Jaguar F-Pace S (2017)
Jaguar F-Pace S
The all-new Jaguar F-Pace is a performance crossover designed and engineered to offer the agility, responsiveness and refinement that all Jaguars are renowned for, together with unrivalled dynamics and everyday versatility.
Developed using Jaguar's Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the F-Pace combines purity of line, surface and proportion with F-Type-inspired features such as the powerful rear haunches, fender vents and distinctive tail light graphics.
The bold front grille and the muscular bonnet hint at the performance potential of engines like the 380PS supercharged V6. Elements such as slender full-LED headlights, forged 22-inch wheels and short front overhang carry the design vision of the C-X17 concept through to production.
The Jaguar F-Pace seats five occupants in absolute comfort. The interior is a perfect blend of premium materials and finishes, exquisite detailing, luxuries such as heated, electrically-reclining rear seats, and cutting-edge technologies including the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system and 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster.
"By remaining absolutely true to our design principles the F-Pace is immediately recognisable as a Jaguar. It offers all of the interior space you would expect - and more - but because of our disciplined approach to surfaces, proportions, and purity of line, we have designed what I consider to be the most balanced, most attractive vehicle in its class" Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
The Lightweight Aluminium Architecture gave the design and engineering teams the ideal starting point. It was created from the outset as a modular structure, so the wheels can be positioned exactly where they are needed to deliver the proportions, dynamics, and practicality essential for a performance crossover.
The wheelbase and track are not shared with any other Jaguar. At 4,731mm long and with a 2,874mm wheelbase, the Jaguar F-Pace offers the sleek profile and short front overhang characteristic of Jaguar design together with an exceptionally spacious interior.
Rear knee-room is class-leading and the luggage compartment volume is an astonishing 650-litres.
The light, stiff body structure comprises 80 per cent aluminium, and is the only aluminium-intensive monocoque in the segment. Additional weight savings come from the composite tailgate and magnesium for parts such as the cross-car beam.
The result is that the rear-wheel drive 180PS diesel manual transmission model weighs as little as 1,665kg and achieves CO2 emissions of just 129g/km. With the 380PS supercharged V6 petrol engine from the F-Type under its sculpted aluminium bonnet, the F-Pace can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 5.1 seconds before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph.
The body's high torsional stiffness enables the F-Type-derived double wishbone front suspension and sophisticated Integral Link rear suspension to perform even better. Together with Torque Vectoring as standard and an Electric Power Assisted Steering system tuned to give the best possible feel and response, the Jaguar F-Pace sets the benchmark for ride and handling.
Even the entry-level model benefits from monotube dampers as standard, but for even better ride and handling the electronically-controlled Adaptive Dynamics system measures body and wheel movement 100 and 500 times a second respectively, ensuring optimum damping forces in all conditions.
For the most enthusiastic drivers there's Configurable Dynamics: first used in the F-Type, this feature allows individual settings for the throttle, automatic transmission, steering, and, where fitted, the Adaptive Dynamics system.
Using state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics simulations and applying lessons learnt from the XE and all-new XF, the F-Pace has a drag coefficient of only 0.34, helping to reduce fuel consumption and improve refinement. The vehicle is also engineered for exceptionally low lift and excellent lift balance front-to-rear, resulting in better steering feel and stability at higher speeds.
"The F-Pace is a Jaguar that customers around the world demanded that we make. The targets we set are among the most challenging we've ever had to deliver but I'm proud to say that the Jaguar F-Pace meets or exceeds every one of them. This is a performance crossover with outstanding dynamics yet also delivers a smooth, quiet ride. The F-Type-inspired design combines dramatic looks with a spacious interior and an exceptionally large luggage compartment. Together with our all-new infotainment system, our most advanced all-wheel drive system and an outstanding range of active safety technologies, the F-Pace makes every journey a better, more rewarding experience." Kevin Stride, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar F-Pace
The Jaguar F-Pace's torque on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD) system is Jaguar's most sophisticated yet, and has the highest torque capacity. It features the advanced, in-house control system first developed for F-Type AWD: Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD). IDD preserves rear-wheel drive agility and handling character but can seamlessly transfer torque to the front wheels to exploit the performance benefits of extra traction, on all surfaces and in all weathers.
