Jaguar has announced a range of enhancements to its F-Pace SUV and XF and XE sports saloons. Due to be released as 2018 models, the updated F-Pace, XF and XE gains Jaguar Land Rover’s latest Ingenium engines as well as new convenience and safety features available across all three vehicles’ line-up.
The changes bring a pair of all-new four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines introduced alongside a high-output 177kW diesel powerplant.
Equipped in 20t-badged models, the 2.0-litre turbo four delivers 147kW of power, the same as before, but serves up 40Nm more torque at 320Nm. The higher output of the 2.0-litre engine is found in 25t-badged variants and produces 184kW and 365Nm, up from the previous 177kW and 340Nm.
The diesel range is bolstered by the introduction of the 177kW/500Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin turbo Ingenium diesel.
The strengthened engine has uprated pistons, crankshaft and fuel injectors and is the first four-cylinder Jaguar Land Rover engine to deploy twin turbos. Their sequential configuration is said to boost power at high engine speeds while improving responsiveness at low engine speeds. Jaguar F-Pace and XF models fitted with the new diesel engine wear the 25d badge.
At the top of the XE range, the S model is now fitted with an uprated supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine which it shares with the F-Type sport car. The new V6 sees its power raised from 250kW to 280kW, while torque remains unchanged at 450Nm.
Customisable Driving Dynamics
The 2018 model year XF and XE deliver greater scope of driver customisation thanks to Configurable Dynamics being offered as a standalone feature. The system allows drivers to set up the vehicle to suit their personal preference by choosing Normal or Dynamic settings for the engine, gearbox and steering.
Adaptive Dynamics, which allows drivers to tailor the suspension settings in addition to those for the engine, gearbox and steering, combines with Configurable Dynamics and is available as before.
Improved Comfort and Convenience
For 2018, comfort and convenience take a step up in all three models. The adjustable front seats in F-Pace and XF have been boosted with the addition of winged headrests. The new designs feature powered height adjustment with manual side wing supports.
Dual View technology is introduced across all three models, allowing the driver and front passenger to view different infotainment displays using the central 10-inch Touchscreen display. The InControl technology is available when Touch Pro is specified and allows the driver to follow satellite navigation instructions while the passenger uses the same display to view USB or TV outputs.
A revised paint palette for all three vehicles brings the colour names into line with those offered throughout the Jaguar Land Rover family, simplifying the customer ordering experience.
On the safety front, Forward Vehicle Guidance is now fitted as part of the Surround Camera System. Working in conjunction with the front parking sensors the system provides a visual representation of the vehicle overlaid with wheel projections showing the alignment of the steering. Drivers can see the parking distance reading on the central screen, taking the stress out of tight manoeuvres.
On XE and XF models Blind Spot Assist (BSA) enhances Jaguar Land Rover’s existing Blind Spot Monitor system by using the collision warning system in tandem with the Electric Power Steering System. If BSA detects a vehicle in or approaching the blind spot when changing lanes, it will apply a gentle steering force to keep the vehicle in its lane.
Both XF and XE saloons are now fitted with Gesture Boot Lid for the first time, making it possible for customers to open the boot with a simple wave of the foot beneath the rear bumper.