The ‘New Original’: Jaguar XKSS Makes World Debut in Los Angeles

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The first genuine Jaguar XKSS to be built in almost 60 years was today given its world debut presentation at the Petersen Museum, Los Angeles by Jaguar Classic. The stunning XKSS, finished in Sherwood Green paint, has been created by the Jaguar Classic engineering team ahead of the production of nine cars for delivery to customers across the globe in 2017.

Often referred to as the world’s first supercar, the XKSS was originally made by Jaguar as a road-going conversion of the Le Mans-winning D-type, which was built from 1954 -1956. In 1957, nine cars earmarked for export to North America were lost in a fire at Jaguar’s Browns Lane factory in the British Midlands; meaning just 16 examples of XKSS were built.

Earlier this year Jaguar announced that its Classic division would build the nine ‘lost’ XKSS sports cars for a select group of established collectors and customers. The new one-off XKSS presented in Los Angeles is the summation of 18 months of research and will be used as a blueprint from which the nine continuation cars are built.

The nine cars will be completely new, with period chassis numbers from the XKSS chassis log. All cars are now sold at a price in excess of £1million each ($1,240,964.04).

The XKSS is the second continuation car to be created by Jaguar, following on from the six Lightweight E-types that were built in 2014. This project helped the team learn to engineer cars that are faithful to the specifications to which they were built in period, and this knowledge has been enhanced in creating the ‘new original’ XKSS.

The XKSS unveiled in Los Angeles is a period correct continuation, built using a combination of original drawings from Jaguar’s archive and modern technology. The Jaguar Classic engineering team scanned several versions of the 1957 XKSS to help build a complete digital image of the car, from the body to chassis, and including all parts required.

The body of the XKSS is made from magnesium alloy, as it was in 1957, and because the original styling bucks do not exist, Jaguar Classic produced a new, bespoke styling buck based on the original bodies from the 1950s. The bodies of the nine new cars will be formed on this buck, using a traditional process called hand-wheeling.

Jaguar Classic’s expert engineers worked with the original frames and from there produced CAD to support build of the chassis. In partnership with the Classic team, frame maker Reynolds – famous for their 531 tubing – was briefed to craft bespoke new parts using imperial measurements, rather than metric. The frames are bronze welded in the same way as the period XKSS chassis tubing.

The continuation cars feature period specification four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes with a Plessey pump, and Dunlop tires with riveted two-piece magnesium alloy wheels.

Under the bonnet, the XKSS is supplied with a 262hp 3.4-liter straight six-cylinder Jaguar D-type engine. The engine features completely new cast iron blocks, new cast cylinder heads and three Weber DC03 carburetors.

Inside, the ‘new original’ XKSS features perfect recreations of the original Smiths gauges. Everything from the wood of the steering wheel, to the grain of the leather seats, through to the brass knobs on the XKSS dashboard, is precisely as it would have been in 1957.

Minor specification changes have been made only to improve driver and passenger safety. The fuel cell, for example, uses robust, modern materials to support throughput of modern fuels.

Customer vehicles will be hand-built beginning this year, and it is estimated that 10,000 man hours will go into building each of the new XKSS cars.

Kev Riches, Jaguar Classic Engineering Manager, said: “The XKSS is one of the most important cars in Jaguar’s history, and we are committed to making the ‘new original’ version absolutely faithful to the period car in every way.

“From the number, type and position of all the rivets used – there are more than 2,000 in total – to the Smiths gauges on the dashboard, everything is the same as the original cars, because that is the way it should be.”

Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: “The XKSS continuation program underlines the world-class expertise we have at Jaguar Land Rover Classic. We are committed to nurturing the passion and enthusiasm for Jaguar’s illustrious past by offering exceptional cars, services, parts and experiences.

“Jaguar Land Rover Classic is perfectly positioned to cater for this growing love for classics, with a new £7.5m global headquarters set to open in Coventry in 2017. We are looking forward to growing this business, supporting our existing customers and engaging with a whole new generation of global enthusiasts.”

Stunningly beautiful Jaguar Classic engineering. Should there be interest, contact us at Jaguar Orlando, and we’ll make arrangements for you. And we’ll keep you up-to-date on all the relevant news and information about the Jaguar experience.

