Among the many premieres hitting the spotlights at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the biggest news coming from the Jaguar booth is the arrival of the F-Pace, the carmaker’s first-ever SUV. The new model is expected to heavily complement Jaguar’s existing lineup beginning in 2016.
For those unsure about the "Pace" part of the name, they should be reminded that one of William Lyons’ maxims about the car brand he co-founded. He said that all Jaguar models had to have "grace, pace and space," something that the SUV adheres to. As expected, the SUV’s styling is heavily inspired by the C-X17 line of concept cars that were presented back in 2013. A big reason for that is the overwhelmingly positive response to the 2014 Jaguar C-X17 concept. Knowing it had a hit prototype on its hands, Jaguar continued down that path for the F-Pace.
The result is an SUV that prominently features Jag’s current design language and is complemented by a series of high-powered engines. The company hopes it will serve as a successful springboard as it enters the increasingly competitive SUV segment.
Updated 05/04/2018: Jaguar has updated the F-Pace for the 2019 model year to bring in some mild improvements, new technology, and a new way to purchase safety systems. Check it out in our special update section below.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace.
Jaguar has made a mild refresh to the F-Pace for the 2019 model year. Highlighting the updates is a new Touch Pro 10-inch infotainment system as standard equipment. There’s a new frameless rearview mirror, illuminated tread plates, 10-way adjustable seats, and carbon fiber door finishes. 14-Way adjustable seats are available and include adjustable bolsters and slimmer seatbacks.
Jaguar has also divided its safety systems into three different packs. If you opt for the Park Pack, you get 360-degree parking aid, Park assist, and Rear Traffic Monitoring. The Drive Pack will offer up Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Assist, and High-Speed Emergency Braking. Finally, the Driver Assist Pack comes with a 360-Degree Surround Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Steering Assist.
All gasoline-powered models now come with an 82-liter tank (an increase of 19 liters) as standard equipment, and they all get particulate filters to help cut back on emissions. Finally, the 2019 model year also brings about the F-Pace SVR, which now offers nearly 550 horsepower from a 5.0-liter V-8 – that’s good enough for a sprint to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
Our rendering of the Jaguar F-Pace was pretty spot-on compared to the real deal, which is to say that Jaguar didn’t get too ambitious in giving the SUV a completely unique look. The headlights, for instance, carry the signature ‘J’ Blade design, which can also be found on the 2017 Jaguar XE and 2016 Jaguar XF. Even the gaping grille and the large air intakes were carried over from Jag’s lineup of sedans.
The side of the F-Pace isn’t spectacular by any means. With the exception of a pair of side gills that extend over the front doors, and an inverted crease in the bodywork that gives the SUV an agile stance, the side profile is about as clean and as unassuming as it’s going to get in the SUV segment.
Move to the back and it’s more of the same in the sense that Jaguar didn’t try to do anything spectacular or controversial with the design, opting again for something a little more consistent with its range of sedans.
Length in. (mm)
Width inc./ excl. mirrors in. (mm)
86.6 / 76.2 (2,175 / 1,936)
Height in. (mm)
65.6 / 65 (1,667/ 1,652)
Wheelbase in. (mm)
Track front/ rear in. (mm)
64.6 / 65.1 (1,641 / 1,654)
Ground clearance in. (mm)
Weight lbs. (kg)
From 3,913 (1,775)
Rendering Vs. Reality
The interior of the F-Pace also draws plenty of similarities from its sedan siblings as far as the focus on luxury and refinement are concerned. The luxurious feel is defined by the range of contemporary trim options available for the SUV. Depending on the trim, customers can choose from authentic metal finishes like meshed aluminum to more crafted veneers like Satin Grey Ash.
The SUV’s instrument panel is also similar to the ones found in the XE and XF sedans. It’s made up of two analogue dials and a central FT display as part of the standalone configuration. Potential owners do have the option of getting a larger 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster that comes with four different visual themes, full-screen navigation, and crystal clear HD. Just below the large display are a series of buttons that are laid out cleanly, keeping the design of the entire center console tight and with minimal clutter.
Space is also a source of pride for the F-Pace as Jaguar made sure to have enough of it to comfortably seat five. The leather sports seats are designed with comfort and support in mind, with 14 different adjustments plus heating and cooling functions. Even with this kind of seating layout, the F-Pace still has room to accommodate 23.3 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold the rear seats flat and the space increases to an impressive 61.4 cubic feet.
In the U.S., the Jaguar F-Pace will be powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 or a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine. The first wave of F-Pace models headed to the U.S. will only receive the supercharged V-6 with the diesel coming later on.
All engine variants of the F-Pace are mated to an eight-speed ZF transmission that routes power to the SUV’s four wheels courtesy of Jag’s torque-on-demand all-wheel-drive system.
The V-6 is a familiar engine in the Jaguar lineup as it’s already being used in the F-Type. Jaguar’s offering two output variants for this engine, starting at 340 horsepower for the base model and 380 horsepower for the F-Pace S. Later in 2016, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine will arrive in the U.S., packing 180 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque.
All engine variants of the F-Pace are mated to an eight-speed ZF transmission that routes power to the SUV’s four wheels courtesy of Jag’s torque-on-demand all-wheel-drive system. This system sends engine torque to the rear axle under normal driving conditions. When the SUV needs more traction, the Jaguar Intelligent Driveline Dynamics kicks in to supply torque to the front axle.