Adaptive Surface Response (ASR), developed from Land Rover's patented, award-winning Terrain Response technology, makes the AWD system even more effective in challenging conditions. Integrated into Jaguar Drive Control, ASR identifies the type of surface and optimises the mapping of the powertrain and Dynamic Stability Control system. First launched in the all-new XF, ASR has been enhanced by a third mode designed for deep snow and gravel.
Another world-class technology developed for adverse conditions is All Surface Progress Control (ASPC). To make the most of the available grip, ASPC automatically controls the throttle and the brakes, enabling the vehicle to pull away smoothly: the driver just has to steer. ASPC functions between 3.6km/h and 30km/h, and the driver selects the desired speed using the cruise control switches. ASPC is compatible with rear- and all-wheel drive.
For drivers who want similar results but still want to use the accelerator pedal, there's Low-Friction Launch (LFL). This function uses a very progressive throttle map, making the vehicle easier to control, and the F-Pace is the first Jaguar to offer it.
The Jaguar F-Pace has been engineered to satisfy the most stringent safety standards worldwide and provides exceptional levels of occupant and pedestrian protection. The standard of active safety is just as high, thanks to a suite of advanced driver assistance systems. The state-of-the-art stereo camera at the heart of the Autonomous Emergency Braking system now features a pedestrian detection function - a Jaguar-first. The stereo camera also enables Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, an Intelligent Speed Limiter, and Driver Condition Monitor systems.
Key information such as vehicle speed and speed limits can be projected directly into the driver's line of sight by the laser head-up display. The high contrast colour images can also show cruise control settings and turn-by-turn navigation instructions. Compared to conventional systems, laser technology is smaller and lighter and the images remain clear even in bright sunlight.
Infotainment and connectivity technology is just as advanced. The premium InControl Touch Pro system is based around a 10.2-inch touchscreen, with a powerful quad-core processor and solid-state drive, and runs on ultra-fast Ethernet. The user interface is intuitive, the graphics sharp and incredibly responsive. The navigation system can save you time by learning your commute, offers true door-to-door guidance and can even advise others of your arrival time. Navigation can also be shown full-screen - in 3D - in the 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster.
The F-Pace also brings the world debut of Jaguar's Activity Key. A waterproof, shockproof wristband with an integrated transponder, this segment-first, wearable technology supports active lifestyles because it allows the keyfob to be securely locked inside the vehicle - invaluable if you're going surfing, for example, or kayaking.
Locking the F-Pace using the Activity Key will disable any keyfobs left inside. Activity Key works on the same RF frequencies as the other keys and is used to lock and unlock the vehicle by holding it in close proximity to the J of the Jaguar lettering on the tailgate. Activity Key has no battery, so you never have to worry about changing it.
First Edition: Concept car design for the real world
To celebrate the launch of the Jaguar F-Pace, a special model called the First Edition will be available in strictly limited numbers - just 2,000 worldwide. Powered exclusively by the 380PS supercharged V6 petrol and 300PS V6 diesel engines, the First Edition is distinguished by two unique metallic paint colours - Caesium Blue and Halcyon Gold; clear references to the breakthrough C-X17 concepts unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt and Guangzhou Motor Shows. Customers can also choose from Rhodium Silver and Ultimate Black. Further highlights include 22-inch Double Helix 15-spoke wheels with Grey finish and contrast inserts, Adaptive Dynamics, full-LED headlights, Gloss Black fender vents and a sliding panoramic roof.
Inside, the Windsor soft-grain leather seats in Light Oyster feature twin-needle stitching and an embossed houndstooth pattern influenced by the C-X17's award-winning interior. The traditional Jaguar craftsmanship blends seamlessly with the configurable 10-colour ambient lighting, state-of-the-art InControl Touch Pro infotainment system and the 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster.