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 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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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.

Jaguar F-PACE: The Ultimate Practical Jaguar Sports Car

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Featuring sports-car derived chassis systems and evaluated on the same demanding roads as all other Jaguar vehicles, the new F-PACE will bring new levels of dynamic ability to the brand when it goes on sale in 2016, after debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.

The new F-PACE will reward drivers and passengers alike with a blend of agility and comfort that is unique to the small performance SUV segment; making it the most practical Jaguar sports car ever.

Whether on twisting mountain passes, flowing country roads or high-speed highway cruising,* the new F-PACE delivers responsiveness and precision with the characteristic levels of refinement and composure Jaguar vehicles are known for.

“We haven’t made any compromises or exceptions: the new F-PACE had to be a true Jaguar and had to deliver the dynamics DNA. We’ve tested ride and handling to the limit, and the result is that the new F-PACE is as engaging and rewarding to drive as it is comfortable and quiet. As soon as you get into the vehicle you know immediately that it’s a good place to be.” – Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar

Developed using the Jaguar Lightweight Aluminum Architecture, the new F-PACE is designed to handle with precision and control without sacrificing ride comfort – it’s what makes a Jaguar stand apart from the competition. Taking full advantage of the body structure’s inherently high stiffness, the sophisticated double wishbone front suspension and Integral Link rear suspension provide a great starting point; tuned by Jaguar engineers, they make the new F-PACE incredibly responsive, and ensure that the vehicle can handle the impacts, undulations and camber of varying road surfaces.

Incorporating all of the learnings from F-TYPE, the F-PACE features a similar electric power-assisted steering system** (EPAS) which gives drivers greater feedback and control than hydraulic systems. Every system between the steering wheel and the tire’s contact patch are optimized so that the new F-PACE responds immediately to driver input, giving a truly connected feel. Combined with the same torque vectoring by braking technology** first developed for F-TYPE and incorporating a torque on-demand all-wheel drive system,** the new F-PACE has been designed to deliver outstanding agility in a variety of weather conditions and on varying road surfaces.

The new F-PACE makes its auto show debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday, September 15 at 10:30AM in Hall 5.0, Stand B06. And we’ll keep you posted at Jaguar Orlando when you can experience the F-PACE for yourself, in-person! Stay tuned…

* Always follow local speed limits.
** 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. The driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual or Jaguar Orlando for more details.

E-Type Takes Over Amelia Island

Jaguar has an historic E-Types good show at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida this weekend.

Among the cars that were shown as part of the 50th anniversary of the E-Type, as described by Jag:

  • Group 44 Series III V-12 E-Type. The Group 44 team campaigned this Series III E-Type in the “B” Production class of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National events. A Divisional champion in 1974, it went on to capture the SCCA’s BP National Championship in 1975. A part of the permanent collection of the Jaguar Heritage Museum, the V-12 E-Type will return after its brief stay in the U.S. to the United Kingdom to participate in this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
  • Cunningham E-Type Coupe. In 1962, the eponymous team of Briggs Cunningham entered this production-based Series I E-Type Fixed Head coupe at the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans. Though prepared by the Jaguar factory, the car was built up from mostly production parts, unlike the subsequent “Lightweight” E-Type Roadsters that followed. Though out gunned by the factory-entered Ferraris, the venerable XK-engined car finished fourth overall, averaging 108.82 mph covering nearly 2,611 miles in the process. The car is a permanent part of the privately held Collier Collection of Naples, Fla.

Also on display at “The Amelia” will be a selection of cars from Jaguar’s 2011 model lineup. At least these can be driven:

The E-Type made its debut in 1961. In the U.S., it was the XK-E. That’s a ’61 E-Type in the photo, above.

“Jaguar’s spirit of innovation and breakthrough design, so clearly expressed in the E-Type, is still alive today, and is a defining essence of the new Jaguar lineup, led by the award winning new XJ luxury sedan,” said Gary Temple, president of Jaguar Land Rover North America.

See it for yourself – footage from the show.

