The all-new Jaguar FPACE has arrived Africa, thanks to Coscharis Jagur Land Rover on Thursday in Lagos organised a media launch to mark the formal entry of the performance SUV into the the Nigerian market. Designed and engineered to offer the agility, responsiveness and refinement that all Jaguars are renowned for, it combines with unrivalled dynamics with everyday versatility.
Developed using Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the All-New F-PACE combines purity of line, surface and proportion with F-TYPEinspired features such as the powerful rear haunches, fender vents and distinctive tail light graphics. The bold front grille and the muscular bonnet hint at the performance potential from the supercharged V6 engines.
Elements such as slender full- LED headlights, forged 22-inch wheels and short front overhang carry the design vision of the C-X17 concept through to production.
The all-new F-PACE seats five occupants in absolute comfort. The interior is a perfect blend of premium materials and finishes, exquisite detailing, luxuries such as heated, electrically reclining rear seats, and cutting-edge technologies including the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system and 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster.
“By remaining absolutely true to our design principles the All-New F-PACE is immediately recognisable as a Jaguar,” says Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar.
“It offers all of the interior space you would expect – and more – but because of our disciplined approach to surfaces, proportions, and purity of line, we have designed what I consider to be the most balanced, most attractive vehicle in its class” The light, stiff body structure comprises 80 per cent aluminum, and is the only aluminum intensive monocoque in the segment.
Additional weight savings come from the composite tailgate and magnesium for parts such as the cross-car beam. With the 280kW supercharged V6 petrol engine from the F-TYPE under its sculpted aluminum bonnet, the F-PACE can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 5.5 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h. F-PACE is lightweight, too, weighing as little as 1,820kg.
The body’s high torsional stiffness enables the F-TYPEderived double wishbone front suspension and sophisticated Integral Link rear suspension to perform even better.
Together with Torque Vectoring as standard and an Electric Power Assisted Steering system tuned to give the best possible feel and response, the F-PACE sets the benchmark for ride and handling.
Even the entry-level model benefits from monotube dampers as standard, but for even better ride and handling the electronically-controlled adaptive dynamics system measures body and wheel movement 100 and 500 times a second respectively, ensuring optimum damping forces in all conditions.
Using state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics simulations and applying lessons learnt from the XE and allnew XF, the F-PACE has a drag coefficient of only 0.34, helping to reduce fuel consumption and improve refinement. The vehicle is also engineered for exceptionally low lift and excellent lift balance front-to-rear, resulting in better steering feel and stability at higher speeds. The F-PACE’s torque ondemand all-wheel drive (AWD) system is Jaguar’s most sophisticated yet, and has the highest torque capacity.
It features the advanced, in-house control system first developed for F-TYPE AWD: Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD). IDD preserves rear-wheel drive agility and handling character but can seamlessly transfer torque to the front wheels to exploit the performance benefits of extra traction, on all surfaces and in all weathers.
Adaptive Surface Response (ASR), developed from Land Rover’s patented, award-winning Terrain Response technology, makes the AWD system even more effective in challenging conditions. Integrated into Jaguar Drive Control, ASR identifies the type of surface and optimises the mapping of the powertrain and Dynamic Stability Control system. First launched in the all-new XF, ASR has been enhanced by a third mode designed for deep snow and gravel.