer report for a slow reacting ESC of the Lexus GX 460.
The elk-test subjects vehicles to a series of obstacles which they must avoid and weave through. The Nemo Multispace from Nemo cruised at 50 mph and it was far from passing the test as it turtle topped.
Watch how the Nemo MPV fails the test below.
Among the trio which went through the test, the Nemo failed, the Bipper Tepee of Peugeot was not fit for the test anymore after Nemo’s rollover since it does not have an ESC, and the Fiat Qubo passed the test.
The ESC is offered as an option for the diesel version Qubo for £310. The stability control is not being offered for the petrol version so we can expect a similar behavior of these vehicles while negotiating turns at high speeds.
On the Nemo Multi Space and the Bipper Tepee from Peugeot, ESC is not offered on any variants either as a standard or as an option.
The parent company of the three brands has announced that it will be installing an ESC for th Nemo and the Bipper diesel variants by July. The gas versions of these vehicles will be fitted with an ESC by fall of 2011.
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