The New Jaguar F-Pace Launches In The UK, Here Is What We Thought.
We were delighted to be invited to the launch of the bran new Jaguar F-Pace SUV. It is the first model in Jaguar’s 80 year history that isn’t either an executive saloon or a sports car. It is a performance crossover designed to offer the agility and responsiveness that Jaguars are known for, coupled with everyday versatility and practicality.
Once we had arrived at the beautiful Cowley Manor, a gleaming fleet of the F-Pace were awaiting us. We were given a driver briefing and then allocated either the 2.0 litre diesel Prestige or the supercharged 3.0 litre diesel R-Sport.
Carey York from dluxe Magazine started the day in the Prestige and was surprised at how easy and fun it was to drive. The off road section of the course was a fantastic way to feel exactly how powerful the Portfolio is. It took everything in its stride and still provided a comfortable experience.
Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar, says:
“By remaining absolutely true to our design principles the all new F-Pace is immediately recognisable as a Jaguar. It offers all of the interior space you would expect – and more – but because of our disciplined approach to surfaces, proportions and purity of line, we have designed what I consider to be the most balanced, most attractive vehicle in its class.”
After lunch we swopped cars and set off on our afternoon drive in the R-Sport. The feel and drive of the higher performance car was noticeable and, to be honest, not as comfortable as the Prestige. It is certainly a powerful performance car, but the 22” wheels seemed to make the ride more bumpy. However, to be fair, both cars were a delight to drive and certainly made the Gloucestershire countryside a fun place to be.
You can see the new F-Pace in Jaguar showrooms now and we would certainly advise you to take a test drive. For all of its specifications and money it is one of the best in its class.
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