JAGUAR F-PACE, XF AND XE DELIVER MORE EFFICENCY, MORE PERFORMANCE AND MORE CONVENIENCE FOR 2018 MODEL YEAR
Posted: 15-02-2017 09:38 am
The 2018 model year updates see the debut of Jaguar Land Rover’s latest Ingenium engines and new convenience and safety features available across all three vehicles to deliver more choice and personalisation than ever before.
- Ingenium family grows with new 200PS and 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and 240PS diesel engines delivering improved efficiency, lower running costs and enhanced performance
- Efficient new 163PS E-Performance diesel for F-PACE delivers CO2 emissions as low as 126g/km
- Sporty XE S gets 40PS power hike with the 380PS V6 petrol engine
- Jaguar’s Configurable Dynamics technology now available as standalone feature on XE and XF, allows drivers to personalise the gear shift, throttle and steering settings
- Intelligent safety features including Forward Traffic Detection and Forward Vehicle Guidance join extensive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
- Added convenience: XF and XE saloons fitted with Gesture Boot Lid for the first time
- Virtual 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster with full-screen 3D navigation new for XE
- Dual View screen InControl technology introduced across all three vehicles
- New Shell app allows Jaguar drivers to pay for fuel at Shell service stations using car’s touchscreen
- New derivatives available to order from February 2017
Jaguar has announced a range of enhancements to its F-PACE performance SUV and XF and XE sports saloons. The 2018 model year updates see the debut of Jaguar Land Rover’s latest Ingenium engines and new convenience and safety features available across all three vehicles to deliver more choice and personalisation than ever before.
The changes broaden the appeal of all three models, with a pair of all-new four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines introduced alongside a high-output 240PS diesel powerplant. In addition, F-PACE benefits from an efficient new E-Performance diesel derivative, which promises CO2 emissions as low as 126g/km†.
The new 200PS (available with XE and XF) and 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines use Jaguar Land Rover’s low friction all-aluminium-intensive design to provide excellent thermal properties and lightweight construction for improved efficiency and enhanced vehicle dynamics. Models with the 200PS engine wear a 20t badge while 250PS derivatives are identified by 25t badging.
The diesel range is bolstered by the introduction of the 240PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin turbo Ingenium diesel. This high output 500Nm engine delivers traditional Jaguar performance without compromising running costs
The strengthened engine has uprated pistons, crankshaft and fuel injectors and is the first four-cylinder Jaguar Land Rover engine to deploy twin turbos. Their sequential configuration boosts power at high engine speeds while improving responsiveness at low engine speeds. Jaguar F-PACE, XF and XE models fitted with the new diesel engine wear the 25d badge.
"We are committed to expanding the Ingenium powertrain family produced at our award-winning £1billion Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton as we meet current and future consumer needs."
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – PRODUCT ENGINEERING
CUTTING-EDGE PETROL TECHNOLOGY
Jaguar Land Rover’s family of Ingenium engines have the technologies to deliver exceptional performance, efficiency and refinement while meeting the most stringent global emissions regulations.
All Ingenium engines deliver benchmark low levels of friction to optimise efficiency and refinement while the new petrol units deploy twin scroll turbos to reduce lag, optimising power output and efficiency.
Continuously Variable Valve Lift technology improves air delivery to both engines. The new 200PS and 250PS powerplants feature electrohydraulic valve control for unrivalled flexibility. This patented technology provides fully variable control of the intake valve lift for optimum efficiency, power and torque across the rev range.
In addition, cleaner combustion is ensured by a new 200bar direct injection system, which features centrally mounted injectors with optimised spray patterns to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.
In a first for Jaguar, the exhaust manifold is also integrated with the cylinder head casting. Passing coolant through the manifold considerably reduces warm-up times, when engines are at their least efficient, to enhance fuel consumption and reduce emissions.
CUSTOMISED DRIVING DYNAMICS
The 2018 model year XF and XE deliver greater scope for customers to personalise the driving experience thanks to Configurable Dynamics being offered as a standalone feature. The system allows drivers to set up the vehicle to suit their personal preference by choosing Normal or Dynamic settings for the engine, gearbox and steering. The chosen combination is activated by engaging ‘Dynamic’ mode using the chequered flag button on the central console.
Adaptive Dynamics, which allows drivers to tailor the suspension settings in addition to those for the engine, gearbox and steering, when combined with Configurable Dynamics, is available as before and provides the ultimate in dynamic personalisation.
GREATER COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
Extending customer choice is a hallmark of the 2018 model year enhancements for all three vehicles, alongside comfort and convenience enhancements. The adjustable front seats in F-PACE and XF have been boosted with the addition of winged headrests. The new designs feature powered height adjustment with manual side wing supports.
Dual View technology is introduced across all three models, allowing the driver and front passenger to view different infotainment displays using the central 10-inch Touchscreen display. The clever InControl technology is available when Touch Pro is specified and allows the driver to follow satellite navigation instructions while the passenger uses the same display to view USB or TV outputs.
A revised paint palette for all three vehicles brings the colour names into line with those offered throughout the Jaguar Land Rover family, simplifying the customer ordering experience.
Jaguar takes pride in the safety of its vehicles and F-PACE, XF and XE feature a pair of new technologies.
Forward Traffic Detection, part of the surround camera system, is designed to assist when forward visibility is restricted. Using a discreet forward-facing camera in the grille, the system detects items crossing the path of the vehicle and provides a visual warning on the central screen when a potential hazard is detected.
Forward Vehicle Guidance is fitted as part of the Surround Camera System and helps drivers to place the vehicle when completing low speed manoeuvres. Working in conjunction with the front parking sensors the system provides a visual representation of the vehicle overlaid with wheel projections showing the alignment of the steering. Drivers can see the parking distance reading on the central screen, taking the stress out of tight manoeuvres.
On XE and XF models Blind Spot Assist (BSA) enhances Jaguar Land Rover’s existing Blind Spot Monitor system by using the collision warning system in tandem with the Electric Power Steering System. If BSA detects a vehicle in or approaching the blind spot when changing lanes, it will apply a gentle steering force to keep the vehicle in its lane.
WORLD’S FIRST IN-CAR CASHLESS PAYMENTJAGUAR AND SHELL LAUNCH WORLD’S FIRST IN-CAR PAYMENT SYSTEM - JUST FILL UP AND GO AS YOUR CAR PAYS FOR YOU
Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE owners can now use the touchscreen of their car to pay for fuel at Shell service stations with a new in-car cashless payment system.
Rather than using a card at the pump, or queuing in the forecourt shop, owners who install the Shell app can simply drive up to any pump at a Shell service station (initially in the UK and then globally) and use the vehicle’s touchscreen to select how much fuel they require and pay using PayPal or Apple Pay. Android Pay will be added later in 2017.
Once the driver has filled up, an electronic receipt will be displayed on the touchscreen, so customers can leave the forecourt confident of having paid. A receipt will also be sent directly from the pump to the driver’s email address so it can be added to accounting or expenses software