The 4.73 meter long F-Pace is Jaguar’s mid-range SUV. The market launch was in spring 2016. After four and a half years, a facelift is due. In addition to a new exterior look, the car also has a new interior and electrified engines. For the first time, the car is available with mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid drives.
New exterior look
The first thing you notice about the new design is the dot grill – a grill with shiny pins that are supposed to be reminiscent of diamonds. There are obviously versions with silver and black shiny pins. In addition, the grill now looks wider and the hood extends to the upper edge of the grill. In addition, the outer air inlets have been redesigned. The side vents are now adorned with the “Leaper” (the jumping jaguar).
There are also somewhat slimmer headlights that work with LED technology as standard. “Pixel LED technology” is available as an option – that is, matrix LED headlights. With these you can leave the high beam switched on because the oncoming traffic is masked by automatically switched off LED elements. There is also a high beam assistant that automatically fades in and out. Front and rear wiper indicators are now also available.
At the rear, the F-Pace takes over the LED taillights introduced in the I-Pace with “double baffled optics”. There is also now a newly shaped rear bumper and a modified license plate recess. The R-Dynamic version offers a sportier look thanks to the optional Black Pack (with black body details) can be made even more individual.
Interior with new automatic selector lever
Inside, the rotary knob for automatic operation is replaced by a stubby automatic lever. To the left of it there is a new control roller with which you can choose the driving modes Comfort, Eco, Rain / Ice / Snow and Dynamic. The maps of the steering, the automatic system, the throttle valve and – if on board – the adaptive dampers are changed.
In addition, the previously 10 inch touchscreen has to give way to an 11.4 inch monitor with a slightly curved cover glass. It is used to operate the new Pivi-Pro infotainment (see below). As before, there is also a head-up display and a 12.3-inch instrument display (standard on the P400e, optional on the combustion engines, standard from the SE). It can display 3D maps in full screen format, but also normal round instruments and information from the navigation system, the audio system and more.
The buttons for the power windows moved a little further to the front, where they should now be easier to use. The new seats have wider contact surfaces, new massage functions and enlarged zones for seat heating and cooling. On some models, embossed Leaper logos adorn the headrests. As with other new Jaguar and Land Rover models, a special system improves the interior air. For this purpose, the air is ionized and a filter also removes fine dust of size PM 2.5.
Plug-in hybrid P400e and almost only MHEVs
Also known from the Land Rover range is the plug-in hybrid drive with the designation P400e, which celebrates its Jaguar debut in the F-Pace. Updated four-cylinder and new in-line six-cylinder diesel and gasoline engines from the Ingenium series complete the engine range. All engines have an eight-speed automatic, and all but one are equipped with mild hybrid technology.
|P250||4-Zyl.-Turbobenziner||184 kW / 250 PS||56.640 Euro|
|P400||6-Zyl.-Turbobenz., MHEV||294 kW / 400 PS||68.790 Euro|
|D165||4-Zyl.-Diesel, MHEV||120 kW / 163 PS||52.800 Euro|
|D200||4-Zyl.-Diesel, MHEV||150 kW / 204 PS||55.590 Euro|
|D300||6-Zyl.-Diesel, MHEV||221 kW / 300 PS||64.070 Euro|
|P400e||PHEV (2,0-Liter-Vierzyl.)||297 kW / 404 PS||68.990 Euro|
The new P400e combines a two-liter, four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine with an electric motor (105 kW (143 hp) to a system output of 404 hp and a maximum torque of 640 Nm. The F-Pace P400e accelerates to 100 km in 5.3 seconds / h. The battery stores 17.1 kWh (net 13.8 kWh). The electric range is specified as 59 kilometers. Fast charging with 32 kW direct current charges the battery from 0 to 80 percent in 30 minutes; with 7 kW alternating current the process hardly takes more than two hours.
The 300 hp six-cylinder diesel works with two sequentially switched turbochargers with variable turbine geometry (VTG charger) – a technology premiere for Jaguar. The six-cylinder petrol engine also has a double charge. It uses an electrically powered compressor and a twin-scroll turbocharger.
All versions have all-wheel drive. With good traction, almost all of the torque goes to the rear wheels. When slip is measured on one of the rear wheels, the electronic control system (Intelligent Driveline Dynamics, IDD) ensures that power is diverted to the front.
New hill holder, new infotainment system
An improved hill-hold system makes starting up on an incline easier: it no longer holds the car for a few seconds, but automatically until you accelerate again.
The new Pivi-Pro infotainment boots up particularly quickly thanks to its own power supply. It supports Apple CarPlay and, depending on the country, also Android Auto. There is also an optional station for inductive mobile phone charging. The software is kept up-to-date via over-the-air updates as standard. Thanks to two built-in LTE modems, Pivi Pro can perform numerous functions at the same time – such as music streaming and software updates.
Jaguar is also equipping the new F-Pace with the second generation of the Activity Key out. The waterproof electronic key can be worn on the wrist and enables the vehicle to be opened and locked.
The assistance systems include a Clear Exit Monitorwhich warns of approaching cyclists with a warning light when getting out of the car via the front and rear doors. The new all-round vision system makes even more details in the area visible and helps with maneuvering with various views, including an intersection view, a 3D perspective view and a view from above.
The PDF price list on the Jaguar website still contains the old version, but the configurator is already showing the new one. The new Jaguar F-Pace can be ordered now; the prices (with 16% VAT) are in the table above. In addition to the basic version, you can choose the equipment options S, SE and HSE – each supplemented by an R-Dynamic specification for a sportier look. There is also a Black Pack for all versions. Market launch is early 2021.