Stunning New Jaguar F-Pace SUV

The F-Pace is Jaguar's two-year-old entry into the crossover market, and Jaguar is still adjusting the vehicle's identity and features. In 2019 they are adding the 10-inch infotainment system as standard. Furthermore, Jaguar includes a number of active safety features on all vehicles as well. Engine offerings remain the same although there is now an F-Pace SVR which does 0-60 in 4.1 seconds, for a bit extra fun on family trips. There will be updates to the interior for added comfort and a bit of elegance.


What features have been upgraded to standard?

The In Control Touch Pro, Jaguar's infotainment system with a 10-inch touchscreen, is now part of every F-Pace. The collection of advanced safety features such as lane keep assist, and parking sensors are also standard throughout the line. Driver assistance features such as sign recognition have been fine-tuned to handle more signs and situations.


Describe some features of the infotainment system. What makes it Jaguar-class?

It includes Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, extensive navigation planning, and en-route features and an additional feature which hands off the final steps to the destination to the driver's smartphone. The system can learn favorite routes and keep the driver updated about traffic and conditions present for the usual road choices.


How do the active safety features, now standard, compare with other vehicles of this type?

They are comparable to other high-end SUV models, providing lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control with steering assist, traffic sign recognition, pre-collision braking, parking sensors, and driver attention monitoring.


What are the trim levels for the 2019 F-Pace? What do they include?

The models include the base F-Pace, the Premium with added interior styling, and the Prestige with added technological features. The F-Pace R-Sport changes the interior and exterior styling including the addition of sport seats; the S model has a 3.0L supercharged V6 for 380 hp. The Portfolio model pushes the technology and styling to luxury levels, and the F-Pace SVR includes air intakes, hood scoops, and other features to support the powerful 550 hp engine.


How spacious and appointed is the interior? How much cargo space does it have?

The F-Pace has 33.5 cubic feet of cargo space and a flexible 40-20-40 folding rear seat when needed. The high-end SVR model includes perforated and customized Windsor leather seats, and leather performance seats are available as an option on the R-Sport and S models. The F-Pace line offers a selection of British-crafted leather and new optional carbon fiber trim. An optional tinted, opening panoramic roof adds a feeling of spaciousness, but rear seat passengers already have 37.2 inches of legroom, space for three adults and electric recline control.


How is the performance? What does the SVR version offer?

The engine offerings continue to be a 180 hp turbodiesel, 247 hp turbocharged four, a 296 hp turbo 2.0-liter and, on the S model, a 380 hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6. Extending the F-Pace line in 2019, the SVR model can reach top speeds of 176 mph with its 5.0-liter, 550 hp supercharged V8. It is a product of the company's Special Vehicle Operations, charged with sports car design, who have been at work on styling, aerodynamics and technical upgrades on the exterior, and five-seat leather comfort on the inside, enough to provide the needed support as the F-Pace SVR accelerates to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. For racing enthusiasts, the sound of the supercharged power has been carefully tuned for the driver to enjoy.


In addition to entertainment, what driving technologies does the F-Pace offer?

The F-Pace offers an optional Head-Up Display and Activity Key with advanced navigation and driving aids, and the integrated InControl multimedia system which provides not only quality sound but an external data link to keep travel information at the driver's fingertips. External cameras, mirror and seat configurations, and passenger entertainment are also combined for easy access on the 10-inch touchscreen.

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