The Jaguar F-Pace brand’s first ever SUV in 70 years of history has been finally launched in India. Prior to its official, the prices of the performance SUV were disclosed via a press release issued by Jaguar Land Rover on 6th October 2016. To be sold via CBU route, the F-pace will start at Rs. 68.4 lakh for the base pure variant and will go all the way to Rs. 1.12 crore (ex-showroom Delhi) for the range topping first edition trim.
The bookings for F-pace have already commenced for Rs. 5 lakh via online channel and 23 authorized Jaguar dealerships across the country. Made its debut at 2015 Frankfurt motor show, F-Pace is based on CX-17 crossover concept and utilizes company’s new lightweight body architecture that also underpins Jaguar XF and XE sedans. Despite common sharing platform, Jaguar claims that more than 80 percent of the components of F-pace are new. The launch event was pretty grand as Jaguar has made 60 ft replica of London’s ‘The shard’ On Marine drive Mumbai designed by Artist Arzan Khambhatta.
Jaguar F-Pace will be offered in four trims- Pure, prestige, R-sport and top First edition and it will take on Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Porsche Macan S. Here is the detailed variant wise pricing (ex-showroom Delhi):-
Jaguar F-Pace 2.0 litre Pure: – Rs. 68.40 lakhs
Jaguar F-Pace 2.0 litre Prestige: – Rs. 74.50 lakhs
Jaguar F-Pace 3.0 litre R-Sport: – Rs. 1.02 Crores
Jaguar F-Pace 3.0 litre First edition: – Rs. 1.12 Crores
Talking about the powertrains, it will be available with two diesel engines- a 2.0 litre mill and a 3.0 l V6 motor. The Pure and Prestige will be powered by the 2.0 litre engine that delivers 177bhp of max output and 430Nm of torque while the R-Sport and Top first edition will draw power from a 3.0 litre oil burner which is capable of delivering 296bhp and whopping torque of 700Nm.
Both the engines are paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox sending power to all four wheels. The 2.0 litre engine can touch 100km/hr mark from standstill in just 8.7 seconds with the tops speed of 208km/hr. On the other hand, the 3.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine can perform the same in 6.2 seconds with the top whack of 241km/hr.
Space and Dimensions:
At tape, Jaguar F-Pace measures 4731mm in length, 2175mm in width and 1651mm in height. The SUV rides on pretty long wheelbase of 2874mm and offers ground clearance of 213mm. The rear knee room space is said to best in segment and it also features 40:20:40 seating configuration.
Jaguar F-pace will be available in four pain schemes- Rhodium silver, Caesium blue, ultimate black and halcyon gold.
Exterior and Interior:
Talking about the design; the SUV is adorned by honeycomb mesh grille flanked by adaptive LED headlights with J-blade LED daytime running lights. Sloping roofline, flared wheel arches, high ground clearance and 20 inch alloy wheel add to the premium look of SUV. The rear profile has F-type based LED tail lamps and bin parts of Range Rover Evoque; the massive rear bumper with faux skid plate makes F-Pace more menacing.
As for the goodies and features, the F-pace comes loaded with tablet like 10.2-inch InControl Touch Pro Navigation infotainment system, 380W meridian audio system, interior mood lighting with a choice of 10 colors, special carpet mats, 10 way adjustable front seats, ambient lighting with 10 different colors, panoramic sunroof, Houndstooth embossed Windsor Leather Sports seats, surround camera system, reclining rear seat, 12.3 inch all digital instrument cluster to name a few.
Other features include ABS with EBD, cruise control, adaptive dynamics, torque vectoring, park assist, Jaguar drive control, dynamic stability control (DSC), trailer stability assist, engine drag torque control, all surface progress control (ASPC), reverse parking camera along with other standard features. You also get an activity key which is wearable wrist band and helps to lock and unlock the SUV. It is a waterproof device so you can enjoy outdoor activities without any worry.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. 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.”