A focus on safety
The XF’s sophisticated safety systems help to ensure a safe journey for driver, passengers and other road users.
The XF’s reinforced bodyshell incorporates new-generation high-strength steels to create a vertical safety ring around the cabin.
AIRBAGS AND SAFE SEATING
The XF has two-stage airbags for the driver and front passenger, as well as side and curtain airbags – all controlled by a sensing system that ensures they will only deploy if the seats are occupied. In addition, the seatbelts feature ‘soft landing’ technology to soften the contact with the airbag, and an anti-whiplash system is designed to move the head restraints forward if there is an accident.
BLIND SPOT MONITOR
The new XF’s optional Blind Spot Monitor uses radar to take much of the uncertainty out of changing lanes. An amber warning icon appears in the external mirror when the system detects vehicles that can’t be seen either directly or in one of the mirrors.
PEDESTRIAN CONTACT SENSING SYSTEM™
The Pedestrian Contact Sensing System™ and automatically deployable bonnet can also help protect those outside the car. The system is designed to raise the bonnet slightly if it detects contact with a pedestrian in order to help prevent their head from contacting hard points under the bonnet.
AIDS TO SAFER DRIVING
The new XF features a number of safety systems designed to improve road-holding and stability:
- Emergency brake assist
- Electronic brake-force distribution
- Anti-lock brakes
- Traction control (through engine and brake intervention)
- Dynamic Stability Control
- Cornering brake control
- Engine drag torque control
When Adaptive Cruise Control is specified, the new XF also features Intelligent Emergency Braking and active seat belts that detect how firmly they need to be applied during emergency braking.
The new XF also has understeeer control logic, which is designed to help slow the car and restore grip to the front wheels if the driver understeers.
SAFER, MORE PRECISE PARKING
Ultrasonic sensors in the new XF’s rear bumper are designed to detect objects up to 1.8m away and provide the driver with an audible warning. At the same time, graphics on the colour screen represent where the object is in relation to the car.
The new XF also offers the option of combining a front parking aid – designed to alert the driver to objects ahead of the car – and a rear camera parking aid, which displays video from a rear-facing digital camera on the Touch-screen
TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING
With this option fitted, the XF driver can receive an alert message if the pressure in any of the tyres goes down.
Door locks on the XF are controlled remotely from the key fob, and each door can also be locked or double–locked with a button on the handle. In addition, the doors will lock automatically when the car reaches a pre-set speed, which can be chosen by the driver. The XF is also protected by an alarm and engine immobiliser.