Performance numbers vary depending on the engine. The 180-horsepower diesel is understandably the slowest of the lot as its 0-to-60-mph sprint time clocks in at 8.1 seconds and its top speed only reaches 129 mph. The two supercharged V-6 variants can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 and 5.1 seconds, respectively, with top speeds of 155 mph.
Engine capacity (cc)
Valves per cylinder
4; DOHC, variable exhaust cam timing
4; DOHC, variable inlet and exhaust cam timing
4; DOHC, variable inlet and exhaust cam timing
Bore/ stroke (mm)
1,800bar common rail
150bar direct injection
150bar direct injection
Single variable geometry turbocharger
180 HP @ 4,000 RPM
340 HP @ 6,500 RPM
380 HP @ 6,500 RPM
318 LB-FT @ 1,750-2,500 RPM
332 LB-FT @ 4,500 RPM
332 @ 4,500rpm
ZF 8HP45 8-speed automatic
ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic
ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic
Top speed mph (km/h)
The Jaguar F-Pace is expected to go on sale sometime in late 2016.
Fortunately, fears of the F-Pace being overpriced were unfounded as the SUV starts at $40,990 for the 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder. That’s a little cheaper than the $42,100 price tag of the BMW X3 xDrive28d, the only diesel variant in the X3 lineup.
The lower end of the two 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 retails for $42,390, while the more powerful version costs $56,700. The latter price is where the F-Pace might have trouble finding practical buyers since the range-topping X3 xDrive35i is $10,000 cheaper than the Jag.
Jauar F-Pace 20d AWD
Jauar F-Pace 20d AWD Premium
Jauar F-Pace 20d AWD Prestige
Jauar F-Pace 20d AWD R-Sport
Jauar F-Pace 35t AWD
Jauar F-Pace 35t AWD Premium
Jauar F-Pace 35t AWD Prestige
Jauar F-Pace 35t AWD R-Sport
Jaguar F-Pace S
Comfort and Convenience Pack
Luxury Interior Pack
Driver Assistance Pack
20" Blade 5 spoke with Gloss Black finish
22" Double Helix 15 spoke with Silver finish and contrast inserts
22" Double Helix 15 spoke with Black finish and contrast finish inserts
Set to be introduced a bit earlier than the Jaguar F-Pace and essentially being a second generation of the GLK, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC is also based on a modular sedan architecture that uses plenty of aluminum parts. Using bits and pieces from the latest 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the GLC will be the only SUV in its segment to also offer an electronically controlled pneumatic suspension as an option, along with an assortment of four, six and even eight-cylinder engines.
Its C-Class connection will allow it to also feature a head-up display system and a near-identical center console that should prove to be a class above in quality compared with the one from the Jaguar F-Pace. Despite its aluminum-intensive architecture, the overall weight should be a tad higher than on the Jaguar, as will its pricing range.
With a mid-cycle facelift having been introduced back in 2014, the current-generation BMW X3 will be one of the oldest vehicles from the F-Pace rivals bin, but that doesn’t mean that it will be obsolete by the time that the Jag hits dealerships. Based on the same platform as the current 3 Series and with an M-Performance or even the full-blown M variant on the way, the BMW X3 shouldn’t feel too much like an old geezer compared with the F-Pace.
The compact BMW SUV comes with a wide array of engines and similar pricing to the Mercedes-Benz GLK and future GLC, with its only major downside probably being its less-than-stellar interior, which shares many parts with the 3 Series. Another downside will probably be its higher weight than both the GLC and the Jaguar F-Pace.
Considering that the F-Pace will be Jaguar’s first-ever foray into the realm of crossover SUVs, plenty of more traditional customers will probably give it a pass, with most sales going to clients that probably never even considered a Jaguar before. This is actually the main reason for the carmaker giving it the go-ahead, despite the fact that it will probably cannibalize some Land Rover sales.
With more and more carmakers jumping on the crossover and SUV bandwagons, it was only a matter of time before Jaguar did the same. Personally, Jaguar made a smart move in keeping the F-Pace’s design close to that of its sedan siblings. There was really no sense in reinventing the wheel in that regard, and combined with the variety of power options available, the F-Pace looks like it’s going to be a player in the SUV segment.
* Lightweight architecture
* Almost all engines are new
* Consistent design with the rest of the Jag fleet
* Rivals aren’t standing still
* Interior isn’t mind-blowing
* Could be cannibalized by expanding Land Rover lineup
Updated 11/20/2015: The new Jaguar F-Pace made its North American debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Check the picture gallery for a new set of images we took during the unveiling.
Updated 09/23/2015: Thanks to Jaguar’s new online configurator we can now offer you full pricing details for the entire F-Pace lineup. Also, do not forget to check our new images we took at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Find them in the "Pictures" tab.
Updated 09/21/2015: We’ve added a series of new images we took at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Find the new images in the "Pictures" tab.
Updated 09/04/2015: Jaguar dropped the first official image of the new F-Pace SUV and confirmed the official debut will be made on September 15 at 4:30 A.M. EDT at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Sales for the U.S. market will begin in the spring of 2016.
