New Delhi: The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has achieved a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, the company announced on Wednesday.
Jaguar’s first electric performance SUV scored 91 percent for adult occupant protection, 81 percent for child occupant protection and 81 percent for safety assist. 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.
After the latest rating , Jaguar’s all three PACE SUV – E-PACE, F-PACE and I-PACE, have the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating, the company said. I-PACE is the tenth consecutive model from Britain’s biggest vehicle manufacturer to receive five stars, it added.
The I-PACE’s lightweight aluminium body structure delivers inherently high levels of stiffness, and when combined with the integral battery pack – protected by a structural aluminium frame – delivers the highest torsional rigidity of any Jaguar yet, at 36kNm per degree, Jaguar said.
Highlights of the body design include use of aluminium forgings, and Jaguar-first applications of post-form heat treatment to increase the strength of the aluminium alloys used in crash-critical areas.
I-PACE, also features advanced safety technologies to protect road users and pedestrians. Technologies include a deployable bonnet and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection.
Jaguar said that it has 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. 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.
The SUV offers a full suite of advanced driver assistance systems including Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist, Blind Spot Assist, and 360° Parking Aid.