Five stars electric for I-Pace

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Words: Nile Bijoux
7 Dec 2018

The Jaguar I-Pace has landed the full five-star safety rating from ANCAP.

The first electric SUV from Jaguar scored 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, 81 per cent for child occupant protection and 77 per cent for safety assist.

It also pulled top points for both the side barrier impact and the more severe side pole test, with good protection of all critical body areas.

This latest result means all three members of Jaguar’s Pace SUV family, the E-, F-and I-Pace, have the maximum five-star ANCAP rating.

“The I-PACE is one of only a few models to offer an external airbag, which is designed to provide increased protection to pedestrians,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, James Goodwin.Simon Black, Senior Project Leader, Body Engineering Jaguar Land Rover added: “The Jaguar I-PACE has already received awards for its design, performance and handling. This latest award from ANCAP confirms the I-PACE’s exceptional safety standards.

“Safety is our biggest priority and it is fantastic to see the ANCAP results reflect this.” The I-Pace’s lightweight aluminium body structure delivers 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.

On top of this, the SUV features advanced safety features like a deployable bonnet and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection. It also offers a unique audible alert system that warns road users when the vehicle is approaching.

Prices have yet to be announced for New Zealand but Australia has the I-Pace on sale for $AU119,000 plus ORCs.

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