Under the influence of the political unrest in the country, it seems like the British multinational carmaker, Jaguar, chose to launch its first ever SUV, F-Pace, in India silently. The company will be offering the F-Pace in the options of 2 diesel engines and four variants. The base model of the vehicle, F-Pace 2.0L Pure, is priced at Rs. 68.40 lakh followed by 2.0L Prestige at Rs. 74.50 lakh, 3.0L R Sport for Rs. 1.02 crore and the 3.0L First Edition with a price tag of Rs. 1.12 crore. All the prices are ex-showroom, in Delhi and the official launch of the vehicle will take place in Mumbai on the coming 20th October, 2016.
The interested customers can make the booking online or through any of the 23 authorized Jaguar retailers in your vicinity.
Seeing the preparations the company is involved into for the launch event, one can pretty much assumes that Jaguar is leaving no stone unturned to make the event a promising and momentous one. A prominent proof of the same lies in the fact that the company is into the construction of a replica of ‘The Shard’, the tallest building of London, in Mumbai, which is 60-foot in height.
The all new Jaguar F-Pace owns inspiration from the F-TYPE and is a premium SUV with the soul of an SUV and the DNA of a sports car. The vehicle has the charm to turn the heads when on road, thanks to its agile look and powerful performance. The improved strength, purity and energy have given the all new F-Pace a new birth that is prominent from its bulged bonnet and pronounced rear haunches.
As informed above, the Jaguar F-Pace will be available in two engine options where the first one is a 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel motor capable of delivering a power of 180bhp coupled with 430Nm of mounted torque. The Ingneium is Jaguar’s premium and new range of engines that are designed to deliver refinement, effortless performance and efficiency. According to the company itself, this model can do a sprint of 0-100kmph in 8.7 seconds by attaining a top speed of above 200kmph.
The more powerful variants with 3.0-litre V6 engine will churn out a whopping power of 300bhp @4000rpm along with a meaty torque of 700Nm @2000rpm. This variant will take mere 6.2 seconds to cover a distance of 100km in an hour from a standstill by picking up a maximum speed of 241kmph.
The President of Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), Rohit Suri, said, “The launch of F-PACE in India on October 20 marks a significant milestone in the expansion of Jaguar's product offering in India. F-PACE is Jaguar's first performance SUV and is sure to capture hearts and minds of Jaguar fans and its distinguished & discerning customers spread across India.”
The powertrain of both the engines will be comprised of an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission alongside an all-wheel drive. The British carmaker will also be introducing the 2.0-litre diesel engine with a power of 240bhp but that will happen next year in February. Let’s have a look at the specs of the petrol engine that is expected in 2017:
Car aficionados can satiate their lust to see the car with naked eyes at the nearing 2016 Paris Motor Show, but those who want to purchase the car will have to wait till the second half of 2017, as the company will start delivering the vehicle from then. There is no word on its availability for the Indian market but India already has a better option in terms of a regular sedan – Maybach S600 Guard – which in any case is provides enhanced ballistic protection than the Pullman version and is also very cost effective.
|Engine||2.0-litre Ingenium Petrol||3.0-litre Supercharged Petrol|
|Transmission||ZF 8-speed Auto/ZF 6-speed Manual||ZF 8-speed Auto|
When launched, the Jaguar F-Pace will face competition from the likes of Porsche Macan and in international markets its competitors will be BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. However, keeping the cost aside, the F-Pace will also stand against the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90.