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Published on September 17th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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This New Jaguar F-PACE Facelift is Huge Leap Forward

Some people love Jaguar for their quirky take on the premium segment, but let’s face it, the company’s products just can’t seem to draw enough customers. With the new batch of facelifted models though, this may change. This week, Jaguar launched the revised F-Pace, a mid-sized SUV that goes up against the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3. This is the first major facelift of the F-PACE since its debut in 2016.

What we see here is that the brand are ditching some of their long-established quirky design trends for more conventional and proven designs. And I think it just works so much better.

This video encapsulates most of what’s changed, but we’ll go through some of the changes in greater detail below.

EXTERIOR

Let’s start with the front of the F-PACE. We see the new F-PACE has a much more modern looking face with quad LED headlights featuring ‘Pixel technology’.

There’s now a ‘Double J’ daytime running light signature instead of the generic look for the DRL from before. The headlight also features laser etched details when you look at it up close, as is convention in the premium segment.

The front bumper features a more aerodynamic design with larger apertures for its honeycomb grille openings.

The front bonnet now extends to the front grille and has a much more sculpted appearance than before. Speaking of the front grille, it’s still one of the plainer ones in the premium segment, but the new diamond grille pattern is a welcome touch.

Round the back, we find new LED taillights with a new signature look for Jaguar established on other recent facelift models like the XE and F-Type.

The rear bumper looks more dynamic and detailed. Instead of twin tailpipes being tucked off to one side, they’re now split symmetrically and you can even have them integrated into the bumper as well.

The exterior is also available with a black pack for a more aggressive and sporty look.

INTERIOR

The interior also sees a MAJOR redesign. Everything from the steering wheel to door cards to the seats and even the signature gear selector have all been overhauled to be more appealing to customers. Let’s start with the dashboard design.

Air vents are now visually integrated into the dash and this brings the F-PACE in line with current design trends being followed by the Germans and Koreans. The climate controls have been updated with JLR’s digital/analogue mix of screens and knobs which are quite visually appealing. The climate control features cabin air ionisation and filtration.

The infotainment unit now uses JLR’s PIVI Pro interface which first debuted on the Jaguar I-PACE. The screen itself is now 11.4” across and uses curved glass. Its housing is now floating and juts out from the dashboard a little. It certainly makes the cabin look a lot more futuristic too.

Steering wheel controls are now completely hidden when the engine is turned off. New metal paddle shifters have been added and the instrument cluster now features more digital elements, ditching the twin analogue gauges from before.

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Expect a more functional interior with larger storage spaces in the door cards and in the centre console. There’s also a wireless Qi charger. But most impressive is Jaguar’s decision to ditch their famous rotary gear selector (the one that hides away when the engine is off) for a more conventional shift-by-wire selector pattern. Basically, it’s R-N-D-L in a straight line with P as a button off to the side. The selector itself now features a ‘cricket ball’ stitch, so it’s still got a bit of Britishness to it.

New laser etched speaker grilles will be featured in the door cards (relocated) and trim options like machined aluminium and open pore wood are to be expected.

Finally, we have engine options, which range from:

  • Diesel 
    • 163PS MHEV 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, eight-speed automatic, AWD
    • 204PS MHEV 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, eight-speed automatic, AWD
    • 300PS MHEV 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo, eight-speed automatic, AWD
  • Petrol 
    • 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, eight-speed automatic, AWD
    • 400PS MHEV 3.0-litre six-cylinder e-s/c and turbo, eight-speed automatic, AWD
    • 404PS PHEV 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, eight-speed automatic, AWD

For more on the facelifted Jaguar F-PACE, check out the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE

With an assertive new exterior, beautifully crafted all-new interior, latest generation Pivi Pro infotainment and the choice of in-line four and six-cylinder engines including PHEV and MHEV technology, the new Jaguar F-PACE is more luxurious, connected and efficient. The four-cylinder, 404PS PHEV has an all-electric range of up to 33 miles.

The new exterior design gives the award-winning Jaguar F-PACE performance SUV a cleaner, more assured presence, featuring 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, demonstrating the exceptional attention to detail found right across the vehicle. A new front bumper with redesigned air intakes and dark mesh details visually widen the new F-PACE for a more assured dynamic presence.

New super slim all-LED quad headlights with ‘Double J’ Daytime Running Light (DRL) signatures, which are available with optional Pixel LED technology, deliver increased resolution and brightness. With Adaptive Driving Beam capability, which evaluates the road ahead and automatically adapts the high beam light to mask oncoming traffic or traffic signs, the system can create varying light beam patterns by selecting different LED segments to optimise visibility and minimise risk of distracting other drivers.

Premium LED technology is fitted as standard across the range and is available with Auto High Beam Assist on SE and HSE models. The technology uses the forward-facing camera to automatically switch between high and low beam, reducing risk of dazzling oncoming drivers. Animated Directional Indicators are also available on all models when fitted as part of additional linked options, and provide heightened sophistication.

At the rear, new slimline lights feature 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 visual drama and deliver a more confident appearance.

In purposeful R-Dynamic specification, the new F-PACE features a series of distinct design elements for a more performance-focused look, while all models are available with the additional Black Exterior Pack, which delivers an even more dynamic appearance with bespoke elements finished in Gloss Black.

All-new, crafted interior

The Jaguar F-PACE has an all-new interior with heightened luxury, enhanced connectivity and greater serenity and refinement. The new cockpit design is bolder, more dynamic and with greater focus on the driver. A new sporty centre console, faster in profile, sweeps up to the instrument panel and incorporates an optional wireless charger and greater console stowage.

