With a subtly updated exterior, all-new interior and the choice of new in-line four- and six-cylinder engines including plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology, the new Jaguar F-PACE is brought right up to date.
The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder PHEV model produces a combined 29 7kW and 640 Nm from its petrol engine and 76k W electric motor. The electric motor is powered by a 13.6kWh lithium-ion battery with a claimed 0-100km/h figure of 5.3 seconds.
When fully charged, the new P400e is capable of up to 53 km of all-electric driving. A next-generation 147 kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine joins the line-up too, while an in-line six-cylinder diesel producing 221 kW and 700 Nm delivers acceleration from 0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds. Finally, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with 184 kW and 365 Nm, completes the 0-100km/h test in 7.3 seconds.
All engines are paired with Jaguar’s eight-speed automatic gearbox, which can be controlled using the steering wheel shift paddles. All-wheel drive is standard across all F-PACE models and ‘Intelligent Driveline Dynamics’ provides rear-wheel drive biased performance, with the ability to vary torque to individual axles depending on conditions.
Inside, the cabin has been refreshed and now the latest Pivi Pro infotainment technology (seen first on the new Land Rover Defender) is accessed through the all-new 11.4-inch curved glass HD touchscreen. The screen is said to be three times brighter than the previous 10-inch screen.
Customers can choose from S, SE R-DYNAMIC and HSE R-DYNAMIC trim levels. Also optional on all models is the Black Exterior Pack. The new Jaguar F-PACE is scheduled for South African launch early 2021 and pricing will be announced closer to the time.