The Jaguar F-Pace range will consist of: F-Pace Pure, F-Pace Prestige, F-Pace Portfolio, F-Pace R-Sport, F-Pace S, F-Pace First Edition
The powertrain range will consist of: 180PS 2.0-litre diesel manual RWD/ AWD and automatic AWD; 240PS 2.0-litre petrol automatic RWD; 300PS 3.0-litre diesel automatic AWD; 340PS and 380PS 3.0-litre petrol automatic AWD
The F-Pace is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull Plant alongside the Jaguar XE sports saloon.
The Jaguar F-Pace is a vehicle of design firsts. It's Jaguar's first performance crossover, the first aluminium-intensive model in the class and first among rivals for boot volume, cabin width, rear kneeroom and ease of rear access. The F-Pace packs everyday usability into a concept car body.
The F-Pace remains true to the aesthetic of the award-winning C-X17 concept, and they were both designed by the same teams - this enabled purer design expression. Thanks to the flexibility of the Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the designers could work hand in hand with the engineers to determine the key dimensions such as the wheelbase and track, delivering the proportions and elegant lines that distinguish it instantly as a Jaguar.
"We designed the F-Pace to be first and foremost a Jaguar. That's why it has exciting proportions, a dynamic stance, pure surfaces and a beautiful sensuality about it. Its progressive, purposeful appearance has clearly been influenced by the F-Type. Every Jaguar should draw your eye from 200 metres away and I believe the F-Pace's presence on the road is second to none in this class. The Lightweight Aluminium Architecture gave us the design freedom to create a car with latent poise - a svelte car with attitude. It looks assertive yet not aggressive. But it's also versatile and equipped with real-world answers to everyday questions. The F-Pace is an all-weather, all-surface Jaguar sports car, life-proofed for five people and their belongings." Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
The influence of the F-Type is instantly apparent at the rear, from the graphics of the LED tail-lights to the muscular rear haunches. The rakish angle of the rear screen belies the unrivalled load space behind it. The F-Type's influence extends to the Jaguar F-Pace's silhouette, with its sleek roofline and short front overhang, reflecting the vehicle's agile responses. The fender vents are another familiar Jaguar design feature. The large diameter wheels - especially the range of forged 22-inch designs - enhance the purposeful stance.
The taut surfaces and clean lines of the bodysides - formed from a single sheet of aluminium - reflect Jaguar's world-leading expertise in designing, engineering and manufacturing vehicles using this lightweight material. Perfectly balancing form and function, the geometry of every pillar in the upper canopy has been optimised to the nearest 0.1mm to ensure the best possible visibility for all occupants.
The bold, upright front grille is not only assertive, reinforcing the F-Pace's all-surface potential, but also contributes to the F-Pace's aerodynamic efficiency. The power bulge extends the full length of the aluminium bonnet to emphasise the vehicle's performance credentials.
The sleek headlights, available with adaptive full-LED technology, feature daytime running lights with Jaguar's signature 'J' Blade graphic. The slender LED fog lights were developed in-house and use TV screen optics and light tubes to deliver superior packaging and an exceptionally smooth, homogeneous light source.
First class cabin: Space, luxury and refinement
The Jaguar F-Pace is a true five-seater with a spacious, luxurious interior featuring the premium materials, craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail that that gives every Jaguar its unique sense of occasion.
The 'Sports Command' driving position provides an authoritative, confidence-giving view out but retains a sports car feel. Jaguar's cosseting sports seats are shaped to provide exceptional comfort and support and are available with 14-way adjustment, heating and cooling, and refinements such as Windsor soft-grain leather, contrasting twin-needle stitching and embossed headrests.
The dramatic curve of the front door top rolls into the fascia and enhances the cockpit-like feel. The unrivalled range of contemporary trim options includes authentic metal finishes such as Meshed Aluminium and beautiful crafted veneers such as Satin Grey Ash.