At the heart of the new interior is a seamlessly integrated centrally-mounted 11.4-inch curved-glass HD touchscreen in an elegant magnesium alloy casing, which provides driver and front passenger control of the new Pivi Pro infotainment system. Authentic finishes, including open-pore wood veneers and aluminium, feature in beautifully formed shapes such as the upper door insert and full width ‘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.

Julian Thomson, Jaguar Design Director, said: “The new F-PACE is dynamic and assertive with an elegant stance on the road – it represents a significant development of Jaguar design language. 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.”

The new Drive Selector – just one of the many beautiful details – features an upper section finished with ‘cricket-ball’ stitching, the lower part being made of precision-engineered metal for enhanced tactility.

New door casings, featuring a new 360-degree grab handle, provide easier access and increased storage for drinks bottles and other items, while the electric window switches are moved down from the top of the door roll, putting them within easier reach of occupants.

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.

A series of advanced technologies ensure the health and wellbeing of all occupants. Cabin Air Ionisation improves interior air quality through Nanoe technology, which removes allergens and unpleasant odours. The system now also features PM2.5 filtration, which captures ultra-fine particles – including PM2.5 particulates – to improve occupant health and wellbeing. The customer activates the system simply by pressing the ‘Purify’ button.

Plug-in power and performance

The new Jaguar F-PACE is available with the P400e PHEV powertrain as well as the latest four-cylinder and new in-line six-cylinder petrol and diesel Ingenium engines. Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology is also available on selected engines for the first time. All

F-PACE models feature intelligent all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmissions. The full powertrain range is:

  • Diesel 
    • 163PS MHEV 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, eight-speed automatic, AWD
    • 204PS MHEV 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, eight-speed automatic, AWD
    • 300PS MHEV 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo, eight-speed automatic, AWD
  • Petrol 
    • 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, eight-speed automatic, AWD
    • 400PS MHEV 3.0-litre six-cylinder e-s/c and turbo, eight-speed automatic, AWD
    • 404PS PHEV 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, eight-speed automatic, AWD

The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder PHEV model produces a combined 404PS and 640Nm from its petrol engine and 105kW electric motor. The advanced electric motor is powered by a 17.1kWh lithium-ion battery and helps contribute to CO2 emissions from 49g/km and fuel economy of up to 130.2mpg as well as impressive performance figures of 0-60mph in 5.0 seconds.

When fully charged, the new P400e is capable of up to 33 miles of all-electric driving, enabling the new F-PACE PHEV to complete the average UK daily commute, of 18.8 miles to and from work, in EV mode without requiring a recharge. Fast Charging (32kW DC) is capable of delivering 0-80 per cent charge in 30 minutes while a domestic 7kW wall box can provide a charge of 0-80 per cent in as little as one hour 40 minutes.

Advanced MHEV technology, available on the four- and six-cylinder diesel engines and featured on the six-cylinder petrol powertrain, uses a Belt integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) to harvest energy usually lost when slowing and braking. This energy is then stored in a separate 48V lithium-ion battery before being intelligently redeployed to assist the engine when accelerating away, as well as delivering a more refined stop/start system.

With MHEV technology, the next-generation 163PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine achieves CO2 emissions from 163g/km and fuel economy of up to 45.4mpg.

The in-line six-cylinder 300PS diesel engine delivers strong performance from low speeds while returning fuel economy of up to 38.1mpg and CO2 emissions from as low as 194g/km. As well as the competitive efficiency, performance is just as impressive with 0-60mph covered in just 6.1 seconds.

The new diesel engine meets stringent emissions targets, including Euro 6d-Final, thanks to a raft of advanced technologies – series sequential turbos and an advanced after-treatment system make it one of the leading diesels in the world.

For petrol customers, the 400PS 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder engine produces 550Nm of torque and features the latest engine technologies. An electric supercharger supported by a twin scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift (CVVL) deliver a strong combination of refined performance and efficiency and is capable of 0-60mph in just 5.1 seconds.

Finally, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder 250PS Ingenium petrol engine produces 365Nm of torque, delivering 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and CO2 emissions from 209g/km with fuel economy of up to 30.4mpg.

All engines are paired with Jaguar’s eight-speed automatic gearbox, which can be controlled using the steering wheel shift paddles for added driver engagement.

Colin Kirkpatrick, Chief Product Engineer, Jaguar, said: “The new Jaguar F-PACE delivers a powertrain to suit all customers. Our next generation PHEV system delivers great fuel efficiency and low running costs, while the all-electric range of up to 33 miles is enough to cover the daily commute for most customers. The extensive powertrain choice includes our latest Ingenium petrol and diesel engines which feature advanced technologies and provide the perfect blend of performance, refinement and efficiency.”

All-wheel drive is standard across all F-PACE models and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics provides rear-wheel drive biased performance, with the ability to vary torque to individual axles almost instantly depending on conditions.

The new F-PACE chassis has been updated to support the introduction of the new electrified engines as well as enabling the latest JaguarDrive Control and new Auto Vehicle Hold.

The latest JaguarDrive Control features Comfort, Eco, Rain-Ice-Snow and Dynamic modes, which can be chosen manually by the driver based on the road conditions. The settings, selected through a new rotary dial next to the all-new Drive Selector, adapt the F-PACE’s steering, transmission, throttle and (when specified) Adaptive Dynamics settings.

Auto Vehicle Hold provides added convenience and smoother operation than conventional Automatic Hill Hold. The new technology holds the brakes for an unlimited period of time when stationary on a gradient, gently releasing the brakes only when the driver depresses the accelerator to drive away.

