The I-Pace electric SUV is the tenth consecutive Jaguar to be awarded five stars from Euro NCAP; boasts several advanced safety features
Following the highly appreciable five stars in Euro NCAP last year for the F-Pace and E-Pace, Jaguar is back again with a bang. In the latest round of crash tests, the pure electric I-Pace has secured the maximum markets from the independent safety evaluating organisation.
It has become one of the seven models to have awarded five stars, as the others are Audi Q3, BMW X5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60 and Volvo S60. The first all-electric performance SUV from Jaguar has scored a highlighting 91 percent in adult occupant protection.
In other areas of assessment, the Jaguar I-Pace achieved 81 percent in safety assist as well as child occupant protection tests. The newest SUV in the British brand’s stable gained maximum points in both side barrier impact and side pole tests. In critical positions of the body structure, the I-Pace has also provided good protection.
The I-Pace does not just reassure high safety standards across the Pace family but is also the tenth Jaguar in a row to be five-start rated within the range. The zero-emission Jaguar I-Pace SUV has indeed received several awards across the globe including 2019 Car Of The Year in Germany. The latest Euro NCAP safety rating is another jewel in its crown courtesy of the lightweight aluminium body structure and clever integration of battery pack to enable optimum crash protection for occupants.
The body structure delivers high levels of stiffness and the integral battery pack is protected by a structural aluminium frame with highest torsional rigidity of any Jaguar yet at 36 kNm per degree according to the brand. It uses industry-first aluminium forgings and post-form heat treatment to increase strength of the aluminium alloys used in critical crash prone areas.
The key safety features available are deployable bonnet, Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, as well as advanced Audible Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) that warns road users when the vehicle is approaching at speeds up to 20 kmph, Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist, Blind Spot Assist, and 360° Parking Aid among others.