Euro NCAP says the Discovery got five stars but it was “not without problems”. It said the driver airbag bottomed out in the frontal offset test, because of insufficient pressure, while in the side barrier test the driver’s door became unlatched.
“Jaguar Land Rover has an ambitious programme of new model releases in the coming years,” Euro NCAP’s secretary general, Michiel van Ratingen, said.
“We hope that this challenging schedule and tight development times do not compromise the safety of the vehicles offered, and we hope that they will take our findings onboard.”
The recently facelifted Fiat 500 and all-new Ford Ka+ both lack rear seatbelt pretensioners and load-limiters, which are standard on most cars on the market, as well as autonomous emergency braking which is offered on half of new models today.