Jaguar has announced a range of enhancements to its F-PACE performance SUV and XF and XE sports saloons. The 2018 model year updates, which are available now, see the debut of Jaguar Land Rover’s latest Ingenium engines and new convenience and safety features across all three vehicles.
Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director, said: “These three models were important in driving us to a record performance in the UK in 2016. The XF sold almost 10,000 vehicles last year and the XE and F-PACE alone made up 62% of all Jaguar 2016 UK sales. These models are attracting new customers to the Jaguar brand and now with an extended offering this appeal can only grow.”
“It is all about giving our customers more choice. All three vehicles offer a wider range of engines and a suite of new technology, comfort and convenience enhancements that will make them even more relevant for UK buyers.”
The F-PACE benefits from an efficient new E-Performance diesel derivative and for all three models, the diesel range is bolstered by the introduction of the 237 bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin turbo Ingenium diesel delivering 369 ft lb of torque.
The strengthened engine has uprated pistons, crankshaft and fuel injectors and is the first four-cylinder Jaguar Land Rover engine to deploy twin turbos. Their sequential configuration boosts power at high engine speeds while improving responsiveness at low engine speeds. Jaguar F-PACE, XF and XE models fitted with the new diesel engine wear the 25d badge.
Nick Rogers, Executive Director – Product Engineering, said: “We are committed to expanding the Ingenium powertrain family produced at our award-winning £1billion Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton as we meet current and future consumer needs.”
There are also new Ingenium petrol variants across the three ranges.
The 2018 model year XF and XE deliver greater scope for customers to personalise the driving experience thanks to Configurable Dynamics being offered as a standalone feature. The system allows drivers to set up the vehicle to suit their personal preference by choosing Normal or Dynamic settings for the engine, gearbox and steering. The chosen combination is activated by engaging ‘Dynamic’ mode using the chequered flag button on the central console.
Adaptive Dynamics, which allows drivers to tailor the suspension settings in addition to those for the engine, gearbox and steering, when combined with Configurable Dynamics, is available as before.
Dual View technology is introduced across all three models, allowing the driver and front passenger to view different infotainment displays using the central 10-inch Touchscreen display. The InControl technology is available when Touch Pro is specified and allows the driver to follow satellite navigation instructions while the passenger uses the same display to view USB or TV outputs.
A revised paint range for all three vehicles brings the colour names into line with those offered throughout the Jaguar Land Rover family, simplifying customer ordering.
The F-PACE, XF and XE also feature a pair of new technologies.
Forward Traffic Detection, part of the surround camera system, is designed to assist when forward visibility is restricted. Using a discreet forward-facing camera in the grille, the system detects items crossing the path of the vehicle and provides a visual warning on the central screen when a potential hazard is detected.
Forward Vehicle Guidance is fitted as part of the Surround Camera System and helps drivers to place the vehicle when completing low speed manoeuvres. Working in conjunction with the front parking sensors the system provides a visual representation of the vehicle overlaid with wheel projections showing the alignment of the steering. Drivers can see the parking distance reading on the central screen, taking the stress out of tight manoeuvres.
On XE and XF models Blind Spot Assist (BSA) enhances Jaguar Land Rover’s existing Blind Spot Monitor system by using the collision warning system in tandem with the Electric Power Steering System. If BSA detects a vehicle in or approaching the blind spot when changing lanes, it will apply a gentle steering force to keep the vehicle in its lane.
Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE owners can now use the touchscreen of their car to pay for fuel at Shell service stations with a new in-car cashless payment system.
Rather than using a card at the pump, or queuing in the forecourt shop, owners who install the Shell App can simply drive up to any pump at a Shell service station (initially in the UK and then globally) and use the vehicle’s touchscreen to select how much fuel they require and pay using PayPal or Apple Pay. Android Pay will be added later in 2017.
Once the driver has filled up, an electronic receipt will be displayed on the touchscreen, so customers can leave the forecourt confident of having paid. A receipt will also be sent directly from the pump to the driver’s email address so it can be added to accounting or expenses software.
In the case of the F-PACE, with CO2 emissions as low as 126g/km, the new 161 bhp four-cylinder 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel provides improved fuel economy and the arrival of a manual RWD derivative allows fuel economy of up to 59.2mpg, making it the most efficient engine in the range. This version carries the E-Performance badge, which Jaguar says is reserved for models that combine traditional Jaguar performance with the most affordable ownership costs and optimised efficiency.
In addition, the existing 178 bhp four-cylinder Ingenium diesel is available with an automatic RWD transmission for the first time as part of the 2018 Model Year enhancements, delivering CO2 emissions of 134g/km and combined fuel economy of 55.4mpg.
Customers looking for improved diesel performance will be able to choose a new high output 237 bhp Ingenium engine for the first time. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine’s twin turbo set-up promises more performance at high engine speeds without compromising responses at low revs. The 25d badged AWD variant is available with Jaguar’s eight-speed automatic gearbox – a combination that delivers CO2 emissions of 153g/km, fuel economy of 48.7mpg and 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds.
The 2018 Model Year XF introduces three new powerplants – two petrols and a new more powerful diesel. Alongside the existing 161 bhp and 178 bhp versions of Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced four-cylinder Ingenium diesels, customers will also be able to choose the new 237 bhp powerplant. The more powerful new derivative is available with RWD and AWD drivetrains, combining fuel economy of 53.3mpg and 51.4mpg with CO2 emissions of 139g/km and 144g/km respectively. The twin turbo configuration delivers strong levels of diesel performance with the 0-62mph sprint completed in 6.5 seconds.
The 2018 model year XF is available to order now from Jaguar UK retailers, priced from £32,490 on the road.
Alongside new petrol engines, the 2018 model year XE also gets the new twin-turbo Ingenium diesel engine, which Jaguar says provides V6 performance levels from a four-cylinder engine. The 237 bhp unit produces an impressive 369 ft lb of torque from 1,500rpm, which is enough to power the AWD XE from 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds, with CO2 emissions of 137g/km and combined fuel economy of 54.4mpg.
The 2018 model year XE is available to order now from Jaguar UK retailers, priced from £28,295 on-the-road.