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WATCH: Jaguar's F-Pace, E-Pace SUVs score 5-stars in crash tests

2017-12-14 08:00

Pretoria – The Jaguar F-Pace has added a five-star Euro NCAP rating to its 2017 World Car of the Year title.

The performance SUV scored 93% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant protection and 80% for pedestrian protection.

The result also confirms the current Pace family’s safety status following the recent award of five stars to the all-new E-Pace compact SUV.

The combination of active and passive safety measures helped deliver an overall Euro NCAP rating of 85%.

WATCH: F-Pace grabs 5-star safety rating

WATCH: Jaguar E-Pace in NCAP testing

Alongside the F-Pace, the new E-Pace also achieved a five-star Euro NCAP rating, confirming the hotly anticipated vehicle as among the safest on the market.

This first compact SUV from Jaguar, keeps everyone safe with high scores of 86% for adult occupant protection, 87% for child occupant protection and 77% for pedestrian protection.

The E-Pace scored maximum points in the side barrier, as well as in the side and the frontal offset tests for child occupants. In the pedestrian tests, E-Pace scored highly, particularly for the protection of a pedestrian’s head in the event of a collision.

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Advanced driver assistance systems available on the F-Pace and E-Pace include:

• Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection*: provides an audible forward collision warning and should the driver not take action, applies the brakes to help reduce the severity of a collision or prevent it
• Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist: automatically reduces speed should the vehicle ahead slow down and, once the road ahead is clear, will resume its pre-set speed
• Lane Keep Assist: detects unintentional lane drift and can guide the driver back towards the centre by applying a small amount of counter-steering
• Reverse Traffic Monitor: warns the driver of vehicles, pedestrians or other hazards approaching from either side of the vehicle, providing audio and visual alerts
• Driver Condition Monitor: senses driver fatigue by monitoring steering, brake and accelerator inputs to provide alerts when tiredness is detected
• Blind Spot Assist: alerts the driver to vehicles in, or fast approaching, the blind spot with a flashing warning light and will guide the car safely away if the vehicle begins to change lanes
Advanced driver assistance systems available specific to the F-Pace include:
• Forward Traffic Detection: is able to detect items crossing the path of the vehicle. It then provides a visual warning on the central screen when a potential hazard is detected
Advanced driver assistance systems available specific to the E-Pace include:
• Matrix-Laser LED headlights: use Intelligent High Beam Assist (IHBA) and Adaptive Front Lighting (AFL) to split the main beam into imperceptible vertical strips that maximise the light around oncoming traffic while casting a shadow in front of oncoming vehicles to prevent dazzling
• Pedestrian Airbag: deploys an exterior airbag in the event of a collision to protect pedestrians and cyclists from contact with the bonnet and windscreen. 

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