Jaguar F-Pace, the British brand's performance SUV, has now added another feather to its hat - a five-star Euro NCAP rating with an impressive overall rating. The F-Pace scored 93% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant protection and 80% for pedestrian protection. The SUV features advanced safety technology such as Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, as standard, which can detect a collision risk with cars or pedestrians on 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 F-Pace has become the fastest-selling Jaguar ever, with the 100,000th vehicle recently rolling off the production line at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull manufacturing facility. It 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%.
Jaguar F-Pace is equipped with several features dedicated to safety, that include Autonomous Emergency Braking: with Pedestrian Detection: provides an audible forward collision warning and should the driver not take action, applies the brakes to help reduce the severity of a collision or prevent it. Forward Traffic Detection: is able to detect items crossing the path of the vehicle. It then provides a visual warning on the central screen when a potential hazard is detected.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist: automatically reduces speed should the vehicle ahead slow down and, once the road ahead is clear, will resume its pre-set speed. Lane Keep Assist: detects unintentional lane drift and can guide the driver back towards the centre by applying a small amount of counter-steering.
Reverse Traffic Monitor: warns the driver of vehicles, pedestrians or other hazards approaching from either side of the vehicle, providing audio and visual alerts. Driver Condition Monitor: senses driver fatigue by monitoring steering, brake and accelerator inputs to provide alerts when tiredness is detected. Blind Spot Assist: alerts the driver to vehicles in, or fast approaching, the blind spot with a flashing warning light and will guide the car safely away if the vehicle begins to change lanes.
“The Jaguar F-PACE combines award-winning design and engineering with exceptional safety. 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,” Nick Rogers, Executive Director, Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, said.
Last month Jaguar marked rolling out the 100,000th F-Pace, which was bought by Portuguese football manager and former football player José Mourinho. Mourinho made a surprise visit to Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull and watched Jaguar employees build his new F-Pace, along with helping the team in the production process. He also spoke to the employees, motivated them and talked about having pride and passion in the work as well as the JLR products. The F-Pace retails at Rs 60.03 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.