Jaguar has promised to act upon the disappointing four-star score awarded to its XF saloon in the most recent round of Euro NCAP safety tests.
Euro NCAP said the XF’s surprise score was limited by its adult and child occupant protection, and in the side pole impact test it found chest protection to be “weak and the car’s seat and head restraint provided marginal whiplash protection”.
Responding to Euro NCAP’s findings, a Jaguar spokesman said the firm was taking the issue “very seriously”. A facelift for the XF is due in 2012, and it’s highly likely the necessary revisions will be made to ensure it becomes a five star car for safety like its key rivals the Mercedes E-class and BMW 5-series.
“We’re looking at the safety results and how we can incorporate changes into future models,” the spokesman said. The spokesman also insisted the Jaguar XF “offered a high level of safety” and all of the firm’s in-house tests had recorded satisfactory results.