TodayApril 15, 2022

2021 Jaguar F-Pace Electrified SUV

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  • Crafted: All-new interior features exquisite details, luxurious materials, and intuitive technology to create a tranquil cabin space for all occupants
  • Enhanced: New hood design, super-slim all-LED quad headlights, grille, and rear lights and bumper for a more assertive presence
  • Refined and electrified: 340hp and 400hp inline six-cylinder 3.0-liter Ingenium engines with MHEV technology join 250hp turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter
  • Connected and up-to-date: Technologies include Jaguar’s latest Pivi Pro1 dual-sim infotainment accessed through an all-new 11.4-inch HD curved glass touchscreen, Software-Over-The-Air capability that installs latest vehicle systems and infotainment seamlessly and remotely
  • Occupant well-being: Innovative Active Road Noise Cancellation and cabin air ionization with PM2.5 filtration to capture ultrafine particles
  • Jaguar revealed the 2021 F-PACE SUV: a connected, electrified SUV with new exterior touches, and an interior defined by attention to design detail.

Included are the latest-generation Pivi Pro1 infotainment system and the choice of in-line four- and six-cylinder engines, including MHEV powertrains; the new Jaguar F-PACE raises the bar for luxury, technology, and performance efficiency.

The 2021 F-PACE comes in four distinct configurations with more standard luxury and convenience features than before: F-PACE 250, S 250, S 340, and R-DYNAMIC S 400.

The bold exterior design language

The new performance Jaguar F-PACE features significant exterior enhancements, producing a more dynamic and luxurious appearance.

“The new F-PACE is dynamic and assertive with an elegant stance on the road – it represents a significant development of Jaguar design language,” said Julian Thomson, Jaguar Design Director. “The heightened luxury and attention to detail inside the F-PACE with seamlessly integrated state-of-the-art technologies ensure both driver and passengers feel a real sense of occasion whenever they get in the vehicle.”

Central to the exterior design of F-PACE is a focus on lighting. Ultra-slim, all-LED quad headlights with “Double J Blade” daytime running light signatures flank the enlarged grille that features the heritage Jaguar logo-inspired ‘diamond’ detailing. At the rear, slimline lights feature the Jaguar double chicane graphic, first previewed on the all-electric I-PACE, to accentuate the vehicle’s width. The bumper design and sculpted tailgate add even more visual drama.

The side fender vents now feature the iconic Leaper emblem, demonstrating exceptional attention to detail. The front bumper with redesigned air intakes and dark mesh details visually widen F-PACE. In R-Dynamic specification, F-PACE features a series of distinct design elements for a more performance-focused look. The optional Black Exterior Pack delivers an even more dynamic appearance with bespoke elements finished in Gloss Black.

An interior enhanced by technology and serenity.

An intensified sense of style, marked by authentic finishes and seamless integration of technology, envelops the 2021 F-PACE interior. The new cockpit design focuses on the driver, offering enhanced connectivity and serenity and refinement.

“Our goal for the interior of the new F-PACE was to push it to the next level of luxury and tactility with new technologies integrated seamlessly,” said Alister Whelan, Interior Design Director, Jaguar. “We have reviewed every element of the interior and applied heightened attention to detail to make this a more refined and luxurious environment for both drivers and passengers.”

Standard on F-PACE 250 is Pivi infotainment, which supports navigation functionality via the driver’s smartphone using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The central screen, which is three times brighter and 48 percent larger than the previous 10-inch screen, complements a new, available 12.3-inch HD Interactive Driver Display with enhanced graphics and a configurable layout for full-screen navigation mapping with turn-by-turn instructions, digital dials, media, contact list or infotainment details. Full-screen 3D mapping is available with additional overlays for elements ranging from turn-by-turn instructions to compass bearings and places of interest. Working in conjunction with the latest optional Head-up Display technology, F-PACE reduces added distraction.

Laser-etched mid-line speaker frets and the metallic rotary dial of the JaguarDrive Control epitomize meticulous detailing. The Drive Selector is a beautiful detail inspired by British craftsmanship. An upper section finished with ‘cricket-ball’ stitching and the lower area composed of precision-engineered metal for enhanced tactility.

Soft-touch materials have been used more extensively with the instrument panel topper, door armrests, console sides, and door bins, all wrapped for increased tactility.

The width of the cabin enhances occupant comfort. A new center console sweeps up to the instrument panel and incorporates a wireless charger and more stowage. F-PACE introduces new seats that feature wider cushioning, massage functions, and enhanced coverage of the heated and cooling areas.

