After building itself as a brand that made sleek saloons and sports cars, Jaguar decided to follow market trends and make its first SUV, the F-Pace.
When it debuted in 2016, the F-Pace was received with plenty of praise and has continued to be a good alternative to the monopoly of German SUVs currently available in the same bracket.
Here are five reasons why the F-Pace is so good, with some bits about the car you might not have known…
Based on performance tech
Built with a lightweight aluminium structure that provides 50/50 weight distribution, the F-Pace does come with driving pleasure in mind, as drivers get to choose from sportier rear-wheel drive and the assured all-wheel drive for grip in all conditions. The SUV also comes with torque vectoring that brakes the inside wheels when cornering for a better turn-in, while the adaptive and configurable dynamics help the driver set the car up as and how they like it.
The range of Ingenium turbocharged petrol and diesel engines as well as the additional 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 diesel give drivers more than enough choice to find the right unit for them in the standard F-Pace. If you want even more oomph than the V6 diesel can offer, Jaguar has also released the F-Pace SVR, which uses a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 to get the SUV from 0-60mph in just 4.1 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 176mph.
Plenty of practicality
Jaguar has ensured that its first SUV is one that rivals its closest market competitors in terms of size and practicality. With the 40:20:40 split rear seats, drivers can fold them flat and allow for up to 1,740 litres of load space – although the 650-litre standard boot space should be more than large enough for most situations. Customers can choose to fit the powered gesture tailgate, which opens up by waving your foot under one of the rear corners of the bumper.
Multiple safety assists on offer
As standard, the F-Pace comes with a decent amount of kit, such as emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver conditioning monitor, front and rear parking sensors, and a rear camera. But on top of that, Jaguar offers the SUV with a series of other features such as park assist, 360-degree cameras and sensors, rear traffic monitor, adaptive cruise control with steering assist, blind spot assist and high-speed emergency braking – all of which are offered in the driver assist pack+.See Available F-Pace deals
To stick with the times of cramming as much tech in a car as possible, Jaguar can fit the F-Pace with a head-up display, digital instrument displays, a Wi-Fi hotspot, traffic sign recognition and adaptive speed limiter and a Meridian audio system. All of which is teamed to the standard fit 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment setup that takes pride of place in the dashboard.