Malaysia gets entry-level Jaguar F-Pace, tuned with 2.0L engine
KUALA LUMPUR: Jaguar F-Pace is a car that needs no introduction. Since its global debut in 2016, this first Jaguar SUV has attained a lot of appreciation for its unmatched comfort, luxury, and styling. What, however, lacked was a standard mill option that the buyer would feel confident handling. For starters, Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia brought the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 turned F-pace and skipped the entry-level mill option.
However, seeing the demand for the subtle version, Jaguar Malaysia finally launched the 2.0-liter Jaguar F-Pace. The new entry-level version is offered in three trim options and carry the following price tag -
- Jaguar F-Pace Prestige - RM 425,800
- Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport - RM 476,800
- Jaguar F-Pace R -Sport Hi- RM 498,800
(All the prices are GST inclusive and don’t include insurance, registration, and road tax charges)
Powering the three variants is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo mill that produces a maximum power of 250 PS along with a peak torque of 365 Nm. Compared to the ongoing 3.0-litre model, the entry-level model generates 90 PS and 85 Nm less performance figure.
Tuned with the mill is the standard 8HP45 eight-speed automatic gearbox that is sourced from the ZF model. Similar to the 3.0-Litre V6 mill’s 8HP70 transmission, the 8HP45 transfers power to all four wheels. However, the later is said to be more compact and comes with a state-of-the-art pendulum damper that absorbs vibration and enables the mill to run at low speed without affecting the refinement.
The 2.0-litre F-Pace can touch the 100 kmph mark is 6.8 seconds, i.e., 0.8 seconds slower than the high tuned 300 PS version. All the F-Pace models come with Adaptive Dynamics, a system that analysis brake pedal, cornering, acceleration, and throttle activity to modify damping quality and optimise suspension setting. There’s also Configurable Dynamics that enables the driver to select between Sport and Normal settings for steering, throttle response, and gearbox.
On the exterior and interior front, the entry-level 2.0L F-Pace share a striking resemblance with the high-spec 3.0-litre model. Styling clues like mesh grille, full LED headlights, air curtains, 20-inch alloy wheels, panoramic roof, and power gesture tailgate remains same and standard across all variants. The range-topping R-Sport Hi trim offers added features like 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 360-degree surround camera system, and queue assist adaptive cruise control.
Jaguar Malaysia has extended the F-Pace line-up, and it would be interesting to see how the buyers would respond to this lesser on performance and price model.