Cutting-edge connected technologies

The new Jaguar 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 all-new 11.4-inch curved glass HD 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 per cent of common tasks from the homescreen in two taps or less.

To help drivers access vital information quickly, new F-PACE also features a new 12.3-inch HD Interactive Driver Display (standard fit on SE and HSE derivatives) with enhanced graphics and a configurable layout which can show full-screen navigation mapping with turn-by-turn instructions, digital dials, media, contact list or infotainment details. Working in conjunction with optional Head-up Display technology, new F-PACE gives drivers all the information they need with the least distraction.

The intuitive new infotainment system features Apple CarPlay® as standard and allows customers to connect two phones simultaneously via Bluetooth. Android Auto™ and Baidu CarLife are also available as standard depending on market applicability. Optional wireless device charging with phone signal booster allows occupants to fast charge their smartphone. The system also provides clearer calls through the help of an external aerial.

To enable instantaneous start-up, Pivi Pro has a dedicated power source, so is ready to use as soon as customers get behind the wheel.

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.

Pivi Pro connectivity is provided by the latest embedded dual-sim technology with two LTE modems enabling the system to carry out multiple functions at the same time, such as streaming media and downloading SOTA updates, without compromising performance. The cutting-edge connectivity also ensures minimal interruptions caused by coverage blackspots as it roams across network providers for the strongest signal.

Segment-first Active Road Noise Cancellation technology constantly monitors vibrations from the road surface and calculates the opposite phase sound wave needed to remove the noise heard by the occupants. This means quieter levels within the cabin and improved refinement that helps to reduce fatigue, commonly associated with prolonged exposure to low-frequency noise. Cabin occupancy is monitored, with the system continuously optimising performance to deliver the best possible experience for everyone. The lightweight technology ensures that vehicle weight and handling characteristics remain unaffected. Engine Noise Cancellation isolates the cabin from unwanted engine noise to further enhance the sense of tranquillity.

For enhanced convenience, an updated, second-generation wearable Activity Key can be used to lock, unlock and start the vehicle without the need for the conventional key fob to be present in the vehicle. The rechargeable device incorporates a watch and has a battery life of up to seven days between charges.

The new Guardian Mode (UK only) also uses a timer to provide added security and peace of mind when using the Secure app. It allows customers to identify times when the vehicle will be inactive, for example through the night, and receive alerts to their smartphone if it is used during this window – giving immediate warning of any unauthorised movements.

The new Jaguar 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. The selection of settings include Junction View, 3D Perspective View, and ClearSight Plan View.

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.

Customers can enhance their F-PACE with S, SE and HSE specification packs and chose the R-Dynamic specification. Also optional on all models is the Black Exterior Pack.

EXTERIOR: LUXURIOUS, PURPOSEFUL AND DYNAMIC

The new Jaguar F-PACE features significant exterior enhancements, producing a more dynamic and luxurious appearance for the World Car Design of the Year winning performance SUV.

The sharp new looks combine with an enhanced specification, so all F-PACE models feature advanced LED headlight technology, 19-inch alloy wheels (20-inch with SE and 21-inch with HSE specification packs) and painted lower body sides as standard.

At the front, the sculpted new bonnet now extends flush to the very top of the grille surround – eliminating a shut line completely – and features a wider power bulge for a cleaner and more dynamic appearance. The new execution emphasises the precision of the F-PACE design and frames the all-new grille.

The larger grille is finished with a new mesh design that contains diamond detailing that is influenced by the Jaguar heritage logo and features a Noble Chrome finish for a heightened sense of luxury. This is complemented by new front upper and lower bumpers with redesigned air intakes and dark mesh details, which visually widen the new F-PACE for a more assured and dynamic presence.

Julian Thomson, Jaguar Design Director, said: “This is an extensive exterior re-evaluation of the F-PACE, the detailed changes ensuring our performance SUV delivers the heightened sense of luxury and dynamism expected from a modern Jaguar. The precise design execution guarantees the new F-PACE creates an instant emotive reaction every time someone catches sight of it.”

All-new, super-slim, all-LED quad headlights give Jaguar F-PACE an even bolder appearance, day or night. The front lighting design features the ‘Double J’ Daytime Running Light (DRL) signature graphic and the latest technologies, including a Pixel LED option. Animated directional indicators are standard on SE and HSE spec packs. The new headlight design is 10mm slimmer than before, providing greater visual width to enhance the dynamic stance of Jaguar’s performance SUV.

At the rear, the new tailgate accentuates the visual width of the vehicle, while the redesigned lower bumper gives the F-PACE an even more planted and confident appearance. The new all-LED rear lights with sculpted lenses are inspired by the all-electric I-PACE and feature Jaguar’s chicane graphic, showcasing the advanced technology and modernity of the overall design.

The attention to detail is also evident on the side vents, which now feature the iconic Jaguar Leaper for instant recognition, just like the new F-TYPE sports car.

Adam Hatton, Exterior Design Director, said: “New F-PACE is more luxurious and assertive than ever. We have achieved this by paying close attention to the details, such as the jewel-like light clusters, newly designed bumper, heritage-inspired monogram mesh grille and the sculpted new bonnet, which reduces the number of shut lines on the vehicle. This focus on the intricate details has helped to transform the F-PACE.”

In purposeful R-Dynamic specification the new Jaguar F-PACE features a series of distinct design elements for a more performance-focused look. The front-end graphic of the car is more imposing, with Noble Chrome surrounds for the lower air intakes and Dark Techno Satin finishes to the lower bumper area. The front grille tips are finished in Shadow Atlas rather than Noble Chrome and the lower front bumper centre insert is finished in Gloss.

