Sabtu, 26 September 2015

Frankfurt Show Highlights: 2016 Jaguar F-Pace


At 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show everyone was surprised when Jaguar unveiled C-X17 Concept. It was an SUV concept that previews the first ever utility vehicle from British carmaker. And two years later, at the same event Jaguar introduced the production-spec of its first SUV, called F-Pace. So, why Jaguar builds an SUV? Ian Callum, Design Director of Jaguar said that The world was telling them in no uncertain terms this is what they wanted.

The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace is built-on Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminum Architecture. The exterior design is almost the same like other Jaguar cars (I’m a little bit disappoint because I hope a brand new exterior styling). Up front, the LED headlights has the same shape like 2016 XF and it features LED Daytime Running Lights, too. Other Jaguar’s typical part on the exterior are a big grille and big air dams is featured in this SUV. And at the rear, you can see LED taillights that has same shape like in latest XF and F-Type. Overall, even though I’m a little bit disappoint and F-Pace is looked like XF SUV, it still has nice exterior styling. Even, it’s better than Bentley Bentayga.

For the powertrain, Jaguar offers gasoline and diesel engines. The entry level is 2.0 liter diesel producing 177 hp, 2.0 liter gasoline with 237 hp, 3.0 liter diesel produces 296 hp, 3.0 liter gasoline with two option maximum outputs, 335 hp and 375 hp. The car is offered with RWD or AWD system. For the body structure, Jaguar announced that it has 80% aluminum too keep light. It means that F-Pace is the only SUV with aluminum-intensive monocoque in the segment.

To be able driving off-road, Jaguar immerses torque-on-demand all-wheel-drive system which is claimed as the most sophisticated and has the highest torque capacity. It has IDD (Intelligent Driveline Dynamic) that you can find in F-Type AWD. IDD retains rear-wheel drive agility and handling character but can seamlessly transfer torque to the front wheels to get extra traction on all surfaces and in all weathers. Jaguar F-Pace also get Land Rover’s technology, like Adaptive Surface Response (ASR), developed from the Terrain Response technology. Integrated into Jaguar Drive Control, ASR identifies the type of surface and optimizes the mapping of the powertrain and Dynamic Stability Control system.

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