Brian Joss –
The Jaguar XE sports sedan triumphed in Euro NCAP’s prestigious Best in Class Cars of 2015 awards, coming first in the large family car category.
The XE has already received the maximum five-star rating from Euro NCAP against 2015’s highly demanding test protocols. In awarding the XE with best in class honours, Euro NCAP praised the high levels of active and passive safety systems fitted to the XE.
“We set out to develop the driver’s car in the segment, but also we wanted to provide outstanding levels of occupant and pedestrian safety,” says Kevin Stride, Vehicle Line Director for Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE. “By combining our Advanced Aluminium Architecture with the most advanced technology available we were able to meet all of our targets. The XE has already proven itself the benchmark for vehicle dynamics, and now this Euro NCAP award is recognition that we delivered on safety as well.”
Euro NCAP’s 2015 test protocols brought in the new full width frontal crash test for the first time, making it harder than ever to gain a five star rating. The XE’s light, stiff Advanced Aluminium Architecture was fundamental to meeting this challenge – so too were the latest advanced driver assistance systems.
As well as an excellent result for Adult Occupant protection, the XE outscored the competition on Pedestrian protection and Safety Assist, thanks to features including the deployable bonnet and Autonomous Emergency Braking*.
“Euro NCAP gives top honours to the Jaguar XE which offers the highest levels of occupant protection and avoidance technology, and rewards the XE as Best in Class of 2015 in the large family segment,” says Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General, Euro NCAP. “Euro NCAP particularly congratulates Jaguar for making all important safety assist features standard equipment.”