Both new F-PACE and new F-PACE R-Dynamic models are available with the optional Black Exterior Pack with bespoke elements finished in Gloss Black, including the grille, central section of lower bumper, side vents, door finishers, window surrounds and unique black rear badging.

A choice of 12 wheel options includes four new designs: a new 19-inch five-spoke wheel in Gloss Black with contrast Diamond Turned finish, a 20-inch 10-spoke design in Gloss Black and, for the first time, two new 21-inch wheels.

The 21-inch wheels include a 10-spoke design in Satin Dark Grey with contrast Diamond Turned finish and a five-spoke option in the same finish. F-PACE is now fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels as standard, whilst HSE variants feature a 21-inch design at no additional cost.

Customers can enhance their Jaguar F-PACE with S, SE and HSE specification packs, all are available in R-Dynamic specification.

INTERIOR: ALL-NEW CONTEMPORARY CABIN WITH SEAMLESS CONNECTIVITY

The all-new interior of the new Jaguar F-PACE features crafted, luxurious materials seamlessly integrated with the latest connected technologies to deliver an enhanced and contemporary environment for all occupants.

The new cockpit design is bolder, more dynamic and with greater focus on the driver. The rest of the interior feels more spacious and considered through softer forms and dramatic, contrasting use of colour at eye-level. The selected use of light-coloured finishes on lower sections of the cabin immerse the interior in one tone to enhance the sense of space.

The focal point of the new interior design is the all-new centrally-mounted 11.4-inch HD touchscreen. The screen’s elegant curvature was purposefully designed to form the same profile as the instrument panel, bringing the two perfectly together. Chemically strengthened, the glass screen features two coatings; screen features two coatings; one which is anti-reflective to reduce glare and a second which makes wiping away fingerprints easier. It is housed in a magnesium frame painted in tonal Black satin to accentuate the slim profile and deliver a high-quality and durable finish.

The large touchscreen operates the new Pivi Pro infotainment system, which provides greater clarity than ever before. The intuitive system allows the driver to carry out 90 per cent of common tasks within two taps from the home screen thanks to its simplified menu structure. The seamless integration of new technology is integral to Jaguar’s new design DNA.

Premium materials create a more striking cabin and enhance the sense of comfort, space and refinement. Soft-touch materials have been used more extensively with the instrument panel topper, door armrests, console sides and door bins all wrapped for increased tactility.

Authentic finishes, including open-pore wood veneers and aluminium, feature in beautifully formed shapes such as the upper door insert and full width ‘Piano lid’ that is formed across the width of the instrument panel. The extensive use of these materials reinvigorates Jaguar’s rich lineage of luxury interiors, a nod to the past in a vision for the future.

A new sporty centre console, faster in profile, sweeps up to the instrument panel incorporating an optional wireless charger and greater console stowage. The softer, sliding armrest improves comfort and a sense of luxury. The centre console is inspired by the design created for the I-PACE and features dramatic metallic hoops and a ‘see through’ aperture that is useful for small item stowage.

The focus on materials extends to the laser-etched mid-line speaker frets, which have been specially designed to meet both acoustic and visual requirements. Finished in brushed metal which is then lacquered, the speaker frets, along with elements such as the knurled metallic rotary dials, exemplify the heightened attention to detail inside.

Julian Thomson, Design Director, Jaguar, said: “The interior of the new F-PACE has greater use of more luxurious and tactile materials right across the cabin, and the latest advanced technologies deliver enhanced convenience and greater clarity of information. Those technologies, combined with tactile controls, create a more driver-focused cockpit, while passengers enjoy greater space in a beautifully crafted and more comfortable environment.”

The new Drive Selector epitomises Jaguar’s approach to contemporary controls. The soft upper trim wraps round the ‘palm grip’ and proudly features a ‘cricket-ball’ stitch, inspired by iconic British craftsmanship. Below, the precision-engineered metal cradle is sculpted for added tactility and an engaging quality feel.

Beside the Drive Selector sits the Start button and a new metallic rotary dial – for the JaguarDrive Control settings – which features knurled edging for a premium look and feel.

New door casings have been designed to deliver greater comfort, practicality and convenience for all occupants with a new 360-degree grab handle, which also features on the rear doors, and redesigned armrest for improved ergonomics. The new electric window switches have been repositioned from the top of the door roll to the arm rest, putting them within easier reach of occupants. Stowage space has increased and access is also improved, making it easier to insert and remove large objects such as drinks bottles or smartphones.

Alister Whelan, Interior Design Director, Jaguar, said: “Our goal for the interior of the New F-PACE was to push it to the next level of luxury and tactility with new technologies integrated seamlessly. We have reviewed every element of the interior and applied a heightened attention to detail to make this a more refined and luxurious environment for both drivers and passengers.”

This uplift in luxury has been applied across the new interior lighting with an upper strip of light encircling the front of the cabin, while a lower lighting zone uses a softer waterfall effect. Available as standard, the system provides occupants with a choice of ten colours.

Separate white courtesy lighting features in the overhead console and footwell, and a dynamic start-up sequence greets occupants as they approach, enter and start the vehicle, with a sweep of light around the cabin before the infotainment screens power up.

Occupant wellbeing has been enhanced with the addition of the latest technologies to deliver a calmer and more comfortable travelling experience. These include segment-first Active Road Noise Cancellation, which removes unwanted noises from the cabin – such as coarse road surfaces – for added refinement. This is aided by the latest cabin air ionisation technology, which is designed to remove allergens and now also features a filtration system capable of capturing ultrafine particles – including PM2.5 particulates – for improved occupant health and wellbeing.

