Jaguar F-Pace SUV on its way to Australia

By Ryan Lewis, 19 Feb 2016 Car News

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Jaguar F-Pace SUV on its way to Australia

This is the Jaguar F-Pace, Jaguar’s first SUV and a car that local boss, Matthew Wiesner, predicts will double sales of Jaguars in Australia.

Jaguar describes the F-Pace as a performance crossover for people who love driving. It is aimed to steal sales away from BMW X5, Audi Q5 and Porsche Macan.

The F-Pace is slated to arrive in Australia in July with expectation set north of 1000 F-Paces per year going to local customers. Jaguar Australia sold 1292 cars in 2015 across its entire model range.

Jaguar F-Pace Front Side

Jaguar’s plan for F-Pace is to incorporate Jaguar’s renowned driving dynamics with everyday SUV usability. Key features include a spacious cabin and 650-litre cargo capacity, an advanced infotainment system called InControl Touch Pro, a range of petrol and diesel engines and all-wheel drive grip, plus a full suite of driver assistance technology and safety systems.

Variants start with Prestige, a package that includes 19-inch alloy wheels, auto emergency braking, lane departure warning, tyre pressure monitoring, motorised tailgate, LED headlights, leather upholstery, Meridian sound system, Jaguar’s Smart Key system, parking aids and reversing camera.

Jaguar F-Pace Rear

R-Sport adds to the Prestige package with a unique 19-inch wheel design and R-Sport bumpers and styling details.

Portfolio offers premium Windsor leather trim, wood veneer trim and upgraded interior lighting.

S and First Edition models are the only variants available with the most powerful supercharged V6 engine. The S model gains 20-inch wheels, adaptive dynamics, unique S bumpers and red brake calipers plus S-specific interior trim. First edition comes with 22-inch wheels, a sliding panoramic roof, roof rails, a virtual instrument display, reclining rear seats and superior interior materials.

Getting into an F-Pace will cost you $74,340 for the entry-level 20d Prestige, powered by a 132kW/430Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel four-cylinder engine. Two diesel engines are on offer, the other a 221kW/700Nm 3.0-litre turbocharged V6.

Jaguar F-Pace at night

Petrol engine options include a 250kW/450Nm supercharged 3.0-litre V6 and a 280kW/460Nm supercharged 3.0-litre V6.

Pricing for other diesel variants is as follows: 20d R-Sport ($80,090), 30d Prestige ($84,590), 30d R-Sport ($80,090), 30d Portfolio ($91,350), S ($99,940) and First Edition ($117,210).

Petrol model pricing: 35t Prestige ($84,030), 35t R-Sport ($89,790), 35t Portfolio ($90,800), S ($103,420) and First Edition ($120,700)