This uplift in luxury is across the new interior lighting with an upper strip of light encircling the cabin’s front. In contrast, a lower lighting zone uses a softer waterfall effect. Available as standard, the system provides occupants with a choice of ten colors. Occupant well-being has been enhanced with the latest technologies to deliver a calmer and more comfortable traveling experience. F-PACE introduces Active Road Noise Cancellation to the Jaguar family. The technology constantly monitors vibrations from the road surface and calculates the opposite phase sound wave needed to remove the occupants’ noise. The results are quieter noise levels within the cabin for superior refinement. Engine Noise Cancellation helps isolate the cabin from unwanted engine noise to enhance the sense of tranquility further.

The R-Dynamic interior specification provides a more dynamic appearance across the cabin. Additions include R-Dynamic sports seats in Mars Red, Siena Tan, Ebony, or Light Oyster, complemented by Ebony headlining and an Ebony steering wheel with ‘R’ badging. On R-Dynamic vehicles, rich accent colors twin with the sporty ebony black environment and authentic aluminum finishes.

Cutting-edge connected technologies and convenience.

The new F-PACE introduces Jaguar’s advanced Electronic Vehicle Architecture, dubbed EVA 2.0, which supports a range of new technologies to ensure connectivity over time. The collection of new convenience technologies includes Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) capability, which ensures the performance SUV has the latest software without the need for a retailer visit.

“The new F-PACE has a world-class interior and is future-proofed for the 21st century, using the latest technologies to optimize efficiency, enhance capability and revolutionize connectivity,” said Alex Heslop, Director of Electronics and Software, Jaguar Land Rover.

EVA 2.0 is key to the operation of the Pivi Pro infotainment system, which has a reliable power source to enable instantaneous start-up. The latest embedded dual-sim technology provides system connectivity with two LTE modems that allow the system to carry out multiple functions simultaneously, such as streaming media and downloading SOTA updates, without compromising performance. The cutting-edge connectivity also ensures minimal interruptions caused by coverage blackspots as it roams across network providers for the strongest signal.

Driver assistance technology is enhanced by the newly available Clear Exit Monitor, which alerts both front and rear occupants to the presence of an approaching car or cyclist when exiting the vehicle. Blind Spot Assist with Rear Traffic Monitor is standard on all F-PACE models. The standard 3D Surround Camera delivers advanced functionality using the latest camera technology in Junction View, 3D Perspective View, and ClearSight Plan View, with real-time viewing when maneuvering.

The following items are standard for 2021, Heated seats, keyless entry, and a 14-speaker Meridian sound system with Sirius XM radio functionality on all F-PACE models. For enhanced convenience, the second-generation wearable Activity Key to lock, unlock, and start the vehicle without the need for the conventional key fob to be present in the vehicle. The system features PM2.5 filtration, which captures ultra-fine particles, including PM2.5 particulates, to improve occupant comfort and sense of well-being.

Engineered for performance and efficiency gains

For 2021, F-PACE is available in the United States with three gasoline-powered engine options, each sending power through an 8-speed automatic transmission to all wheels—including two mild-hybrid (MHEV) options:

  • 246hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (F-PACE 250, S 250)
  • 335hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged six-cylinder MHEV (S 340)
  • 395hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged six-cylinder MHEV (R-DYNAMIC S 400)

Advanced MHEV technology featured on the six-cylinder powertrains uses a Belt integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) to harvest energy usually lost when slowing and braking. This energy stores in a separate 48V lithium-ion battery before being intelligently redeployed to assist the engine when accelerating away, as well as delivering a stop/start system.

Both six-cylinder MHEV engines feature an electric supercharger supported by a twin-scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift (CVVL), for a strong combination of refined performance and efficiency. The 395-hp F-PACE R-DYNAMIC S 400 is capable of 0 to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds.

The 246hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine produces 269 lb-ft. of torque, and it propels F-PACE from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds. This engine also features the intelligent CVVL system, which works alongside variable cam timing (VCT) technology to enable complete engine air-intake control, optimizing performance.

It uses the twin-scroll turbocharger with low friction bearings for reduced friction and improved responses. A water-cooled charge air cooler is fitted instead of a standard air-based intercooler as it is more effective in reducing the intake air temperature.

All engine mates with Jaguar’s eight-speed automatic gearbox use the steering wheel shift paddles for added driver engagement. All-wheel drive is standard across all F-PACE models. Intelligent Driveline Dynamics provides rear-wheel drive biased performance, with the ability to vary torque to individual axles almost instantly depending on conditions.

JaguarDrive Control features selectable Comfort, Eco, Rain-Ice-Snow, and Dynamic modes, which can be confirmed by the driver through a new rotary dial next to the all-new JaguarDrive Selector, adapt steering, transmission, throttle, and (when specified) Adaptive Dynamics settings.4

Jaguar’s commitment is to create a Destination Zero, a world of zero emissions, zero accidents, and zero congestion.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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