New front seats offer wider cushioning, improved functionality for the optional front massage settings and larger heated and cooling areas for enhanced comfort. Heightened attention to detail is provided by an embossed Jaguar Leaper on the headrests on selected models, while ‘Est.1935 Jaguar Coventry’ upholstery tags reference the history and heritage of the brand.

Slimline ‘Performance’ seats are also available, bringing an even more dynamic finish to the interior. The Jaguar F-PACE SVR inspired seat offers added support and feature Windsor Leather with a Jaguar heritage logo-inspired monogram pattern perforation and a Noble Chrome bezel in the shoulder area.

Interior colourways include Ebony, Light Oyster and Caraway, with F-PACE R-Dynamic available with a choice of Ebony, Light Oyster, Mars Red and Siena Tan options.

The attention to detail extends to the new steering wheel, which is influenced by the design in the all-electric I-PACE performance SUV and features hidden-until-lit switches and zinc alloy gearshift paddles. Light Oyster and Caraway colourways feature a split-rim duo-tone steering wheel which is colour-matched to the interior, whilst R-Dynamic specification has an Ebony steering wheel with a perforated leather rim and ‘R’ badging.

The new F-PACE is also available in R-Dynamic specification, which provides a more dynamic appearance across the cabin. Additions include R-Dynamic sports seats with contrast stitch, an Ebony headlining and unique treadplates. Rich accent colours twin with the sporty Ebony environment and authentic aluminium finishes.

PERFORMANCE: ELECTRIFIED POWERTRAINS AND ENHANCED DYNAMICS

The new Jaguar F-PACE features next generation Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) technology, delivering up to 33 miles of all-electric range, reduced running costs and renowned Jaguar dynamics.

In addition, a selection of all-new 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines provide engaging and refined performance, while the next generation 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel powertrain delivers enhanced efficiency. All of these engines feature the latest Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology.

The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine rounds off the wide range of powertrains available on the new F-PACE.

Advanced features including intelligent All-Wheel Drive and smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmissions ensure the new F-PACE delivers the confidence-inspiring dynamics, traction and refinement expected from a Jaguar.

New PHEV

The new P400e PHEV powertrain produces 404PS and 640Nm of torque through a combination of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine and a 105kW electric motor. This ensures impressive performance and efficiency, with 0-60mph in 5.0 seconds, CO2 emissions from 49g/km and fuel economy of up to 130.2mpg (from 2.2l/100km). This contributes to reduced running costs for both business and private customers, particularly in markets where taxation is based on emissions.

The compact electric motor is powered by a 17.1kWh lithium-ion battery located under the boot floor. When fully charged it is capable of up to 33 miles of all-electric driving, enabling the new F-PACE PHEV to complete the average UK daily commute, to and from work, of 18.8 miles to and from work in EV mode without requiring a recharge. There are a number of charging options available to owners, including:

  • Mode 2 Charging (up to 2.3kW) estimated charge time 0-80 per cent in five and a half hours
  • Mode 3 Charging (up to 7kW) estimated charge time 0-80 per cent in one hour 40 minutes
  • Fast Charging (32kW DC) estimated charge time 0-80 per cent in 30 Minutes

Drivers are able to select between three driving modes to best suit their requirements, whether they are making short urban journeys or covering longer distances:

  • EV (Electric Vehicle) mode – enables the vehicle to run solely on electric power using the energy stored in the battery, for quiet, zero-tailpipe emissions journeys.
  • HYBRID mode (the default driving mode) – combines petrol and electric drive. This mode optimises the comfort and efficiency of the hybrid system, automatically and seamlessly combining the electric motor and petrol engine. The strategy adapts to the driving conditions and the remaining charge in the hybrid battery. Additionally, entering a destination in the navigation system enables the Predictive Energy Optimisation (PEO) function, which intelligently integrates route and GPS location data to maximise efficiency and comfort for the selected journey.
  • SAVE mode – prioritises the combustion engine as its energy source, maintaining the battery State of Charge at the chosen level, for deployment at a specific point in the journey – for example when entering urban areas.

Six-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesels

The new Jaguar F-PACE is also available with the latest additions to the in-house designed and built family of Ingenium engines, in the form of new 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder petrol and diesel units.

The 400PS petrol engine with MHEV technology, utilises an electric supercharger in combination with a twin scroll turbocharger. The electric supercharger’s compressor is driven by a 48V motor, delivering boost pressure almost instantly, enhancing torque delivery at low engine speeds for superior responsiveness. The turbocharger features an exhaust manifold split into two ‘scrolls’ that each feed the turbo from three cylinders. This separates the flow and creates greater spacing between exhaust pulses, resulting in improved driveability from low engine speeds.

The innovative Continuously Variable Valve Lift (CVVL) system reduces pumping losses by electro-hydraulically varying inlet valve lift. Together with variable cam timing, this allows the engine to breathe with maximum efficiency throughout its entire operating range, optimising power, torque, fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions.

The advanced new MHEV system uses a Belt integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) situated in the engine bay to harvest energy usually lost when slowing and braking, which is then stored in a 48V lithium-ion battery located beneath the rear loadspace. It is able to redeploy the stored energy to assist the engine when accelerating away while also delivering a more refined and responsive stop/start system.

Available with 400PS and 550Nm of torque, the more powerful option is capable of 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 155mph.

The in-line six cylinder diesel – available in both MHEV and non-MHEV form, dependent on market – produces 300PS and 650Nm of torque to deliver acceleration from 0-60mph in 6.1 seconds (0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds). When paired with MHEV technology, it delivers CO2 from as low as 194g/km and fuel economy of up to 38.1mpg (from 7.4l/100km).

