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Watch: Keeping pace – Jaguar refreshes F-Pace with new look and drive

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Adding to the luxury SUV’s exterior tweaks and fully redesigned interior, the British marque has gone the extra mile with a new range of engine choices, including plug-in hybrid, four- and six-cylinder variants.

Indications are that the refreshed crossover will go on sale in South Africa in early 2021.

“The new F-Pace is dynamic and assertive with an elegant stance on the road – it represents a significant development of Jaguar design language,” said Jaguar design director Julian Thomson about the 2021 F-Pace model.

The heightened luxury and attention to detail inside the F-Pace with seamlessly integrated state-of-the-art technologies ensure both driver and passengers feel a real sense of occasion whenever they get in the vehicle.”

New Jaguar F-Pace defines exterior excellence

And created to provide that “real sense of occasion” the exterior design features a new sculpted bonnet with a wider power bulge and smoother, more precisely defined surfaces. The new bonnet also contributes to a more striking finish by reducing the number of shutlines on the front of the car.

An enlarged grille features Jaguar’s heritage logo-inspired “diamond” detailing, while the side fender vents now feature the iconic Leaper emblem. A new front bumper with redesigned air intakes and dark mesh details visually widen the new F-Pace for a more dynamic presence.

New super slim all-LED quad headlights with “Double J” Daytime Running Light (DRL) signatures promise to deliver increased resolution and brightness. Buyers can add the Pixel LED technology at an additional charge.

Premium LED technology is fitted as standard across the range and is available with Auto High Beam Assist on SE and HSE models.

Jaguar F-Pace

The rear also features new slimline lights displaying Jaguar’s double chicane graphic – first previewed on the all-electric I-Pace – to accentuate the width of the vehicle. The new bumper design and sculpted new tailgate also add to the visual drama.

Jaguar’s commitment to creating strong and lightweight vehicles, continues with the new F-Pace. The aluminium-intensive architecture uses recycled aluminium from closed-loop manufacturing for greater sustainability and is an important contribution towards Jaguar’s journey to Destination Zero, a world of zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion. 

All-new, crafted interior

Jaguar F-Pace
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The F-Pace has an all-new interior with heightened luxury and enhanced connectivity. The new cockpit design is bolder and more dynamic than that of its predecessor.

A new centre console sports a 11.4-inch curved-glass HD touchscreen which provides driver and front passenger control of the new Pivi Pro infotainment system.

Authentic finishes, including wood veneers and aluminium, feature in elegant shapes, such as the upper door insert and “Piano lid” that is formed across the width of the instrument panel. Laser-etched mid-line speaker frets and the metallic rotary dial of the JaguarDrive Control epitomise the attention to detail.

New seats feature wider cushioning, new massage functions and enhanced coverage of the heated and cooling areas. An embossed Jaguar Leaper features on the headrests of selected models, while a set of “Est 1935 Jaguar Coventry” upholstery tags highlight the brand’s heritage.

Jaguar F-Pace

Plug-in power and performance

For the South African market, the new F-Pace is available with the P400e PHEV powertrain as well as the latest four-cylinder and new in-line six-cylinder diesel Ingenium engines.

The diesel variants consist of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel unit with 147 kW and a 221 kW 3.0-litre six-pot turbodiesel variant.

Petrol versions come in the form of a 2.0-litre turbo-four with 184 kW as well as a 297 kW PHEV that employs a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and an electric motor with 76 kW.

The PHEV has a combined power output of 297 kW and 640 Nm of torque and can hurdle from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds. Jaguar says the P400e can travel up to 53 km before sipping any fuel.

Buyers of the F-Pace can choose from S, SE R-DYNAMIC and HSE R-DYNAMIC trim levels. Also optional on all models is the Black Exterior Pack.

Cutting-edge connected tech

The new F-PACE features Jaguar’s advanced Electronic Vehicle Architecture, dubbed EVA 2.0, which supports a range of new technologies to ensure the future-ready vehicle is always connected and always up to date.

The latest Pivi Pro infotainment technology is accessed through the touchscreen.

Key benefits include enhanced clarity, the screen is three times brighter and 48% larger than the previous 10-inch screen, and the simplified menu structures allow drivers to access or view up to 90% of common tasks from the homescreen in two taps or less.

Jaguar F-Pace

The intuitive new infotainment system features Apple CarPlay as standard and allows customers to connect two phones simultaneously via Bluetooth. Optional wireless device charging with phone signal booster allows occupants to fast-charge their smartphone.

The collection of new convenience technologies includes Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) capability, which ensures the performance SUV is always using the latest software.

The technology means that owners don’t have to visit retailers to receive software updates for the vehicle.

The new F-Pace also benefits from a selection of advanced driver assistance technology. This includes Clear Exit Monitor, which alerts both front and rear occupants to the presence of an approaching car or cyclist when exiting the vehicle. Adaptive Cruise Control (standard on HSE) automatically maintains a set distance from the vehicle in front.

Jaguar’s latest 3D Surround Camera technology delivers advanced 3D functionality using the latest camera technology to deliver more detail and a choice of real-time viewing when manoeuvring the vehicle.

 

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