The new pace set­ter

Style Magazine - - Motoring - BY IAIN CURRY

Ah, Jaguar. The very name con­jures images of clas­sic drop-top sports cars, lux­ury lim­ou­sines and race cars pi­loted by dash­ing driv­ers.

So what’s this? An SUV with a Jag badge? Yes, the fa­mous Bri­tish mar­que has hopped on the hottest band­wagon in town by of­fer­ing an all-wheel drive high rider: the F-pace.

But re­ally, it’s the car Jaguar had to make. Penned by the same de­signer re­spon­si­ble for some of the most spec­tac­u­lar As­ton Martin and Jaguar sports cars of the last two decades, the F-pace oozes pres­ence, class and the im­pres­sion of speed.

Will any be used off-road? Of course not, but the new Jaguar SUV will be the lat­est must-have for stylish school run mums, join­ing the likes of SUVS of­fered by Porsche, BMW, Mercedes and Range Rover.

The F-pace looks ex­pen­sive, doesn’t it? But a drive away price of price of $83,990 for the 20d Pres­tige diesel looks fine value in­deed. You can pay over $120,000 for the range top­per which hits 100kmh in just 5.5 sec­onds, but all F-paces of­fer leather in­te­ri­ors, as you’d ex­pect in a Jaguar.

Such is the ca­chet of the Jaguar brand, the start­ing price and the un­ques­tion­able style, the F-pace is set to be Jag’s best seller in Aus­tralia in no time at all. I have al­ways loved jaguars – I love their style and sim­ple el­e­gance – also my fa­ther and brother drive them, plus I al­ready owned an XKS and have kept it for my long work trips into coun­try NSW when I load it up with equip­ment and prod­uct. I think the F-type has a sexy pro­file. I en­joy the man­ual ver­sion of my car to drive to and from work, as well as to the oval where I run sev­eral times a week. It also has plenty of un­der­stated power on the open road. I would def­i­nitely rec­om­mend this car to oth­ers.

~ Dr Julie Brad­ford

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