to Talk about Citroën and not praising the comfort that prints your models would be committing a sacrilege. However, the disappearance of the C6 a few years ago and the plummeting of sales of the C5 associated to the suspension Hidractiva III has forced the group to gaul to rethink their investments in R & D. This redefinition affects the suspension Hidractiva III, the latest iteration of the famous suspension of the Citroën.
Linda Jackson has confirmed that Citroën will leave in the drawer of oblivion the suspension Hidractiva III, when the current C5 pass to a better life, to switch to using a set of measures that are going to revolutionize the ride comfort in their vehicles. Here comes into play what is known as Citroën Advanced Comfort, a new line of work of the French brand to further improve the comfort on board of his car
According to Citroën, these measures can be grouped in three areas of work, which have been developed through the prototype Citroën C4 Cactus Advanced Comfort Lab in the following:
- Work suspension
- Effect of vibrations on the body
- Perception of the vibration by the passengers through the seats
As we have just said, to remove the suspension Hidractiva III, which is the cause that the Citroen C5 it became a flying carpet, Citroën has been working on measures to improve the comfort treads of their models so that passengers do not throw out less to its predecessor.
job suspension, in summary form, has focused on adding to the classical mechanical configuration of the shock absorber two stops hydraulic (one extension and one in compression) causing the suspension to work in two times, in function of the firm by which to circulate the vehicle.
With respect to the impact that they can have the vibrations that are transferred to the body, Citroen will start to assemble their models using the technique of structural bonding or by parts. This technique consists in uniting certain parts of the vehicle body by means of a bead of adhesive that will be reinforced by points of electric welding, so as to reinforce the structure and make it more rigid against torsion.
And finally, the work that has been carried out, in this prototype, for to minimize vibrations they feel the passenger through the seating focuses on the design of them by following the human anatomy along with use of polyurethane foam or viscoelastic for that, with its memory effect, to isolate the passengers of the shocks to leak into the passenger compartment.
therefore, the mark of the two chevrones, through the registration of over 30 patents, it wants to put its new “savoir-faire” and make it clear that in matters of comfort and quality of rolling remains the number one, despite who gets upset.
Source – Citroën
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