This is Jaguar’s first ever SUV and it’s glorious, sporty and as British as they come. This is the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace. Days ago, Jaguar launched the F-Pace in stunning fashion at the Dubai Downtown during a display of the world’s longest record for an LED show displayed at the world’s tallest tower “Burj Khalifa” in Dubai.
Over the decades, SUV sales seem to have increased more than expected and the demand for luxury SUVs is at an all time high, thus Jaguar decided to give us a fine example of the modern day luxury SUV. With over 10,000 pre-orders for the F-Pace worldwide, the beautiful SUV is already on to a good start by setting a record for being the fastest selling Jaguar in history.
Stunning performance and design that has F-Type DNA written all over it
The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace will be available in three power-trains and six different trim levels. Ranging from “Pure” to “First Edition” all of which are offered with (AWD) all wheel drive as standard. The F-Pace S and First Edition trims top the range and are available with the 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 petrol engine that produces 380-hp and the 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 diesel engine that produces 300-hp. These are the same engines offered in the sporty F-Type, and if you haven’t heard or driven one we suggest you give it a test drive and judge for yourself, because the engine soundtrack is glorious.
The Pure, Prestige, Portfolio and R-Sport trims also offer a 2.0-liter-turbocharged diesel engine that produces 180-hp, a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that produces 300-hp and a detuned version of the same supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 petrol engine producing 340-hp. The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace features a very beautiful profile that sees it sitting at a 113.1 inch wheel base. It’s measured in at 186.3 inches (length), 65.6 inches (Height) and 76.2 inches (Width) which means it sits nicely between the Porsche Macan and the Cayenne.
Aside from the powerful engines, the F-Pace looks very sporty for an SUV with a long hood and bulky masculine hips, there is no mistaking this British big cat on the roads. The design of the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace draws a lot of inspiration from the Jaguar F-Type which is arguably one of the most beautiful coupes on the market right now thanks to Ian Callum – “Jaguar Design Director” the DNA of the F-Type carries on to the F-Pace in spectacular fashion.
The F-Pace S accelerates from 0-100 Km/h in 6.2 seconds when equipped with the 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel and takes just 5.5 seconds to do the same when equipped with the 3.0-liter V-6 petrol engine. These times are very respectable considering you can take your full family for a long trip and still be able to squeeze in a spirited driver whenever you feel the urge.
Class-leading boot capacity and an incredible cockpit
Speaking of family and entertainment, the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace offers an array of features on the inside with a signature Jaguar interior that engulfs the passengers in supreme luxury. A class leading 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a huge 10.2-inch center console touchscreen (upgraded screens available as options) and a multi-function steering wheel are just some of the goods you get when you purchase an F-Pace. It also happens to have a class-leading boot capacity of 650 liters and a versatile 40:20:40 rear seat folding configuration. The standard displays are just as impressive with an 8 inch Touchscreen and a 5 inch Instrument Panel Display with analogue dials.
So if you happen to be considering a new SUV, you have to check out the F-Pace. Jaguar says this is the practical sports car that can basically combine the sporty feel and look of a modern day Jaguar with the practicality and usability of an SUV, and that’s something the marque was never able to deliver until now thanks to the added benefits that come with being an SUV.
But unlike many luxury SUVs, the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace is truly capable of going off-road with Land Rover’s newly developed “All Surface Progress Control” which allows the driver to let the car maintain a speed between 2.2 mph and 19 mph via cruise control while the driver just steers around the obstacles and the car does the rest of the work.
Smart activity key helps you take on any adventure without worry
— Jaguar UK (@JaguarUK) June 7, 2016
Let’s say you want to go for a swim but wouldn’t be able to carry the traditional key with you, in fear of misplacing it or having it brake from the rough activities you are about to go through. The Jaguar Activity key solves all those problems as you can have access to your F-Pace all the time. You might have already heard about it, but this is Jaguar’s Activity key which is a unique and smart way for you to unlock your F-Pace with the key being placed inside the car. The smart Activity key is also shock/water resistant and allows the driver to keep the main key in the car while still being able to lock and unlock the car on the go.