Bad news for Jaguar after its facelifted XF model only managed to score a four-star rating at Euro NCAP, after all its main competitors got the maximum points.
Even if when the facelifted XF model debuted Jaguar said that it has been improved in order to get five stars at the Euro NCAP tests, the company’s officials took back what they said back in 2010 and highlighted the fact that the model was extremely close to earning a five-star rating. According to the safety specialists at Euro NCAP, the vehicle tested has an identical structure to the one tested in 2010 and the model didn’t offer good chest protection to the side pole impact test.
“The passengers are well protected in the front impact but the dashboard’s structure is a danger to the front passenger. The knee / femur / pelvis zone has marginal protection. In the side impact barrier test, the score was maximum but in the side pole impact, the dummies indicated some problems in the chest zone. In child protection, the Jaguar XF has a minus because the front passenger airbag can’t be deactivated in order to place a rear-facing child seat. The pedestrian protection was excellent thanks mainly to the hood”, as the Euro NCAP analysis said.
The British based automaker said that the facelifted XF needed just 1 percent more to get five stars in adult occupant protection and two percent more to get the maximum stars in child protection. The company was satisfied for getting a very good score on the pedestrian side impact tests and on the electronic safety assistance offered by the model.