Jaguar Land Rover is in the news again, this time for its high-level safety testing. Euro NCAP has awarded the new Range Rover Evoque the maximum five-star safety rating. The British manufacturer Land Rover has been working hard on its second generation Evoque and this one has achieved significantly higher ratings for its adult and child occupant protection, than the original model, which was released in 2011.
A pedestrian protection rating of 72% is also strong, as is a safety assist technology rating of 73%. The automatic emergency braking system scored maximum points in tests of its functionality at city speeds.
The Range Rover also received a maximum score as they are fitted as standard with the Safety Plus Pack, which adds a radar sensor to the existing front-facing camera to improve the performance of the automatic braking system and enable detection of cyclists.
Matthew Avery, director of research at Thatcham Research, said:
“The new Range Rover Evoque is another sterling Jaguar Land Rover product. JLR’s commitment to safety is not in question; in 2017 it committed to fitting all new models with Autonomous Emergency Braking as standard, while all models launched since 2011 have achieved five-star Euro NCAP ratings.”
“It is pleasing to see a carmaker maintaining such a consistent five-star safety record, working with Euro NCAP to protect occupants and vulnerable road users. The small SUV category is growing fast, so it’s important that carmakers like JLR continue to raise the bar in such a popular segment”.
This is a great achievement for Land Rover, however, the new Range Rover Evoque does come at a hefty cost (from £31,600) but at least you can take some comfort in the fact that you are traveling in one of the safest cars on the road!
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