Jaguar F-Pace SUV imported in India for homologation; likely market launch sometime early next year
Jaguar has imported a 2.0-litre AWD diesel engine-equipped F-pace SUV into India for homologation purpose according to a recent import data. The all-new F-Pace luxury SUV made Indian debut at the Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida. Making world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show, the first-ever SUV in Jaguar’s 70-year-old history has been built on the same modular aluminium platform as the new XE and XF executive sedans. It will compete against the likes of BMW X3, Audi Q5, Porsche Macan, Volvo XC60 and Mercedes GLC in the mid-size luxury segment.
Jaguar said 81% of the component’s going into the F-pace are new and due to the excessive aluminium of up to 80%, the body weighs just 298 kilos. Steel doors, composite made tailgate and magnesium front end carrier parts are some of the weight saving measures implemented. The engine and chassis technology are adopted from the Jaguar F-Type while the design is influenced by the C-X17 concept displayed back in 2013.
Positioned between the XE and XF in terms of length, it has better overall proportions than the BMW X3. The F-Pace measures 4,731 mm long, 1,936 mm wide and 1,652 mm tall with 2,874 mm wheelbase and 213 mm ground clearance. Jaguar will offer the F-Pace in five different trims with a choice of petrol and two diesel engines besides rear and four-wheel drive options.
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The standard F-Pace gets 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine as seen in the XE and XF developing 178 bhp and 318 lb ft of peak torque. It is coupled with a six-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 8.5 seconds and has a top speed of 208 kmph. Optionally, an all-wheel drive system linked with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
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Both V6 petrol and diesel engines are also made available globally. Some of the important features offered are Adaptive Surface Response system, advanced double wishbone suspension up front and Integral Link aluminium at the rear, electric power steering, Intelligent Drive Dynamics, torque vectoring, an optional electric adaptive damping mechanism and alterable driving modes.