Pioneering technologies include a new high-pressure common-rail injection system, which operates at up to 2,500 bar and is capable of five injections per cycle with quantities as small as 0.8 milligrams of fuel delivered in just 120 microseconds (0.00012 seconds).

The boosting system is state-of-the-art, comprising two electrically-controlled variable geometry turbochargers in a series-sequential configuration – a Jaguar Land Rover first. This enables outstanding response and precise control across the engine’s entire speed range, and at 2,000rpm the new engines can deliver 90 per cent of peak torque in just over one second.

The new straight-six diesel features steel pistons, with the higher strength material allowing for a more compact, lower friction design as well as increased capability to withstand higher peak pressures. Their stronger construction enables more intricate and thorough integration of cooling channels for improved thermal management. At the same time, the thermal expansion rate is closer to that of the iron cylinder liners for improved clearance control, both enhancing cooling and reducing friction for better efficiency. The use of roller bearings on the camshafts further reduces friction.

The new units meet Real Driving Emissions Step 2 (RDE2) standards and Euro 6d-final real-world driving compliance with 48V Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology boosting responses and fuel economy. As a result, the new six-cylinder Ingenium is one of the world’s leading clean diesel engines.

Colin Kirkpatrick, Chief Product Engineer, Jaguar, said: “The new F-PACE is available with a wide range of powertrain options, with a choice to suit any customer. All engines bring refined performance with enhanced efficiency, while delivering the engaging dynamics synonymous with a Jaguar that complement the heightened luxury of the latest model.”

Advanced i4 engines

The next-generation 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine is available in two outputs, dependent on the inclusion of MHEV. The 163PS MHEV produces 380Nm of torque and the 204PS MHEV version of that same engine delivers 430Nm of torque.

The 163PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine uses the latest MHEV technology to achieve CO2 emissions from 163g/km and fuel economy of up to 45.4mpg (from 6.2l/100km). The 204PS version is capable of covering 0-60mph in 7.6 seconds while returning up to 45.4mpg (from 6.2l/100km) with CO2 emissions from 163g/km.

A selection of advanced engine strategies provides added refinement and performance, including variable vane geometry turbocharger technology. At low engine speeds the turbocharger vanes rotate to narrow the opening between them, increasing exhaust gas velocity and boosting pressure, which provides rapid torque response and enhanced acceleration. At high engine speeds, the vanes open, ensuring maximum exhaust gas flow to deliver peak power while maintaining optimum efficiency. It also features steel pistons similar to the six-cylinder powertrain.

The new 2,500 bar piezo common rail injection system delivers even finer control of fuel delivered into the cylinders. This reduces emissions and improves efficiency. Together with the latest variable geometry turbochargers, this ensures that the Ingenium diesel delivers the ideal balance of performance, refinement and fuel economy.

Through the combination of new technologies and latest engineering, the next generation diesel engine has seen a 2kg weight reduction, achieved across the fuel system, balance system and crankshaft, as well as a noise level improvement of up to 2.0dB compared to the outgoing four-cylinder diesel.

The 2.0-litre four-cylinder 250PS Ingenium petrol engine produces 365Nm of torque, delivering 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds (0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds) and CO2 emissions from 209g/km with fuel economy of up to 30.4mpg (from 9.3 l/100km).

The latest advanced powertrain features the intelligent CVVL system which works alongside variable cam timing (VCT) technology to enable complete control of engine air-intake, optimising performance and fuel economy.

It uses the twin-scroll turbocharger with low friction bearings for reduced friction and improved responses. The twin scroll turbocharger is fed by an integrated exhaust manifold, which reduces weight. A water-cooled charge air cooler is fitted instead of a standard air-based intercooler as it is more effective in reducing the intake air temperature. This improves combustion, delivering higher peak power along with enhanced fuel economy and reduced emissions.

Transmission and chassis technology

All engines are mated to ultra-responsive eight-speed automatic transmissions, delivering rapid shifts for effortless performance, while adapting the way power is delivered through Jaguar’s intelligent all-wheel drive to best suit all conditions. The eight closely-spaced ratios provide improved responses and gear selection is controlled using the new Drive Selector. If the driver wants to manually change gear, zinc alloy steering wheel paddle shifters provide tactile control and immediate responses.

All F-PACE models feature the latest JaguarDrive Control featuring Comfort, Eco, Rain-Ice-Snow and Dynamic modes, which can be chosen manually by the driver based on the road conditions. The settings, selected through a new rotary dial next to the all-new Drive Selector, adapt the Jaguar F-PACE’s steering, transmission, throttle and (when specified) Adaptive Dynamics settings. Dynamic mode delivers a more responsive driving experience, while Eco tunes vehicle settings to encourage a more efficient driving style. Rain-Ice-Snow optimises stability in adverse weather.

Additionally, the optional Adaptive Surface Response automatically determines the most appropriate settings by monitoring the surface conditions every tenth-of-a-second and reacting within half a second.

Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Jaguar, said: “The new F-PACE remains one of the most dynamic SUVs around. The latest chassis developments along with elements such as the passive suspension setup and configurable dynamics, enable drivers to really get the most out of the performance SUV. It is able to balance this focused and engaging handling with refined ride quality customers have come to expect from a Jaguar.”

Jaguar’s all-wheel drive system with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics is used across the engine range. The technology has a rear-wheel drive bias for enhanced driver engagement and performance, with predictive and reactive software that can distribute torque to the front and rear axles independently and almost instantly to provide greater control and stability in low traction conditions.

