The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE SUV has received a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. The British luxury automaker's first electric performance SUV scored 91 percent for adult occupant protection, 81 percent for child occupant protection and 81 percent for safety assist. The I-PACE scored maximum points for both the side barrier impact and the more severe side pole test, with good protection of all critical body areas. This latest result means all three members of Jaguar’s PACE SUV family, E-PACE, F-PACE and I-PACE, have the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating.
Simon Black, Senior Project Leader, Body Engineering Jaguar Land Rover said: “The Jaguar I-PACE has already received awards for its design, performance and handling. This latest award from Euro NCAP confirms the I-PACE’s exceptional safety standards. The SUV has been expertly engineered with a lightweight aluminium body structure and integrated battery pack to provide outstanding crash protection for occupants. Safety is our biggest priority and it is fantastic to see the Euro NCAP results reflect this.” Underpinning a lightweight aluminium body structure, Jaguar I-PACE boasts of several premium safety features such as Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist, Blind Spot Assist, and 360° Parking Aid.
The I-PACE comes with several advanced safety technologies in form of a deployable bonnet and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection. The company also designed a unique Audible Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) for the all-electric SUV that warns road users when the vehicle is approaching. The sound can be heard at speeds up to 20kmph and exceeds the 56dB(A) minimum required by forthcoming European legislation. The system was tested in conjunction with members of Guide Dogs for the Blind, the UK’s leading charity for people affected by sight loss. Jaguar I-PACE is the tenth consecutive model from Britain’s biggest vehicle manufacturer to receive five stars.