NCAP says the car didn't score well due to its adult and child occupant protection, especially in the side impact side-pole test where the car offered weak protection. NCAP said, "the car’s seat and head restraint provided marginal whiplash protection". After the crash test verdict was handed out, a Jaguar spokesman said the company is taking the rating "very seriously". The spokesman said,
"We’re looking at the safety results and how we can incorporate changes into future models."
He also said that during in-house factory testing the Jaguar XF returned satisfactory crash test results, and ensured the model "offered a high level of safety".
It's a pretty poor effort by Jaguar though, especially as prices for the luxury sedan start at $93,900 for the 3.0-litre turbo diesel. Even some of the cheapest cars around offer five-star safety, such as the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai i20 and i30 as well as the recently tested Audi A1.
Australasia's ANCAP team is yet to test and rate the car to ANCAP standards.