Jaguar Australia has announced pricing for its first-ever crossover model, confirming that the Jaguar F-Pace range will start at $74,340 for the entry-spec F-Pace 20d Prestige and top out at $120,700 for the flagship 280kW supercharged F-Pace First Edition.
Besides the limited-run First Edition models, four model grades will be offered with the choice of two petrol and two diesel engines. Twelve variants will be offered in total, though deliveries aren't expected to begin until midway through 2016.
Starting with the base Prestige model, the F-Pace boasts a lengthy list of high-tech gear. Lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking help the driver stay out of trouble, while front and rear parking-sensors and a reversing camera are also standard-fit.
It comes with 19-inch alloys and bi-xenon headlamps as well, with a powered tailgate and keyless ignition providing an extra level of convenience. Leather upholstery is standard, and the front seats are electrically adjustable.
An 11-speaker Meridian audio system supplies 380W of amplified sound and is controlled via an 8-inch colour touchscreen. Satellite navigation is also standard.
The mid-grade R-Sport takes all of the equipment of the Prestige and adds a sportier bodykit, with unique front and rear bumpers and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The chrome side window surrounds are swapped out for gloss black trims, and R-Sport badges find their way onto the side vents, tread plates and steering wheel. Inside, the dash pad gets a leather wrap with contrast stitching, while leather-clad sports seats replace the standard pews.
The R-Sport also gains a Configurable Dynamics button, which allows the driver to tailor settings for throttle response, steering response and transmission feel.
Looking for something a bit more luxurious? The Portfolio grade brings high-grade perforated Windsor leather upholstery and door trims, varnished Ebony wood trim, interior mood lighting and a gloss black radiator grille with chrome surround.
Opt for the range-topping F-Pace S, and the equipment list takes a bigger leap. Wheels get upsized to 20-inch alloys, adaptive suspension becomes standard while satin chrome and gloss black exterior trims compliment unique S front and rear bumpers.
"Taurus" leather and suede sport seats are fitted up front, with S branding on the headrests. Alloy pedals and tread plates add an extra touch of sportiness, as do the suede headlining, red brake calipers and satin chrome shift paddles.
The limited-run First Edition boasts even more kit, but at a $17,280 premium over the F-Pace S you'd certainly want it to.
As standard, the First Edition models feature 22-inch alloys, a panoramic glass sunroof, roof rails, embossed Windsor leather upholstery, electrically reclining rear seats, illuminated metal tread plates, First Edition floor mats, configurable interior mood lighting and luggage retention rails in the boot
The instrument panel is replaced with a high-def 12.3-inch LCD, and the central infotainment display is upgraded to a 10-inch screen with 60GB of onboard media storage.
Two diesel and two petrol engines are offered, with a 132kW/430Nm 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel as the entry point "20d". A 220kW/700Nm V6 turbo diesel provides more oomph in the 30d variant - along with a 6.2 second 0-100km/h sprint time.
On the petrol side, a 250kW/450Nm 3.0 litre supercharged V6 is available in the Prestige, R-Sport and Portfolio 35t models, with a 280kW/450Nm derivative of that engine powering the S and First Edition.
The former will hit 100km/h in 5.8 seconds, while the latter takes just 5.5 seconds.
Built on a version of the XE's aluminium-intensive chassis, the F-Pace features double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension, with power taken to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Variable-ratio steering is offered, as is adaptive suspension tech and brake torque vectoring.
Want to know its fording depth or ramp-over angle? Don't worry about it - Jaguar prefers you think of this as a road-biased crossover than a off-roadable SUV.
Fuel economy figures for Australian-delivered models have yet to be announced, though with overseas versions quoting numbers as low as 5.3 l/100km for the 20d and 8.9 l/100km for the 35t and 280kW S petrol, the F-Pace's thirst is in the same ballpark as most of its rivals.
The order books are open, though deliveries aren't set to begin until the third quarter of 2016.
- F-PACE 20d Prestige (132kW) - $74,340
- F-PACE 20d R-Sport (132kW) - $80,090
- F-PACE 35t Prestige (250kW) - $84,030
- F-PACE 30d Prestige (221kW) - $84,590
- F-PACE 35t R-Sport (250kW) - $89,790
- F-PACE 30d R-Sport (221kW) - $90,350
- F-PACE 35t Portfolio (250kW) - $90,800
- F-PACE 30d Portfolio (221kW) - $91,350
- F-PACE S (221kW) - $99,940
- F-PACE S (280kW) - $103,420
- F-PACE First Edition (221kW) - $117,210
- F-PACE First Edition (280kW) - $120,700
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