The new Jaguar F-Pace has officially made its Malaysian debut. Launched by Jaguar Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. The F-Pace is the first sports SUV from the British carmaker, bringing together the renowned sporty bits from the company’s passenger cars and the everyday usability of an SUV, all in one package. Inspired from the C-X17 concept, the new F-Pace is offered in two flavors, Prestige and R-Sport, and comes in 9 different shades – Polaris White, Ultimate Black, Dark Sapphire Blue, Ammonite Grey, British Racing Green, Quartzite, Italian Racing Red, Odyssey Red and Rhodium Silver. Price starts at RM598,800 inclusive of GST. 2017 Jaguar F-Pace 3.0 V6 Engine: 3.0-litre supercharged V6, petrol Power: 335hp at 6,500 rpm Torque: 450Nm at 4,500 rpm Zerotohundred: 5.8 seconds Transmission: ZF 8-speed automatic Dimensions: 4,731mm (L), 1,936mm (W), 1,667mm (H) Weight from: 1,820kg Price: Prestige: RM598,800; R-Sport: RM658,800 Exterior Built using Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the appearance of the F-Pace is largely identical to the C-X17 Concept it is inspired by, such as its slender full-LED headlights and short front overhang. Between the headlight, there’s a bold front grille topped with an angry Jaguar logo. The lines and surfaces continue to the sides and end with F-Type styled rear features such as the haunches, fender vents and that distinctive slim tail lights. Both variants’ presence are provided by a pair of J-shaped DRLs. However, illumination for the Prestige variant is tasked by Bi-Function Xenon unit while adaptive LED headlights provide the illumination for the R-Sport. The Prestige F-Pace rides on 18-inch lightweight 15 Spoke wheels and the R-Sport rides on 20-inch Templar 5 Twin-Spoke wheels. Engine Under the muscularly-shaped bonnet is a 3.0-litre petrol engine with Twin Vortex supercharger, churning out 335hp at 6,500 rpm and 450Nm at 4,500 rpm. It is the same block that powers the F-Type. The engine is mated to a ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission with Jaguar Sequential Shift. This allows the SUV to complete the Zerotohundred run in 5.8 seconds and reach an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h. Chassis Employing Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the Jaguar F-Pace gains 2 main benefits; ability to develop the perfect wheelbase to deliver desired proportion and dynamics, and to have a near perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Sporting double-wishbone suspension up front, with Integral Link at the rear and in conjunction with its body’s high torsional rigidity, the new Jaguar F-Pace sets new benchmark in SUV handling. Despite having an AWD setup, the F-Pace delivers sports car-like handling dynamics thanks to the rear-biased torque distribution for most of the time. The Torque Vectoring, Electric Power Assisted Steering and Adaptive Dynamics System (standard on R-Sport) also work hand-in-hand to aid in the SUV’s sporty driving characteristics. Meanwhile, the Configurable Dynamics knob – first used in the F-Type – lets the driver configure individual settings for the steering, throttle, gearbox, and Adaptive Dynamics System (if fitted). Interior Moving into the cabin, the sports SUV is equipped with Luxtec door trims, 2-zone climate control, electrically-adjustable steering column, gloss black trim finisher, lockable glovebox and 5 power sockets as standard. There’s also Bluetooth connectivity, Bluetooth streaming and Meridian sound system 380W with 11 speakers on both variants. However, the Prestige and R-Sport can be differentiated by the equipment as listed below: Prestige Standard bodykit Taurus leather seats 10-way electric front seats with memory Metal treadplates with Jaguar script Softgrain leather multi-function steering wheel 8-inch Capacitive Touchscreen Analogue instrument dials with 5-inch full colour TFT display InControl Touch navigation R-Sport R-Sport bodykit Perforated Taurus leather seats 14-way electric sport front seats with memory Metal treadplates with R-Sport lettering Softgrain leather multi-function steering wheel with R-Sport lettering 2-inch touchscreen with Multi-Touch Gestures 3-inch instrument panel display with virtual dials and full-screen 3D map InControl Touch Pro SSD navigation Safety The Jaguar F-Pace receives standard safety features consisting of 6 airbags, ABS, Emergency Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, All Surface Progress Control, Low Friction Launch, Blind Spot Monitor and Reverse Traffic Detection, and ISOFIX mounts at the rear seats. Black Pack R-Sport Jaguar offers the Black Pack R-Sport to further make your F-Pace stand out from the crowd. With the exclusive gloss black radiator grille and gloss black surround, body-coloured door claddings with gloss black finishers, gloss black side power vents and 20-inch gloss black Venom 5 Twin-Spoke wheels, it certainly gives the F-Pace a fierce visual expression. If you're a customer, the new Jaguar F-Pace comes with a 5-year Jaguar Care that includes 5-year warranty, 5-years servicing and 3-years Jaguar Roadside Assistance. For more information about the new F-Pace, simply visit www.jaguar.com.my.