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’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.
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.
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)