Updated 08/26/2015: Jaguar has released more details about the upcoming F-Pace, including a more revealing official spyshot. The crossover will be officially unveiled on September 15, at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Updated 07/29/2015: Jaguar unveiled a new video showing the upcoming F-Pace testing in temperatures varying from -40°F to +120°F. Enjoy!
Updated 07/01/2015: Jaguar will showcase an F-Pace prototype during the 2015 Tour de France as a support vehicle for Team Sky rider Chris Froome.
Updated 06/23/2015: Jaguar dropped a first teaser video for its upcoming F-Pace SUV, meaning of course that the official debut is getting closer.
Updated 02/11/2015: Based on the recent spy shots we’ve created a series of rendering for the future F-Pace which will help you make an idea on how Jaguar’s first SUV will look like. Check them out after the jump.
As you probably expected when created our renderings we took inspiration from both the concept car unveiled in 2014 and the latest spy shots.
April 27, 2015 - Jaguar F-Type spied inside and out
April 15, 2015 - Jaguar F-Type testing at Nurburgring
February 5, 2015 - Jaguar F-Type Caught Testing In The Snow
The all-new 2017 Jaguar F-PACE is a medium luxury SUV designed and engineered to offer the agility, responsiveness and refinement that Jaguar cars are renowned for, together with the exceptional dynamics and everyday versatility of an SUV.
Designed by the same team as the C-X17 concept vehicle, the F-PACE remains true to the aesthetic of the award-winning concept. Thanks to the flexibility of the Jaguar Lightweight Aluminum Architecture, designers could work hand in hand with the engineers to determine key dimensions such as the wheelbase and track, delivering the proportions and elegant lines that distinguish it instantly as a Jaguar vehicle.
"We designed the all-new F-PACE to be first and foremost a Jaguar. That’s why it has exciting proportions, a dynamic stance, pure surfaces and a beautiful sensuality about it. Its progressive, purposeful appearance has clearly been influenced by the F-TYPE. Every Jaguar car should draw your eye from 200 meters away and I believe the presence of the all-new F-PACE on the road is second to none in this class. The Lightweight Aluminum Architecture gave us the design freedom to create a car with latent poise - a svelte car with attitude," said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar. "It looks assertive yet not aggressive. But it’s also versatile and equipped with real-world answers to everyday questions. The all-new F-PACE is an all-weather Jaguar sports car, life-proofed for five people and their belongings."
The influence of the F-TYPE is instantly apparent at the rear of the F-PACE, from the design of the LED tail-lights to its muscular rear haunches. The rakish angle of the rear window belies the load space behind it. Jaguar design cues extend to the silhouette of the F-PACE, with a sleek roofline as well as short front and rear overhangs that reflect the vehicle’s agile response. The vehicle’s stance is further emphasized with the fitment of optional 22-inch diameter wheels.
Outside, the taut surfaces and clean lines of the bodysides are formed from a single sheet of aluminum - building upon the brand’s decades-long expertise in designing, engineering and manufacturing vehicles using this lightweight material. The bold, upright front grille is assertive, but also contributes to the aerodynamic efficiency of the performance SUV. The Jaguar signature power bulge extends the full length of the aluminum hood emphasizing the vehicle’s performance capabilities. Altogether, the exterior design cues from the bodyside, hood, front and rear help underscore the vehicle’s athleticism as a performance SUV.
The sleek headlights, available with adaptive full-LED technology2, feature daytime running lights with the signature Jaguar ’J’ Blade design. The slender LED fog lights available on R-Sport trim levels were developed in-house and use TV screen optics and light tubes to deliver compact packaging, as well as an exceptionally smooth, homogeneous light source.
The F-PACE is a five seater and features a spacious, luxurious interior which utilizes premium materials, craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail that gives every Jaguar vehicle its unique sense of occasion.
The ’Sports Command’ driving position in the F-PACE provides authoritative, confidence-inspiring outward visibility2, while retaining the Jaguar-specific sports car feel; the dramatic curve of the front door top is incorporated into the dash fascia enhancing the cockpit-like feel.
The vehicle’s available leather sports seats are shaped to provide exceptional comfort and support; they are available with 14 different adjustments plus heating and cooling functions. A range of contemporary trim options are also available, including authentic metal finishes such as Meshed Aluminum and beautiful crafted veneers such as Satin Grey Ash.
The instrument panel, similar to those found in the new XE and XF, features two large, deeply-hooded analogue dials and a central TFT display, or an optional 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster featuring the choice of four visual themes and full-screen navigation9. Ambient lighting, especially with the 10-color option, further enhances the sense of luxury.
The long, 113-inch (2,874mm) wheelbase makes ingress and egress to and from the rear seats easy, while the seat base itself was designed to allow passengers to sit further outboard; resulting in more space for three occupants to fit in the second row. The positioning of the seats, together with the height of the beltline, means that even small children enjoy a good view out. The available four-zone climate control system with B-pillar vents and the electric recline function of the rear seats adds to the passenger experience.
Driver and front seat passengers will also enjoy a center console that offers a 12V socket and up to three USB ports. The rear console can feature up to two more 12V sockets or two additional USB ports.
The focus on package efficiency also means that the F-PACE has a loadspace volume of 23-cu.ft. (650-liters) with a width of 49.4-inches (1,255mm).