A new Auto Vehicle Hold system provides added convenience and smoother operation than conventional Automatic Hill Hold. The new technology holds the brakes for an unlimited period of time when stationary on a gradient, gently releasing the brakes only when the driver depresses the accelerator to drive away.

The new F-PACE’s front suspension features a double-wishbone set-up, while the Integral Link rear suspension uses separate coil springs and dampers, with bonded anti-roll bar bushes providing durability and dirt resistance all-round.

The Adaptive Dynamics suspension system (standard on i4 HSE, all i6 and PHEV models and optional on all other derivatives) ensures a precise, dynamic set up coupled with a supple, luxurious ride. Adaptive Dynamics constantly analyses acceleration, steering, throttle and brake pedal inputs. Height sensors at each corner of the vehicle measure the vertical body movement, roll and pitch 100 times a second, while steering inputs are measured 500 times a second. Adaptive Dynamics then uses these inputs to continually alter damper stiffness to maximise comfort and control.

Also available with Adaptive Dynamics is Configurable Dynamics which, when specified, enables the driver to set up the vehicle to suit personal preferences with a choice of Comfort or Dynamic settings applied to the throttle mapping, gear shift points, steering effort and suspension. A stopwatch, G-Meter and pedal graph also help the driver to monitor performance in Dynamic mode.

S and SE i4 F-PACEs are fitted with passive damping as standard, now retuned to enhance ride comfort while retaining F-PACE’s signature dynamic feel.

TECHNOLOGY: INTUITIVE, CONNECTED AND FUTURE-PROOF

The new Jaguar F-PACE features advanced technologies to ensure the performance SUV is always connected and always up-to-date, all supported by Jaguar’s latest Electronic Vehicle Architecture.

Dubbed EVA 2.0, this advanced new architecture supports Jaguar’s state-of-the-art Pivi Pro dual-sim infotainment systems and Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology, which allows customers to update the vehicle remotely.

Pivi Pro is delivered through a new curved-glass 11.4-inch HD touchscreen – 48 per cent larger and up to three times brighter than before. The glass screen is chemically strengthened and features two coatings; one which is anti-reflective to reduce glare and a second which makes wiping away fingerprints easier.

Pivi Pro features a simplified menu structure, so drivers can carry out 90 per cent of common tasks within two taps from the home screen. The intuitive new system features Apple CarPlay® as standard and also allows customers to connect two phones simultaneously via Bluetooth. Android Auto™ and Baidu CarLife are also available as standard depending on market applicability.

To enable almost instantaneous start-up Pivi Pro has its own dedicated power source, so navigation is ready as soon as the driver is behind the wheel, while the embedded apps available – including Spotify, Deezer and TuneIn – provide full functionality even without your smartphone. Further connected features include Google and Microsoft Outlook calendar integration which enables the driver to view work diaries and even join important calls through the hands-free system. Meanwhile, weather at destination gives a forecast depending on the route entered in the navigation system, fuel prices alerts the driver to the cost of fuel at stations on a journey and parking finder gives details of available parking locations at a chosen destination.

Pivi Pro connectivity is provided by the latest dual-sim technology with two LTE modems enabling the system to carry out multiple functions at the same time, such as streaming media and downloading SOTA updates, without compromising performance. The cutting-edge connectivity also ensures minimal interruptions caused by coverage blackspots as it roams across network providers for the strongest signal.

Advanced SOTA connectivity enables customers to download and install software updates without having to visit a Jaguar retailer. Updates are downloaded in the background, with customers notified by an alert detailing the key changes. For updates that require the vehicle to be switched-off, customers can schedule a convenient time for installation.

Alex Heslop, Director of Electronics and Software, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The new F-PACE has a world class interior and is future-proofed for the 21st century, using the latest technologies to optimise efficiency, enhance capability and revolutionise connectivity. With plug-in hybrid electric powertrains, software updates sent over the air and next-generation infotainment system, F-PACE brings new levels of efficiency and convenience to Jaguar customers.”

Pivi Pro is fitted as standard to all models.

Technology for wellbeing

The all-new interior of the Jaguar F-PACE has been achieved with a combination of the latest luxury materials and advanced technologies, including Active Road Noise Cancellation and Cabin Air Ionisation with PM2.5 filtration technology.

Segment-first Active Road Noise Cancellation technology constantly monitors vibrations from the road surface and calculates the opposite phase sound wave needed to remove the noise heard by the occupants. This means quieter noise levels within the cabin for superior refinement and reduced fatigue, quieter levels within the cabin and improved refinement that helps to reduce fatigue. Cabin occupancy is monitored, with the system continuously optimising performance to deliver the best possible experience for everyone. The lightweight technology ensures that vehicle weight and handling characteristics remain unaffected. Engine Noise Cancellation isolates the cabin from unwanted engine noise to further enhance the sense of tranquillity.

Cabin Air Ionisation improves interior air quality through Nanoe technology, which removes allergens and unpleasant odours. The system now also features PM2.5 filtration, which captures ultra-fine particles – including PM2.5 particulates – to improve occupant health and wellbeing. The customer activates the system simply by pressing the ‘Purify’ button.

Connected convenience technologies

Complementing the central 11.4-inch touchscreen is a new 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display instrument cluster (standard with SE and HSE specification packs) with enhanced resolution and additional customisation options. Full-screen 3D mapping is available with additional overlays for elements ranging from traffic and turn-by-turn instructions, to compass bearings and even places of interest based on individual preferences.

The latest generation full colour optional TFT Head-up Display is brighter, with a larger information area and enhanced resolution. It places useful information such as navigation directions, speed and incoming caller details into the driver’s eyeline to help maintain their focus on the road ahead.