The sweeping instrument panel features two large, deeply-hooded analogue dials and a central TFT display, or a 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster offering a choice of four visual themes and a full-screen 3D navigation display. The infotainment touchscreen, which measures 10.2-inches with the premium InControl Touch Pro system, falls perfectly to hand. Ambient lighting, especially with the 10-colour option, enhances the sense of luxury.
The row-two experience is equally impressive. The long, 2,874mm wheelbase makes access to and from the rear seats easy, while the seat base was designed to allow passengers to sit further outboard, offering maximum space when seating three occupants. The positioning of the seats, together with the height of the beltline, means that even small children enjoy a good view out. The optional four-zone climate control system with B-pillar vents ensures even greater comfort.
The 40:20:40 split seatback is available with an electric recline function, and despite the dynamic roofline, headroom is maintained throughout the full six degrees of movement. Months were spent refining the shape of the headliner to extract every last millimetre of clearance, right down to using magnets as fixings - these are more compact than traditional fasteners.
Luxury and spaciousness are matched by the interior's versatility. The door pockets can accommodate large bottles, while the storage spaces neatly scalloped into the sides of the centre console were designed around smartphones and feature non-slip rubber inserts at the bottom. The console also features twin cup holders, which can be hidden when not in use by the optional sliding gloss black cover.
The cubby box offers a 12V socket and up to two USB ports. Where fitted, the dual-purpose HDMI/ MHL port enables occupants to stream media including video from the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system to devices such as tablets, and playback is controlled using the device itself. The rear console can feature up to two more 12V sockets or two additional USB ports. On most models, cupholders are integrated into the rear armrest.
The relentless focus on package efficiency also means that the F-Pace has an exceptional luggage compartment: 650-litres. The space is made all the more useable by its 1,255mm width - more than enough to accommodate two full-size golf bags, for example, or four large suitcases. The rear seats allow through-loading and when folded flat, the luggage compartment offers up to 1,740-litres of space.
The clever packaging is enhanced still further by the low loading height and the flat floor. The floor itself is reversible: one side is carpeted, the other rubberised - making it ideal for sports equipment or pets. The parcel shelf can be stored below the boot floor, and so too can the optional mesh loadguard. Alternatively, there is room beneath the floor for a full-sized spare wheel.
The lightweight composite tailgate benefits from optional power opening and closing functions, and gesture control for hands-free operation: all the customer has to do is make a smooth kicking motion. Sensors recognise this movement and will trigger the opening or closing request.
No physical packaging bucks were used during the F-Pace's development. Its remarkable package efficiency is testament to the accuracy of the design models, Jaguar Land Rover's state-of-the-art virtual cave, and the close working relationship between the design and engineering teams.
INFOTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY
Whether you want to start the engine using a smartphone app, have a navigation system that can tell your contacts when you'll arrive for your meeting, connect up to eight devices using the Wi-Fi hotspot, or just stream your favourite playlists - the F-Pace delivers
InControl Touch: Powerful functionality, intuitive to use
The F-Pace comes with Jaguar's InControl Touch infotainment system as standard. Featuring an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen, intuitive user interface and crisp clear graphics, it supports smartphone and tablet gestures such as 'swipe' to move from one page to another, and 'drag' to scroll through maps.
Entering addresses is quicker and easier than with previous systems and routes are calculated faster thanks to SD card storage of navigation data. Maps are rendered in 2D and 3D graphics, making directions even simpler and more intuitive to follow.
Turn-by-turn instructions can also be shown in the optional head-up display, leaving the driver free to concentrate on what matters most - the road ahead.
InControl Touch Pro: World-class performance
InControl Touch Pro is the most advanced infotainment system that Jaguar has ever offered. Designed and developed in-house around state-of-the-art technologies including a quad-core processor, a high-speed 60GB solid-state drive (SSD) and an ultra-fast Ethernet network, InControl Touch Pro delivers truly world-class performance and an outstanding user experience.
The system features a 10.2-inch touchscreen - the largest in the segment. And, like a tablet, there are no buttons: in their place are soft keys integrated into the bottom section of the touchscreen, making interaction smooth and seamless.
