Jaguar’s biggest-selling model, the F-Pace performance SUV, is receiving an update for the 2019 model year, bringing fresh tech and interior options – and a SVR-badged supercharged V8.
Unveiled at the recent New York motor show, the F-Pace SVR features a 404kW/680Nm 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine under its bonnet, and is capable of 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds on the way to a top speed of 283km/h.
The SVR will roll out of Jag’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) workshop with bespoke suspension, aerodynamic enhancements and lightweight 21- and 22-inch alloy wheels to accommodate larger brakes.
The big cat will also sound as good as it looks and drives, with an active exhaust system that helps turn the supercharged V8 engine’s din into a symphony for rev-heads.
Inside, the F-Pace SVR adds sports seats featuring the SVR logo, while the gear-select dial that rises from the console when you start the engine in lesser models swaps over for a more traditional lever.
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Meanwhile, the rest of the F-Pace range gains smart adaptive cruise control with a stop and go function, and lane-keeping assist, which are standard equipment in many mainstream SUVs.
All F-Pace variants will also come standard with a 10-inch touchscreen to view and control the infotainment system.
Owners seeking more comfort can choose optional slimline sports seats featuring 14-way adjustment including adjustable bolsters.
A frameless rear-vision mirror, illuminated metal tread plates, bright metal pedals, premium carpet mats, suede cloth headlining, chrome seat switches and carbonfibre door finishes will also be available.
Petrol versions will also come with a larger 82-litre fuel tank (up from 63 litres) for extra range and convenience.
The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace range, including the SVR, is expected to arrive in Australia later this year. Jaguar Australia recently revealed that SVR pricing will start from $140,020, almost $40,000 more than the F-Pace S that currently tops the range.