The 40:20:40 split rear seats allow through-loading and when folded flat, the luggage compartment offers up to 61.4-cu.ft. (1,740-liters) of space. Packaging is further enhanced by the low loading height and flat floor. The floor itself is reversible: one side is carpeted, the other rubberized - making it ideal for sports equipment or pets. The lightweight composite tailgate benefits from power opening and closing functions, and optional gesture control for hands-free operation.
ARCHITECTURE AND BODY STRUCTURE
The F-PACE is the latest Jaguar model, alongside the XE and XF, to benefit from the brand’s expertise in designing and manufacturing aluminum monocoques. In fact, the F-PACE features the largest amount of the Jaguar-developed RC5754 aluminum alloy yet; one third of the vehicle features this lightweight material which comprises up to 75 percent recycled material.
In conjunction with the brand’s Lightweight Aluminum Architecture, new features such as the composite tailgate, magnesium cross-car beam and front-end carrier contribute to its outstanding driving dynamics.
Advanced high strength steels in areas such as the rear floor, are joined using more than 2,600 self-piercing rivets, 238.8-ft (72.8 m) of structural adhesive and more than 560 spot-welds. The resulting torsional stiffness matches that of the all-new XF and, together with the advanced suspension systems, are key to the exceptional blend of ride, handling and refinement of the performance SUV.
The high-pressure diecast aluminum front suspension turrets, have been engineered to accommodate additional ground clearance and suspension travel of the vehicle. The front crossmembers are large; making them stiff to support the vehicle’s elevated, Sports Command driving position. The subframes and subframe mounting points have been engineered to contribute to greater overall stiffness without the weight and packaging penalties that come by simply adding body reinforcements. In fact, wherever possible, every bracket in the body has been optimized so that it contributes to body stiffness, as well as performing its primary function.
The F-PACE has been engineered to deliver the same outstanding driving experience which sets all Jaguar vehicles apart from the competition. Using the long wheelbase of the Lightweight Aluminum Architecture helped keep the center of mass between the axles, while the chassis high stiffness benefits not only ride, but responsiveness.
"We develop every Jaguar vehicle to offer an unrivalled combination of agility and responsiveness with exceptional ride and refinement - and the all-new F-PACE is no exception," said, Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar. "Applying all of the learning from F-TYPE, the steering reacts immediately, giving a truly connected feel. The double wishbone and Integral Link suspension offers the ideal balance of precise handling and body control, making the all-new F-PACE as rewarding to drive as it is comfortable to be driven in."
Double-wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension, as well as a sophisticated Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system2, deliver exceptional capability on varying road surfaces. Extremely stiff in camber, the double-wishbone suspension allows the front tires to develop lateral force more quickly resulting in sharper turn-in and quicker steering response from the drivers input. The suspension is also tuned to allow the tire to maintain its contact patch throughout the full range of suspension travel, enabling the tires to generate more grip; contributing to enhanced steering feel and control.
Aluminum is used almost exclusively to make the suspension as light as possible, most notably the front knuckles. The intricate, ribbed design is achieved by forging the component from cast blanks; enabling maximum stiffness for minimum weight. Among the other enhancements are bonded bushings for the tubular anti-roll bar - as well as better NVH properties, the bushing design prevents dirt ingress, improving reliability.
The result of years of advanced research and development, Integral Link is the most sophisticated and capable rear suspension system ever put into a Jaguar vehicle. Separating lateral and longitudinal stiffness, the Integral Link allows the suspension to provide the best possible comfort without compromising dynamics.
The bushings which manage longitudinal loads can be made much softer than would otherwise be possible with conventional multilink suspensions, enabling excellent energy absorption and therefore a smoother, quieter ride. At the same time, lateral stiffness can be far higher, making the vehicle more responsive. Caster stiffness has been increased over other Jaguar models, which is felt by the driver as improved stability when braking.
The upper links are aluminum forgings, while the lower arm is hollow-cast aluminum - the optimum lightweight solution for this complex part. The springs and dampers are mounted separately, allowing each to be ideally positioned for the forces acting on the suspension and contributing even more to the dynamics and refinement of the F-PACE. This design is also highly space-efficient, minimizing intrusion into the luggage compartment.
Every Jaguar vehicle is designed to provide a responsive, connected steering feel. The all-new F-PACE is no exception, as this target drove the development of every single component between the steering wheel and the tire contact patch in order to achieve the precision, response and linearity which define Jaguar steering DNA.
Among the measures taken to achieve this include adding a fifth mounting point for the steering rack, and increasing the rotational stiffness of the subframe-to-body connections. High lateral stiffness in the rear axle also helps with initial turn-in because lateral forces at the tire contact patches build very quickly. Aerodynamics have been developed to give a front:rear lift balance closer to that of a sedan than an
SUV, contributing to improved feel and stability during high-speed cruising.
The Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system2 in the F-PACE benefits from the addition of closed-loop control. Specially-developed algorithms calculate the forces coming back from the road and use this information to further refine the level of assistance, making the steering even more intuitive.
The EPAS system also features a variable steering ratio - as standard. This is achieved using variable pitch gears on the rack bar and fixed pitch gears on the pinion. By changing the contact point with the rack’s gear teeth from the valleys on-center to the peaks at full lock, the more the driver turns the wheel, the more responsive the steering becomes2.