The home screen can be customised and widgets can be added - users can even add additional home screens if they wish. The super-wide display also enables multi-tasking: media, for example, can be shown in the main screen area, while a side panel shows information such as call history, navigation data or weather reports.
InControl Touch Pro has been designed to make every journey easier and more enjoyable. Navigation data stored on the high-speed SSD can be accessed in a fraction of the time required with conventional hard drive technology, making the graphics incredibly responsive. Users can zoom in and out of maps using 'pinch' and 'pan' gestures - nothing could be simpler or more intuitive.
Even when there's no GPS signal the system can still help you to stay on track: dead-reckoning functionality analyses data from the vehicle's sensors to accurately predict the vehicle's location.
Using the data connection to access location-based features adds another dimension to the system's capability. Search for a destination and the system will check if there's sufficient fuel to complete the journey. If not, this will be flagged and filling stations on the route that are within range are shown on the map: tapping on one of them is all it takes to add it as a waypoint.
It's also possible to share your destination, current location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) with others via email or text message. If your ETA slips, the system can automatically follow-up with an update.
Commute Mode learns your daily drive so that it can offer alternative routes to avoid congestion using historical and real-time traffic information. Approach Mode adds a 360° interactive view of your destination alongside the map display when you're some 200m distant - it can even show you where the nearest available car parking spaces are and then direct you to them.
And a dedicated companion app for iOS and Android devices enables true door-to-door route planning and guidance and can help you to complete your journey on public transport or on foot.
For those who just want to enjoy the music, InControl Touch Pro offers a choice of two digital audio systems developed with renowned British experts Meridian, including a 17-speaker, 825W surround sound system which delivers ideal sound reproduction with benchmark low levels of distortion.
The experience is enriched with Gracenote images stored on the SSD drive - 10GB of its 60GB capacity is dedicated to media storage - and functions such as 'Play more like this' which automatically compiles playlists, or Music Queue, which makes it easy to search for and add songs, albums or artists to a music queue the current track is still playing.
Made for the future: Next-generation architecture
The modules within InControl Touch Pro are connected using ultra-fast Ethernet. This is most advanced network technology available and is more than five times faster than competing technologies. Jaguar is one of the very first vehicle manufacturers to use it.
Ethernet's main advantage is its incredible bandwidth: up to 1Gb/ second. The potential to carry such massive amounts of data, together with the performance of the quad-core processor and the solid-state drive means that InControl Touch Pro will be able to offer even greater functionality in the future.
All the right connections: The world of InControl
InControl Apps enables drivers to access apps on Android and Apple smartphones using the Jaguar F-Pace's InControl Touch and InControl Touch Pro infotainment systems. After connecting the device using a USB cable and the dedicated port in the centre console, compatible apps will be shown on the vehicle touchscreen. Optimised for in-vehicle use to reduce driver distraction, the range of approved third-party apps is growing all the time.
The F-Pace can also function as a Wi-Fi hotspot, and up to eight devices can be connected at any one time. An integrated SIM card and the vehicle's antenna are used to give the most stable, reliable signal - up to a third stronger than a smartphone.
Drivers can use iOS and Android smartphones and the InControl Remote App to connect with the F-Pace from anywhere in the world. Remote Essentials functionality can show if the vehicle is locked or not and if any of the doors or windows are open. It can also show how much fuel is in the tank, where the vehicle was last parked, and warnings such as low windscreen washer fluid levels.
Remote Premium goes much further, enabling the driver to use their phone to lock or unlock the car, receive an alert if the alarm goes off, and reset the alarm. The beep and flash feature can help drivers to find the car - ideal for large multi-story carparks.
For the ultimate in comfort and convenience, Remote Premium can also be used to start the engine remotely on models equipped with automatic transmissions, enabling the climate control system to pre-condition the cabin before the start of a journey. The driver can set the desired temperature and then, at the press of a button, the engine will run for up to 30 minutes.
InControl Secure enhances security by providing proactive vehicle monitoring and tracking. Should anybody break into the vehicle or move it without permission, the monitoring centre alerts the driver and will work with law enforcement agencies to locate and recover the car as quickly as possible. Even if the vehicle is stolen using the key, the driver can use the InControl Remote App to alert the centre.
