Autodealer Women’s Choice Awards 2017: Jaguar F-Pace

Probably the most aspiring vehicle at this year’s event was the Jaguar F-Pace. Designed and engineered to offer the agility, responsiveness and refinement that all Jaguars are renowned for, it combines unrivalled dynamics with everyday versatility.

Jaguar’s Karin Visagie with Lindi Botha

The all-new F-Pace seats five occupants in absolute comfort. The interior is a perfect blend of premium materials and finishes, exquisite detailing, luxuries such as heated, electrically reclining rear seats, and cutting-edge technologies including the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system and 12,3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster.

Even the entry-level model benefits from monotube dampers as standard, but for even better ride and handling the electronically-controlled adaptive dynamics system measures body and wheel movement 100 and 500 times a second respectively, ensuring optimum damping forces in all conditions.

The F-Type-inspired design combines dramatic looks with a spacious interior and an exceptionally large luggage compartment. Together with the all-new infotainment system, Jaguar’s most advanced all-wheel drive system and an outstanding range of active safety technologies, the all-new F-Pace makes every journey a better, more rewarding experience.

The all-new F-Pace’s torque-on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD) system is Jaguar’s most sophisticated yet, and has the highest torque capacity.

It features the advanced, in-house control system first developed for F-Type AWD: Intelligent driveline dynamics. This preserves rear-wheel drive agility and handling character but can seamlessly transfer torque to the front wheels to exploit the performance benefits of extra traction on all surfaces and in all kinds of weather.

Adaptive surface response, developed from Land Rover’s patented, award-winning terrain response technology, makes the AWD system even more effective in challenging conditions.

The new F-Pace has been engineered to satisfy the most stringent safety standards worldwide and provides exceptional levels of occupant and pedestrian protection – including pedestrian contact sensing. The standard of active safety is just as high, thanks to a suite of advanced driver assistance systems.

Infotainment and connectivity technology is just as advanced. The premium InControl Touch Pro system is based around a 10,2-inch touchscreen, with a powerful quad-core processor and solid-state drive, and runs on ultra-fast Ethernet. The navigation system can save you time by learning your commute, offers true door-to-door guidance and can even advise others of your arrival time. Navigation can also be shown full-screen, in 3D, in the 12,3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster.

The full F-Pace range in South Africa comprises four models: F-Pace Pure, F-Pace R-Sport, F-Pace S and F-Pace First Edition.

The F-Pace is available with a range of Jaguar engines that offer a balance of efficiency and performance.

These are the 132kW 2,0-litre diesel, the 221kW 3,0-litre diesel, and the 3,0-litre supercharged V6 petrol, with outputs of either 250kW or 280kW. And all F-Pace models sold in South Africa are equipped with Jaguar’s eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

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