Refreshed Jaguar F-Pace arrives in PH with sleeker looks, high-tech upgrades
Jaguar's “ultimate practical sports car” just received a facelift. After making its world debut last year, All British Cars, the official distributor of Jaguar in the country, has launched the 2021 F-Pace.
Sporting a sleek yet subtle makeover, the crossover gets an updated exterior and interior, a high-tech upgrade, and a more fuel-efficient powertrain.
Let's start with the (not-so) obvious changes. It gets new LED headlights with revised LED daytime running lights, a sportier front bumper with larger corner air intakes, and an updated grille design. The fender vents, meanwhile, now feature the brand's signature 'Leaper' emblem which further accentuates the F-Pace's sporty pedigree.
Around the back, the F-Pace gets slimmer LED taillights that feature a "double chicane" graphic which they claim highlights the vehicle's width. Then there's the new rear bumper and a more sculpted tailgate that gives the crossover a more dynamic appearance. Last but not least, large 18-inch alloy wheels round up the F-Pace's more aggressive looks.
Hop inside the F-Pace, and the crossover greets its occupants with huge 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment called Pivi Pro. It comes with features such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, navigation, as well as a 13-speaker Meridian sound system.
All of the seats are upholstered in high-quality grain leather, with the front seats benefitting from power adjustability. As far as trim and finishes are concerned, the F-Pace comes with a plethora of wood, metal, and piano black accents.
Other key features available inside the F-Pace include an electrically adjustable steering column, wireless phone charging, satin chrome paddle shifters, a drive mode selector, a range of USB ports, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a digital instrument panel.
Under the hood, the F-Pace is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel from the brand's Ingenium family of engines. Dubbed the D200, the turbo-diesel puts out 199 PS at 4250 rpm along with 430 Nm of torque at 1750 – 2500 rpm. Power is then sent to all four wheels via an all-wheel-drive system and 8-speed automatic transmission.
Unlike the previous diesel engine, this one now benefits from a 48V belt-integrated starter generator (BiSG). This makes the updated F-Pace a mild-hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV). Not only does it help in reducing fuel consumption, but it also allows for extra power when needed. In fact, the D200 now makes 19 more PS than the pre-facelift version.
Standard safety features on the 2021 F-Pace are plenty. Aside from the usual anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, the F-Pace comes with the following: hill-launch assist, lane-keep assist, dynamic stability control, torque vectoring, brake assist, trailer stability assist, cruise control with speed limiter, 360-degree camera, driver condition monitor, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a host of airbags.
The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace is now available for PHP 5,590,000.