When you hear the name, Jaguar, you can be excused if you don't think of an SUV first. Indeed, many would consider Jaguar-making SUV treachery of the highest degree! But, it is happening. The Jaguar F-Pace is upon us, and in this article, we shall investigate whether it lives up to the Jaguar name and is worth the 77.41 lakh INR price tag.
The 2023 Jaguar F-Pace is the company's best-selling model. It is a midsize SUV with room for five people and all the luxury, technology, and speed you could want!
It is bigger than the E-Pace, cheaper than the electric I-Pace, and has more options than either of them!
Engine and Transmission in Jaguar F-Pace
Every 2023 F-Pace comes with all-wheel drive and an automatic engine with eight speeds.
The standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine is 2.0 litres and makes 246 horsepower.
The first things we noticed about the six-cylinder F-Pace were how quickly it responded and how quickly it picked up speed.
However, the transmission is slow to downshift during passing moves in all but the sportiest drive mode.
Performance and Feel with Jaguar F-Pace
For a sporty feel, Jaguar tunes the F-Pace's suspension to be on the hard side.
The ride is never rough, but the bigger wheels (Jaguar makes them up to 22 inches) make the suspension move a little bit when going over bumps.
No matter what type of F-Pace you have, the steering is quick and gives you confidence-boosting feedback from the front tyres to your hands.
Confidence is the keyword to driving the F-Pace, because, more than anything, this car wants to be driven and shines when off-road.
The Comfort of the Jaguar F-Pace
When you step inside the F-Pace, you will be surrounded by Jaguar's beautiful and minimalist design.
Large windows and easy-to-master controls form the tip of the iceberg! Everyone in the car, front and back, sits up high, and the driver has a perfect view of the road and a comfortable reach to the pedals.
The F-Pace has above-average front-seat legroom and headroom compared to other vehicles in its class, but unfortunately, this doesn't extend to the people sitting in the back.
The climate controls are large and simple to operate, and the central touchscreen display is within easy reach of both front seat passengers.
The F-Pace's cargo-hauling capabilities are incredible, although front-seat passengers may notice a lack of storage room for themselves.
The rear seats, which are divided 40/20/40, fold almost flat using release handles in the trunk and on top of each rear seatback.
Safety Measures in Jaguar F-Pace
As always, Jaguar has got your back. They utilise a big suite of standard driver-assistance technologies along with a lot of high-tech options available to those who want the best in safety and driving aid.
Let's face it, who doesn't want that these days? The most important safety features consist of:
Pre-collision alerts and automatic brakes.
Lane-keeping assistance and lane-departure warning systems.
Adaptive cruise control.
Infotainment in Jaguar F-Pace
The infotainment system is one of the best in its class. It has an 11.4-inch Pivi Pro tablet with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, DAB+ radio, and active noise-cancelling technology. It's easy to use on the go and has high-resolution images and icons that are easy to understand.
What Jaguar has achieved with this SUV is not something to be scoffed at. It is a beautiful car to look at, is responsive and feels extremely sporty.
If you are looking to buy a car that turns heads, can handle both the daily city roads and adventure tracks with ease, and has a long legacy behind it, then the Jaguar F-Pace is something you should consider.
Looking after your machine takes precedence, and Park+ allows you to do just that. Using the Park+ app, you will be able to book parking spaces for your F-Pace regardless of where you go, keeping it safe and sound.