Tata-owned British luxury carmaker Jaguar is all set to launch is first crossover SUV, the F-Pace, in India. Emerging reports indicate that the company will launch the vehicle in October and bookings will be opened soon.
Jaguar Land Rover India had showcased the F-Pace at Auto Expo 2016, confirming its arrival in India. The website of the company has already listed the F-Pace with information on powertrain and variants.
The crossover SUV will be sold in three variants in India – Pure, Prestige and R-Sport. The first two variants will be powered by a four-cylinder 2.0-litre diesel engine that develops 177bhp at 4,000rpm and 430Nm of torque in the range of 1,750rpm to 2,500rpm. The engine will propel F-Pace's Pure and Prestige variants to reach 100kmph speed in 8.7 seconds before reaching the top speed of 208kmph.
The R-Sport and First Edition will be powered by a six-cylinder 3.0-litre diesel engine that develops 296bhp at 4,000rpm and 700Nm of torque at 2,000rpm onwards. The engine powers top variants to zoom past 100kmph in 6.2 seconds and can reach 241kmph. Both the engines are mated to eight-speed automatic transmission and automatic AWD system.
The performance crossover of Jaguar sports a headlamp design inspired from the XE sedan while the design of the tail lamps is inspired from the F-Type. The new model rides on aluminium-intensive platform, which saves a lot of weight. The F-Pace measures 4,731mm in length, 2,175mm in width and 1,652mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,874mm, and ground clearance of 213mm.
Jaguar F-Pace will be pitted against Porsche Macan, Audi Q5 and BMW X3, with an expected price of about Rs 60 lakh.