Five-star safety performance from Jaguar F-Pace

The Jaguar F-Pace performance SUV has added a five-star Euro NCAP rating to its 2017 World Car of the Year title.

The performance SUV, which also won 2017 World Car Design of the Year at the 2017 World Car Awards, scored 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 85 per cent for child occupant protection, and 80 per cent for pedestrian protection.

Combining award winning design, innovative engineering, and now a five-star safety rating, marks the F-Pace out as the ultimate family car. This result also confirms the current Pace family’s safety status following the recent award of five stars to the new E-Pace compact SUV.

The F-Pace features advanced safety technology, such as autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, as standard, which can detect a collision risk with cars or pedestrians in the road ahead and automatically apply the brakes. The system performed well, scoring maximum points in pedestrian tests as well as avoiding or mitigating all of the inter-urban scenarios.

“The Jaguar F-Pace combines award winning design and engineering with exceptional safety,” says Nick Rogers, executive director of product engineering at Jaguar Land Rover.

“The lightweight aluminium intensive body of the 2017 World Car of the Year provides excellent protection alongside the dynamic performance customers expect from a Jaguar. Improvements to active safety technologies, such as forward traffic detection and driver condition monitoring, ensured F-PACE achieved the five-star Euro NCAP score.”

The F-Pace has become the fastest-selling Jaguar ever, with the 100,000th vehicle recently rolling off the production line in England.

The performance SUV has received more than 70 global awards, including the 2017 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year titles.

The F-PACE features an aluminium intensive architecture with six airbags to create a super-strong occupant safety cell allied with a suite of advanced driver assistance systems. The combination of active and passive safety measures helped deliver an overall Euro NCAP rating of 85 per cent.

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