The 2017 F-Pace is looking to strike that SUV segment, a niche quite squeezable these days. Is not a secret that everyone loves a CUV and that segment is quite profitable as hell. Most SUV has an incredible space, an outstanding performance, and an attractive design. This time, Jaguar has joined the boat of the SUV model with its completely new 2017 F-Pace, a vehicle that has been rumored for a long time, and now it’s ready to play.
With the launch and the success of the F-Type, we think that incredible car gave back that feeling of importance that was requiring Jaguar. That feeling helps Jaguar to readapt and reinvent itself to diversification and that let it expands its repertory to a wider customer’s spectrum. The 2017 F-Pace is the first-ever SUV built by Jaguar, you must know. It’s sexy and attractive, intended to hit a crowded market with styling and athletics features.
Making an SUV was a clever movement by Jaguar, having the Land Rover’s test facility available for its development. The car presumes a standard 340 hp turbocharged V6 and an optional 380 hp turbocharged V6. These powerplants are protected and surrounded by an Aluminum construction that was created to save weight and create a solid and safe structure.
Let’s review this intrepid and brawny Jaguar.
Powertrain and Performance
There are three engines available for the 2017 F-Pace. One of them that will be exclusive for certain markets is the 2.0 L four-cylinder Diesel, delivering up to 180 horsepower at 4000 rpm and 318 lb-ft of torque at 1750-2500 rpm. The acceleration goes from standstill to 60 mph in just 8.2 seconds and reaches top speed at 129 mph.
The entry-level petrol engine is a supercharged 3.0 L V6, delivering 340 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 332 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. These specs make the F-Pace capable of accelerating from standstill to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds and reaching a top speed that goes up to 155 mph.
The bad boy here is a supercharged 3.0 L V6, producing 380 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 332 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. Being the most powerful engine option, the acceleration is a little bit better, but probably a bigger option like a supercharged V8 could have been more appropriate. The acceleration goes up from standstill to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds and a top speed rated at 155 mph.
All engine options in the 2017 F-Pace, at least in the American market, will be paired with and eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, making smooth and sharp shift gears. Some markets will be dotted with plenty of options that goes from a gasoline four-cylinder engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, and even a manual gearbox. Meanwhile, in the American market, there will be only available an all-wheel drive system.
Design Line and Interior
The aesthetic of this car are attractive and intimidating. It looks sporty, comfortable, and fun to drive as well. The front fascia shows two aggressive and sexy LED headlights that make shine that black huge grille with the Jaguar badge in the middle. The air intakes found underneath the headlights are accompanied with chrome accents and another air intake is located in the middle, just between the side air intakes and underneath them.
The side panels are smooth and have the proper curves to emanate a solid, bulky but sporty SUV. The rear of the car inherits that unforgettable design, like-F-Type Stop lights and with a spoiler just above the trunk gate.
The interior of the 2017 F-Pace looks roomy, with tons of luxury and top-notch materials, delivering a true sensation of an expensive car. The most striking features of the interior are the huge and wide center console with the habitual Jaguar’s rotary gear selector for high-spec modes, also getting two giants screens. One of them is situated in the instrument cluster with massive 12.3-inch TFT and a 10.2-inch touchscreen is found in the center of the dashboard.
The Bottom Line
Jaguar has delivered a brilliant SUV. The competence for the F-Pace will be hard as a rock, but the potential of this model is huge. Probably with the incorporation of a bigger engine and wider array of options, even more customers’ needs could have been satisfied.