Jaguar F-Pace: 7 things you didn't know

By Nathan Ponchard, 11 Apr 2016 Car Reviews

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Jaguar F-Pace: 7 things you didn't know

Jaguar F-Pace will arrive in Australia with swathes of premium features and tricky extras. Here are seven of the best.

  1. It comes with an ‘Activity Key’, which is a rubber bracelet, much like a watch band, that you can wear while surfing or swimming, then use as a key to unlock the car by holding it against the ‘J’ on the Jaguar badge on the tailgate … providing the actual key is inside the car somewhere.
  2. Its body construction is 80 percent aluminium – more than any competitor – which saves weight and increases strength.
  3. A limited-run ‘First Edition’ will be part of the initial F-Pace line-up, wearing enormous 22-inch wheels (the largest in its segment).
  4. At 650 litres, the F-Pace has the most luggage space in its class – eclipsing the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC by 100 litres a piece.
  5. An optional wifi hotspot will be added to F-Pace in 2017. Controlled by an Ethernet network with a bandwidth of up to 1GB/second, it will enable up to eight devices to be connected at the same time, transforming the F-Pace into a mobile office.
  6. The F-Pace is built in a brand new section of Jaguar-Land Rover’s factory in Solihull, England – the same plant that produced the original Land Rover series from 1948 until earlier this year, and currently also builds the Jaguar XE sedan, Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover, and Range Rover Sport.
  7. What you currently see is not all the F-Pace you’re going to get because other models are on the way, including a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder in 2017 and a V8-engined F-Pace SVR further down the track.

Read our quick review on the Jaguar F-Pace here.