The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has received a five-star Euro NCAP rating for safety. The car scored 91 % for adult occupant protection, 81 % for child occupant protection and 81 % for safety assist. With this, I-Pace becomes the tenth consecutive model from Britain’s biggest vehicle manufacturer to receive five stars.
I-Pace gets a lightweight aluminium body structure that delivers high stiffness to ensure high torsional rigidity at 36 kNm per degree. The body design includes usage of aluminium forgings and post-form heat treatment application to increase the strength of the aluminium alloys used in crash-critical areas. 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 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 SUV has been engineered with a lightweight aluminium body structure and integrated battery pack to provide outstanding crash protection for occupants and has already received awards for its design, performance and handling.
I-Pace also includes features like advanced safety technologies to protect road users and pedestrians along with autonomous emergency braking for pedestrian and cyclist detection. Jaguar also designed a unique Audible Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) for its first electric vehicle that warns road users when the vehicle is approaching. The sound can be heard at speeds up to 20km/h and exceeds the 56dB (A) minimum required by forthcoming European legislation. In addition to safety technologies, the performance SUV offers a full suite of advanced driver assistance systems including adaptive cruise control with steering assist, blind spot assist, and 360° parking aid.