New F-PACE is available with a new Activity Key in addition to the standard fobs. The tough, waterproof wrist-worn device can lock, unlock and start the vehicle without the driver having to carry a conventional key. The rechargeable device incorporates a watch for the first time and has a battery life of up to seven days between charges.

Keeping digital devices topped up is easier thanks to 15W wireless device charging, with signal booster. Occupants simply place their smartphone on the charging pad to quickly recharge. The system also uses an external antenna to improve the smartphone’s signal when being used inside the car.

Pivi Pro’s Smart Settings uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to learn a driver’s usage patterns for items such as media, phone and comfort settings. Once the vehicle has recognised the driver through the individual key fob and smartphone, it will automatically reset a selection of settings such as the seat and steering wheel positions based on driver preferences, as well as added comfort items like heated and cooled seats or media sources and regular contacts the driver might call, all based on routines.

The advanced system also learns regular journeys and automatically displays a traffic summary and estimated time of arrival for the most likely destinations, for an at-a-glance preview without having to set a destination. It is also able to tailor routing to the roads the driver prefers to use unless there are known delays. On a regular commute, if faster routes are available but include roads the driver doesn’t regularly use, the system includes the option to automatically enable voice guidance on unfamiliar roads. Once the driver returns to familiar roads, Pivi Pro’s Smart Voice Guidance then automatically mutes again allowing the driver to listen to their chosen media source.

To keep tabs on the F-PACE from afar, Jaguar’s Remote App technology allows customers to view key vehicle information using a smartphone, including the fuel level, the vehicle location and journey history. The app even allows owners to lock or unlock the vehicle remotely and initiate the climate control, to heat or cool the cabin before a journey.

For PHEV models, owners can check the level of remaining electric range, the charge status, charging time and set the cabin temperature through Cabin Pre-Conditioning, which uses the mains power rather than vehicle battery power. The system also enables the driver to send a destination to the vehicle remotely allowing them to start the journey immediately without having to enter it into the navigation system.

The new Guardian Mode (UK only) also uses a timer to provide added security and peace of mind when using the Secure app. It allows customers to identify times when the vehicle will be inactive, for example through the night, and receive alerts to their smartphone if it is used during this window – giving immediate warning of any unauthorised movements.

Advanced driver assistance systems

All-new super slim all-LED quad headlights with ‘Double J’ Daytime Running Light (DRL) signatures are available with optional Pixel LED technology. This advanced system delivers increased resolution and brightness as well as optional Adaptive Driving Beam technology, which evaluates the road ahead using on-board cameras and automatically adapts the high beam light distribution to take account of traffic or traffic signs.

The system can create varying light beam patterns by selecting different LED segments to optimise visibility without distracting other drivers. Animated Directional Indicators are featured as standard on SE and HSE models (optional on S models), on both the front and rear, for heightened visual sophistication.

Premium LEDs come as standard, with SE and HSE vehicles also featuring Auto High Beam Assist, which automatically switches between high and low beam, reducing risk of dazzling oncoming drivers.

Jaguar’s latest 3D Surround Camera technology makes it even easier to perform parking manoeuvres by providing intuitive real-time 3D perspective views of the vehicle. ClearSight Plan View generates the effect that the vehicle is transparent so drivers can assess the surface beneath, which is particularly useful in off-road scenarios. Available in both 360° and perspective plan views, it may also display some of the blind spots surrounding the vehicle.

The state-of-the-art camera technology supports Jaguar’s 360° Parking Aid, which provides the driver with audio-visual feedback to gauge the distance to obstacles on all sides, to help when making low speed manoeuvres. Any obstacles around the vehicle are highlighted and marked as a threat when they are in the path of new Jaguar F-PACE.

For added convenience, optional next generation Park Assist technology will identify an appropriate space using 12 ultrasonic sensors. Once a suitable space is located, the vehicle is able to automatically park using the ultrasonic sensors and four surround cameras and is able to use the steering, gear selection, acceleration and braking, ensuring consistently accurate parking as well as reducing the time it takes to park in tighter spaces. The technology works on both parallel and perpendicular spaces. . The driver remains in control and can take over at all times.

As well as the latest connectivity and convenience features, the new F-PACE also includes a selection of advanced driver assistance systems. Clear Exit Monitor can alert occupants to the presence of bicycles and other vehicles as occupants exit the F-PACE by displaying a warning light next to the door handle. The clever feature is fitted to both the front and rear doors.

Adaptive Cruise Control (standard with HSE specification pack) maintains a set distance to the car in front, for more relaxed and enjoyable long distance journeys. The new F-PACE features Jaguar’s Driver Condition Monitor technology which may detect if the driver is beginning to feel drowsy and alert them to take a break. The technology uses inputs from thousands of data points, some of which are measured every one thousandth of a second, including steering, pedal inputs and general driving behaviour to detect signs of tiredness.

The latest in speaker technology is available through enhanced Meridian Sound and Meridian Surround Sound systems. Featuring 12 speakers with a subwoofer or 16 speakers with a subwoofer respectively, both feature innovative technologies to deliver an enhanced listening experience.

All Meridian systems now feature centre channel technology which delivers an enhanced sound experience. The function brings added depth allowing vocals to be perceived in the centre of the cabin rather than the side through the door speakers. It gives the impression, when listening to music, that the singer is directly in front of the driver and passengers for a more crisp and clear delivery.

Meridian Cabin Correction is able to neutralise any remaining noise resonance which can be reflected off surfaces, while Meridian Digital Dither ensures that low volume notes or tones can be heard as smoothly as possible while correcting degradation. The advanced sound systems also support Active Road Noise Cancellation, ensuring optimum refinement at all times.

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