Jaguar on 20th October, 2016, launched its first ever performance SUV in India, the All-New F-PACE, priced at Rs. 68.40 Lakh (ex-Delhi), amongst great fanfare at a spectacular event. To mark the launch, an 18 meter tall ‘Beacon’, designed especially by Arzan Khambatta, dramatically lit up in a never seen before launch sequence that included Narain Karthikeyan and powerful renditions by Shankar Mahadevan. The grand event was held at the iconic Marine Drive in the heart of Mumbai and was attended by several VIP guests including existing & prospective customers, brand evangelists and Jaguar enthusiasts.
The Story of the ‘Beacon’
The 18 meter tall ‘Beacon’ was inspired by modern British architecture with minimalistic design elements and powerfully simple form. It also perfectly communicated the key attributes of the All-New Jaguar F-PACE of Design, Performance, Technology and Practicality. To mark the launch of the F-PACE, the ‘Beacon’ lit up with projections and lights that danced off its surface and thus sending a powerful signal to India that the All-New Jaguar F-PACE has arrived into the country.
Rohit Suri, President, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL) said: “With dynamic design language and practicality at its core, the All-New Jaguar F-PACE is already setting benchmarks globally. We have received an overwhelming response for the car worldwide and we expect the same in India as well. It is indeed one of the most awaited products in the Indian market. The launch of F-PACE ushers Jaguar into the SUV market; a smooth ride that will mark the dawn of a new era for Jaguar in India.”
Visually inspired by F-TYPE, the all-new Jaguar F-PACE is a performance SUV that has the DNA of a sports car. Its powerful and agile look makes it utterly distinctive and gives it a head-turning road presence. From the bonnet bulge to the pronounced rear haunches, the all-new F-PACE reinvents the energy, strength and purity of form of F-TYPE.
Even at night, the all-new Jaguar F-PACE is instantly recognizable, thanks to its Adaptive LED Headlights featuring Jaguar’s signature ‘J’ Blade Daytime Running Lights. Adding to F-PACE’s commanding on-road presence, Adaptive LED Headlights produce an intensity of light that is close to daylight, which helps to distinguish objects more easily and reduces fatigue. At the rear, full LED tail lights echo F-TYPE’s distinctive design language.
Sports Command Driving Position & Extensive Personal Choice
The all-new Jaguar F-PACE’s interior blends sportiness and elegance to create the latest in contemporary design. Jaguar’s extensive range of premium materials, handpicked leathers and sophisticated finishes, give F-PACE one of the most comprehensive interior choices in its class. This is the perfect opportunity to create a space that reflects individual style.
Configurable Interior Mood Lighting highlights the finest interior design details with soft pools of light in a choice of ten different colors. F-PACE’s modern interior design means essential controls are intuitive to use and always close at hand. A high centre console and the Sports Command Driving Position help the driver feel connected and secure, while the slender roof pillars and a large windscreen mean that the all-round visibility is excellent.
Ingenium Diesel Engine
The all-new Jaguar F-PACE is offered with the 2.0 l (litre) 4-cylinder 132 kW Turbocharged Ingenium diesel engine. Ingenium is Jaguar Land Rover’s new breed of engines designed for effortless performance, refinement and efficiency. With advanced technology and all-aluminium construction, Ingenium delivers impressive fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Up to 20 kg lighter than equivalent previous generation engines, Ingenium is intrinsically more efficient.
The powerful 3.0 l (litre) V6 Turbocharged Diesel engine offers exceptional refinement and efficiency, increasing power to 221 kW and torque to an impressive 700 Nm for improved performance and excellent drivability. The engine uses innovative twin parallel sequential turbocharging – a concept pioneered by Jaguar Land Rover – for smooth, more immediate delivery of power at all engine speeds, as well as two-stage water cooling to conserve energy. This engine delivers an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in just 6.2 s.
Lightweight Aluminium Architecture
Jaguar has been at the forefront of aluminium car construction for more than a decade. Its latest innovation is the Lightweight Aluminium Architecture that provides the foundations for the all-new F-PACE. Jaguar uses aluminium where possible because it creates a stiff, strong and most importantly, lighter architecture.
The architecture’s incredible strength offers excellent protection to all occupants, while its reduced weight enhances handling and braking. Aluminium has also been used to form the body sides, bonnet and front wings of F-PACE. The use of aluminium enables F-PACE to be amongst the lightest cars in its class – boosting efficiency from the outset. The reduced weight of F-PACE’s structure is distributed with a near perfect 50:50 balance for a sporting performance and an impeccable ride.
The Activity Key, F-PACE’s unique new feature, makes living life to the full even easier and one can wear it like a wristband. It is robust and fully waterproof and allows one to enjoy a range of outdoor activities – from skydiving to swimming. One can use the Activity Key to lock and unlock their car. When exiting the car, the conventional key fob can be left in the car and the Activity Key can be presented to the tailgate to lock it. The conventional key fob is then automatically deactivated for security.
The all-new Jaguar F-PACE’s Torque Vectoring by Braking maximises capability through even the tightest corners. Torque Vectoring technology provides controlled independent braking on the individual inside front and rear wheels to add to the turning forces acting on the car. In most conditions, more braking pressure is applied to the rear inside wheel as this supports the most increased cornering capability, while the front inside wheel is braked for greater effectiveness and refinement. The result is reduced understeer for sharper turning and more consistent road holding. Torque Vectoring delivers increased sports car-like agility and added driver confidence.
DERIVATIVES AND PRICES
The all-new Jaguar F-PACE will be available in India in the following engines and derivatives:
1. Jaguar F-PACE 2.0 l (132 kW) Diesel Pure: Rs. 68.40 Lakh
2. Jaguar F-PACE 2.0 l (132 kW) Diesel Prestige: Rs. 74.50 Lakh
3. Jaguar F-PACE 3.0 l (221 kW) Diesel R-Sport: Rs. 102.35 Lakh
4. Jaguar F-PACE 3.0 l (221 kW) Diesel First Edition: Rs.112.55 Lakh
Note: All prices are ex-showroom, in Delhi