Meticulously engineered and exhaustively tested at locations around the world, each available wheel and tire combination offers an excellent balance of grip, low rolling resistance, comfort and durability. F-PACE offers a variety of different wheel and tire options; from 18-inch wheels designed specifically to reduce aerodynamic drag to 22-inch wheels which complement the performance and design of the vehicle.
The range of 22-inch wheels was developed for the F-PACE by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations division. Produced from forged aluminum to make them lighter and stiffer, they not only help to deliver the concept-car look of the C-X17 but also contribute to the high levels of on-road dynamics and traction of the F-PACE.
Another technology first developed for F-TYPE and now applied to the F-PACE is Torque Vectoring by Braking. Designed to make the vehicle even more agile, the system can apply finely-metered braking to the inner wheels to mitigate understeer during corner entry, helping the driver to keep the vehicle on the ideal line through a turn2. The system works predominantly on the inside rear wheel to avoid any corruption of steering feel, and as a result, system intervention is virtually transparent to the driver.
All models feature monotube dampers as standard. Not only do they contribute to a reduction in unsprung mass but they are also more responsive than conventional twin-tube dampers, and therefore offer greater ride control.
The available Adaptive Dynamics takes this to the next level. By monitoring body movement 100 times a second and wheel movement 500 times a second, the system is designed to provide continuously variable damping to suit the conditions2, delivering a comfortable ride at lower speeds and even better handling at higher speeds3. Linked to Adaptive Dynamics, Configurable Dynamics, first developed for the F-TYPE, enables the driver to tailor the vehicle’s character by individually selecting dynamic or normal modes for the throttle mapping, transmission shift strategy, steering feel and
adaptive damper setting, all using the central touchscreen.
For models equipped with the Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro™ infotainment system1, drivers also gain the Dynamic-i feature, which displays a stopwatch, g-meter and a map of accelerator pedal response.
At launch, U.S. buyers will have their choice of a 3.0l 340hp or 380hp supercharged gasoline V6 mated to an 8-speed transmission with power being routed to all four wheels via a torque-on-demand all-wheel drive system. Later in 2016, a 180hp four cylinder Ingenium diesel engine will also be added to the model lineup.
Supercharged V6 gasoline engines
The 340hp and 380hp variants of the supercharged gasoline V6 engine are shared with the F-TYPE sports car. These all-aluminum engines are characterized by their immediate throttle response, linear power delivery and unique intake and exhaust sound.
The 90-degree cylinder bank angle enables the roots-type supercharger to be neatly packaged within the vee. Together with direct injection and variable intake and exhaust valve timing, the supercharger helps the engine generate a high torque output throughout the rev range, delivering strong acceleration at all times.
Both variants are matched to eight-speed automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive. The 380hp engine is exclusive to the F-PACE S models, and can launch the performance SUV from 0-60mph in only 5.1 seconds, on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph3.
Ingenium diesel6: Low fuel consumption, high torque
Available later in 2016, the clean, responsive, Ingenium diesel uses state-of-the-art technologies including selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) to cut NOx and CO2 emissions.
Designed and manufactured in-house, this state-of-the-art, all-aluminum 2.0-liter engine produces 180hp and 317 lb.ft. of torque; delivering strong acceleration whenever the driver demands it3. It’s highly efficient too, achieving excellent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.
Ingenium is one of the first diesel engines to feature variable valve timing: a phaser to the exhaust camshaft enables the after treatment system to reach operating temperature as quickly as possible, reducing emissions. The engine warms up very quickly from cold thanks to a split-cooling system featuring a variable flow coolant pump and a mapped thermostat.
The 1,800bar common rail system and highly efficient variable geometry turbocharger enable clean, quiet, efficient combustion. Using cooled low-pressure EGR in addition to high-pressure EGR reduces pumping losses and therefore improves efficiency still further. Just as importantly, it reduces peak combustion temperatures and reduces the formation of NOx.
The transmission in the F-PACE was developed with ZF® to deliver exceptional shift quality and efficiency. All six-cylinder engines are paired with the same 8HP70 transmission also found in the Jaguar XE, XF, XJ and F-TYPE models.
While the automatic transmission models have been developed to select the right gear at the right time depending on the mode chosen in the JaguarDrive Control™ system and according to driving style, enthusiasts will make the most of manual shift control using the steering wheel-mounted paddles. S models feature standard satin chrome-finished paddles.
Like the F-TYPE AWD, the F-PACE features a torque-on-demand AWD system2. Under normal driving conditions, all of the engine torque is sent to the rear axle, maintaining a rear-wheel drive character, while minimizing parasitic losses in the drivetrain. Whenever greater traction is needed, Jaguar Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD)2 is designed to ensure that precisely the right amount of torque is transferred to the front axle. This process takes no more than 165 milliseconds and is virtually transparent to the driver.
These technologies ensure that the F-PACE delivers the connected steering feel and rear-wheel drive character inherent to Jaguar dynamics DNA, together with handling and performance which fully exploits the benefits of extra traction when required. This could not be realized with a conventional, full-time AWD system.
