The Jaguar F-PACE is now more desirable than ever, with the addition of the exclusive new R-Dynamic Black model together with enhanced wellbeing, connectivity and driver assistance technologies across the range.
The F-PACE R-Dynamic Black benefits from a distinctive design and an enhanced specification which includes a black pack now featuring gloss black mirror caps, fixed panoramic roof and privacy glass. Complementing these elements are 20-inch wheels with a gloss black finish. Engine wise, this model is offered with a choice of refined, efficient and responsive Ingenium powertrains, from the 163PS mild hybrid (MHEV) four-cylinder diesel to the 404PS plug-in hybrid (PHEV) petrol.
Adam Hatton, exterior design director at Jaguar, said: “The F-PACE is a performance SUV with an assertive, purposeful design which truly sets it apart. Creating the new F-PACE R-Dynamic Black gave us the opportunity to accentuate its sculpted, poised form and deliver even more visual impact and presence.”
Jaguar is also introducing more technology across the F-PACE range to enhance occupant wellbeing and comfort: there are new smart features which further improve interior air quality, and new driver assistance systems which provide greater levels of support. Connectivity will soon be made even more convenient with the addition, via software-over-the-air updates of wireless Apple CarPlay. Wireless Android Auto will become available at the same time.
The F-PACE’s assured, dynamic presence is heightened still further with the R-Dynamic Black and its bespoke combination of features.
The black pack has been enhanced, with the gloss black finish now applied to the door mirror caps as well as the grille, grille surround, side window surrounds, fender vents with the iconic Jaguar Leaper emblem, rear valance and the rear badges. Complementing this perfectly are 20-inch ‘Style 1067’ wheels, also in gloss black. Red brake callipers accentuate the striking wheel design.
The theme continues with gloss black roof rails fitted as standard along with a fixed panoramic roof. The F-PACE R-Dynamic Black is available in the full range of colours, comprising one solid finish, seven metallics including new Ostuni white (all of which are included in the price), and two premium metallic paints (available as options).
The luxurious, crafted interior of the F-PACE is further enriched on the R-Dynamic Black with contemporary satin charcoal ash veneers and bright metal pedals. The feeling of serenity and refinement is heightened by the enhanced premium cabin lighting feature. Also available on all other models in the range, this offers the driver a choice of 30 colours in place of the previous 10.
Wellbeing and comfort enhanced
In a development of the cabin air ionisation and PM2.5 filtration systems introduced to F-PACE last year to remove allergens and odours and capture ultra-fine particles, the new cabin air purification plus system includes two additional features to make cabin air quality even better, improving occupant wellbeing and comfort.
The first of these is called air purge, and it delivers benefits before the journey even begins by using the climate control system’s fans and recirculation function to freshen the air inside the vehicle before the doors are opened. This is achieved either by setting a departure time through the infotainment touchscreen or the Jaguar remote app.
The second is cabin CO2 sensing, which monitors and regulates the carbon dioxide level in the vehicle interior. The concentration can increase over time if the climate control system operates in recirculation mode for long periods, such as can occur when the vehicle is driven through areas with polluted air. To ensure the levels remain within desired limits, the feature can enable more fresh air to be admitted.
Customers also benefit from a display on the touchscreen of the particulate levels inside and outside the cabin.
Infotainment and connectivity
Jaguar’s fast, intuitive and responsive Pivi Pro infotainment system has a range of embedded apps, including Spotify, and has Apple CarPlay as standard. Android Auto is standard too.
To make smartphone connectivity even simpler and more convenient, wireless Apple CarPlay will soon become available to customers in a software-over-the-air (SOTA) update. Wireless Android Auto will also become available at the same time.
F-PACE’s SOTA capability enables Pivi Pro and vehicle systems to be updated remotely and seamlessly – and Pivi Pro’s dual-SIM technology means you can stream music simultaneously.
Pivi Pro can also connect two phones simultaneously via Bluetooth, and the optional wireless device charging pad features a signal booster to improve network reception. The system also provides clearer calls with the help of the vehicle’s external aerial, housed in the roof pod.
For customers who choose the F-PACE PHEV, Pivi Pro makes it easy to use public charging networks. As well as showing where charging stations are it can also tell you if they’re available, what they cost to use, and an estimate of charging time.
Driver assistance systems
Joining the comprehensive suite of assistance systems already available on F-PACE is a new feature designed to offer even greater support to the driver. Adaptive cruise control with steering assist is perfect for long motorway journeys. It gently assists steering, acceleration and braking to centre the vehicle in lane while maintaining a set distance from vehicles ahead.
The F-PACE is available with the four-cylinder petrol P400e plug-in hybrid powertrain as well a range of four-cylinder and in-line six-cylinder petrol and diesel Ingenium engines, most of which feature 48V mild hybrid systems for even greater refinement and efficiency.
All F-PACE models feature intelligent all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmissions which can be controlled either by the Jaguar drive selector or – for added driver engagement – the beautifully tactile metal shift paddles.