The Jaguar XE currently holds the best rating for large family car on sale, according to crash safety testing body, Euro NCAP.
The car scored maximum points in the side barrier impact test for adult occupant protection, giving the XE 92 per cent overall in the category.
Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general, Euro NCAP, said: “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. Euro NCAP particularly congratulates Jaguar for making all important Safety Assist features standard equipment.”
Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director Jeremy Hicks said: “The Jaguar XE has already been widely praised by the world’s media and by our customers as being a benchmark model for its design, handling and low cost of ownership figures, and we’re thrilled to now add Euro NCAP rated best-in-class safety to that list. The Euro NCAP tests are extremely thorough, and the competition in this class is formidable, which makes this latest accolade an outstanding achievement.”