Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLRM) has launched the new facelift Jaguar F-Pace with changes to the exterior design along with additional features on the inside. Prices start from RM598,800 inclusive of SST, before insurance. The 2.0-litre R-Dynamic will be the only variant available for the F-Pace in Malaysia currently. JLRM also launched the facelift Jaguar XF in Malaysia recently, priced from RM498k.
Performance comes from a 2.0-litre Ingenium engine paired to an ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox to drive all four wheels. The engine puts out 250 hp and 365 Nm, allowing the F-Pace to get from 0 to 100 km/h in a not-too-shabby time of 7.3 seconds. The F-Pace comes with several drives modes such as Comfort, Eco, Rain-Ice-Snow and Dynamic for different driving conditions.
Working hand-in-hand with the Configurable Dynamics system, the engine response, gearshifts, and steering feel of the F-Pace can be set according to the driver’s preference.
As for exterior design, the F-Pace has been refreshed with a new mesh grille design, along with slimmer headlamps with quad LED projectors and ‘Double J’ daytime running light graphics, just like the new facelift Jaguar XF.
At the rear, the F-Pace has been fitted with a new tailgate to allow the SUV to look wider, complemented with slimmer tail lamps and a redesigned rear bumper. The slimmer tail lamps are finished with sculpted lenses inspired by the fully-electric I-PACE, and when illuminated, reveal Jaguar’s ‘chicane’ graphics.
The changes are more dramatic in the cabin, with occupants immediately greeted by a new dashboard and centre console design that focuses on the driver according to JLRM. Also prominent is a new gear selector lever, that replaces the previous ‘pop-up rotary dial’.
Other standard features include wireless charging, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a huge 11.4-inch touchscreen with the new Pivi Pro operating system. Beneath the curved touchscreen display is a new dual-zone air-con control panel.
A proud Jaguar innovation, the F-Pace also comes with an in-built Active Road Noise Cancellation feature that monitors vibrations from the road surface and calculates the opposite sound wave needed to cancel out the noise heard by occupants. Also monitored is the number of occupants to allow the system to produce the most optimised results in sound cancellation.