At the heart of the system is a compact transfer case featuring a multi-plate wet clutch and chain drive to the front axle. The all-wheel drive system is incredibly quick; making the transition from 100 percent rear-bias to a 50:50 torque split in just 165 milliseconds. If there is already a proportion of torque being sent to the front axle, additional torque transfer can take as little as 100 milliseconds.
Torque distribution is controlled by the IDD module, which is integrated into the transfer case. Taking data from the vehicle’s yaw rate, lateral acceleration and steering wheel angle sensors, IDD continuously estimates not only the friction between the tires and the road surface, but also how much of the available grip is being exploited at each contact patch.
This intelligence, coupled to the extremely fast-acting transfer case, enables IDD to employ both pre-emptive and reactive control strategies, maximizing dynamics and traction. If IDD predicts that the rear axle is approaching the limit of available traction, torque will be transferred to the front axle. Torque can also be fed forwards to help mitigate oversteer by providing yaw damping. IDD is also networked to Jaguar Drive Control and the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system so that torque distribution can be even further optimized.
Adaptive Surface Response
The AWD system in the F-PACE is enhanced further by the Jaguar Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) technology. AdSR automatically adapts the maps of the throttle, transmission and DSC system according to the type of surfaceto maximize traction in a variety of conditions2.
Replacing Winter mode in the JaguarDrive Control system, AdSR operates throughout the vehicle’s entire speed range and is designed to enable finer optimization of the vehicle’s systems to make the most of the available traction, helping the driver to make smooth progress on challenging surfaces2.
AdSR debuted in the new XF and is further enhanced in the F-PACE, featuring three modes, one for low-traction surfaces such as snow and ice, one for medium-traction surfaces such as wet tarmac or gravel and a third mode for high-drag conditions such as deep snow and deep gravel to further exploit the vehicle’s inherent ability. The system automatically switches modes to suit the conditions, leaving the driver free to concentrate on driving2.
So whereas on ice, for example, a very progressive throttle map will be selected, a much more aggressive map is used for deep snow because the engine has to build up torque very quickly to help the vehicle to maintain momentum.If, for example, the road surface changes from a thin layer of snow to a gritted section and then to a section covered with a thick layer of snow, AdSR will select different modes for each surface2. The transition takes place quickly - around four seconds - and seamlessly.
Designed to be as light and rigid as possible, the monocoque structure also delivers the short overhangs which are not only essential to the vehicle’ outstanding proportions, but also to the maximum approach and departure angles of 25.5-deg and 25.7-deg respectively.
The ground clearance of 8.4-inches (213mm) is another advantage and one made all the more effective by the smooth underfloor which reduces aerodynamic drag. Similarly, when the architecture was developed, ECUs and other electronics modules were packaged as high up as possible to aid the remarkable 20.7-inch (525mm) wading depth of the F-PACE2.
The F-PACE has been developed to offer exceptional driving dynamics but its performance on tarmac is just one of its strengths. To ensure that it also delivers in adverse road and weather conditions, the vehicle has been subjected a demanding test program, in locations including the searing heat of Dubai and the freezing cold of Northern Sweden.
More than a quarter of a million test miles were accumulated in these two regions alone, where ambient temperatures can fall as low as -40°F (-40°C) and reach as high as 122°F (50°C). Going to such measures ensures that everything from tires to climate control systems to the infotainment touch-screens function perfectly in extreme conditions.
Among the features at the Jaguar Land Rover winter proving ground in Arjeplog, Sweden are 37-miles (60km) of purpose-designed handling tracks, loops, inclines and split-friction straights. Testing in Dubai included graveled mountain passes and dry river beds known as wadis - the F-PACE is the first Jaguar to be tested in these particularly challenging environments.
This is also the first time that a Jaguar has been evaluated in the mud and ruts of the legendary Eastnor test facility in the UK; until now, only Land Rover vehicles have been developed here. It’s fitting too that the F-PACE was not assessed using existing sedan car test requirements; instead, tests were derived from the uniquely demanding standards set by the Land Rover brand.
This process meant that the engineering team could perfect the calibration of technologies such as IDD and AdSR in the most difficult and demanding conditions. The result of this exhaustive development is a luxury SUV which is designed to be capable on varying road and weather conditions including ice, deep snow, dirt roads and wet grass2.
ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
The F-PACE offers all of the technologies needed to make journeys more convenient, from traction systems to get drivers moving on low friction surfaces, to an emergency braking system.
All Surface Progress Control (ASPC)
Leveraging knowledge built up over decades of Land Rover experience in off-road technologies, ASPC delivers a step-change in capability by controlling the throttle and brakes, allowing the driver to concentrate more on the steering2. Functioning like a low-speed cruise control, ASPC can operate between 2.2mph (3.6km/h) and 19mph (30km/h). After activating the system by pressing a button on the center console, the driver uses the cruise control switches on the steering wheel to set the maximum speed. After that, the system does the work. As well as finely controlling the throttle, ASPC uses the brakes in opposition to the throttle so that from a standstill, only very low engine torque is applied to the driven wheels. The result is smooth, controlled progress with little or no wheel spin.
Low Traction Launch
While ASPC makes the most of the vehicle’s traction capability by taking control of the throttle, some drivers want to achieve similar results while operating the throttle for themselves. The Low Traction Launch function has been designed to do this when the driver selects Low Traction Launch using the touchscreen. Once activated, it changes the throttle map to one which results in a very progressive torque response from the engine, enabling the driver to pull away smoothly2. Like ASPC, Low Traction Launch is standard on all engines.
