Jaguar F-Pace is a rear- or all-wheel drive mid- size premium SUV that combines the “spaciousness and practicality of an all-wheel-drive system with the dynamics of British company sports cars. The car was first shown as a concept model in 2013 at the Frankfurt show with C-X17. The serial version came out in January 2015. The next year, it Already showed a “charged” version of the 5-door model, which received SVR. And in 2020, the British company released a new crossover Jaguar F-Pace.
Looking at the appearance of classic crossover Jaguar F-Pace it is clear that the car even after 5 years looks great. But this did not stop the engineers and designers, so they equipped the updated car with a youth sports-aggressive style. Looking at the photos, you can see the aerodynamic body configuration, large-format air intakes, as well as off-road loafers, and other design features typical for powerful cars.
As it should be, the lion’s share of changes has been made to the Jaguar Avilon crossover’s front. The car boasts a steeply sloping panoramic windscreen, wave profiles down to the hood’s show, and a mesh-tightened radiator grille. The front end has a higher seating position, which does not block the driver’s visibility. Many decors are placed on the hood, which is also distinguished by relief transitions in height.
Most of them are concentrated in the central part. Not without decorative cutouts, which mimic the air intake grilles. The central part of the Jaguar F-Pace’s bumper has an air intake, equipped with a rectangular shape. It is slightly recessed into the body and painted in black gloss.
Separately we should mention the formidable headlights, which have high- quality LED filling, which comes already in the initial version of the
British crossover. Pretty solid turned-out dodger, which occupies a lot of space. Its lion’s share is allotted for the air intake systems, taking a variety of forms. They are also slightly recessed into the body and filled with relatively small stacks, painted in black gloss.
The crossover side received neat windows, divided and decorated with gloss black stripes, triangular side mirrors with turn signals (as an option), and wavy relief, filling all the free space on the body, as well as stylish cutouts that go behind the front arches. The latter is responsible not only for cooling the under-hood room but also for cooling the braking system. It’s hard not to notice the blown wheel arches and heavily embossed sills. Optionally, the Jaguar F-Pace 2020 can be equipped with stylish “rollers,” also painted in black gloss, making the appearance of the car more solid. The clearance is 213 mm. 20-inch rollers support the vehicle.
The rear does not fall out of the overall view. About a third of the entire body area is sloped, narrower than the lower one. “British” stands out with a slightly sloped visor filled with stoplights and a massive trunk window. Further back, the tailgate has aggressive outline optics, relief with smooth and wavy height transitions, chrome painted nameplates, and air intake side cutouts. The lower part is decorated with two cutouts, a diffuser, painted in chrome, relief, and the exhaust system, represented by two large nozzles. As you can see, the new Jaguar F-Pace exterior is thought out in detail and looks very stylish. You can see all the advantages with your own eyes at Jaguar showroom.
The updates didn’t end with the exterior. British engineers worked on the Jaguar F-Pace crossover’s interior, which stands out for its chic interior. The finishing materials used only high-quality materials, including several types of natural leather metal, Alcantara, carbon fiber, and wood. The comfort level is increased thanks to an advanced multimedia system, which has received all the necessary options, allowing you to travel long distances and quickly solve various tasks.
The dashboard looks modern enough, having several functioning analogs or digital (top modification) types. In front of the dashboard is a convenient, multifunctional three-spoke steering wheel.
Start the Jaguar F-Pace 2020 engine with a button located on the tunnel near the compact gearshift knob.
The central part has ventilation system deflectors, a large 12- inch touchscreen monitor, and a small number of panels filled with touch-type keys. Thanks to these buttons, it is possible to adjust the climate situation. Next, you can see the tunnel, which begins with a massive recess for things. Then the British placed the technical panel, cupholders, with a heating or cooling covered with a curtain. And also, an armrest is hiding another cooled compartment.
Inside, the company provides for a 5-seat layout. Each of the five seats is distinguished by the highest comfort level, leather trim, electric adjustments, heating, ventilation, massage, and other useful options. The
The volume of the luggage compartment is 508 liters. But if necessary, it can be increased by removing the back row, which will provide 1,598 liters of usable space. The trunk itself boasts a wide doorway, a flat floor, and a spare wheel in the underground niche. You can get a closer look at the car at the Jaguar Avilon dealer.
For their crossover, the Brits have provided several engines with the MHEV system in the format of a 48-volt starter-generator, which run on gasoline and diesel fuel. The turbocharged diesels got a 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor that develops 163 horsepower in one variant and 204 in the other.
The most powerful 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel has a 3.0-liter displacement. It generates 300 horsepower, allowing you to spend 6.4 seconds to conquer the first hundred.
Gasoline versions get the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 250-horsepower “engine.” For those who can’t get enough, there’s a 3.0-liter six-cylinder motor that can produce 340 or 400 horsepower.
There is also a hybrid version of the Jaguar F-Pace P400e, which generates 404 horsepower (640 Nm). This is achieved thanks to a 2.0- liter four-cylinder petrol engine and a 105-kilowatt electric motor. The PHEV version has a traction battery capacity of 17.1 kWh. This is enough to cover 53 km on a single charge. It takes half an hour to charge the battery from a constant current terminal (32 kW capacity). In 5.3 seconds, the crossover accelerates to the first hundred, and fuel consumption in the WLTP cycle is about 2.2 liters of gasoline. However, this version will not come to Russia.
The novelty has an 8-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive transmission. “The maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. As you can see, the technical characteristics of the Jaguar F-Pace are unlikely to leave anyone indifferent.
The car was built using the iQ[AI] universal modular platform. The crossover got a multilever independent suspension, expanded functionality of electronic assistants, and control automation systems. The car is a more comfortable steer than the rack-and-pinion electric power steering, which has a variable cog spacing. The braking system has disc mechanisms on all wheels. Hydraulic shock absorbers with electronic control circuit can also be installed as an option.
Components and Prices
It will be possible to buy the crossover from us in five main variants. The price of the Jaguar F-Pace, depending on the power, can start from 3.3 to 3.6 million rubles for the base version. But the top variants will cost not less than 4,800,000 rubles. The Jaguar F-Pace’s specs can be found on the seller’s website. Sales will start in spring 2021.
Сomparison with competitors
Despite the premium class, the “Briton” has enough rivals. The BMW X5, Range Rover Sport, Volvo XC90, and Porsche Cayenne can compete with the Jaguar F-Pace.
The British company managed to update its crossover in time. We cannot say that it has become obsolete, but it is possible to lose a lot because of the rapidly renewing market. Therefore, the new Jaguar F-Pace 2021 has become better and more modern from the outside and inside. Also, the novelty got modern and robust engines, all-wheel-drive system. And also an abundance of electronic assistants and an adequate level of safety. Now we have to find out how the car behaves in reality, on our roads. Only time will tell, so we have to wait for the spring of 2021 when it will be possible to buy a crossover.