The first ever SUV from the British automaker, Jaguar F-Pace has been finally launched in India yesterday at a grand launch event. Making a mark with each car launch is a style statement adopted by Jaguar and this was evident at the debut of XF where it was driven over two 34 mm diameter wires suspended over the river Thames. Even at the debut of F-Pace, the SUV found a place in Guinness book of World records by performing a 360-degree ‘loop-the-loop’. Similarly, the launch event of F-Pace was held at Marine Drive with multiple artwork pieces to classy theatrics.
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The highlight was the 18-metre tall “Beacon” designed for showcasing the Jaguar F-Pace at the event. Coming to the first SUV from Jaguar, the F-Pace will be only offered with diesel engine options, which include a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged Ingenium with 179.5 PS maximum power and 430 Nm torque while the other is 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged motor, delivering 300.5 hp power and 700 Nm peak torque. These engines will be mated to either a ZF 8-speed auto or ZF 6-speed manual transmission.
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The cabin is well-laid out with premium quality material and impressive design layout. Like most of the recent launches of various automakers, the center of the dashboard features a tablet-like touchscreen infotainment system with swipe and pinch actions. Jaguar has also offered, 10 options for ambient lighting and a 650-litre boot is huge in the segment if compared to Q5 or X3. Folding the rear seats to 40:20:40 ratio further improves the space to massive 1740 litres. Considering the prices of Jaguar F-Pace, the base variant starts at INR 68.40 lakh, the 2.0 Diesel Prestige has a price tag of INR 74.50 lakh while the 3.0-litre Diesel R-Sport is tagged at INR 1.02 crore. A 3.0-litre diesel first edition is also on offer which is the top of the line variant and priced at INR 1.12 crore.
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Let’s see how the latest offering from Jaguar manages to attract the customers in the respective segment.