Following months of teasers of the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace camouflaged in different bodies, the automaker finally debuted the actual production model of the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace during the Frankfurt Auto Show.
This is Jaguar’s first ever crossover SUV and the automaker aims to offer a unique style featuring advanced technology and excellent engineering that should give the F-Pace a competitive edge in the intensively competitive midsize automobile market segment. The automaker has branded the model’s look as “assertive yet not aggressive”.
The new F-Pace is an all weather vehicle and will be offered in six trim levels in the U.S, these will be; Base, Premium, Prestige, R-Sport, S and First Edition.
Jaguar F-Pace 2017 Exterior
The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace is based on the C-X17 crossover concept and exterior dimensions will be as follows; 186.3 inches length, 86.6 inches width and 65.6 inches height; it will have a wheel base of 113.1 inches and a ground clearance of 8.4 inches. The new Jaguar will weigh 3,913 lbs.
The exterior of the 4-door crossover SUV retains most features of the C-X17 concept and also borrows from the F-Type and XE sedans. The body which is mainly made from aluminum features numerous swooping lines. At the front there is an upright mesh grille which is aero-friendly and is integrated with LED headlights on each side. The front bumper has been updated and houses the fog lights. The front also feature large air vents that channel cooling air to the engine.
On the sides, you will see a pair of side gills that run over the front doors as well as an inverted crease that gives the vehicle an agile stance. At the back, there are LED taillights that are located high to make them look visible and to increase the vehicles aerodynamics. The tail gate is power-operated and is fitted with gesture control. It will ride on 22-inch wheels.
2017 Jaguar F-Pace Interior
The interior bespeaks of excellent styling that characterizes new-gen Jaguars. Its cabin which will accommodate five passengers is excellently styled to offer premium comfort. The seats are arranged in a way to offer plenty of passenger and cargo space.
The rear seats can be folded to further increase cargo space to 61.4 cubic feet up from 33.5 cubic feet when the seats are not folded. The automaker has also set space for a child seat. To regulate the interior temperatures is a modern dual-zone climate control system.
Other features include an 8.0 inch touch-screen infotainment system that is compatible with Smartphone-style swipe gestures and with Android and Apple apps. There is also a 17-speaker, 825-watt Meridian sound system . InControl Touch Pro is offered on optional basis and it features a 10.2 inch screen fast Ethernet Wi-Fi connectivity and 60GB hard drive. The vehicle will also be offered with a Jaguar’s Activity Key that disables the keyfob.
Engine Specs and Performance
The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace will be offered in both petrol and diesel engines. The first unit is a 3.0 L supercharged V-6 engine. This engine has a capacity to produce 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque.
The S trim model will feature this V-6 engine but modified to produce 380 hp. This engine will push the S trim model from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds.
There will also be another engine which will follow up slightly later; this will be a 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine that will produce 180 hp and 318 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be much slow and is expected to accelerate from 0-60 mph in a slow 8.2 seconds.
All the three engines will be mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. They will also be offered in AWD. The vehicle will also feature the automaker’s Adaptive Surface Response traction control system and Braking-based torque vectoring to enhance its grip in low-traction environments.
Price and release date
The sale of the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace will commence in the spring of 2016. The base trim will have a starting MSRP price of $ 40,990 for the turbo-diesel 2.0 L models while the V6 variants will attract a starting MSRP price of $43,385 for the 340 hp models and $ 57,695 for the 380 hp models, most expensive is First Edition model with base MSRP From $ 69,700 . All buyers will be covered by the recently unveiled Jaguar EliteCare ownership packages.
The new 2017 Jaguar F-Pace will have serious competition among BMW X5, Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC or perhaps Toyota Highlander.
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