Stereo Camera Technologies
The F-PACE features a forward-facing stereo camera at the heart of many of its advanced driver assistance systems. Providing a highly accurate 3D view of the road ahead, the stereo camera is ideal for Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems2. The F-PACE is the first Jaguar to offer an AEB system with a pedestrian detection function. If the system’s controller determines that a collision with a vehicle or a pedestrian is imminent, it is designed to initiate full braking
The stereo camera also provides the intelligence for the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA) systems2. By monitoring the vehicle’s position relative to lane markings either side, LDW can help to prevent drivers from drifting out of lane by triggering a visual warning in the instrument panel and a haptic warning through the steering wheel rim. LKA can guide the driver back towards the center of the lane by applying a small amount of counter-steering through the electric power-assisted steering system. The torque applied to the steering wheel can be easily over-ridden by the driver.
Failure to stay in lane is often due to a lack of concentration but driver fatigue can also be a factor. Such tiredness may be characterized by periods of little or no steering activity followed by sudden or excessive inputs. The Driver Condition Monitoring system is designed to recognize these patterns, and, by also checking the usage of the brake and accelerator pedals, the direction indicators and various buttons on the instrument panel, will show a multi-stage warning in the instrument cluster and give audible warnings to prompt the driver to take a break2.
The Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) system available on the F-PACE uses the stereo camera to keep the driver informed of the speed limit - including temporary limits which apply in road construction sites, for example, variable limits on highways, or reduced limits when towing2. The limit is displayed in the instrument cluster and if fitted to the vehicle, in the head-up display, and camera data is always cross-referenced against GPS data for maximum accuracy. If the driver selects the over-speed warning function, the ring around the sign graphic flashes whenever the limit is exceeded, giving an unobtrusive prompt to slow down.
Further support for the driver comes from the Intelligent Speed Limiter (ISL). This system can use TSR data to adjust the set point and can automatically increase or decrease the vehicle’s maximum speed while the accelerator pedal is pressed. If the TSR system recognizes a higher speed limit ahead, the ISL system is designed to notify the driver and the vehicle can accelerate smoothly up to the new limit. If the speed limit is lower, the vehicle can be slowed down accordingly2.
Laser head-up display
The laser head-up display (HUD) available on the F-PACE can put information such as vehicle speed, turn-by-turn navigation instructions and speed limits right in the driver’s eye line, minimizing the amount of time spent glancing down at the instrument cluster2. The color images are exceptionally sharp and are adjustable both in height and in brightness; the HUD can also be switched off if desired.
Laser technology offers several advantages over conventional TFT systems including excellent color saturation and higher contrast, so they remain clear even in bright sunlight.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist
As well as reducing driver workload when cruising on the highway, the Adaptive Cruise Control system (ACC), when equipped on the F-PACE, can also help to relieve the monotony of driving in heavy traffic, thanks to the queue-assist function. The long-range radar will maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, all the way down to a standstill2. Press the accelerator again, and the F-PACE will pull away again and track the vehicle in front, at a distance, all the way up to the chosen speed setting.
Blind Spot Monitor and Reverse Traffic Detection
By monitoring the area behind the vehicle, optional radar can assist the driver in other scenarios too. Medium-range sensors warn the driver of other vehicles approaching fast from behind. As they approach the blind spot, a flashing icon appears in the side mirror to alert the driver of the potential danger. As the vehicle enters the blind spot, the icon becomes solid2.
The same medium-radar sensors can help the driver at lower speeds too. When reversing out of parking spaces, other vehicles approaching from either side - which may not be visible to the driver - are detected by the radar. If they present a potential hazard, the driver is given audible and visual warnings.
To assist the driver with parking in small spaces, the F-PACE is available with semi-automated park assist functions for parallel and perpendicular parking maneuvers. The vehicle’s ultrasonic sensors first measure the space, and, if the system decides that it’s suitable, will enable the vehicle to steer itself in - the driver just has to control the accelerator and the brakes2. The system can also steer the vehicle out of parallel spaces.
INFOTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY
The F-PACE is equipped with the Jaguar InControl® Touch™ infotainment system as standard1. Featuring an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen, intuitive user interface and crisp clear graphics, it supports smartphone and tablet gestures such as ’swipe’ to move from one page to another, and ’drag’ to scroll through maps.
With navigation fitted to the vehicle, entering addresses is quicker and easier than with previous systems and routes are calculated faster thanks to SD card storage of navigation data. Maps are rendered in 2D and 3D graphics, making directions simple and intuitive to follow.
Turn-by-turn instructions can also be shown in the optional head-up display, leaving the driver free to concentrate on what matters most - the road ahead2.
Also available as an option, is the Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro infotainment system1. Designed and developed in-house around a quad-core processor, a high-speed 60GB solid-state drive (SSD) and an ultra-fast Ethernet network, InControl Touch Pro™ delivers truly world-class performance and an outstanding user experience.
The Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro infotainment system features a 10.2-inch touch-screen. Like a tablet, there are no buttons; all controls are integrated into the bottom section of the touch-screen, making interaction smooth and seamless. The home screen can be customized and widgets can be added - users can even add additional home screens if they wish1.
