Jaguar have announced some new updates to their sporty SUV, the F-Pace, bringing a list of improvements for the 2019 model year that range from a more advanced suite of driver assistance systems to powertrain enhancements with improved efficiency.
The update appears in tandem with the addition of the high performance SVR variant, one that boasts a 404kW/680Nm supercharged V8 and a raft of other go-fast alterations. First appearing at the New York Motor Show earlier this year, the F-Pace SVR developed by JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) divison, can dispatch 100km/h from rest in 4.3 seconds before topping out at 283km/h.
While that’s all well and good, the real meat of the announcement concern the broader changes to the F-Pace range, starting with the inclusion of standard front and rear parking sensors, a rear view camera, lane keep assist, and Autonomous Emergency Braking (up to 160km/h). In some markets, as well, Jag will include their Driver Condition Monitor, which measures driver attentiveness and fatigue levels.
Higher grades will, of course, arrive with even more comprehensive technology suite, and one such bump in this regard would be the Adaptive Cruise Control system which is now able to bring the F-Pace to a complete stop if necessary and can operate in traffic jams thanks to Stop & Go functionality. Meanwhile, the ACC system’s Steering Assist sub-feature can help maintain the car’s position at up to speeds of 180km/h.
Inside, the F-Pace remains largely as we’ve come to know it since its international debut. However, for the 2019 model year, it will include the company’s 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment system as standard equipment. Elsewhere, Jaguar will also offer optional 10-way adjustable slimline sports seats, suede headlining, and illuminated tread plates.
There are also new optional tech packs available to buyers, though it’s not guaranteed that all markets will receive them. Kicking off with the Park Pack, this includes a 360-degree camera, rear traffic monitoring, and an intelligent Park Assist feature. There’s also a Driver Assist Pack that adds semi-autonomous steering along with the aforesaid parking conveniences as well as Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go.
Finally, most petrol-powered F-Paces will also come with larger fuel tanks, increased from 63-litres to very useful 83-litres. What’s more, these engines will also have new particulate filters fitted which reduces the emission of CO2 and other harmful gasses.