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F-Pace still waiting for NCAP 5*****
12 months on, still no crash test of the Jaguar F-Pace. Why?
Yet the Land Rover Discovery 5 is barely in the market, and it's been done:
Could it be that the F-Pace has been done, long done, but the results were so bad that it hasn't been published, allowing JLR to do mods and try a re-test?
If the F-Pace was done by any other crash tester than Thatcham, I believe it would have failed 5 stars, as shown by the dreadful performance of the Discovery 5, which amazingly was still awarded 5 stars by Thatcham, even though the driver's airbag deflated, the driver hitting its head on steering wheel, a door came open, the side pole impact looks to have folded the car in two, it would have hit the pedestrian at 45 and 40 km/h - the vehicle was plainly over the line of the pedestrian at 40 km/h, - whereas the Q5 stopped before the line at 50 km/h, veered off the line markings, but was awared points for lane keeping?, etc..
A '5* car':
Plus of course, JLR lied about the huge "480 kilos weight reduction" of the aluminium Disco 5 against its predecessor, with the 4-cylinder diesel tested by EuroNCAP weighing 2,390 kg, against a claimed 2,115 kg. That's a 2.6 tonne vehicle, with 2 adults and a full tank, being pulled by a 4-cylinder engine. 10 seconds will be a miracle for 0-100 km/h and more than 30 mpg.
Last edited by BMVIrep; 01-03-17 at 13:59.
Bloody car looks like a Ssangyong. If Landwind or Brilliance had been on the back of that thing instead of LAND ROVER, it would have been awared 3, possibly 2 stars, due to the unacceptable airbag deflation/lack of inflation alone, never mind the door catch failing, the dodgy seat headrests, the mowing pedestrians down at 45 km/h, the almost rolling end over end from a moderate speed stop, etc..
£60k car? Total joke. Thatcham - what a (bent) joke.
JLR got away with this rubbish in 2012, with the Range Rover twins, which is what this Disco is of course, but the world has moved on, except for JLR, who have cost-saved backwards in 5 years, with the result above.
If for some reason JLR weren't able to swing the usual of having all their crash tests done by Thatcham, that alone would explain the no-show of the F-Pace's crash test, after a year of being on sale.
Don't forget, ADAC, who do many EuroNCAP tests, found in their own test on an F-Pace 20d just a few weeks ago, that it was unsafe in the 'elk test' avoidance manoeuvre.
No EuroNCAP crash test, 12 months on, but apparently good enough to be World Car of the Year. Will Nobel Peace Prize winner President Obama be awarding it, or World Humanitarian of the Year President Trump?