The new Jaguar F-Pace Performance Crossover has arrived at Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia showrooms in two distinctive variants, F-Pace Prestige and F-Pace R Sport.

As previewed in our previous F-Pace feature, Jaguar’s latest Performance Crossover takes up the marque’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture. Based on the C-X17 concept, the F-Pace combines purity of line, surface and proportion with F-Type-inspired features from the impressive front fascia to the tail light graphics.

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At the front, the new Jaguar F-Pace has an impressionable front grille, coupled with a muscular bonnet, slim full-LED headlights and short front overhangs. The F-Pace’s profile fits a Crossover to the core thanks to taut shoulder lines, a low-sloping silhouette and large wheel arches. From the rear, the F-Pace is distinguished by slender rear lights, presumably LEDs, a shark-fin antenna, elongated tailgate and a darken skid panel with rear reflectors. For those who want to stand out in the crowd, there is the exclusive Black Pack R-Sport option that comes with gloss black radiator grille and surrounds, body color door claddings with gloss black finishers and gloss black side power vents with R-Sport badge.

Dimension-wise, the new F-Pace stands out from other Jaguar models with these measurements: 4731 mm in length, 1936 width excluding mirrors, 1641/ 1654 mm front/rear track, 1652 – 1667 mm in height, and a wheelbase measurement of 2,874mm.

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The new F-Pace shares plenty of breakthrough technologies available in current Jaguars namely the InControl Touch infotainment system for the F-Pace Prestige and InControl Touch Pro system for the F-Pace R Sport. The InControl Touch infotainment system works in tandem with an eight-inch capacity touchscreen with intuitive user interface and crisp clear graphics. On the other hand, the premium InControl Touch Pro is based around a 10.2-inch touchscreen, with a powerful quad-core processor and solid-state drive, and runs on ultra-fast Ethernet. The result is a user interface which is instinctive and extremely quick with sharp and incredibly responsive graphics. Navigation can be shown full-screen-in 3D- in the 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster that comes in the InControl Touch Pro package.

The new F-PACE also brings about Jaguar’s Activity Key for the first time. A waterproof, shockproof wristband with an integrated transponder, this segment-first, wearable technology supports active lifestyles because it allows the keyfob to be securely locked inside the vehicle. Further interior highlights of the new F-Pace comprise of comfortable and plush seats for five adults, a spacious cabin and a large boot capacity of 508 liters, even when space saver spare wheel is fitted.

Both Jaguar F-Pace variants are equipped with a 340PS 3.0-liter supercharged V6 petrol engine, paired to an eight-speed electronic automatic transmission with Jaguar Sequential Shift. This allows the F-PACE to accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 5.8 seconds before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h. At the same time, torque ratings are 450 Nm at 4,500 rpm.

By deploying a stiff body structure which comprises 80 percent aluminium, the F-Pace is the only aluminium-intensive monocoque in the segment. Additional weight savings come from the composite tailgate and magnesium for parts such as the cross-car beam. The body’s high torsional stiffness enables the F-Type-derived double wishbone front suspension and sophisticated Integral Link rear suspension to perform even better. Together with Torque Vectoring as standard and an Electric Power Assisted Steering system tuned to give the best possible feel and response, the new F-Pace sets the benchmark for ride and handling, thanks to adoption of the Adaptive Dynamics system. The Adaptive Dynamics serves to ensure optimum damping in all conditions.

The new F-Pace’s torque on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD) system is Jaguar’s most sophisticated yet, and has the highest torque capacity. It features the advanced, in-house control system first developed for F-Type AWD: Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD). With Adaptive Surface Response (ASR) in R-Sport, the AWD system becomes more effective in challenging conditions. Integrated into Jaguar Drive Control, ASR identifies the type of surface and optimizes the mapping of the powertrain and Dynamic Stability Control system.

The new F-Pace is available for viewing and test drive by appointment at Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia dealerships. The price of the F-Pace Prestige is RM RM598,800, while the higher-spec R-Sport retails at RM658, 800; all excluding insurance and additional charges. The F-Pace package comes with Jaguar Care, which comprises a five-year warranty and five years of free servicing plus three years of Jaguar Roadside Assistance.