The all-new Jaguar XF and XE models have just been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating after being crash tested in Euro NCAP’s 2015 safety tests.
Both the XE and XF scored highly in every category – Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety Assist – and are amongst the most highly-rated models in their respective segments.
While the Jag’s chassis can take a serious brunt, the XE and XF also benefit from a range of active safety equipment, including Autonomous Emergency Braking, which utilizes a forward-facing camera to detect vehicles which could pose the threat of a collision. In the event of a possible collision, the system will give the driver visual and audible warnings and automatically apply the brakes if required.
Jaguar mentions: “The XE and XF were engineered without compromise” placing “just as much focus on safety as ” they “did on dynamics, performance, refinement and efficiency”. The XE and XF are developed from Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture. The light yet strong body structures deliver exceptional occupant protection, further enhanced by driver and passenger airbags, side airbags and curtain airbags. In the event of an impact with pedestrians, deployable bonnets help to mitigate serious injuries.
Additional features offered in the XF – and which will be offered in the 2017 Model Year XE – include Lane Keep Assist, Driver Condition Monitor and Adaptive Speed Limiter.