There’s an ongoing demand for high performance with equally good practicality in the auto world and 2018 Jaguar F-Pace will just about be focused on these parameters. With Porsche, Maserati, and Bentley stepping ahead in the SUV segment, Jaguar is but tempted to join the game.
2018 Jaguar F-Pace – Sporty Styling:
The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace is suspected to come with a pronounced sporty styling. This appeal will be characterized by a robust grille with chrome treatments. As part of Jaguar’s signature styling, the headlights are supposed to look similar to other F-Pace.
The air intakes in its lower fascia are supposed to get deep recesses with metallic inserts. New 20-inch machined alloy wheel will come standard. The rear diffuser will also be revisited to make improvements on aerodynamics. The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace is to qualify as a perfect family hauler with a superb interior cabin. The luxury in-cab will consist of high-tech amenities, standard leather upholstery, brushed metallic trims and customizable ambient lighting.
2018 Jaguar F-Pace – Powertrain Specs:
Interestingly, this upcoming Jaguar F-Pace 2018 is reported to be the 1st F-Pace to offer 3 powertrain options.
- 1st off, there’s a 2.0L inline 4 which is used as a base engine. This diesel burner is good in producing 180 HP at 4,000 RPM and 318 lb-ft torque at 2,500 RPM. This engine is supposed to pair an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. 0 to 60 mph sprint will be covered in less than 8 seconds. Its top speed will read 130 mph. Improved fuel economy numbers will stay close to 27 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined.
- Another engine option is the supercharged 3.0L V6 which produces 2 different outputs. The 1st set of output is expected to go to 340 HP and 338 lb-ft torque while the higher output figures will reach as much as 383 HP and 341 lb-ft torque. 0 to 60 mph sprint might be achieved in less than 5 seconds. Similarly, improved mileage ratings are supposed to go as 25 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway/ 27 mpg combined.
- Topping out this powertrain line-up will be a 5.0L V8 engine which will be churning out brawny outputs of around 542 HP and 518 lb-ft torque. With several tweaks, this monstrous engine should be capable enough to complete the 0 to 60 mph sprint in about 4 seconds. An all-wheel drive is suspected to come standard this time around.
Handling and Chassis:
The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace will share its chassis with the XE and XF which makes up for a perfect performance-oriented endoskeleton. The Jaguar will make some modifications to the chassis for a 50/50 front-to-back distribution. This, in turn, will help in shedding some extra ‘unnecessary’ weight.
The ingenious AWD system of this SUV has been specifically designed to send more torque to the rear axles than the front. An adaptive suspension system is expected to come standard this time.
2018 Jaguar F-Pace – MSRP and Availability:
This new-gen Jaguar F-Pace is suspected to come with a starting price of $85,000 during the early onset of 2018.