David Clavero ( @ClaveroD )
live. Discover today the all-new Jaguar F-Pace in our first encounter live with the first SUV Jaguar
By David Clavero
Jaguar launches its first SUV, called the Jaguar F-Pace, and in your name already declared serious intentions to offer sportiness and character to the style of Jaguar F-Type. We’ve gone up to the presentation made by the dealer official Jaguar C. Salamanca in Malaga to know, live and in the Jaguar F-Pace in its version First Edition.
The Jaguar F-Pace, we can reference it as a model completely revolutionary, and it is that we are not only before the first SUV Jaguar, but that we are before a model is added to one of the ranges most modern of all of the automotive industry. Let us remember that in just a few months, we have known the all-new Jaguar XE, the new Jaguar XF and now the new Jaguar F-Pace, the three models are completely new that have been launched in the segments more contestable market and that in turn represent the main pillars with which Jaguar has been completely reinvented.
Not doubt that in Jaguar are betting big and go for all, so nothing better than to analyze your most innovative product, the new Jaguar F-Pace.
With the F-Pace Jaguar has again to do so. The Jaguar F-Pace is almost equal to the prototype Jaguar C-X17, something that already is worth many points in both the design because we are dealing with a SUV that drinks directly from the strokes of the Jaguar F-Type. On its front, in addition to your grill of large dimensions, highlight the headlights Full-Led get that ripped look presented in the first prototype.
The market for premium SUVS is very hard, and Jaguar have opted for the sportiness to cope with the success of the Porsche Macan. All the features of the Jaguar F-Pace speak of sportsmanship to such an extent that we find the same design of lenses that Ian Callum created in his time for the exclusive use of the F-Type or a range of tires that can reach up to 22″.
The Jaguar F-Pace launches a platform built on a 80% Aluminum. The bet of Jaguar for this material is defended by the weight savings, but especially for a better distribution of the same by finding a balance 50/50 between the axles. The F-Pace has a length 4,73 m, which leaves you half way between the Porsche Macan and the Porsche Cayenne.
His design, despite the fact betting on the sportiness with a high beltline and low glass surface, it also hides the hands-on approach that is expected of an SUV of these dimensions.
The Jaguar F-Pace has a boot with capacity for up to 650 litres, a figure far superior to its rivals whose best figures speak of 550 litres. Their shapes allow you to store all types of items, taking also the chance to bag their seats independently to gain even more space. There are handles in the boot to fold the seats remotely.
Immersed in the interior of the Jaguar F-Pace, we find ourselves with the air of family premiered in the Jaguar XE and the Jaguar XF. In the case of the editions First Edition we talk about versions Full-Equip, so that is the time to try absolutely everything.
The design of the steering column is inherited from the models XE and XF, a positive point also now adds a greater visibility, thanks to the height gained and the new box of instruments digital.
The driving position is almost identical to the sedans Jaguar with a style that is very immersive. In the F-Pace will be grateful for the simplicity in both the controls, and more now that the multimedia interface has a very fluid and that the driving modes have their own selector independent. Jaguar has been successful in the ergonomics of their remotes, their learning is fast and its handling is very intuitive.
As only to point, perhaps in this Jaguar F-Pace would have opted for enter a selector for the group of transmission lever-type and non-rotating as it is the case. Although this curious design is even attractive in the sedans of Jaguar, a vehicle for the dyes more practical I see more logical to use a lever physics as employ its cousins Range Rover. Aesthetically yes that is a hallmark of unquestionable models Jaguar.
The system InControl Touch Pro HD touch screen of 10.2 inches is without a doubt one of the strong points of the Jaguar F-Pace. The improvement with respect to the rest of the systems infotainment Group JLR is more than remarkable, offering a myriad of possibilities and performance to the height of the best systems available on the market. To highlight the settings panel for the technical section and off-road where you can see the height of wading (up to 52.5 cm) in real-time.
The level of quality of the new Jaguar F-Pace is high in general terms, especially in the use of skins and seats, it is still true that there are points such as the lower area of the doors that are missing most noble materials. That said, it has seemed to me to find a cabin very similar in quality to the Jaguar XF, and something higher than the Jaguar XE.
The available space in your passenger compartment is remarkable, something that is surprising to view the deception that produces your design muscular. The Jaguar F-Pace offers a battle of almost 2,9 meters, a fact that allows us to enjoy enough interior space to travel comfortably 5 people. This unit installed panoramic roof, an element that remains clear height to the ceiling, and even so there was enough height to be able to accommodate heights of more than 1.80 metres.
The offer mechanics of the Jaguar F-Pace has thrusters 2.0 Diesel of 180 HP and 3.0 V6 Diesel of 300 HP. Options gasoline are also two, 2.0 Turbo, 240 HP and 3.0 V6 Supercharged 380 HP. The all-wheel drive system is intelligent, kind-connectable according to the difference of adhesion between wheels and all the mechanics used the automatic change of eight relations of the origin of the FTZ. In addition, the Jaguar F-Pace benefits from all the technology and experience Land Rover, adding systems such as the All Surface Progress Control to adapt the functioning of the group of traction according to preset programs or the system Low Friction Launch to control the output surfaces very slippery.