Jaguar has updated its F-Pace SUV and a new high-performance F-Pace SVR will join the range! Details below...
The F-Pace, Jaguar’s first-ever SUV, is its most popular model globally. It arrived in South Africa back in 2016 and it has now been updated with a number of technological upgrades as well as the addition of a high-performance F-Pace SVR derivative.
The F-Pace SVR will be powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 with 405 kW and 680 Nm which will result in a zero to 100 kph sprint time in a claimed 4.3 seconds before reaching a top speed of 283 kph.
The F-Pace SVR will headline the range with its 405 kW / 680Nm 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine.
In terms of visual appeal, there are bigger air intakes at the front and numerous vents to draw hot air out of the engine bay. The rear features a unique spoiler as well as 4 fat exhausts. They're of the Active Exhaust variety, meaning you can switch from quiet and subtle to wake-the-neighbours levels of noise. There are new lightweight 21- and 22-inch forged alloy wheels too. In the cabin, there are performance seats with embossed SVR logos and an SVR-branded steering wheel.
As for the rest of the F-Pace range, Jaguar has installed a new adaptive cruise control system with steering assist and lane centering. Furthermore, a Stop & Go feature will also be offered to make driving in heavy traffic less stressful. A new emergency braking system will apply the brakes automatically at speeds up to 160 kph.
All F-Pace’s will feature a 10-inch infotainment system and new 14-way adjustable slimline sports seats will be offered as an option. Other interior changes include a frameless rearview mirror, illuminated tread plates, steel pedals, a suede headliner, carbon fibre door trim and chrome seat switches. Other standard features will include a rear camera, front and rear park distance control, driver attention monitor and lane keep assist. An optional Driver Pack and Park Pack will also be offered.
Fuel tank capacity is also expected to increase (petrol derivatives) to 82 litres (previously 63 litres). All engines will also be equipped with a new particulate filter to help reduce emissions.
The facelifted F-Pace and high-performance F-Pace SVR can be expected in Q3/Q4 of 2018. We will keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.