Jaguar has announced a series of updates for its F-Pace, adding fresh technology and more features, while also officially welcoming the flagship SVR derivative to the range.
As with the Range Rover Velar with which the F-Pace shares its platform, the Coventry-based brand’s performance SUV will gain the option of adaptive cruise control with steering assist, which operates between zero and 180 km/h, using the existing functionality with lane centring to steer the vehicle within its lane as it maintains a set distance from the vehicle in front. A “stop and go” function will also be added.
A new high-speed emergency braking system (operational between 10 and 160 km/h) will likewise become available, while a reversing camera, parking sensors (front and rear), driver condition monitor, emergency braking and lane keep assist will be offered as standard across the range. Jaguar furthermore says new optional safety packs will make the buying process “simpler than ever”.
Inside, the brand’s Touch Pro infotainment system with 10-inch touchscreen will be fitted as standard across the line-up, while new slim-line sports seats (featuring 14-way adjustment, adjustable bolsters and slimmer seatbacks) will be optionally available.
Select models will furthermore gain a frameless rear-view mirror, illuminated metal tread-plates (featuring the Jaguar script), bright metal pedals, premium mats, suede-cloth headlining, chrome seat switches and carbon-fibre door trim. In addition, all petrol derivatives will gain a larger 82-litre fuel tank, up from current 63-litre version, as well as particulate filters.
And the F-Pace SVR? Well, this high-performance flagship will officially join the South African range when these updates are applied later on 2018, bringing its supercharged 5,0-litre V8 (producing 405 kW and 680 N.m) to the table, and sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in a claimed 4,3 seconds.
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