InControl Touch Pro has been designed to make every journey easier and more enjoyable. Navigation data stored on the high-speed SSD can be accessed in a fraction of the time required with conventional hard drive technology, making the graphics incredibly responsive. Users can zoom in and out of maps using ’pinch’ and ’pan’ gestures1.
Even when there’s no GPS signal the system can still help drivers to stay on track with dead-reckoning functionality which analyzes data from the vehicle’s sensors to accurately predict the vehicle’s location.
Using the data connection to access location-based features adds another dimension to the system’s capability. Search for a destination and the system will check if there’s sufficient fuel to complete the journey. If not, this will be flagged and filling stations on the route that are within range are shown on the map: tapping on one of them is all it takes to add it as a waypoint.
It’s also possible to share destination, current location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) with others via email or text message1. If your ETA slips, the system can automatically follow-up with an update.
Commute Mode learns an owner’s daily drive so that it can offer alternative routes to avoid congestion using historical and real-time traffic information. Approach Mode adds a 360-deg interactive view of your destination alongside the map display when you’re approximately 656-ft (200m away) - it can even show you where the nearest available parking lots are and then direct you to them. A dedicated companion app for iOS® and Android™ devices enables true door-to-door route planning and guidance and can help you to complete your journey on public transport or on foot.
InControl Touch Pro™ is offered in conjunction with a Meridian® 17-speaker, 825W surround sound system which delivers ideal sound reproduction with benchmark low levels of distortion.
The experience is enriched with Gracenote images stored on the SSD drive — and functions such as ’Play more like this’ which automatically compiles playlists, or Music Queue, which makes it easy to search for and add songs, albums or artists to a music queue the current track is still playing.
The modules within InControl Touch Pro are connected using ultra-fast Ethernet. This advanced network technology is more than five times faster than competing conventionally wired technologies. Jaguar is one of the very first vehicle manufacturers to use it.
Ethernet’s main advantage is its incredible bandwidth: up to 1Gb/second. The potential to carry such massive amounts of data, together with the performance of the quad-core processor and the solid-state drive means that InControl Touch Pro will be able to offer even greater functionality in the future.
The all-new F-PACE also brings the world debut of Jaguar’s Activity Key. A waterproof, shockproof wristband with an integrated transponder, this wearable technology supports active lifestyles because it allows the keyfob to be securely locked inside the vehicle - invaluable, for example, if you’re going surfing or kayaking.
Locking the all-new F-PACE using the Activity Key will disable any keyfobs left inside the SUV. Activity Key works on the same RF frequencies as the other keys and is used to lock and unlock the vehicle by holding it in close proximity to the J of the Jaguar lettering on the tailgate. Activity Key has no battery, so owners never have to worry about changing it.
InControl suite of technologies
Jaguar InControl® Apps™ enables drivers to access apps on Android™ and Apple® smartphones using the InControl Touch™ and InControl Touch Pro™ infotainment systems1. After connecting the device using a USB cable and the dedicated port in the center console, compatible apps will be shown on the vehicle touch-screen. Optimized for in-vehicle use to reduce driver distraction, the range of approved third-party apps is growing constantly.
The F-PACE can be equipped to also function as a Wi-Fi hotspot, hosting up to eight devices simultaneously8. With a paid data plan, the integrated SIM card and the vehicle’s antenna are used to provide a stable, reliable signal.
Jaguar InControl® Remote™ functionality allows users of iOS® and Android™ smartphones to connect to the car remotely to control car functions, including deactivating the alarm, locking or unlocking the doors, and remote heating or cooling the cabin through engine start.
If the vehicle is involved in a collision which triggers the airbags, InControl Protect™ will automatically notify the emergency services and provide the GPS location. The occupants can also manually trigger an emergency call by pressing a dedicated button in the roof console.
First Edition: Concept car design for the real world
To celebrate the launch of the all-new F-PACE, a special model called the First Edition will be available in limited numbers, in the first year of production only.
Powered exclusively by the 380hp supercharged V6 found in the F-PACE S, the First Edition includes unique interior and exterior design enhancements that pay homage to the original C-X17 concept car unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show as well as sports car-derived performance technology including Adaptive Dynamics2.
Outside, the First Edition F-PACE will be available in Rhodium Silver paint finish set against 22-inch Double Helix 15-spoke wheels with Grey finish and contrast inserts. Red brake calipers, full-LED headlights with LED ’J’ blade Daytime Running Lights, Gloss Black fender vents, a sliding panoramic roof and the S model body kit complete the enhancements found on the First Edition F-PACE.
Inside, Windsor soft-grain leather seats featuring twin-needle stitching and an embossed houndstooth pattern influenced by the award-winning interior from the C-X17 concept compliment the configurable 10-color ambient lighting, state-of-the-art Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro™ infotainment system1 and the 12.3-inch high definition virtual instrument cluster.
Pricing and Range Summary
The all-new F-PACE range will consist of: F-PACE, F-PACE Premium, F-PACE Prestige, F-PACE R-Sport, F-PACE S and F-PACE First Edition. The powertrain range will consist of a 180hp 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel as well as 340hp and 380hp 3.0-liter V6 gas variants priced from $40,9907, $42,3907 and $56,7007 respectively.