Jaguar’s family-friendly SUV F-PACE enhances time spent on the road for the entire clan.
Once upon a time, drivers who wanted comfort for the entire family would have been confronted with the dilemma of having to forgo style and performance. The rise of the performance SUV seems to have solved this problem; numerous luxury automakers have entered the SUV market with their versions of a stylish yet performance-driven family car. Now Jaguar has joined the ranks of this league with the production of its first ever SUV – the F-PACE.
The graceful F-PACE takes numerous aesthetical cues from the range of luxury sports cars and sedans within the Jaguar brand. Built for families, the car’s spacious interiors and generous, 650-litre luggage compartment are perfect for taking the whole brood on weekend outings.
With the active family life in mind, Jaguar has also pioneered the use of activity key technology, available exclusively with the F-PACE. The activity key is a waterproof, element-resistant bracelet
that can be worn around the wrist of the driver and used in place of the key for entry. The key can then be locked securely inside the car during outings when it would be inconvenient to carry around.
The up-to-date entertainment system features a Wi-fi hotspot that can link up to eight separate devices to the 10.2-inch tablet–style touchscreen. A virtual 12.3-inch HD instrument cluster with 3D navigation display brings peace of mind to the adventure-seeking family, making it that bit harder to get lost.
But most importantly, this family-friendly ride makes no compromises when it comes to performance. The all-wheel drive system ensures superb handling which, combined with the car’s lightweight aluminium architecture, is ideal for the sudden and sharp slopes of the city. The only SUV on the market that is 100 per cent rear wheel drive, the F-PACE can shift over 90 per cent of torque from the rear wheels to the front in just 165 milliseconds according to driving conditions.
Be it during the winter months or the rainy season, the allwheel drive provides reliable traction control.
The F-PACE First Edition is powered by a 3.0 litre V6 380PS supercharged petrol engine and has an eight-speed electronic automatic transmission with Jaguar’s sequential shift technology, offering top speeds of 250km/h. The First Edition is presented in two exclusive colours; caesium blue and halcyon gold, and comes fitted with 22-inch double helix 15-spoke rims and red calipers. The model is limited to 2000 units worldwide, with 17 slated for delivery in Hong Kong.