Jaguar’s first ever SUV is bringing the brand quite some success. The car has already received a lot of appreciation and accolades, including the coveted 2017 World Car of the Year award. To add more glitter to its shining armour, the car has recently scored a perfect five in the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP).
The 20d AWD trim with the left-hand drive configuration was put to test and it managed to score an impressive 93 percent in adult occupant safety. As per the Euro NCAP report, the passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test. The car offers good protection for knees and femurs of occupants of all sizes. While protection for front passengers in the full width rigid barrier test was good, protection for passengers at the back was rated marginal based on dummy readings of rib compression. Whiplash protection was good for front passengers but marginal for the ones at the back.
In terms of pedestrian protection, the Jaguar F-Pace managed to score 80 percent. It provides good or adequate protection for pedestrians in case of a collision with the bonnet, but it recorded poor results in case a pedestrian hits their head on the stiff windscreen pillars. The bumper provides good protection for legs and pelvic region of passengers too.
The F-Pace also features a standard-fit autonomous emergency braking system. The Euro NCAP Report read, “Tests of the functionality of this system at the low speeds at which many whiplash injuries occur showed good performance, with collisions avoided at almost all test speeds.”
While Euro NCAP has performed these tests on the LHD configuration car, the official statement makes it clear that the same results apply to higher variants as well as right-hand drive models.