Jaguar Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has launched the All-New Jaguar F-PACE performance SUV in Malaysia on 30 November 2016. The company is offering two variants of the new premium SUV – Prestige and R-Sport, both equipped with a 340PS 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine from the F-TYPE mated to an eight-speed electronic automatic transmission with Jaguar Sequential Shift™. This allows the All-New F-PACE to accelerate from 0-100kph in just 5.8 seconds before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 250kph.
The black Pack R-Sport option comes with gloss black radiator grille and surrounds, body colour door claddings with gloss black finishers and gloss black side power vents with R-Sport badge. The All-New F-PACE was developed using Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, and combines purity of line, surface and proportion with F-TYPE-inspired features such as the powerful rear haunches, fender vents and distinctive tail light graphics.
The All-New F-PACE seats five adult occupants in comfort with generous head and knee room, while the luggage compartment volume is a spacious 508 litres, even with the space saver spare wheel is fitted. Jaguar’s InControl Touch infotainment system is standard in Prestige, in features an eight-inch capacity touchscreen, intuitive user interface and crisp clear graphics, supporting smartphone and tablet gestures such as “swipe” to move from one page to another.
The premium InControl Touch Pro system available in the R-Sport variant is based around a 10.2-inch touchscreen, with a powerful quad-core processor and solid-state drive, and runs on ultra-fast Ethernet. The user interface is instinctive and extremely quick with sharp and incredibly responsive graphics. Navigation can be shown full-screen-in 3D- in the 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster that comes in the InControl Touch Pro package.
The Lightweight Aluminium Architecture was created from the outset as a modular structure, so the wheels can be positioned exactly where they are needed to deliver the proportions, dynamics, and practicality essential for a performance crossover. The wheelbase and track are not shared with any other Jaguar.
The light, stiff body structure comprises 80 per cent aluminium, and is the only aluminium-intensive monocoque in the segment. Additional weight savings come from the composite tailgate and magnesium for parts such as the cross-car beam.
The body’s high torsional stiffness, F-TYPE-derived double wishbone front suspension and sophisticated Integral Link rear suspension, Torque Vectoring and Electric Power Assisted Steering system tuned to give the best possible feel and response, work together to provide exceptional ride and handling.
The entry-level Prestige model has monotube dampers as standard, but for even better ride and handling the electronically-controlled Adaptive Dynamics system (standard in R-Sport) measures body and wheel movement 100 and 500 times a second respectively, ensuring optimum damping forces in all conditions.
Jaguar’s Configurable Dynamics (first used in the F-TYPE) comes standard in R-Sport, and allows individual settings for the throttle, automatic transmission, steering, and, where fitted, the Adaptive Dynamics system. The All-New F-PACE’s torque on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD) system is Jaguar’s most sophisticated yet, and has the highest torque capacity. It features the advanced, in-house control system first developed for F-TYPE AWD: Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD). IDD preserves rear-wheel drive agility and handling character but can seamlessly transfer torque to the front wheels to exploit the performance benefits of extra traction, on all surfaces and in all weathers.
The Adaptive Surface Response (ASR) in R-Sport, developed from sister brand Land Rover’s patented, award-winning Terrain Response technology, makes the AWD system even more effective in challenging conditions. Integrated into Jaguar Drive Control, ASR identifies the type of surface and optimises the mapping of the powertrain and Dynamic Stability Control system. First launched in the All-New XF, ASR has been enhanced by a third mode designed for deep snow and gravel. Additional technologies available to ensure all surface performance include the existing Jaguar systems; All Surface Progress Control and Low Friction Launch which are both standard features.
The All-New F-PACE also brings the world debut of Jaguar’s Activity Key as an optional accessory. It comes in the form of a waterproof, shockproof wristband with an integrated transponder, that allows the keyfob to be securely locked inside the vehicle. Locking the All-New F-PACE using the Activity Key will disable any keyfobs left inside and it great for those going for outdoor activities such as hiking, jogging, etc. etc.
The fully-imported All-New F-PACE 3.0-litre Supercharged Prestige is priced at RM598,800 while the higher-spec R-Sport retails at RM658, 800. Prices quoted are inclusive of 6% GST but exclude road tax, registration and insurance. Every All-New F-PACE comes with Jaguar Care, which comprises a five-year warranty and five years of free servicing plus three years of Jaguar Roadside Assistance.
For more information, head over to http://www.jaguar.com.my or to authorised dealers – SISMA Auto Glenmarie, Sime Darby Auto Connexion Petaling Jaya, SISMA Auto Kuala Lumpur and SISMA Auto Penang.
Visuals courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd