Jaguar F-PACE Thrills Goodwood with Dramatic Two-Wheeled Ride!

Jag_FPACE_Goodwood_FoS_Image_240616_22_JNA_940x500_tcm97-275709_desktop_940x500The Jaguar F-PACE has put on another dramatic display of dynamic precision and control. After setting the Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest loop-the-loop at its launch last year, the very same record-breaking F-PACE and stunt driver Terry Grant have teamed up again for a thrilling drive at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

This time Grant piloted Jaguar’s first family sports car up the famous Goodwood hill on two wheels. As if that was not enough, professional freestyle motorbike stunt rider Lee Bowers was on board to add even more jeopardy to proceedings.

Bowers is no stranger to two wheels and swapped his saddle for the luxurious leather interior of Jaguar’s first performance crossover. As the F-PACE two-wheeled up the demanding course, Bowers climbed out of the passenger window to stand on the side of the Jaguar and salute the crowd, before climbing back inside ahead of the finishing line.

Terry Grant, legendary stunt driver, said: “When Jaguar gave me the opportunity to reunite with the F-PACE used to break the world’s largest loop record, I couldn’t say no. Its light, stiff aluminium body and precise controls make it the perfect wheelie vehicle, and it was great to have Lee Bowers along for company – even if he did climb out halfway through our run!”

Even for an expert of Grant’s calibre, the two-wheeled drive required hours of planning. Final preparations were completed at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire just days ahead of the live event.

For the actual drive, spectators were left in no doubt about the identity of the Jaguar as #FPACE was emblazoned on both the roof and underside of the vehicle.

Jaguar’s first ever family sports car has become the manufacturer’s fastest-selling vehicle. In the first 10 months on sale more than 14,000 orders have been placed, with all 2,000 First Edition vehicles sold out.

The Jaguar F-PACE is Jaguar’s first performance crossover and its lightweight body structure comprises 80 per cent aluminum. It is the only aluminum-intensive design in its sector and is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull Plant in the UK. This fantastic new SUV is at our dealership – click here to view inventory.

The New Generation of Jaguar Models for 2016/2017

CC_16_6041_JNA-XE-Update_MAR16_W6-adjustWith the introduction of the all-new Jaguar F-PACE performance SUV and XE compact sports sedan in retailers this spring, Jaguar has fully realized its U.S. go-to-market strategy first announced in September of 2015.

The New Generation of Jaguar relies on a series of competitive go-to-market initiatives that stand to fundamentally transform the Jaguar business in the United States in 2016.

Expansion of the Jaguar Line-up
With the introduction of models that compete in both the largest and fastest growing segments of the premium automotive market – the XE compact sports sedan and F-PACE performance SUV, respectively – Jaguar stands to dramatically increase its sales in the U.S. As much as 50 percent of Jaguar sales could be derived from these two models alone. Together, the XE and F-PACE focus on the core of the luxury market and on a far wider range of potential customers than ever before.

Aggressive Pricing
All Jaguar models are priced such that their base prices are square in the middle of their respective competitive segments. This competitive value position is achieved through both high content standard equipment and new lower MSRP choices by model. As a result, when compared on a like-for-like basis against cars within a given segment, Jaguar models exhibit a significant savings over the majority of the competition and near parity elsewhere. The increased value builds on each of the products’ key strengths and comes alongside new available technologies such as Torque On-Demand All Wheel Drive [3], shared lightweight aluminum-intensive architectures, Jaguar InControl® infotainment features [4], electric power assisted steering, and soon, the introduction of diesel powertrain technology.

Peace of Mind Ownership Assurance
First introduced in late 2016, all new Jaguar models come standard with the peace of mind of a best-in-class ownership package [2] – Jaguar EliteCare – the highlights of which include a new vehicle limited warranty, complimentary scheduled maintenance, complimentary roadside assistance and a suite of connectivity services called Jaguar InControl® Remote & ProtectTM

Collectively, each of these steps extend the appeal of Jaguar in the U.S. and have the potential to position the company to become one of the fastest growing automotive manufacturers in the premium segment, if not the entire industry for the 2016 calendar year.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2017

Led by the introduction of two new models in May – the XE and F-PACE – positioned as entry points to the brand, for the first time in its 80 year history Jaguar has five vehicles within its line-up.

2017 Jaguar XE

The short overhangs, cab-rearward stance and low driving position on the XE underscore the car’s F-TYPE inspired performance characteristics. Following a limited global release outside of North America as a 2016 Model Year car, the XE has already garnered more than 40 awards for its design, packaging and driving dynamics.

The 2017 XE is available with three different engines in the U.S.; a choice to suit every need. There’s the powerful “35t,” featuring a 340hp V-6 pulled from the F-TYPE; the “25t,” a compact gasoline inline- [4] shared with other Jaguar Land Rover products, like the Evoque and Discovery Sport; and the “20d,” the brand’s first-ever diesel in North America, and the first of a new generation of “Ingenium” engines wholly designed, engineered and built by Jaguar Land Rover in the UK.

Starting prices are as follows:

Model – Engine – MSRP [1]
XE 25t – 2.0L Gasoline 240hp – From $34,900
XE 20d – 2.0L Diesel 180hp – From $36,400 [5]
XE 35t – 3.0L V6 SC 340hp – From $41,700

2017 Jaguar F-PACE

Sharing an aluminum intensive architecture with both the new XE and recently redesigned XF, means the first-ever SUV from Jaguar has at its heart the driving dynamics of a sport sedan, while sharing the versatility and all-season capability of a performance SUV; it’s the most practical sports car from Jaguar ever.

Jaguar Design Director, Ian Callum and his team embraced this ethos and incorporated key design features from the F-TYPE sports car into the exterior of the F-PACE; the shape of the tail light roundel, Jaguar trademark power bulge in the hood and sheet metal that wraps around the rear haunch of the car contribute to a sense of tension and performance that underscore the new car’s driving experience.

The 2017 F-PACE is available with three powertrain options – the 340hp “35t,” the 380hp “S,” and later this year, a 2.0L turbocharged inline- [4] “Ingenium” diesel, the “20d” – all routed through an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. Starting prices are as follows:

Model – Engine – MSRP [1]
F-PACE 20d – 2.0L Diesel 180hp – From $40,990 [5]
F-PACE 35t – 3.0L V6 SC 340hp – From $42,390
F-PACE S – 3.0L V6 SC 380hp – From $56,700

2017 Jaguar XF

Following a full redesign for the 2016MY, the 2017 XF model line expands with a new entry price point added under the existing Premium trim level and an available “20d” diesel engine which lowers the starting price to just $47,450 [1].

The “Ingenium” diesel, shared with the XE and F-PACE, is the first diesel powertrain offered in the United States by Jaguar and the first of a new Ingenium family of engines to be introduced for the brand.

Designed, engineered and built wholly in-house by Jaguar Land Rover engineers, all Ingenium engines feature a configurable and flexible common architecture – the same bore, stroke, cylinder spacing and 500cc cylinder capacity – enabling maximum manufacturing efficiencies and the potential development of additional engine variants which meet future regulatory and competitive requirements at greater speed to market.

Applying learnings from the Land Rover V6 diesel programs for North America, the calibration of the Jaguar “20d” 180hp Ingenium diesel engine was optimized to the last detail to deliver truly outstanding throttle response, while being 50-state emissions legal.

The 2017 XF also receives a few minor design changes including a new rotary shifter treatment, four new wheel styles and the introduction of three new paint colors.

The new model structure includes 18 variants ranging from XF, XF Premium, XF Prestige and XF R-Sport for both 20d and 35t powertrains, and an additional 380hp XF S model, each of which are available as rear- or all-wheel drive. Starting prices are as follows:

Model – Engine – MSRP [1]
XF 20d – 2.0L Diesel 180hp – From $47,450 [5]
XF 35t – 3.0L V6 SC 340hp – From $50,490
XF S – 3.0L V6 SC 380hp – From $62,700

2017 Jaguar F-TYPE

For 2017, Jaguar takes its F-TYPE sports car to the next level with the introduction of the 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR. The F-TYPE SVR is an all-weather supercar, the brand’s lightest, quickest and most powerful F-TYPE ever, and the first to wear the SVR badge.

Featuring functional enhancements to the chassis, driveline and aerodynamics, in coupe form the F-TYPE SVR is one of very few production cars able to achieve 200mph [6]; acceleration from 0-60 mph in both coupe and convertible versions takes just 3.5 seconds [6].

Additionally, all 17 Model Year F-TYPE convertible models also receive a reconfigured trunk which expands the useable space to 7.3-cu. ft.

Like the XF, a new entry trim level has also been added to the 2017 F-TYPE line-up. The model range now spans from the F-TYPE, up to F-TYPE Premium, F-TYPE S, F-TYPE R and the top level F-TYPE SVR. The new trim structure allows the F-TYPE to be more competitive in the luxury coupe/convertible market. Starting prices are as follows:

Model – Engine – MSRP [1]
F-TYPE – 3.0L V6 SC 340hp – From $61,400
F-TYPE Premium – 3.0L V6 SC 340hp – From $66,800
F-TYPE S – 3.0L V6 SC 380hp – From $79,100
F-TYPE R – 5.0L V8 SC 550hp – From $105,400
F-TYPE SVR – 5.0L V8 SC 575hp – From $125,950

JAGUAR ELITECARE

First launched in September of 2015, every new Jaguar comes standard with Jaguar EliteCare, a Best-in-Class ownership package [2] that includes a 5 years or 60,000 miles new vehicle limited warranty, complimentary scheduled maintenance, as well as a suite of connectivity services and roadside assistance.

Jaguar EliteCare coverage [2] offers:

- 5-Year/60,000 Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty (best in class)

- 5-Year/60,000 Mile Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance (longest in class)

- 5-Year/60,000 Mile 24/7 Roadside Assistance

- 5-Year/Unlimited Mile Jaguar InControl® Remote & ProtectTM connected services

MARKETING

The New Generation of Jaguar was kicked off on April 19 with a multi-faceted campaign called Master Plan, featuring Tom Hiddleston and Nicholas Holt, to drive awareness for the full line of Jaguar products, but with explicit focus on raising awareness for the two newest products, the XE and F-PACE.

Placed on major TV networks, in automotive publications and through online properties, the campaign targeted conquest customers and drove record online traffic to JaguarUSA.com as these vehicles went on sale. Following visits to the website, showroom traffic at retailers reached record levels as well, proving both the XE and F-PACE as compelling alternatives to the established competitors within their respective segments.

“THE ART OF PERFORMANCE” JAGUAR XE TEST DRIVE TOUR

To introduce the Jaguar XE compact sports sedan to a growing millennial consumer demographic who desire performance and seduction in their luxury vehicles, Jaguar launched “The Art of Performance Tour: Lights. Camera. Drive!” in Los Angeles, late last year. This seven-city cross-country tour continues in 2016 and invites consumers to see the full 2016/2017 Jaguar line-up, including the Jaguar F-PACE, and be among the first to drive the Jaguar XE.

The Tour incorporates a cinematic drive experience that celebrates Jaguar’s long standing relationship with the silver screen. During their visit, consumers have the opportunity to star in their own filmed action sequence behind the wheel of the XE, as they experience high performance driving on a closed course and on-road handling through a street drive. The personal film they leave with is sharable through popular social media pages, including Facebook. Consumers can sign up to receive more information about The Art of Performance by visiting JaguarUSA.com/RSVP.

Come in and see the New Generation of Jaguar vehicles at Jaguar Orlando. Schedule a test drive and find out how wonderful this new lineup is!

[1] All prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for details.

[2] Class is cars sold by luxury automobile brands and claim is based on total package of warranty, maintenance and other coverage programs. For complete details regarding Jaguar EliteCare coverage, please visit JAGUARUSA.COM, call 1.800.4.JAGUAR or visit your local Jaguar Retailer.

[3] These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner’s manual or your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for more details.

[4] Do not use Jaguar InControl® features under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control.

[5] Available Fall 2016

[6] F-TYPE SVR Coupe top speed is 200 mph. F-TYPE SVR Convertible top speed is 195 mph. Always follow local speed limits

New Generation of Jaguar Models Arrive at Dealerships Across the Nation!

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On May 25, 2016, Jaguar North America announced retailers throughout the country will be hosting exclusive customer events this spring to introduce the brand’s latest compact sports sedan, the Jaguar XE & Jaguar’s first ever compact SUV, the F-PACE. Events will be taking place through the month of May, with most taking place May 23-31. Attendees will be amongst the very first consumers to see Jaguar’s latest five-model line-up, which has the capacity to reach a far wider range of potential luxury customers than ever before.

Jaguar retailers will welcome the vehicles in grand style, with events that include social media contests for weekend vehicle loans, interactive bars and live music. Retailers, including Barrett Jaguar in San Antonio, Texas will be unleashing the cats at their event, as they send aerialists and body-painted Jaguar cats into the crowd to unveil the XE & F-PACE, while Jaguar Sacramento will be hosting an evening party at Mather Aviation for an impressive unveiling with music by DJ Louie, a San Francisco-based DJ.

Jaguar Main Line will be taking their event to the outdoors at the Devon Horse Show, which will feature a five-car Jaguar display, tickets to carnival rides and a raffle of an all-new Jaguar F-PACE, with all proceeds benefitting Bryn Mawr Hospital. Throughout the events, attendees and dealership personnel will be sharing images and information via social media using #NewGenJaguar.

“This is a major milestone for the Jaguar brand and we are excited to have our retailers showcase the expanded lineup of Jaguar models to a larger target audience during their New Generation of Jaguar events,” said Chris Marchand, Vice President, Operations, Jaguar Land Rover North America. “Guests will be among the first to experience the XE and F-PACE and learn about our all-new ownership package with best in class coverage, Jaguar EliteCare.” *

For added piece of mind, all 2017 Jaguar models sold in the U.S. now come equipped with Jaguar EliteCare, a best-in-class ownership package* offering a new vehicle limited warranty with complimentary scheduled maintenance, roadside assistance and Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™ for five-years or 60,000 miles.

The competitively priced Jaguar XE and F-PACE add relevance for the Jaguar brand placing them in a strong position in the luxury segment. The 2017 Jaguar XE is currently available with an MSRP starting at $34,900,** and the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE with an MSRP starting at $40,990.**

Jaguar Orlando held its exciting F-PACE & XE introduction at the Orlando Executive Airport, and a great time was had by all! We posted photos on our Jaguar Orlando Facebook page.

* Class is cars sold by luxury automobile brands and claim is based on total package of warranty, maintenance and other coverage programs. For complete details regarding Jaguar EliteCare coverage, please visit JAGUARUSA.COM, call 1.800.4.JAGUAR or visit your local Jaguar Retailer.
** All prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for details.

Jaguar Land Rover North America sponsors U.S. Armed Forces Team for Invictus Games Orlando 2016

US Team Announcement_HERO_1355x460_tcm97-258754_desktop_1355x460Jaguar Land Rover North America is extending its support of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida as lead sponsor of the U.S. Team, which will compete against 11 other nations’ teams in the multi-sport event for Wounded, Ill and Injured Service Members, May 8-12.

Jaguar Land Rover, presenting partner of the inaugural games in London 2014 and this year’s games in Orlando, will continue its commitment to the Games by renewing its role as sponsors of the UK team.

“Jaguar Land Rover is proud to back the U.S. armed forces teams to compete in the Invictus Games in Orlando this May,” said Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover, North America, LLC. “The men and women on the U.S. team, as well as those on the competing teams of other nations, represent the courage, determination and bravery of our armed forces, and we wish them the best of luck in Orlando.”

The Invictus Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for Wounded, Ill and Injured Service Members. Launched in 2014 by Prince Harry, the second edition of the Games will take place from May 8-12, 2016 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. Earlier this month, Prince Harry himself passed the Invictus Games Flag to U.S. team captain Will Reynolds at Buckingham Palace. That flag will tour the United States prior to the Games, making stops at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, the UK Embassy and White House in Washington, D.C. and more, before its final stop in Orlando.

“I am so proud to be leading the U.S. team in Orlando this year,” said Reynolds. “The Games celebrate the determination that each and every one of these competitors have shown in the face of true challenges.”

Reynolds will lead the US team of 115 athletes, competing across 10 sports. The rigorous selection process was based on the benefit the Invictus Games will give an individual as part of their recovery, combined with performance and commitment to training. The full U.S. team will begin training later this month in Tampa, Florida.

In addition to their partnership with both the Games and the U.S. and UK Teams, Jaguar Land Rover will also provide all competing nations with the first opportunity to win an Invictus Games 2016 medal through the Driving Challenge which takes place on May 7. Two team members from all 14 competing nations will take on the role of driver and navigator in the two time-trials which make up the challenge. Each pair will compete in both the Jaguar XE and Land Rover Discovery Sport, testing their communication, team-work and strategic planning skills.

Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to the Armed Forces and Veteran community was further extended last week as details of the new Jaguar Land Rover CALIBRE Partnership were announced. This collaboration will fund the training and hiring of 180 U.S. Service Members this year across North American retailers, and follows the recruitment of over 200 Transitioning Service Members, Veterans, and currently serving members of the National Guard and Reserve in the UK since 2013.

The Invictus Games are the only international adaptive sporting event for Wounded, Ill, and Injured WII Service Members, both serving and veteran. The inaugural Invictus Games, held in London in September 2014, saw over 400 competitors from 13 nations compete in nine sports. Invictus Games Orlando 2016 will see 500 competitors from 14 nations compete in 10 sports including Athletics; Archery; Indoor Rowing; Powerlifting; Road Cycling; Sitting Volleyball; Swimming; Track and Field; Wheelchair Basketball; Wheelchair Rugby, and a new sport for 2016, Wheelchair Tennis.

Jaguar Orlando is proud of Jaguar Land Rover’s steadfast commitment to these Invictus Games and to our global family of Armed Forces and Veterans!

Prince Harry meets children of servicemen and women during the 2016 Invictus Games Opening Ceremony in Orlando, FL.

Prince Harry meets children of servicemen and women during the 2016 Invictus Games Opening Ceremony in Orlando, FL.

Jaguar Honored with 2016 “Best Car Styling Luxury Brand” by Kelley Blue Book

jaguar_nyias_kbbJaguar is proud to announce that it has been honored with the 2016 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Award for “Best Car Styling Luxury Brand.” This is the second time the brand has received this honor, also winning in 2014, and comes after an incredible transformational year for Jaguar fueled by a new competitive pricing structure, an expanded product line- up and the introduction of Jaguar EliteCare1, the brand’s new best-in-class warranty package.

The Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards recognize automakers’ outstanding achievements in creating and maintaining brand attributes that capture the attention and enthusiasm of the new-vehicle buying public. Award categories are calculated among luxury, non-luxury and truck shoppers. Based on consumer automotive perception data from Kelley Blue Book Strategic Insights’ Brand Watch study, the highly comprehensive study offers insight into how shoppers perceive important factors driving their purchase decisions, and captures brand/model familiarity and loyalty among new-car shoppers. The visually striking exterior design features of the Jaguar F-TYPE and XF models has earned praise in the market and played an important role in earning this styling award.

“Design has always been at the heart of Jaguar products, and to be recognized with this award at a time when the brand is experiencing incredible momentum and growth is very gratifying,” said Kim McCullough, Vice President, Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC. “As we begin to expand our line up with the addition of the XE and F-PACE this spring, we look forward to the opportunity to reach an even wider audience and welcome new owners and fans of the brands.”

In addition to the expanding Jaguar model lineup, the brand continues to enhance and refresh current models. Fully redesigned for 2016, the second generation Jaguar XF brings a unique blend of design, technology and refinement to the premium sedan segment. Positioned between the mid-size Jaguar XE and the flagship Jaguar XJ, also refreshed for 2016, the new bodywork on the XF mirrors the evolution of the Jaguar design language.

Since its introduction in 2014, the Jaguar F-TYPE range has expanded from three models to six in only one model year. All-new for 2017, the ultra-high performance Jaguar F-TYPE SVR made its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show. The very first production Jaguar vehicle to be developed by Special Vehicle Operations and wear the SVR badge, the F-TYPE SVR takes performance, dynamics and driver involvement to a new level yet retains the comfort and duality of character inherent to all Jaguar cars.

In addition to debuting the 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR at the New York International Auto Show, the newest Jaguar line-up also includes the 2017 XE compact sports sedan, the brand’s first performance SUV, the Jaguar F-PACE newly re-designed XF and XJ sedans, and the 2016 F-TYPE. For more information about the 2016 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards, visit www.kbb.com/new-cars/brand-image-awards.

Keep in touch with us at Jaguar Orlando for updates on the arrival of the 2017 F-TYPE SVR, 2017 XE compact sports sedan, and the all new 2017 F-PACE SUV. Contact us anytime and let us know you’re preferences – we’d be glad to put you on the short list!

Jaguar fires up jet pack with eye on world record

JAGUAR_XE_GRAHAM-BELL_01-1024x683British automaker Jaguar is taking its aerodynamic expertise onto the slopes with the help of Olympic skier Graham Bell.

The Olympian and automotive brand have announced a technical partnership with the goal of setting a Guinness World Record for fastest downhill ski speed, currently held by Italian speed skier Simone Origone. Emphasizing principles of design and speed in other fields builds the Jaguar brand in an organic and unobtrusive manner.

“As engineering challenges go it doesn’t get more unique than this, so the next few months are going to be very exciting,” said Ian Anderton, thermal and aerodynamics manager at Jaguar Land Rover. “In many ways, it’s very similar to the car design process, necessitating the perfect balance between aerodynamics, engineering and design for ultimate performance.”

Downhill edge
Mr. Bell participated in five Winter Olympics from 1984 to 1998 and now hosts the British TV show “The Jump,” in which celebrities partake in a variety of winter sports. Working with Jaguar, he hopes to exceed 160 mph, well above Mr. Origone’s 156 mph record.

Jaguar is developing a ski suit and harness that contains twin micro jets. The Jaguar XE is being used as a model for its aluminum-intensive body structure, which makes it lighter, stiffer and more aerodynamic than any other Jaguar.

In a statement, Mr. Bell said, “I approached Jaguar to become my lead technical partner due to their experience in aerodynamics and love of all things involving speed. As lead technical partner in the attempt, Jaguar will provide the aerodynamic expertise to develop the Iron-Man-style suit I need, as well as helping me acclimatize to speed and external forces using high performance vehicles including the Jaguar XE AWD – designed to provide maximum traction in adverse conditions including snow and ice.”

The two partners have already begun training in the Austrian Alps. Mr. Bell has skijored, a winter sport in which a skier is pulled by an animal or motor vehicle, behind a Jaguar XE traveling over 100 mph.

The tests help determine what factors, such as wind chill and skiing position, need to be considered when designing the ski suit. The actual record attempt will take place early next year in Jaguar’s cold weather testing facility in Sweden.

To help promote the partnership, Jaguar has shared a training film of the skijoring on social media platforms.

The video begins with shots of the Austrian Alps and Mr. Bell suiting up and stepping into his skis. Mr. Anderton echoes the difficulty of the challenge but notes, “We are best placed, in terms of our technical capabilities, to be the ones who do it, though.”

Bell then discloses his strategy: to reduce the amount of fuel – and thus weight – he has to carry, he will let the XE bring his speed up as high as possible, then disconnect from the vehicle and activate the jet pack to put him over the hump and claim the record.

“Extreme” stunts often have a broader appeal than specialized sporting activities because of the thrills and dangers associated with them. By sharing the video on social media, Jaguar can draw the attention of consumers who may not initially be interested in a skiing activity.

Moreover, the placement of the XE in the Alps discreetly promotes the vehicle’s handling and bad-weather capabilities. Making itself a design and speed force in other racing and sporting events reinforces Jaguar’s brand values.

Off to the races
Jaguar’s sister brand has also looked to other forms of racing to prove its design and speed prowess.

British automaker Land Rover is also using its technological proficiency to conquer the seas.

For the first race of the America’s Cup, sometimes referred to as “Formula 1 on water,” Land Rover will participate in the race with a multihull catamaran going by the name R1. Land Rover frequently puts design and tech at the forefront of its marketing, but taking to the sea will solidify those values and possibly bring the brand to a new market segment.

Jaguar Orlando will post more about this exciting engineering challenge as information becomes available.

Jaguar Introduces Ultra-High Performance F-TYPE SVR Ahead of Geneva Debut

JAGUAR_F-TYPE_SVR_COUPE_HERO-1355x460_tcm97-243399_desktop_1355x460Jaguar today digitally revealed the F-TYPE SVR, an even more extreme version of the already popular sports car and its first to wear the high-performance SVR badge, ahead of its auto show debut in Geneva on March 1. Developed to exploit the lightweight aluminum sports car’s full potential while retaining its inherent tractability and day-to-day usability, the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR will sprint to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds2 and, in coupe trim, joins an elite club of cars capable of accelerating to 200 mph.

By exploiting the fundamental capability engineered in to the F-TYPE from day one, the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division developed the brand’s lightest, quickest, most powerful F-TYPE and its fastest and most powerful series production road car ever with functional enhancements to the chassis, driveline and aerodynamics.

The F-TYPE R is already widely recognized in the sports car segment and represented the starting point for development of the more extreme F-TYPE SVR. Everything which contributes to the vehicle’s performance and handling dynamics has been meticulously re-evaluated, re-engineered and optimized by SVO, adding an even higher performance version of the F-TYPE to 2017 model year line up.

U.S. 2017MY F-TYPE Model Line Up and Pricing:
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POWERTRAIN, DRIVELINE AND CHASSIS
The F-TYPE SVR features the latest evolution of the Jaguar Land Rover 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, delivering the ultimate in performance and driver reward. Changes to the engine’s calibration – adopted from the F-TYPE Project 7 – deliver power and torque ratings of 575HP and 516-lb.ft. of torque.

Enlarged air intakes in the front bumper, together with revised charge air coolers and redesigned hood vents, deliver corresponding improvements in cooling system performance and powertrain efficiency.

A new lightweight Inconel titanium exhaust system has been fitted as standard which withstands higher peak temperatures, reduces backpressure and eliminates 35-lbs (16kg) of mass from the vehicle. In addition to titanium’s inherent lightness over stainless steel, the exhaust system in the SVR features a unique split muffler design — opposed to a single box in the F-TYPE R – which further reduces weight and facilitates the design of the rear under-tray for enhanced aerodynamic performance.

Compared to the stainless steel system on the F-TYPE R, Inconel’s increased thermal resistance meant that wall thickness could be reduced to just two-tenths of an inch or 0.6mm. This technology was adopted by the C-X75 concept supercar and was developed by Jaguar as a road car technology through that program.

The new exhaust system also delivers an even more distinctive, purposeful, harder-edged exhaust note, especially once the active valves in the rear silencers open – this happens at lower engine speeds to enhance the vehicle’s performance character even further. For additional lightweighting, the valves themselves are also made from titanium. The four round tailpipes are distinguished by discreet SVR branding.

To make the most of the increased engine output, the eight-speed ZF® Quickshift transmission has been recalibrated to reduce shift times and increase torque availability during launch. Together with the extra grip delivered by the wider, 265- and 305-section front and rear tires (10mm wider than the F-TYPE R), and optimization of the torque on-demand all-wheel drive system’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) control technology, the F-TYPE SVR is able to deliver outstanding launch behavior and immediacy of response, with sprints to 60 mph from a standing start in just 3.5 seconds.

The changes to IDD and additional refinements to the rear electronic active differential (EAD) ensure optimum torque distribution between the front and rear axles and across the rear axle. Combined with a unique calibration for the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system4, this enhances traction and dynamics4 – on various surfaces and weather conditions – while preserving the vehicle’s rear-wheel drive character and handling balance.

Selecting Dynamic mode will enable the enthusiast driver to fully explore the capability of the F-TYPE SVR, especially with the DSC system set to TracDSC or switched off completely. Under these conditions, IDD will use the most extreme calibrations for the AWD system and for the EAD to fully exploit the available grip.

The enhancements made to the powertrain and driveline are matched by the modifications made to the chassis and suspension. The aluminum double wishbone front and rear suspension equipped on the F-TYPE, as well as its standard electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system4 gave the SVO team the best possible starting point for developing the vehicle dynamics of the F-TYPE SVR.

While engineers have worked to enhance the dynamic capability of the F-TYPE SVR, delivering the ultimate in chassis agility, precision, control and response, the SVO division was able to preserve the ride quality and inherent duality of character the F-TYPE is well known for; ensuring day-to-day usability and comfort have not been compromised.

Immediate benefits in terms of handling were found in large part to a significant weight savings in the F-TYPE SVR. With no optional equipment, the SVR weighs in 55-lbs (25kg) lighter than the AWD F-TYPE R, and as much as 110-lbs (50kg) lighter with options such as the Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brake system and carbon fiber roof fitted. Optimized aerodynamics produce further gains in high speed drivability, a standard active rear spoiler delivers reductions in lift whether in the raised or lowered position.

These fundamental improvements are matched by a raft of other hardware and software changes designed to extract the full potential from every part of the chassis. The valves inside the continuously-variable dampers have been revised and the control software – the heart of the Jaguar Adaptive Dynamics system4 – has been recalibrated. The overall effect is that both low speed comfort and high speed control are improved.

The rear knuckle is also completely new. Now an intricate, weight-optimized aluminum die casting, the design of the part enables a 37 percent increase in camber stiffness and a 41 percent increase in toe stiffness, which translates into greater control of the tire contact patch and an even more connected steering feel.

While the rear anti-roll bar has been thickened, the front anti-roll bar diameter has been reduced slightly. Together with the revised damper control software, a unique tune for the Torque Vectoring system which is designed to enable more precise control of the braking applied to the inner wheels, the changes mitigate understeer – even at high corner entry speeds.

Fitted as standard with the Super Performance braking system featuring large, 380mm and 376mm front and rear steel brake discs, the F-TYPE SVR can be specified with the Jaguar Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) braking system. Featuring even larger 398mm and 380mm discs and six- and four-piston monobloc calipers, the CCM system delivers exceptional braking performance with outstanding fade resistance, while the brake prefill system ensures consistent pedal feel, stop after stop.

Wider, specially-developed Pirelli P Zero 265/35/ZR20 and 305/30/ZR20 tires provide exceptional levels of grip with no detriment to ride quality or refinement compared to narrower tires. The range of 20x9J and 20x11J forged aluminum wheels deliver weight savings of up to 30.4-lbs (13.8kg) per vehicle, while an open spoke design improves brake cooling. Exclusive to the F-TYPE SVR, Coriolis wheels come standard in Satin Technical Grey and are optional in Gloss Black, and – for models fitted with the CCM braking system – Maelstrom wheels are available with a Satin Black polished finish.

AERODYNAMICS
Tasked with solving the often conflicting requirements of reducing drag and reducing lift, the SVO team designed a full suite of features which work together to improve dynamics, stability, performance and efficiency.

To cut drag, the front bumper was extended outward to mask as much of the wheels as possible. This helps the airflow to remain attached to the sides of the car, reducing drag.

The front valance and front undertray also contribute to drag reduction, but do much more to improve engine cooling as well. The louver design of the new hood vents uses the flow of air over the hood to help extract more hot air from the engine compartment, managing engine temperatures under load.

Apertures in the wheelarch liners help the high pressure air to escape through the fender vents, smoothing airflow and helping to reduce front-end lift.

An under-floor tray beneath the rear suspension accelerates the airflow, reducing pressure and therefore reducing lift. Aerodynamics are further enhanced by the rear venturi. Integrating this feature was only possible because of the design of the lightweight Inconel titanium exhaust system; using two individual rear silencers instead of a single transverse silencer enabled the venturi to be neatly packaged between them.

The single most effective device developed for the F-TYPE SVR is its deployable rear spoiler; the highly optimized design is both more effective and more aerodynamically-efficient in both raised and lowered positions.

With the car in normal mode, the spoiler deploys once vehicle speed reaches 60mph and 70mph for the Convertible and Coupe respectively. The spoiler will also deploy automatically whenever the driver selects Dynamic mode. In this raised position, the spoiler, together with the other aerodynamic enhancements, enable a reduction in the drag and lift coefficients of the F-TYPE SVR by 2.5 percent and 15 percent respectively compared to the F-TYPE R with its spoiler deployed. When the spoiler on the F-TYPE SVR is in the lowered position, the corresponding improvements are 7.5 percent and 45 percent.

Exterior design options to complement the carbon fiber active rear spoiler include a carbon fiber roof panel on the coupe and a carbon fiber pack comprising the front chin spoiler, hood louvers, side vents, rear venturi blade, door mirror caps, as well as roll hoops for the convertible model.

INTERIOR
A bespoke interior features exquisite detailing and the latest Jaguar infotainment system which support wearable technology make the F-TYPE SVR even more desirable.

The cabin gains cosseting 14-way SVR performance seats finished in Jet leather with a distinctive Lozenge Quilt pattern, contrast stitching and micro-piping and headrests embossed with the SVR logo. Customers also have the option of Siena Tan or Red leather upholstery.

The SVR Jet leather and optional Jet leather and suedecloth steering wheels feature black painted spoke outers and contrast stitching in a range of four colors. The unique anodized aluminum shift paddles are larger than those in other F-TYPE models to make changing gear even more instinctive.

The driver-focused theme of the ‘one-plus-one’ layout is enhanced with a suedecloth covering for the instrument cluster and center console, reminiscent of the F-TYPE concept CX-16.

The 770W Meridian surround sound audio system, touch-screen navigation and infotainment6 with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio8 & HD Radio™ remain standard.

As well as the familiar Jaguar InControl® Apps™ smartphone connectivity and Jaguar InControl®Protect™ emergency and breakdown call system, the F-TYPE SVR also offers the latest Jaguar InControl®Remote™ functionality, which – for the ultimate in convenience – now supports wearable technology.

Partnering the InControl Remote app for iOS smartphones, is a companion app developed for the Apple Watch. Using this device, drivers can lock and unlock the doors, check key information such as fuel level or mileage, and locate the car on a map. InControl Remote even enables the driver to start the engine and set the climate control system temperature to pre-condition the cabin before the start of a journey. Nothing could be simpler.

BEST-IN-CLASS COVERAGE

From the 2016 model year forward, all Jaguar models sold in the U.S. will feature Jaguar EliteCare, a new 5-year/60,000 mile ownership package that includes:

5-Year/60,000 Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty

5-Year/60,000 Mile Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance

5-Year/60,000 Mile 24/7 Roadside Assistance

5-Year/Unlimited Mile Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™

Customers may specify and order their F-TYPE SVR now, ahead of the vehicle’s global auto show debut at the Geneva Motor Show, by contacting us at Jaguar Orlando. Customer deliveries of the F-TYPE SVR will begin from Summer 2016, priced from $125,950 for the Coupe and $128,800 for the Convertible.
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Jaguar Returns to Racing

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Jaguar today announced its return to global motorsport. In the autumn of 2016, Jaguar will enter the third season of the exciting FIA Formula E Championship as a manufacturer with its own team. FIA Formula E is the world’s first global single-seater championship for electric powered cars.

FIA Formula E offers a unique opportunity for Jaguar Land Rover to further the development of future EV powertrain including motor and battery technology.

Nick Rogers, Group Engineering Director for Jaguar Land Rover, said, “I am proud to announce Jaguar’s return to racing with an entry into the innovative FIA Formula E championship. Electric vehicles will absolutely play a role in Jaguar Land Rover’s future product portfolio and Formula E will give us a unique opportunity to further our development of electrification technologies. The Championship will enable us to engineer and test our advanced technologies under extreme performance conditions.

It is my belief that over the next five years we will see more changes in the automotive world than in the last three decades. The future is about being more connected and more sustainable; electrification and lightweight technologies are becoming more important than ever as urbanisation continues to increase. Formula E has recognised and reacted to these trends and the championship’s exciting and pioneering approach is the perfect fit for our brand.”

Jaguar Land Rover employs over 8,000 engineers and is the UK’s largest investor in research and development across any business sector. Jaguar’s Formula E team will be able to draw upon this industry leading resource with Jaguar Land Rover engineers working closely with the race operations team.

Those engineers will not only be able to apply their knowledge within the race team environment but crucially use the experience to extract data and push the boundaries of electric technology in a performance environment.

Williams Advanced Engineering will be Technical Partner to the Jaguar Formula E Team and provide extensive motorsport knowledge, combined with high performance EV Systems experience and success. Jaguar Land Rover has a long term relationship with Williams, who partnered with Jaguar on the development of the Jaguar C-X75 plug-in hybrid concept car. The team entry has been granted by Formula E and approved by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

Alejandro Agag, Chief Executive Officer for Formula E, said, “We are delighted to welcome Jaguar into Formula E. Jaguar is a brand with a rich sporting heritage and the fact that it is returning to global motorsport with Formula E is a huge endorsement of the championship and its ability to influence the development of electric cars. Jaguar brings with it a passionate fan base that will drive the popularity of the championship across the world and once again shows that Formula E is the future of motorsport.”

Jean Todt, President of the FIA said, “The FIA is pleased to welcome Jaguar as a new manufacturer to enter the FIA Formula E Championship. We built this series to offer an alternative competition for manufacturers to step into the sport and develop road-relevant electric technologies. The choice of Jaguar to come back to motor racing with Formula E is a proof of success. As it forges a path forward for the future of the electric car, Formula E managed to attract one of the most prestigious and historical brand across the automotive industry. I wish them success ahead of their arrival in 2016/2017”.

James Barclay, Jaguar Team Director, said, “We looked in detail at alternative ways of returning to motorsport. This was such an important decision for Jaguar and we wanted to get it right. With our future EV plans, Formula E was the obvious choice and we believe that the benefits are enormous. The FIA and the promoter have exciting plans for the future of the championship and we are proud to be one of the first vehicle manufacturers to commit to the series with our own team. We have a lot of work to do ahead of the first race but it is a challenge we relish. We hope that we can welcome a new generation of fans to Jaguar through this exciting program.”

We’ll post updates, as they become available, to our blog and social media. And view our entire Jaguar selection at Jaguar Orlando!

2017 Jaguar XE Debuts in Los Angeles with AWD and Apple Watch Connectivity

Jaguar North America introduced the 2017 Jaguar XE with key model year updates and new specifications ahead of its arrival in North American showrooms this Spring.
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The XE first debuted as an all-new 2016 model at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Following a limited global release, the XE has received critical acclaim from owners and automotive journalists alike as one of the most dynamic compact sports sedans available on the market today. Updates for the award-winning sedan in 2017, and available to U.S. and Canadian buyers at launch, include the addition of an optional torque on-demand all-wheel-drive powertrain and a host of newly available infotainment and driver assistance technologies like a Driver Condition Monitor and convenience features such as Apple Watch® connectivity. [2]

The reveal, ahead of the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, took place at Hollywood’s Raleigh Studios in California in conjunction with the kick-off to The Art of Performance Tour: Lights. Camera. Drive!; a seven-city cross-country tour, which invites consumers to see the full 2016/2017 Jaguar line-up, including the Jaguar F-PACE, and be among the first to drive the XE six months before it goes on sale in mid-2016.

With pricing starting from $34,900 [6], the XE rounds out the modern Jaguar sedan line-up as the new point of entry to Jaguar ownership; joining the new 2016 Jaguar XF mid-size sedan and refreshed 2016 Jaguar XJ full-size luxury sedan. Based on the brand’s new aluminum-intensive architecture, the introduction of the XE also gives Jaguar a foothold in the highly competitive North American compact sports sedan segment, significantly expanding potential market reach for the brand in 2016 and beyond.

A true driver’s car, the Jaguar XE redefines the concept of the sports sedan thanks to its advanced lightweight construction, streamlined styling, luxurious interior, and outstanding ride and handling. At launch in North America the XE will be available with a buyers choice of three powertrains; the 35t, a 340-hp supercharged 3.0-liter V6; the 25t, a 240-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder and the 20d, a 180-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel four-cylinder.

U.S. Models and MSRP [6]

XE 25t
2.0L Turbocharged I-4, 240hp
Starting from $34,900

XE 20d
2.0L Turbocharged I-4 diesel, 180hp
Starting from $36,400

XE 35t
3.0L Supercharged V6, 340hp
Starting from $41,700

DESIGN
The aluminum-intensive Jaguar XE was the first global model developed from the new JLR modular vehicle architecture; underpinning the XE, this platform is also shared with the new XF mid-size sedan and most recently the all-new F-PACE performance SUV, which debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. This shared architecture unlocks design possibilities that could not previously be delivered on bespoke platforms.

Core dimensions were determined with design and engineering teams working together from the very beginning, under a philosophy of ‘anything we can imagine, we can create.’ This ethos made it possible to realize perfect proportions: short front and rear overhangs and a dynamic cab-rearward stance. Further, the new architecture enables the XE to feature both a long wheelbase and a low, sporty driving position in a sleek, coupe-like profile.

With its large front air intakes, satin chrome side vents, gloss black side window surrounds, side sills, discreet rear spoiler and optional 20-inch forged alloy wheels, the XE R-Sport trim level reinforces the performance potential of the XE. The cabin of each XE offers outstanding levels of comfort and spaciousness; exquisite materials and finishes, combined with traditional Jaguar craftsmanship make for an interior without compare.

Outside, the strongly-sculpted hood creates a taut, muscular appearance. The rising waistline adds to the sense of movement, while the form of the rear quarters takes inspiration from the F-TYPE Coupe. The signature J-Blade daytime running lights are a recognizable Jaguar design element, while the rear lights feature a horizontal line intersecting a circle; a powerful styling feature inherited from the iconic E-Type.

Jaguar has a rich history of producing stunning, aerodynamically-efficient cars. The new XE continues the tradition of uncompromised form and function; achieving a coefficient of drag as low as 0.28 – the result of 1,200 computational fluid dynamics simulations and a million hours of processor time.

“Our mission was to create an exciting and dynamic design clearly reflecting the XE positioning as a serious driver’s car. The cab-rearward proportions and tight packaging achieve that and give the XE the appearance of movement even when it is standing still. It bears a strong family resemblance to the F-TYPE and will stand apart in the crowd.”- Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design.

The spacious cabin cocoons front seat passengers with a deep center console which creates a cockpit-like feel. The instrument panel dials and the cluster needle sweep on start-up further emphasize the sports sedan attributes of the XE.

Front and rear seat occupants enjoy generous amounts of head and legroom, while fine-grain leathers and details such as contrasting twin-needle stitching give the cabin a bespoke quality. The choice of gloss black, textured aluminum, and contemporary wood veneers enhance the luxurious, hand-crafted feel, while the available ambient lighting in a range of up to 10 colors adds to the sense of occasion.

CONSTRUCTION
Jaguar is highly experienced in the use of aluminum construction. The expertise in working with this lightweight material has culminated in the new body structure of the Jaguar XE. Much of the aluminum construction uses high-strength, 6000-series alloy. The body sides are a perfect example: these complex pressings are formed in one piece, and what would once have been 1.5mm gauge sheet has been reduced to just 1.1mm.

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Sustainability is a big part of the Jaguar aluminum story. The new XE uses RC 5754 – a proprietary aluminum alloy made predominantly from recycled material, delivering savings in overall CO2 emissions and helping to reduce demand for primary aluminum, ultimately saving energy. Utilizing this breakthrough will help Jaguar towards its goal of using 75 percent recycled material by 2020.

Riveting and bonding the lightweight body structure of the Jaguar XE consumes less energy than traditional spot welding. The XE also contains 101-lbs. of recycled plastics and renewable materials, further reducing its environmental impact.

“The XE is as strong and light as it could possibly be thanks to exhaustive analysis and by bringing the latest engineering techniques to bear on its design. It has been challenging to accomplish but the XE structure is absolutely at the cutting edge of what is achievable today.” – Dr. Mark White, Chief Technical Specialist, Jaguar

Chassis The new Jaguar XE features a sophisticated double wishbone front suspension. The aluminum front spindles are light and stiff – forged from cast blanks using a patented production process while the rear suspension features an integral link system like that used in the Jaguar XF. This system delivers lateral and longitudinal stiffness for precise handling and a supple ride.

Offering incredible tuning possibilities and greater efficiency than traditional hydraulic systems, electric power assisted steering (EPAS) like that found in the F-TYPE sports car is standard on the XE and further helps save weight while delivering consistent on-road driving feel through the steering wheel. [2]

POWERTRAIN
For customers demanding ultimate performance and an exhilarating engine note from idle right up to the redline, there’s the Jaguar XE 35t model, which shares its supercharged 340hp 3.0-liter V6 with the acclaimed F-TYPE. Direct injection and fully variable valve timing optimize power and torque throughout the rev range. The 90-degree cylinder bank angle provides space for the twin-vortex Roots-type supercharger, a balancer shaft ensures the engine runs smoothly. Developing 332 lb-ft of torque, the V6 provides the Jaguar XE 35t with exceptional performance: 0-60 mph takes just 5.1 seconds and top speed is electronically-limited to 120 mph. [1]

The XE 25t will feature the proven 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 GTDI engine found in other Jaguar Land Rover products. This powertrain produces 240hp and 251lb-ft of torque in a compact footprint.

The introduction of the XE to North American showrooms also brings with it the introduction of a new engine family for the Jaguar brand and the brand’s first diesel in North America. Developed from the very beginning to meet stringent US emissions standards, this clean, powerful and refined Jaguar Ingenium “20d” 180hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel delivers an impressive 318-lb. ft. of torque for strong acceleration whenever the driver demands it, and is available with rear- or all-wheel drive.

Applying learnings from the Jaguar Land Rover V6 diesel programs for North America, the calibration of the 180hp Ingenium engine was optimized to the last detail to deliver truly outstanding throttle response. A variable geometry turbocharger delivers high levels of boost pressure from low engine speeds, and together with the highly precise 1,800bar common rail injection system, enables maximum torque output of 318 lb. ft. to be developed from just 1,750rpm. This provides the XE with strong launch performance and superb mid-range flexibility.

Designed and manufactured in-house, the all- aluminum 2.0- liter Ingenium diesel – already proven in Europe – features a wealth of advanced technologies to ensure that it is as clean and responsive as it is smooth and quiet.

A high-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system now features a cooler to make it even more effective. Coupled with a cooled low-pressure EGR and a highly efficient selective catalytic reduction system, the Ingenium engine has been designed to meet EPA Tier3-160 and California LEVIII-160 exhaust emissions standards, which are among the most stringent in the world.

Additionally, systematic friction reduction has been pursued throughout. With features such as the split-cooling system, variable flow coolant pump, mapped thermostat and switchable piston cooling jets the Ingenium diesel is inherently efficient by cutting parasitic losses and ensuring a rapid warm up from cold. Variable exhaust cam timing also helps the after-treatment system reach operating temperature quickly, further reducing emissions.

“The new generation of Ingenium diesel engines are wholly designed and manufactured in-house at our new engine plant in Wolverhampton. No opportunity has been missed in ensuring their design is right on the cutting edge of technical advancement to achieve the highest levels of efficiency, performance and refinement.” – Ron Lee, Group Chief Powertrain Engineer, Jaguar Cars.

All Ingenium engines, developed entirely by Jaguar engineering, are based around a deep-skirt aluminum cylinder block featuring thin-wall, press-fit cast iron liners; these offer the best balance of weight, surface finish, and robustness.

The engine’s split-cooling system, mapped thermostat, and fully variable mechanical water pump enable standing water in the block while coolant circulates through the crossflow channels in the cylinder head. So the engine warms up more quickly, reducing friction and as a result, improving fuel consumption.

Parasitic losses have been cut in other ways too: the electronically-controlled oil pump matches its flow rate according to engine speed, load and temperature, and switchable piston cooling jets operate only when needed.

Variable valve timing has been a feature on all gasoline Jaguar engines for many years, and now the technology is making its way into the diesel: the new Ingenium engines benefit from a cam phaser on the exhaust side. Variable exhaust valve timing enables more rapid catalyst heating, thereby minimizing harmful emissions during the critical warm-up phase.

The Ingenium diesel engine is characterized by the rapid build-up of torque from very low engine speeds, enabled by highly efficient variable geometry turbochargers. Maximum torque is maintained over a wide rev range, ensuring instantaneous response and strong acceleration whenever the driver demands it.

Weighing only 304lbs (138kg), this all-aluminum engine features twin counter-rotating balancer shafts to cancel-out second order forces, offering the smoothness and power of a naturally aspirated six-cylinder but in a smaller, more efficient package.

Another innovative feature is the sheet metal turbine housing integrated into the air-gap insulated exhaust manifold. As well as saving weight, the assembly’s reduced thermal mass means that the catalyst reaches light-off temperature more quickly, further reducing emissions, while a low-inertia turbine wheel delivers outstanding transient response.

All-Wheel Drive
All-wheel drive (AWD) was engineered into the XE from day one and debuts in 2017 worldwide. In North American markets AWD will be available exclusively with the 180hp Ingenium diesel and the 340hp supercharged V6 gas engines.

The addition of AWD to the range broadens the appeal of the XE further by maximizing the performance and handling benefits of the extra traction, particularly in adverse conditions, making the XE a true all-weather sports sedan. [2]

Like the all-new XF and F-PACE, the XE uses a torque on-demand AWD system featuring a transfer case with a multi-plate wet clutch pack and a chain drive to the front propshaft. It’s a very fast-acting system and can make the transition from purely rear-wheel drive to all-wheel drive in just 165 milliseconds.

In normal driving, all of the engine’s torque is sent to the rear axle, preserving the rear-wheel drive dynamics of the XE, and ensuring that steering feel remains uncorrupted – this would not be possible with permanent all-wheel drive where higher parasitic losses also affect driving dynamics.

How much torque is transferred, and when, is determined by Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) – a highly sophisticated control technology developed and calibrated entirely in-house and first used on the F-TYPE AWD.

Taking data from the yaw rate, lateral acceleration and steering wheel angle sensors in the XE, IDD continuously estimates the friction between the tires and the road, and also how much of the available grip is being exploited at each tire contact patch. IDD can then apply predictive, feed-forward control strategies as well as reactive, feedback control. IDD is also networked to the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system, the torque vectoring system and Jaguar Drive Control to make the AWD system even more effective.

If IDD predicts that the rear axle is approaching the limit of available traction, torque is transferred to the front axle. Torque can also be transferred to the front axle to help mitigate oversteer during fast cornering by providing yaw damping.

Automatic Transmissions
A ZF® eight-speed automatic transmission routes power to the wheels across the entire range of engines available in the XE in North America, from the 2.0-liter petrol and diesel engine to the range topping 3.0-liter supercharged V6. Two specifically-optimized versions of this highly efficient and smooth-shifting transmission are available in the XE: the supercharged V6 AWD is matched to the 8HP70, while the supercharged V6 RWD, Ingenium diesel and GTDI four-cylinder petrol engines are paired with the lighter, more compact 8HP45.

ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGIES
The Jaguar XE will be equipped with All-Surface Progress Control (ASPC). This new system, developed with the input of decades of Jaguar Land Rover experience in off-road traction systems, works like a low-speed cruise control. Functioning between 2 mph and 19 mph, ASPC is designed to precisely control brake and powertrain systems delivering optimum traction in a variety of road conditions. [2]

An optional laser head-up display (HUD) technology provides the driver with information such as speed and navigation instructions by projecting high-contrast color images onto the windshield, keeping the driver’s eyes on the road while providing excellent visibility in a variety of conditions from day to night. [2]

The 2017 XE also features an available Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system. [2] Sensors in this system provide measurements of speed and distance of objects ahead and can initiate full braking to avoid or mitigate a collision.

Acting as the ‘eyes’ of the optional AEB, the XE features stereo camera technology that also supports Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems which provide data for the new Adaptive Speed Limiter (ASL) feature. [2] ASL uses TSR data to adjust the set point, and can automatically increase or decrease the vehicle’s speed while the accelerator pedal is pressed. [1,2] If a higher speed limit is detected, the ASL system notifies the driver and can smoothly accelerate the vehicle up to the new limit. If the new speed limit is lower, the vehicle can be slowed down accordingly.

The Lane Keep Assist system builds on the functionality of the LDW system: if it determines that the vehicle is likely to drift out of its lane it can guide the driver back towards the center by using the EPAS to apply a small amount of counter-steering. [2] The amount of torque applied to the steering wheel is slight and can be easily over-ridden.

Tiredness is often a factor when drivers unintentionally leave their lane, and the XE incorporates technology that can support them here too. Driving when tired is often characterized by periods of little or no steering at all, followed by sudden and sometimes excessive inputs when the driver reacts. The Driver Condition Monitor system recognizes this behavior and, by also studying the use of the brake and accelerator pedals and the direction indicators, can encourage the drive to take a break by showing a multi-stage warning in the instrument cluster. [2]

The XE also offers systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Closing Vehicle Sensing, Blind Spot Monitoring, semi-automated parallel and perpendicular Park Assist, and Reverse Traffic Detection. [2]

INFOTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY
For 2017, customers can now choose between two great infotainment systems when buying their XE – the Jaguar InControl® Touch™ system and the next-generation InControl Touch Pro™ system. InControl Touch relies on an eight-inch capacitive touchscreen which features a clear, intuitive interface with fast response times, while InControl Touch Pro is designed around a tablet-style 10.2-inch touchscreen and is as intuitive to use as it is powerful, making every journey a more enjoyable, rewarding experience.

InControl Touch supports Bluetooth®, audio streaming and USB connectivity. The Jaguar XE can also be fitted with an SD card-based navigation system which allows easy upgrades of map data. Voice control using plain speech gives access to any level of the system, without the need for drivers to take their eyes off the road or navigate through menus. [3,4] For drivers wanting a traditional infotainment interface, the Jaguar XE systems feature a user-friendly map which can be operated by touch using simple pinch-to-zoom commands like many smartphones.

InControl Touch Pro features advanced technologies including a powerful quad-core processor and a high-speed solid-state drive (SSD). Everything is connected using ultra-fast Ethernet – the most advanced network available and up to five times quicker than competing technologies. Put together, this gives InControl Touch Pro incredible computing power and delivers exceptional performance and functionality.

The 10.2-inch touchscreen featured in the InControl Touch Pro system is the largest in the segment and makes interaction smooth, seamless and intuitive. The home screen can be customized and widgets can be added – it’s even possible to add additional customized home screens if desired.

The screen delivers superb graphics and the super-wide display enables multi-tasking. [3,4] So for instance, media can be shown in the main area of the screen, while the side panel can show journey status, weather reports or phone details – swiping up or down allows the user to select from one of up to five panels.

Because the data is stored on the high-speed SSD it can be accessed in a fraction of the time needed for conventional hard drives, so the graphics are sharp, highly detailed and incredibly responsive. Users can zoom in and out of maps using ‘pinch’ and ‘pan’ gesture.

InControl Touch Pro can get you to your destination even when the GPS signal is lost, thanks to innovative dead-reckoning functionality. By analyzing data from the vehicle’s sensors, it can accurately predict the vehicle’s location and heading – something beyond the capability of smartphone navigation apps.

Functionality is also taken to the next level using the data connection and location-based features and services offered with InControl Touch Pro. Enter a destination and the system can check if there’s enough fuel in the tank to complete the journey. If not, the driver is alerted and filling stations on the route that are within range are highlighted on the map: a tap is all it takes to add one as a waypoint.

Drivers can use the system to share destination, current location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) with others via email or text message. If there are delays and the ETA slips, an automatic follow-up message can let them know and provide an update.

InControl Touch Pro can help drivers to avoid hold-ups in the first place: Commute Mode can learn your daily drive and, using historical and real-time traffic information, can suggest alternative routes that will help you to avoid congestion.

Arriving at your destination has never been easier. Once within 600 feet, Approach Mode will show a 360° interactive street-level view of your destination next to the main navigation display: it can even direct you to the nearest available car parking spaces.

A companion app for iOS and Android smartphones enables true door-to-door route planning and guidance, helping owners complete the final stage of their journey by public transport or on foot. The app also enables synching of routes and destinations between the device and the InControl Touch Pro system so that routes can be set in advance and uploaded automatically once in the car.

Available with both InControl Touch and InControl Touch Pro, Jaguar InControl® Apps™ allows users to seamlessly access and control a number of smartphone apps through the vehicle’s touchscreen. [4] Jaguar InControl® Remote™ functionality allows users of iOS® and Android™ smartphones to connect to the car remotely to control car functions, including deactivating the alarm, locking or unlocking the doors, remote heating or cooling the cabin through engine start.

Wearable technology makes it even easier to stay in touch
Also new this year, the Jaguar InControl Remote app is available for the Apple Watch®, making it simpler and more convenient than ever to interact with the vehicle – no matter where you are.

Offering similar functionality to the InControl Remote smartphone app, drivers will be able to use their Apple Watch to lock and unlock the vehicle, check how much fuel is in the tank and see its location on a map. It’s even possible to set the climate control and start the engine to get the cabin to the ideal temperature before the journey begins.

Outstanding performance: Meridian® Digital Audio
InControl Touch is designed to deliver exceptional audio performance too, and offers a choice of two digital systems developed with world-renowned British firm Meridian. The first is a superb 380W system with 11 speakers (including subwoofer), while the truly outstanding surround sound system delivers 825W and features 17 speakers (including subwoofer).

To enhance the experience still further, this system benefits from Meridian’s Trifield and Audyssey’s MultEQ XT signal processing technologies, producing rich, balanced sound throughout the vehicle’s cabin. And because all of the speakers and amplifiers are so carefully matched, it delivers its high output with exceptionally low levels of distortion – just 0.2 percent.

As well as media streaming from smartphones and tablets via two USB ports and a dual-purpose HDMI/ MHL port, InControl Touch Pro offers a CD/DVD player too. The system also supports satellite radio, and delivers features such as buffering, enabling users to skip back to the start of tracks.

BEST-IN-LUXURY CLASS COVERAGE
All 2017 Jaguar models sold in the U.S. will come standard with Jaguar EliteCare coverage for added peace of mind. First announced for the 2016 model year, Jaguar EliteCare is a best-in-class ownership package offering a new vehicle limited warranty with complimentary scheduled maintenance, roadside assistance and Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™ for five-years or 60,000 miles – whichever comes first [5]. Jaguar EliteCare includes:

5-Year/60,000 Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty

5-Year/60,000 Mile Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance

5-Year/60,000 Mile 24/7 Roadside Assistance

5-Year/Unlimited Mile Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™

The 2017 Jaguar XE will be available in U.S. showrooms late Spring of 2016. Consumers can place a reservation deposit for the XE at Jaguar Orlando. Stay tuned for the arrival of the spectacular XE!

1 Always follow local speed limits.
2 These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner’s manual or your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for more details.
3 Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Only use mobile phones, and other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so.
4 Do not use Jaguar InControl® features under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control.
5 Class is cars sold by luxury automobile brands and claim is based on total package of warranty, maintenance and other coverage programs. For complete details regarding Jaguar EliteCare coverage, please visit JAGUARUSA.COM, call 1.800.4.JAGUAR or visit your local Jaguar Retailer.
6 Price shown is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for details.
7 All figures are manufacturer estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
8 All technical figures are subject to final confirmation ahead of production. Performance figures are manufacturer’s preliminary estimates at time of press and subject to change.
9 The Wi-Fi hotspot is intended for passenger use only. InControl features may require an additional subscription with separate terms and conditions.

The All-New 2017 Jaguar F-PACE

The all-new 2017 Jaguar F-PACE is a medium luxury SUV designed and engineered to offer the agility, responsiveness and refinement that Jaguar cars are renowned for, together with the exceptional dynamics and everyday versatility of an SUV.
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DESIGN

Designed by the same team as the C-X17 concept vehicle, the F-PACE remains true to the aesthetic of the award-winning concept. Thanks to the flexibility of the Jaguar Lightweight Aluminum Architecture, designers could work hand in hand with the engineers to determine key dimensions such as the wheelbase and track, delivering the proportions and elegant lines that distinguish it instantly as a Jaguar vehicle.

“We designed the all-new F-PACE to be first and foremost a Jaguar. That’s why it has exciting proportions, a dynamic stance, pure surfaces and a beautiful sensuality about it. Its progressive, purposeful appearance has clearly been influenced by the F-TYPE. Every Jaguar car should draw your eye from 200 meters away and I believe the presence of the all-new F-PACE on the road is second to none in this class. The Lightweight Aluminum Architecture gave us the design freedom to create a car with latent poise – a svelte car with attitude,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar. “It looks assertive yet not aggressive. But it’s also versatile and equipped with real-world answers to everyday questions. The all-new F-PACE is an all-weather Jaguar sports car, life-proofed for five people and their belongings.”

The influence of the F-TYPE is instantly apparent at the rear of the F-PACE, from the design of the LED tail-lights to its muscular rear haunches. The rakish angle of the rear window belies the load space behind it. Jaguar design cues extend to the silhouette of the F-PACE, with a sleek roofline as well as short front and rear overhangs that reflect the vehicle’s agile response. The vehicle’s stance is further emphasized with the fitment of optional 22-inch diameter wheels.

Outside, the taut surfaces and clean lines of the bodysides are formed from a single sheet of aluminum – building upon the brand’s decades-long expertise in designing, engineering and manufacturing vehicles using this lightweight material. The bold, upright front grille is assertive, but also contributes to the aerodynamic efficiency of the performance SUV. The Jaguar signature power bulge extends the full length of the aluminum hood emphasizing the vehicle’s performance capabilities. Altogether, the exterior design cues from the bodyside, hood, front and rear help underscore the vehicle’s athleticism as a performance SUV.

The sleek headlights, available with adaptive full-LED technology2, feature daytime running lights with the signature Jaguar ‘J’ Blade design. The slender LED fog lights available on R-Sport trim levels were developed in-house and use TV screen optics and light tubes to deliver compact packaging, as well as an exceptionally smooth, homogeneous light source.

The F-PACE is a five seater and features a spacious, luxurious interior which utilizes premium materials, craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail that gives every Jaguar vehicle its unique sense of occasion.

The ‘Sports Command’ driving position in the F-PACE provides authoritative, confidence-inspiring outward visibility2, while retaining the Jaguar-specific sports car feel; the dramatic curve of the front door top is incorporated into the dash fascia enhancing the cockpit-like feel.

The vehicle’s available leather sports seats are shaped to provide exceptional comfort and support; they are available with 14 different adjustments plus heating and cooling functions. A range of contemporary trim options are also available, including authentic metal finishes such as Meshed Aluminum and beautiful crafted veneers such as Satin Grey Ash.

The instrument panel, similar to those found in the new XE and XF, features two large, deeply-hooded analogue dials and a central TFT display, or an optional 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster featuring the choice of four visual themes and full-screen navigation.9 Ambient lighting, especially with the 10-color option, further enhances the sense of luxury.

The long, 113-inch (2,874mm) wheelbase makes ingress and egress to and from the rear seats easy, while the seat base itself was designed to allow passengers to sit further outboard; resulting in more space for three occupants to fit in the second row. The positioning of the seats, together with the height of the beltline, means that even small children enjoy a good view out. The available four-zone climate control system with B-pillar vents and the electric recline function of the rear seats adds to the passenger experience.

Driver and front seat passengers will also enjoy a center console that offers a 12V socket and up to two USB ports. The rear console can feature up to two more 12V sockets or two additional USB ports.

The focus on package efficiency also means that the F-PACE has a loadspace volume of 33.5-cu.ft. with a width of 49.4-inches (1,255mm). The 40:20:40 split rear seats allow through-loading and when folded flat, the luggage compartment offers up to 63.5-cu.ft. of space. Packaging is further enhanced by the low loading height and flat floor. The floor itself is reversible: one side is carpeted, the other rubberized – making it ideal for sports equipment or pets. The lightweight composite tailgate benefits from power opening and closing functions, and optional gesture control for hands-free operation.

ARCHITECTURE AND BODY STRUCTURE

The F-PACE is the latest Jaguar model, alongside the XE and XF, to benefit from the brand’s expertise in designing and manufacturing aluminum monocoques. In fact, the F-PACE features the largest amount of the Jaguar-developed RC5754 aluminum alloy yet; one third of the vehicle features this lightweight material which comprises up to 75 percent recycled material.

In conjunction with the brand’s Lightweight Aluminum Architecture, new features such as the composite tailgate, magnesium cross-car beam and front-end carrier contribute to its outstanding driving dynamics.

Advanced high strength steels in areas such as the rear floor, are joined using more than 2,600 self-piercing rivets, 238.8-ft (72.8 m) of structural adhesive and more than 560 spot-welds. The resulting torsional stiffness matches that of the all-new XF and, together with the advanced suspension systems, are key to the exceptional blend of ride, handling and refinement of the performance SUV.

The high-pressure diecast aluminum front suspension turrets, have been engineered to accommodate additional ground clearance and suspension travel of the vehicle. The front crossmembers are large; making them stiff to support the vehicle’s elevated, Sports Command driving position. The subframes and subframe mounting points have been engineered to contribute to greater overall stiffness without the weight and packaging penalties that come by simply adding body reinforcements. In fact, wherever possible, every bracket in the body has been optimized so that it contributes to body stiffness, as well as performing its primary function.

CHASSIS

The F-PACE has been engineered to deliver the same outstanding driving experience which sets all Jaguar vehicles apart from the competition. Using the long wheelbase of the Lightweight Aluminum Architecture helped keep the center of mass between the axles, while the chassis high stiffness benefits not only ride, but responsiveness.

“We develop every Jaguar vehicle to offer an unrivalled combination of agility and responsiveness with exceptional ride and refinement – and the all-new F-PACE is no exception,” said, Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar. “Applying all of the learning from F-TYPE, the steering reacts immediately, giving a truly connected feel. The double wishbone and Integral Link suspension offers the ideal balance of precise handling and body control, making the all-new F-PACE as rewarding to drive as it is comfortable to be driven in.”

Double-wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension, as well as a sophisticated Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system2, deliver exceptional capability on varying road surfaces. Extremely stiff in camber, the double-wishbone suspension allows the front tires to develop lateral force more quickly resulting in sharper turn-in and quicker steering response from the drivers input. The suspension is also tuned to allow the tire to maintain its contact patch throughout the full range of suspension travel, enabling the tires to generate more grip; contributing to enhanced steering feel and control.

Aluminum is used almost exclusively to make the suspension as light as possible, most notably the front knuckles. The intricate, ribbed design is achieved by forging the component from cast blanks; enabling maximum stiffness for minimum weight. Among the other enhancements are bonded bushings for the tubular anti-roll bar – as well as better NVH properties, the bushing design prevents dirt ingress, improving reliability.

The result of years of advanced research and development, Integral Link is the most sophisticated and capable rear suspension system ever put into a Jaguar vehicle. Separating lateral and longitudinal stiffness, the Integral Link allows the suspension to provide the best possible comfort without compromising dynamics.

The bushings which manage longitudinal loads can be made much softer than would otherwise be possible with conventional multilink suspensions, enabling excellent energy absorption and therefore a smoother, quieter ride. At the same time, lateral stiffness can be far higher, making the vehicle more responsive. Caster stiffness has been increased over other Jaguar models, which is felt by the driver as improved stability when braking.

The upper links are aluminum forgings, while the lower arm is hollow-cast aluminum – the optimum lightweight solution for this complex part. The springs and dampers are mounted separately, allowing each to be ideally positioned for the forces acting on the suspension and contributing even more to the dynamics and refinement of the F-PACE. This design is also highly space-efficient, minimizing intrusion into the luggage compartment.

Every Jaguar vehicle is designed to provide a responsive, connected steering feel. The all-new F-PACE is no exception, as this target drove the development of every single component between the steering wheel and the tire contact patch in order to achieve the precision, response and linearity which define Jaguar steering DNA.

Among the measures taken to achieve this include adding a fifth mounting point for the steering rack, and increasing the rotational stiffness of the subframe-to-body connections. High lateral stiffness in the rear axle also helps with initial turn-in because lateral forces at the tire contact patches build very quickly. Aerodynamics have been developed to give a front:rear lift balance closer to that of a sedan than an SUV, contributing to improved feel and stability during high-speed cruising.

The Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system2 in the F-PACE benefits from the addition of closed-loop control. Specially-developed algorithms calculate the forces coming back from the road and use this information to further refine the level of assistance, making the steering even more intuitive.

The EPAS system also features a variable steering ratio – as standard. This is achieved using variable pitch gears on the rack bar and fixed pitch gears on the pinion. By changing the contact point with the rack’s gear teeth from the valleys on-center to the peaks at full lock, the more the driver turns the wheel, the more responsive the steering becomes.2

Meticulously engineered and exhaustively tested at locations around the world, each available wheel and tire combination offers an excellent balance of grip, low rolling resistance, comfort and durability. F-PACE offers a variety of different wheel and tire options; from 18-inch wheels designed specifically to reduce aerodynamic drag to 22-inch wheels which complement the performance and design of the vehicle.

The range of 22-inch wheels was developed for the F-PACE by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations division. Produced from forged aluminum to make them lighter and stiffer, they not only help to deliver the concept-car look of the C-X17 but also contribute to the high levels of on-road dynamics and traction of the F-PACE.

Another technology first developed for F-TYPE and now applied to the F-PACE is Torque Vectoring by Braking. Designed to make the vehicle even more agile, the system can apply finely-metered braking to the inner wheels to mitigate understeer during corner entry, helping the driver to keep the vehicle on the ideal line through a turn.2 The system works predominantly on the inside rear wheel to avoid any corruption of steering feel, and as a result, system intervention is virtually transparent to the driver.

All models feature monotube dampers as standard. Not only do they contribute to a reduction in unsprung mass but they are also more responsive than conventional twin-tube dampers, and therefore offer greater ride control.

The available Adaptive Dynamics takes this to the next level. By monitoring body movement 100 times a second and wheel movement 500 times a second, the system is designed to provide continuously variable damping to suit the conditions2, delivering a comfortable ride at lower speeds and even better handling at higher speeds.3 Linked to Adaptive Dynamics, Configurable Dynamics, first developed for the F-TYPE, enables the driver to tailor the vehicle’s character by individually selecting dynamic or normal modes for the throttle mapping, transmission shift strategy, steering feel and adaptive damper setting, all using the central touchscreen.

For models equipped with the Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro™ infotainment system1, drivers also gain the Dynamic-i feature, which displays a stopwatch, g-meter and a map of accelerator pedal response.

POWERTRAIN

At launch, U.S. buyers will have their choice of a 3.0l 340hp or 380hp supercharged gasoline V6 mated to an 8-speed transmission with power being routed to all four wheels via a torque-on-demand all-wheel drive system. Later in 2016, a 180hp four cylinder Ingenium diesel engine will also be added to the model lineup. Supercharged V6 gasoline engines

The 340hp and 380hp variants of the supercharged gasoline V6 engine are shared with the F-TYPE sports car. These all-aluminum engines are characterized by their immediate throttle response, linear power delivery and unique intake and exhaust sound.

The 90-degree cylinder bank angle enables the roots-type supercharger to be neatly packaged within the vee. Together with direct injection and variable intake and exhaust valve timing, the supercharger helps the engine generate a high torque output throughout the rev range, delivering strong acceleration at all times.

Both variants are matched to eight-speed automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive. The 380hp engine is exclusive to the F-PACE S models, and can launch the performance SUV from 0-60mph in only 5.1 seconds, on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph.3

Ingenium diesel6: Low fuel consumption, high torque

Available later in 2016, the clean, responsive, Ingenium diesel uses state-of-the-art technologies including selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) to cut NOx and CO2 emissions.

Designed and manufactured in-house, this state-of-the-art, all-aluminum 2.0-liter engine produces 180hp and 317 lb.ft. of torque; delivering strong acceleration whenever the driver demands it.3 It’s highly efficient too, achieving excellent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.

Ingenium is one of the first diesel engines to feature variable valve timing: a phaser to the exhaust camshaft enables the after treatment system to reach operating temperature as quickly as possible, reducing emissions. The engine warms up very quickly from cold thanks to a split-cooling system featuring a variable flow coolant pump and a mapped thermostat.

The 1,800bar common rail system and highly efficient variable geometry turbocharger enable clean, quiet, efficient combustion. Using cooled low-pressure EGR in addition to high-pressure EGR reduces pumping losses and therefore improves efficiency still further. Just as importantly, it reduces peak combustion temperatures and reduces the formation of NOx.

ZF® Transmissions

The transmission in the F-PACE was developed with ZF® to deliver exceptional shift quality and efficiency. All six-cylinder engines are paired with the same 8HP70 transmission also found in the Jaguar XE, XF, XJ and F-TYPE models.

While the automatic transmission models have been developed to select the right gear at the right time depending on the mode chosen in the JaguarDrive Control™ system and according to driving style, enthusiasts will make the most of manual shift control using the steering wheel-mounted paddles. S models feature standard satin chrome-finished paddles.

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

Like the F-TYPE AWD, the F-PACE features a torque-on-demand AWD system.2 Under normal driving conditions, all of the engine torque is sent to the rear axle, maintaining a rear-wheel drive character, while minimizing parasitic losses in the drivetrain. Whenever greater traction is needed, Jaguar Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD)2 is designed to ensure that precisely the right amount of torque is transferred to the front axle. This process takes no more than 165 milliseconds and is virtually transparent to the driver.

These technologies ensure that the F-PACE delivers the connected steering feel and rear-wheel drive character inherent to Jaguar dynamics DNA, together with handling and performance which fully exploits the benefits of extra traction when required. This could not be realized with a conventional, full-time AWD system.

At the heart of the system is a compact transfer case featuring a multi-plate wet clutch and chain drive to the front axle. The all-wheel drive system is incredibly quick; making the transition from 100 percent rear-bias to a 50:50 torque split in just 165 milliseconds. If there is already a proportion of torque being sent to the front axle, additional torque transfer can take as little as 100 milliseconds.

Torque distribution is controlled by the IDD module, which is integrated into the transfer case. Taking data from the vehicle’s yaw rate, lateral acceleration and steering wheel angle sensors, IDD continuously estimates not only the friction between the tires and the road surface, but also how much of the available grip is being exploited at each contact patch.

This intelligence, coupled to the extremely fast-acting transfer case, enables IDD to employ both pre-emptive and reactive control strategies, maximizing dynamics and traction. If IDD predicts that the rear axle is approaching the limit of available traction, torque will be transferred to the front axle. Torque can also be fed forwards to help mitigate oversteer by providing yaw damping. IDD is also networked to Jaguar Drive Control and the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system so that torque distribution can be even further optimized.

Adaptive Surface Response

The AWD system in the F-PACE is enhanced further by the Jaguar Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) technology. AdSR automatically adapts the maps of the throttle, transmission and DSC system according to the type of surface to maximize traction in a variety of conditions.2

Replacing Winter mode in the JaguarDrive Control system, AdSR operates throughout the vehicle’s entire speed range and is designed to enable finer optimization of the vehicle’s systems to make the most of the available traction, helping the driver to make smooth progress on challenging surfaces.2

AdSR debuted in the new XF and is further enhanced in the F-PACE, featuring three modes, one for low-traction surfaces such as snow and ice, one for medium-traction surfaces such as wet tarmac or gravel and a third mode for high-drag conditions such as deep snow and deep gravel to further exploit the vehicle’s inherent ability. The system automatically switches modes to suit the conditions, leaving the driver free to concentrate on driving.2

So whereas on ice, for example, a very progressive throttle map will be selected, a much more aggressive map is used for deep snow because the engine has to build up torque very quickly to help the vehicle to maintain momentum. If, for example, the road surface changes from a thin layer of snow to a gritted section and then to a section covered with a thick layer of snow, AdSR will select different modes for each surface.2The transition takes place quickly – around four seconds – and seamlessly.

Inherent ability

Designed to be as light and rigid as possible, the monocoque structure also delivers the short overhangs which are not only essential to the vehicle’ outstanding proportions, but also to the maximum approach and departure angles of 25.5-deg and 25.7-deg respectively.

The ground clearance of 8.4-inches (213mm) is another advantage and one made all the more effective by the smooth underfloor which reduces aerodynamic drag. Similarly, when the architecture was developed, ECUs and other electronics modules were packaged as high up as possible to aid the remarkable 20.7-inch (525mm) wading depth of the F-PACE.2

AWD Testing

The F-PACE has been developed to offer exceptional driving dynamics but its performance on tarmac is just one of its strengths. To ensure that it also delivers in adverse road and weather conditions, the vehicle has been subjected a demanding test program, in locations including the searing heat of Dubai and the freezing cold of Northern Sweden.

More than a quarter of a million test miles were accumulated in these two regions alone, where ambient temperatures can fall as low as -40°F (-40°C) and reach as high as 122°F (50°C). Going to such measures ensures that everything from tires to climate control systems to the infotainment touch-screens function perfectly in extreme conditions.

Among the features at the Jaguar Land Rover winter proving ground in Arjeplog, Sweden are 37-miles (60km) of purpose-designed handling tracks, loops, inclines and split-friction straights. Testing in Dubai included graveled mountain passes and dry river beds known as wadis – the F-PACE is the first Jaguar to be tested in these particularly challenging environments.

This is also the first time that a Jaguar has been evaluated in the mud and ruts of the legendary Eastnor test facility in the UK; until now, only Land Rover vehicles have been developed here. It’s fitting too that the F-PACE was not assessed using existing sedan car test requirements; instead, tests were derived from the uniquely demanding standards set by the Land Rover brand.

This process meant that the engineering team could perfect the calibration of technologies such as IDD and AdSR in the most difficult and demanding conditions. The result of this exhaustive development is a luxury SUV which is designed to be capable on varying road and weather conditions including ice, deep snow, dirt roads and wet grass.2

ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS

The F-PACE offers all of the technologies needed to make journeys more convenient, from traction systems to get drivers moving on low friction surfaces, to an emergency braking system.

All Surface Progress Control (ASPC)

Leveraging knowledge built up over decades of Land Rover experience in off-road technologies, ASPC delivers a step-change in capability by controlling the throttle and brakes, allowing the driver to concentrate more on the steering.2 Functioning like a low-speed cruise control, ASPC can operate between 2.2mph (3.6km/h) and 19mph (30km/h). After activating the system by pressing a button on the center console, the driver uses the cruise control switches on the steering wheel to set the maximum speed. After that, the system does the work. As well as finely controlling the throttle, ASPC uses the brakes in opposition to the throttle so that from a standstill, only very low engine torque is applied to the driven wheels. The result is smooth, controlled progress with little or no wheel spin.

Low Traction Launch

While ASPC makes the most of the vehicle’s traction capability by taking control of the throttle, some drivers want to achieve similar results while operating the throttle for themselves. The Low Traction Launch function has been designed to do this when the driver selects Low Traction Launch using the touchscreen. Once activated, it changes the throttle map to one which results in a very progressive torque response from the engine, enabling the driver to pull away smoothly.2 Like ASPC, Low Traction Launch is standard on all engines.

Stereo Camera Technologies

The F-PACE features a forward-facing stereo camera at the heart of many of its advanced driver assistance systems. Providing a highly accurate 3D view of the road ahead, the stereo camera is ideal for Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems.2 The F-PACE is the first Jaguar to offer an AEB system with a pedestrian detection function. If the system’s controller determines that a collision with a vehicle or a pedestrian is imminent, it is designed to initiate full braking automatically.2

The stereo camera also provides the intelligence for the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA) systems.2 By monitoring the vehicle’s position relative to lane markings either side, LDW can help to prevent drivers from drifting out of lane by triggering a visual warning in the instrument panel and a haptic warning through the steering wheel rim. LKA can guide the driver back towards the center of the lane by applying a small amount of counter-steering through the electric power-assisted steering system. The torque applied to the steering wheel can be easily over-ridden by the driver.

Failure to stay in lane is often due to a lack of concentration but driver fatigue can also be a factor. Such tiredness may be characterized by periods of little or no steering activity followed by sudden or excessive inputs. The Driver Condition Monitoring system is designed to recognize these patterns, and, by also checking the usage of the brake and accelerator pedals, the direction indicators and various buttons on the instrument panel, will show a multi-stage warning in the instrument cluster and give audible warnings to prompt the driver to take a break.2

The Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) system available on the F-PACE uses the stereo camera to keep the driver informed of the speed limit – including temporary limits which apply in road construction sites, for example, variable limits on highways, or reduced limits when towing.2 The limit is displayed in the instrument cluster and if fitted to the vehicle, in the head-up display, and camera data is always cross-referenced against GPS data for maximum accuracy. If the driver selects the over-speed warning function, the ring around the sign graphic flashes whenever the limit is exceeded, giving an unobtrusive prompt to slow down.

Further support for the driver comes from the Intelligent Speed Limiter (ISL). This system can use TSR data to adjust the set point and can automatically increase or decrease the vehicle’s maximum speed while the accelerator pedal is pressed. If the TSR system recognizes a higher speed limit ahead, the ISL system is designed to notify the driver and the vehicle can accelerate smoothly up to the new limit. If the speed limit is lower, the vehicle can be slowed down accordingly.2

Laser head-up display

The laser head-up display (HUD) available on the F-PACE can put information such as vehicle speed, turn-by-turn navigation instructions and speed limits right in the driver’s eye line, minimizing the amount of time spent glancing down at the instrument cluster.2 The color images are exceptionally sharp and are adjustable both in height and in brightness; the HUD can also be switched off if desired.

Laser technology offers several advantages over conventional TFT systems including excellent color saturation and higher contrast, so they remain clear even in bright sunlight.

Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist

As well as reducing driver workload when cruising on the highway, the Adaptive Cruise Control system (ACC), when equipped on the F-PACE, can also help to relieve the monotony of driving in heavy traffic, thanks to the queue-assist function. The long-range radar will maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, all the way down to a standstill.2 Press the accelerator again, and the F-PACE will pull away again and track the vehicle in front, at a distance, all the way up to the chosen speed setting.

Blind Spot Monitor and Reverse Traffic Detection

By monitoring the area behind the vehicle, optional radar can assist the driver in other scenarios too. Medium-range sensors warn the driver of other vehicles approaching fast from behind. As they approach the blind spot, a flashing icon appears in the side mirror to alert the driver of the potential danger. As the vehicle enters the blind spot, the icon becomes solid.2

The same medium-radar sensors can help the driver at lower speeds too. When reversing out of parking spaces, other vehicles approaching from either side – which may not be visible to the driver – are detected by the radar. If they present a potential hazard, the driver is given audible and visual warnings.

Park Assist

To assist the driver with parking in small spaces, the F-PACE is available with semi-automated park assist functions for parallel and perpendicular parking maneuvers. The vehicle’s ultrasonic sensors first measure the space, and, if the system decides that it’s suitable, will enable the vehicle to steer itself in – the driver just has to control the accelerator and the brakes.2 The system can also steer the vehicle out of parallel spaces.

INFOTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY

The F-PACE is equipped with the Jaguar InControl® Touch™ infotainment system as standard1. Featuring an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen, intuitive user interface and crisp clear graphics, it supports smartphone and tablet gestures such as ‘swipe’ to move from one page to another, and ‘drag’ to scroll through maps.

With navigation fitted to the vehicle, entering addresses is quicker and easier than with previous systems and routes are calculated faster thanks to SD card storage of navigation data. Maps are rendered in 2D and 3D graphics, making directions simple and intuitive to follow.

Turn-by-turn instructions can also be shown in the optional head-up display, leaving the driver free to concentrate on what matters most – the road ahead.2

Also available as an option, is the Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro infotainment system.1 Designed and developed in-house around a quad-core processor, a high-speed 60GB solid-state drive (SSD) and an ultra-fast Ethernet network, InControl Touch Pro™ delivers truly world-class performance and an outstanding user experience.

The Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro infotainment system features a 10.2-inch touch-screen. Like a tablet, there are no buttons; all controls are integrated into the bottom section of the touch-screen, making interaction smooth and seamless. The home screen can be customized and widgets can be added – users can even add additional home screens if they wish.1

InControl Touch Pro has been designed to make every journey easier and more enjoyable. Navigation data stored on the high-speed SSD can be accessed in a fraction of the time required with conventional hard drive technology, making the graphics incredibly responsive. Users can zoom in and out of maps using ‘pinch’ and ‘pan’ gestures.1

Even when there’s no GPS signal the system can still help drivers to stay on track with dead-reckoning functionality which analyzes data from the vehicle’s sensors to accurately predict the vehicle’s location.

Using the data connection to access location-based features adds another dimension to the system’s capability. Search for a destination and the system will check if there’s sufficient fuel to complete the journey. If not, this will be flagged and filling stations on the route that are within range are shown on the map: tapping on one of them is all it takes to add it as a waypoint.

It’s also possible to share destination, current location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) with others via email or text message.1 If your ETA slips, the system can automatically follow-up with an update.

Commute Mode learns an owner’s daily drive so that it can offer alternative routes to avoid congestion using historical and real-time traffic information. Approach Mode adds a 360-deg interactive view of your destination alongside the map display when you’re approximately 656-ft (200m away) – it can even show you where the nearest available parking lots are and then direct you to them. A dedicated companion app for iOS® and Android™ devices enables true door-to-door route planning and guidance and can help you to complete your journey on public transport or on foot.

InControl Touch Pro™ is offered in conjunction with a Meridian® 17-speaker, 825W surround sound system which delivers ideal sound reproduction with benchmark low levels of distortion.

The experience is enriched with Gracenote images stored on the SSD drive –– and functions such as ‘Play more like this’ which automatically compiles playlists, or Music Queue, which makes it easy to search for and add songs, albums or artists to a music queue the current track is still playing.

The modules within InControl Touch Pro are connected using ultra-fast Ethernet. This advanced network technology is more than five times faster than competing conventionally wired technologies. Jaguar is one of the very first vehicle manufacturers to use it.

Ethernet’s main advantage is its incredible bandwidth: up to 1Gb/second. The potential to carry such massive amounts of data, together with the performance of the quad-core processor and the solid-state drive means that InControl Touch Pro will be able to offer even greater functionality in the future.

The all-new F-PACE also brings the world debut of Jaguar’s Activity Key. A waterproof, shockproof wristband with an integrated transponder, this wearable technology supports active lifestyles because it allows the keyfob to be securely locked inside the vehicle – invaluable, for example, if you’re going surfing or kayaking.

Locking the all-new F-PACE using the Activity Key will disable any keyfobs left inside the SUV. Activity Key works on the same RF frequencies as the other keys and is used to lock and unlock the vehicle by holding it in close proximity to the J of the Jaguar lettering on the tailgate. Activity Key has no battery, so owners never have to worry about changing it.

InControl suite of technologies

Jaguar InControl® Apps™ enables drivers to access apps on Android™ and Apple® smartphones using the InControl Touch™ and InControl Touch Pro™ infotainment systems.1 After connecting the device using a USB cable and the dedicated port in the center console, compatible apps will be shown on the vehicle touch-screen. Optimized for in-vehicle use to reduce driver distraction, the range of approved third-party apps is growing constantly.

The F-PACE can be equipped to also function as a Wi-Fi hotspot, hosting up to eight devices simultaneously.8 With a paid data plan, the integrated SIM card and the vehicle’s antenna are used to provide a stable, reliable signal.

Jaguar InControl® Remote™ functionality allows users of iOS® and Android™ smartphones to connect to the car remotely to control car functions, including deactivating the alarm, locking or unlocking the doors, and remote heating or cooling the cabin through engine start.

If the vehicle is involved in a collision which triggers the airbags, InControl Protect™ will automatically notify the emergency services and provide the GPS location. The occupants can also manually trigger an emergency call by pressing a dedicated button in the roof console.

First Edition: Concept car design for the real world

To celebrate the launch of the all-new F-PACE, a special model called the First Edition will be available in limited numbers, in the first year of production only.

Powered exclusively by the 380hp supercharged V6 found in the F-PACE S, the First Edition includes unique interior and exterior design enhancements that pay homage to the original C-X17 concept car unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show as well as sports car-derived performance technology including Adaptive Dynamics.2

Outside, the First Edition F-PACE will be available in Rhodium Silver paint finish set against 22-inch Double Helix 15-spoke wheels with Grey finish and contrast inserts. Red brake calipers, full-LED headlights with LED ‘J’ blade Daytime Running Lights, Gloss Black fender vents, a sliding panoramic roof and the S model body kit complete the enhancements found on the First Edition F-PACE.

Inside, Windsor soft-grain leather seats featuring twin-needle stitchingand an embossed houndstooth pattern influenced by the award-winning interior from the C-X17 concept compliment the configurable 10-color ambient lighting, state-of-the-art Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro™ infotainment system1 and the 12.3-inch high definition virtual instrument cluster.

Pricing and Range Summary

The all-new F-PACE range will consist of: F-PACE, F-PACE Premium, F-PACE Prestige, F-PACE R-Sport, F-PACE S and F-PACE First Edition. The powertrain range will consist of a 180hp 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel as well as 340hp and 380hp 3.0-liter V6 gas variants priced from $40,9907, $42,3907 and $56,7007respectively.

BEST-IN-CLASS COVERAGE

From the 2016 model year forward, all Jaguar models sold in the U.S. will feature Jaguar EliteCare, a new 5-year/60,000 mile ownership package4 that includes:
- 5-Year/60,000 Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty
- 5-Year/60,000 Mile Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance
- 5-Year/60,000 Mile 24/7 Roadside Assistance
- 5-Year/Unlimited Mile Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™

We’ll have them soon at Jaguar Orlando…stay tuned…