Kuala Lumpur, November 30, 2016 – Jaguar Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has launched the All-New Jaguar F-PACE performance SUV in Malaysia, which promises sporting performance with unrivalled dynamics for everyday usage.
Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia Sdn Bhd Managing Director Datuk Aishah Ahmad said that as the first-ever SUV from Jaguar, the All-New F-PACE would help enhance the brand’s appeal and reach out to a wider market.
“We now have an amazing new product that will meet the needs of discerning customers who like the practicality of an SUV, the drivability of a sports car and the prestige of an iconic marque. Compared to other luxury SUVs in its segment, the All-New F-PACE offers a better proposition all-round – better drive, better looks and better technology,” she said.
Developed using Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the All-New F-PACE delivers the promise of the breakthrough C-X17 concept vehicle 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 bold front grille and the muscular bonnet hint at the performance potential of the car. Elements such as slender full-LED headlights and short front overhang carry the design vision of the C-X17 concept through to production.
For those who want to stand out in the crowd, there is the exclusive Black Pack R-Sport option that 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 company is offering two variants of the ‘world’s ultimate practical sports car’ – Prestige and R-Sport. Both are equipped with a 340PS 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine from the F-TYPE under its sculpted aluminium bonnet matched 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.
Ride and Handling
The Lightweight Aluminium Architecture gave the Jaguar design and engineering teams – now recognised globally as leaders in aluminium technology and design – the ideal starting point. It 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. At 4,731mm long and with a 2,874mm wheelbase, the All-New F-PACE offers the sleek profile and short front overhang characteristic of Jaguar design together with an exceptionally spacious interior.
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 enables the F-TYPE-derived double wishbone front suspension and sophisticated Integral Link rear suspension to perform even better. Together with Torque Vectoring as standard and an Electric Power Assisted Steering system tuned to give the best possible feel and response, the All-New F-PACE sets the benchmark for ride and handling.
Even the entry-level Prestige model benefits from 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.
For the most enthusiastic drivers there is the Configurable Dynamics, which is standard in R-Sport. First used in the F-TYPE. This feature 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 seats five adult occupants in absolute comfort with generous head and knee room and the luggage compartment volume is a spacious 508 litres, even when space saver spare wheel is fitted.
Infotainment and connectivity technology is industry leading. It comes with Jaguar’s InControl Touch infotainment system as standard in Prestige. Featuring eight-inch capacity touchscreen, intuitive user interface and crisp clear graphics, it supports smartphone and tablet gestures such as “swipe” to move from one page to another.
The premium InControl Touch Pro system, which is 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 result is a user interface which 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 All-New F-PACE also brings the world debut of Jaguar’s Activity Key. A waterproof, shockproof wristband with an integrated transponder, this segment-first, wearable technology supports active lifestyles because it allows the keyfob to be securely locked inside the vehicle – invaluable if you’re going surfing, for example, or kayaking. Locking the All-New F-PACE using the Activity Key will disable any keyfobs left inside. The Activity Key is available as an optional accessory.
Ownership & Maintenance
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 on the All-New Jaguar F-PACE and the complete range of Jaguar models available in Malaysia, please go to www.jaguar.com.my or visit our authorised dealers – SISMA Auto Glenmarie, Sime Darby Auto Connexion Petaling Jaya, SISMA Auto Kuala Lumpur and SISMA Auto Penang.