When you think Jaguar and a SUV you might have the thought in the back of your mind that the Jaguar F-Pace could be an interesting alternative for the Porsche Macan and Jaguar is definitely aiming the same market. You will see a lot of comparison videos appearing on YouTube regarding this.
The new Jaguar F-Pace is really a true Jaguar in the first place. The F-Pace looks like a sports car and has the sports car sound to it as we want to hear from a Jaguar as you can hear and see in the little clip below taken in Montenegro.
Jaguar has put a lot of efforts in the design of this crossover. The F-Pace looks very dynamic and more progressive than the Macan and at the same time elegant, sporty and ehh….., very Jaguarish. The sports car SUV crossover will appeal to both men and women.
Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar explains the vision of Jaguar about the F-Pace: “We designed the all-new F-PACE to be first and foremost a Jaguar. That’s why it has exciting proportions, a dynamic stance, pure surfaces and a beautiful sensuality about it. Its progressive, purposeful appearance has clearly been influenced by the F-TYPE.
“Every Jaguar should draw your eye from 200 metres away and I believe the all-new F-PACE’s presence on the road is second to none in this class. The Lightweight Aluminium Architecture gave us the design freedom to create a car with latent poise – a svelte car with attitude.
“It looks assertive yet not aggressive. But it’s also versatile and equipped with real-world answers to everyday questions. The all-new F-PACE is an all-weather, all-surface Jaguar sports car, life-proofed for five people and their belongings.”
The above shows the dedication and efforts Jaguar to make this SUV a real and unique Jaguar of which we have been waiting a long time and finally has arrived.
You have a choice of several engines and equipment/features levels as you may expect from Jaguar.
Starting with the equipment/features levels there is a choice of Pure – Prestige – Portfolio and R-Sports and there is a choice of engines:
The 4-cylinder 2-liters 180PS Diesel engines with turbo-charger which you can combine with a manual or an automatic transmission and with 2-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive. Also a 6 cylinder 300 PS with a parallel-sequential turbocharging system, 8-speed automatic transmission and AWD. This will be the choice of alot of business driver we recon.
A 4-cylinder 2-liters gas/petrol engine comes with a turbo-charger too and has 200 PS and direct injection with a single monoscroll turbocharger.
And there are two 6-cylinder 3 liter engines you have the choice of a 340PS and 380 PS, both are supercharged and the 380PS engine blows you away with an acceleration speed 0-100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds. Emission rates are 129 g/km for the 180PS manual gear 2 WD vehicle to 209 g/km for the one with the 340PS engine.
To keep all this power safely on the road, Jaguar developed the All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) in dangerous slippery conditions. The ASPC system steps in and drivers only have to steer and don’t have to use the pedals. ASPC controls the throttle and also the brakes in such a way that from a stanstill only very low engine torque is applied to the driving wheels. Wheelspins is avoided in this way. It operates between 3.6 km/h and 30 km/h and the driver activates the system by using the cruise-control.
Inside you will notice that Jaguar has not been shy with using high class materials in this 5-seater. The instrument panel has 2 large analogue dials and a central TFT display or a 12.3 High Definition cluster of instruments.
The seats have high been covered with high class leathers and there is an abundant use of high class materials.