And then come in and test drive the innovation for yourself at Jaguar of Orlando.

Jaguar of Orlando at Winter Park Concours d’Elegance

Jaguar of Orlando will be at the 9th annual Winter Park Concours d’Elegance on Nov 6 and 7th. If you have not been yet, now is the time to check out this exclusive annual event that has become one of the most highly-regarded, judged exotic car shows in the United States.

Staged in a setting of true elegance, Old Winter Park closes six blocks of Park Avenue to welcome over 120 of the world’s most prestigious automobiles. The tents of event patrons line the tree-shaded avenue showcasing products and services to a walk-in audience of potential buyers. Nationally-recognized and ranked automobile judges ¾ many of whom are world-renowned experts in specialty-marquee automobiles, spend the day carefully examining each show car until a final group of handpicked award winners are determined.

Saturday, Nov. 6th

Concours participants, their guests, and sponsors gather for the Tour d’Elegance, considered by many to be the heart and soul of the weekend; where old friends are reunited and new friendships are made. It’s a time when participants can work out their cars in a social, relaxed environment.

The day starts with participants arriving for a gourmet breakfast in Hannibal Square, Winter Park. Over 100 Vehicles are expected to participate in this year’s tour, everything from vintage Ferraris to contemporary Audis. Once Breakfast is complete, it’s time to enjoy the open road!

Escorted by the Winter Park Police, participants will follow a pre-determined route, designed by EUROTECH, ending with a fabulous lunch at the Enzian Theater.

An elegant evening of Fine Cuisine, Premium Open Bar, Specialty Martini Bar, California Wine Bar, Cigar Bar, & Entertainment

6:30 – 9:30 pm

If you are interested in some exclusive one-on-one with the participants, there is an exclusive reception the night before. After the conclusion of Saturday’s Tour d’Elegance participants and guest are invited to attend the Concours’ Signature Event, The duPont REGISTRY LIVE Aeroport Reception with proceeds going to benefit the show’s marquee charity. Staged inside 2 private and handsomely decorated aircraft hangars, participants experience the high-octane thrill of mingling among the world’s most exotic cars, a fabulous display of vintage & contemporary aircraft, high performance boats, custom motorcycles, and premium luxury lifestyle product displays. The “who’s who” of elite southeastern automotive enthusiasts are feted with great entertainment, exquisite foods, and super premium beverages; all to create a truly memorable evening. This event is benefitting the KIDS HOUSE and Wayne Densch Children’s Advocacy Center.

Tickets are $100 per guest.

Sunday, Nov. 7th - CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE

REGISTRATION . . . . . .7:00am – 9:00am

Registration opens in Central Park, in a tent on the corner of Morse Blvd. & Park Ave. Participants can pick up their registration packets, placards, gift bags, posters and tickets. Stewards will assist in parking vehicles.

Open Viewing: 10:00am – 4:00pm . . . . Awards: 3:00pm

For automotive enthusiasts, the Sunday Concours will be the moment they have all been waiting for. Over 200 rare & exotic automobiles and motorcycles will be placed for display and judging on fashionable Park Avenue. The Avenue runs parallel to the beautifully manicured Central Park and makes for an exquisite setting. Last year crowds were well over 50,000.

Notable marquees include Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Mercedes Benz, MG, Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Morgan, Triumph, Porsche, Lamborghini, Lotus, and Volvo, with special exhibits of original Hot Rods, American Muscle Cars, Classic Corvettes, American Classics, Audi and BMW. In addition, any rare, unusual, limited production, exotic cars will be considered for the Special Interest Class. Free to public.

THE AWARDS PRESENTATION . . . . . . 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Once the staff of judges makes their final decisions, the award winners will be driven into Central Park, past the cheering crowds, to accept their awards in front of a lavishly appointed stage. Over 60 trophies will be awarded including the very special Best of Show trophy.

The local media will be on hand to capture all the action as the lucky winners accept their awards. This year promises to be even more spectacular!

Jaguar of Orlando is proud to be part of an event that celebrates the innovation, beauty and art of automobile making.  Come enjoy the beautiful automobile architecture with us. For more information, visit http://www.winterparkconcours.com