The high demand for SUVs has created a sizable market that has scrambled big brands to grab a portion of the market share. Big brands such as Bentley, Maserati and even Lamborghini has a SUV in their line-up.
Now, Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia has introduced Jaguar’s first ever SUV, the F-Pace in our market. Offered in a sole 3.0-litre supercharged V6 guise, the Jaguar F-Pace will go head to head against other luxury SUVs, such as the Maserati Levante and Porsche Macan.
|Name||Jaguar F-Pace 3.0 Supercharged Prestige||Jaguar F-Pace 3.0 R-Sport|
2,995cc; Supercharged V6
8-speed ZF automatic
335 hp @ 6,500 rpm
450 Nm @ 4,500 rpm
|0 – 100km/h; Top Speed||
5.8 seconds; 250 km/h
|Price (OTR without insurance)||RM598,800||RM658,800|
Based on the C-X17 concept, the F-Pace has its design cues taken from Jaguar’s saloon line-up – the XF and XE – with a hint of the F-Type. The SUV measures at 4,731mm in length, 2,175mm in width, 1,667mm in height and boasts a wheelbase of 2,874mm.
With the Prestige model, you get bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, front fog lamps, auto-dimming heated powered door mirrors with puddle lights, keyless entry, roof rails, LED combination taillights, dual exhaust finish and a shark fin antenna.
Opt for the R-Sport model, the headlamps feature adaptive Full LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights and R-Sport bodykit. Prestige trim rides on 18-inch 15-spoke silver finish alloys while the R-Sports ride on 20-inch twin five-spoke silver finish alloys.
For added aggression, customers can opt for the Black Pack which paints the radiator grille, door claddings, side power vents and alloy wheels in gloss black as well as R-Sport badges.
Jumping inside, the F-Pace is a familiar cabin for those who are accustomed to the brand. Standard equipment on both variants include dual-zone climate control, keyless start, interior lighting, electronically adjustable steering column, leather wrapped multifunctional steering wheel, 380W 11-speakers Meridian Sound System, lockable glovebox, electrically reclining rear seats, 508 litres of boot space and a powered tailgate.
For the Prestige trim, the interior comes with 10-way powered front seats with memory function, 8-inch Capacitive Touchscreen, InControl Touch Navigation and analogue dials with 5-inch full colour TFT instrument cluster.
Moving up to the R-Sport and you get significantly more kit. Additional features include perforated leather seats, 14-way powered front seats with 4-way electric lumbar support and memory function, R-Sport badges around the interior, panoramic sunroof, 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Gesture Control, InControl Touch Navigation Pro and 12.3-inch Instrument Panel Display (similar to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit).
For customers with an active lifestyle, there is the optional Activity Key which takes shape of a waterproof wristband that acts as the key to lock and unlock the F-Pace. This can be done by simply waving the Activity Key at the Jaguar emblem at the tailgate.
Powering the 1,820kg SUV is a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 paired to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, sending 335 hp and 450 Nm of torque to all four wheels. Century sprint is done in 5.8 seconds and it sprints all the way to an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h. Thanks to its Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the F-Pace boasts a near perfect 50:50 weight distribution.
For drivers that wish to take their F-Pace through the road less travelled, Jaguar’s Advanced Drivetrain Technology with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics will automatically send equal amount of torque to all four wheels to get through any terrain. On normal driving conditions, power is largely sent to the rear with a 10:90 (front to rear) bias.
The All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) works as a low speed (between 3.6 km/h to 30 km/h) cruise control to cope with low traction terrains, allowing the drivers to focus on steering the vehicle. For added confidence, drivers can alter the vehicle dynamics to four driving modes: Eco, Dynamic, Normal and Rain Ice Snow mode via the JaguarDrive Control.
A bulk of the RM60k premium for the R-Sport is well spent on the Adaptive Dynamics system that measures body and wheel movement anywhere from 100 to 500 times per second to provide optimum damping at all times. You can also customise your own drivemode through the Configurable Dynamics mode. Lastly the R-Sport is also fitted with Adaptive Surface Response (ASR) that detects the differences in surfaces and adjusts the engine and brake settings for optimal driving.
The F-Pace features six airbags, ABS, Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), electronic parking brake with brake hold, blind spot monitor, revers traffic detection, power operated child locks and passive front head restraints.
The Jaguar F-Pace can be had in nine exterior shades – Polaris White, Ultimate Black, Dark Sapphire Blue, Ammonite Grey, British Racing Green, Quartzite, Italian Racing Red, Odyssey Red and Rhodium Silver. Besides that, there are a host of optional extras that customers can specify such as larger alloys to interior stitching.
All purchases of the F-Pace come with a 5-Year or 150,00km warranty package with 3-Year Jaguar Roadside Assistance as well as a 5-Year or 65,000km complimentary service package.