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New Jaguar F-Pace SUV gains cabin upgrades and and plug-in hybrid option

New Jaguar F-Pace now features a range of hybrid drivetrain options

Jaguar’s new F-Pace SUV will feature and all-new interior and the option of a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain offering 33-miles of zero emissions range.

Order books open today for the new F-Pace, with prices starting at £40,860 for the D165 AWD Auto Core and top out with the new plug-in P400e AWD Auto R-Dynamic HSE at £64,490.

Meanwhile, new connected technology introduces a Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) capability for the flagship SUV, meaning that owners will no longer have to visit a franchised retailer to receive software updates for the vehicle, according to Jaguar.

Going electric

The P400e combines a two-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor to deliver a total output of 404PS and five-second acceleration to 60mph, while maintaining a CO2 emissions of just 49g/km.

Six-cylinder mild hybrid (MHEV) petrol and diesel drivetrains are also being offered for the F-Pace for the first time, with 400PS and 300PS respective outputs from their Ingenium engines.

The in-line six-cylinder 300PS turbodiesel engine delivers a 38.1mpg fuel economy claim and CO2 emissions from as low as 194g/km alongside a 6.1 second sprint to 60mph.

The 400PS three-litre six-cylinder petrol engine produces 550Nm of torque with the help of an electric supercharger supported by a twin scroll turbocharger and claims a 5.1-second sprint to 60mph. Emissions CO2 emissions range from 222g/km.

Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) latest 163PS two-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged Ingenium diesel engine also features the MHEV technology to produce fuel economy of up to 45.4mpg and CO2 emissions from 163g/km.

Exterior update

Jaguar claims that the new F-Pace’s exterior design updates result in “a cleaner, more assured presence” thanks to a new sculpted bonnet featuring a wider power bulge and smoother, more precisely defined surfaces.

A new grille, daytime running lights (DRL) and LED headlights are part of the new F-Pace's makeoverAn enlarged grille features Jaguar’s heritage logo-inspired ‘diamond’ detailing, while a new front bumper with redesigned air intakes and dark mesh details aim to visually widen the vehicle.

The new F-Pace also features super slim all-LED quad headlights with ‘Double J’ Daytime Running Light (DRL) signatures. 

In R-Dynamic specification, the F-Pace features a Black Exterior Pack, which claims to deliver more dynamic appearance with bespoke elements finished in Gloss Black.

All-new interior

A centrally-mounted 11.4-inch curved-glass HD touchscreen lies at the heart of the new F-Pace’s all-new cabin, meanwhile, giving access to JLR’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system.

All-new F-Pace's interior features Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) new Pivi Pro infotainment systemNew F-Pace also features a new 12.3-inch HD Interactive Driver Display (standard fit on SE and HSE derivatives) with enhanced graphics and a configurable layout.

Laser-etched mid-line speaker frets and the metallic rotary dial of the JaguarDrive Control are also among the new design details.

New door casings, featuring a new 360-degree grab handle, provide easier access and increased storage for drinks bottles and other items, while the electric window switches are moved down from the top of the door roll, putting them within easier reach of occupants.

The F-Pace’s new seats, meanwhile, feature wider cushioning, new massage functions and enhanced coverage of the heated and cooling areas, according to Jaguar.

Standard all-wheel-drive

All-wheel-drive is standard across the F-Pace range.

All-wheel-drive and an eigh-speed automatic gearbox are standard across the Jaguar F-Pace rangeThe latest JaguarDrive Control allows drivers to switch between Comfort, Eco, Rain-Ice-Snow and Dynamic modes, meanwhile.

Active Road Noise Cancellation technology has now been introduced to F-Pace which aims to improve refinement in all driving situations, however.

According to JLR the system constantly monitors vibrations from the road surface and calculates the opposite phase sound wave needed to remove the noise heard by the occupants, resulting in a quieter cabin.

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