Jaguar has delivered about the promise in the C-X17 concept, unveiling the development version of their 2017 F-Pace luxury crossover recently at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show.
2017 Jaguar F-Pace Review
The F-Pace will probably be available with two engine options. The so-called 20d is really a 2-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder that spins for the tune of 180 horsepower and 318 pound-feet of torque. There’s also the 35t, which can be a 3-liter supercharged gasoline V-6 which enables 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque — and which seems oddly named, its alphanumerics neither matching the displacement nor the aspiration. A top-spec S trim level bumps the V-6’s capability to 380 horsepower, as a result of a revised management software.
Either engine is going to be mated into a standard all-wheel drive system by using an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox. Jaguar’s AWD product is an on-demand setup that defaults to rear-wheel drive until slip is detected. Braking-based torque vectoring and Jaguar Adaptive Surface Response traction control system boost grip in several performance and low-traction situations.
The F-Pace’s cabin features many of the largest displays offered within a Jag as well as an optional laser HUD. Josh Miller/CNET
The F-Pace’s body, chassis and suspension make extensive utilization of lightweight aluminum within their construction. The crossover borrows many of the company’s styling cues through the XF and XE sedans.
In the cabin, the F-Pace’s dashboard is dominated by a fresh suite of Jaguar InControl tech. The instrument cluster can be a 12.3-inch display with virtual gauges or even a full map display. When built with the optional InControl Touch Pro infotainment option, the primary display is usually a 10.2-inch capacitive screen with 3D graphics powered by way of a quad-core processor as well as a high-speed 60GB solid-state drive.
Jag is aiming the F-Pace on the active lifestyle set, therefore the new model also debuts Jaguar’s Activity Key. Think of it as a waterproof, shockproof version on the keyless entry transponder that is certainly integrated into a rubber wristband. With this Active Key, drivers can lock their input the car while cycling, surfing or kayaking.
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Available driver aid tech includes the typical suspects — adaptive cruise control with queue assist, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring — along with a few interesting features for instance semi-automatic parallel parking along with a full-color laser head-up display.
2017 Jaguar F-Pace Release date and Price
The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace V-6 will launch in the US in the year of 2016 while using diesel option joining the lineup later that year. Pricing starts from $42,390 for V-6 models and $40,990 for four-cylinder diesel. A 3-liter V-6 First Edition model will likely be available in the UK for £65,275.