If the vehicle is involved in a collision which triggers the airbags, InControl Protect will automatically notify the emergency services and provide the GPS location. The occupants can also manually trigger an emergency call by pressing a dedicated button in the roof console.
ARCHITECTURE AND BODY STRUCTURE
Designed and engineered for exceptional on-road dynamics and all-surface, all-weather ability, the Jaguar F-Pace features an intelligent mix of aluminium, advanced steels and composites to deliver an inherently light, stiff body structure
A class of its own: The only aluminium-intensive vehicle in the segment
The effectiveness of aluminium as the core element in Jaguar's lightweighting strategy is well-proven. This material is used extensively throughout every F-Type, XE, XF and XJ because it is fundamental to exceptional performance, agility, refinement and efficiency.
The F-Pace is the latest model to benefit from Jaguar's world-leading expertise in designing and manufacturing aluminium monocoques. Using the Lightweight Aluminium Architecture as the basis, the F-Pace features more aluminium - 80 per cent - than any competitor. Together with features such as the composite tailgate and magnesium cross-car beam and front-end carrier, this means that the rear-wheel drive 180PS diesel manual transmission model weighs as little as 1,665kg, enabling benchmark fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions figures of 57.7mpg and 129g/km respectively.
The highly optimised structure, which also features advanced high strength steels in areas such as the rear floor, is joined using 2,616 self-piercing rivets, 72.8 metres of structural adhesive and 566 spot-welds. The resulting torsional stiffness matches that of all-new XF and, together with the advanced suspension systems, is key to the F-Pace's unrivalled blend of ride, handling and refinement - on all surfaces.
The all-new F-FACE is the third model developed using the Lightweight Aluminium Architecture and features the highest aluminium content yet, of which almost a third is the RC5754 alloy, made predominantly from recycled material and unique to Jaguar Land Rover.
Unlike platforms, which impose significant design constraints due to the high number of shared parts, the Lightweight Aluminium Architecture enables greater differentiation - many of the main elements of the body-in-white which determine key vehicle characteristics are not common between model lines.
So the high-pressure diecast aluminium front suspension turrets, for example, have been redesigned to enable the desired ground clearance and suspension travel. The front crossmembers are larger to make them even stiffer, and to support the Jaguar F-Pace's elevated, Sports Command driving position.
The subframes and subframe mounting points have also been further developed so that they contribute to greater global stiffness without the weight and packaging penalties that come by simply adding local body reinforcements.
These measures ensure that the F-Pace delivers not only benchmark vehicle dynamics but also exceptional luggage compartment width - 1,255mm - and volume: 650-litres. And wherever possible, every bracket in the body has been optimised so that it contributes to body stiffness as well as performing its primary functions.
The same obsession to detail also meant that Jaguar's design and engineering teams were able to maintain the purity of line, surface and proportion of the F-Pace's precursor - the C-X17 concept - as well as delivering on demanding targets for weight and packaging.
The rear headers, for example, had to satisfy the conflicting requirements of maximum stiffness while at the same time maximising headroom and supporting the low roofline. The rear structure had to be extremely rigid to satisfy the global body stiffness targets yet at the same time provide the widest, deepest aperture possible for the tailgate.
Forming the deep haunches in the bodysides was the greatest challenge because of the geometrical complexity and because of the depth of draw. A visible joint would have made these stampings simpler to make but such compromise was deemed unacceptable. As a result of advances in the manufacturing process and in the design of the tooling, the form was achieved without visible joints and takes Jaguar's aluminium expertise to new extremes.
Safer by design: Improved protection, less weight
The F-Pace has been designed and engineered for the most stringent global crash test requirements. Achieving these goals while at the same time reducing vehicle weight is a great challenge, but one the Jaguar has been able to solve.
Ultra high-strength steels, including hot-formed Boron steels, are commonly used to reinforce the B-pillars and mitigate the effects of side impacts, but the high density of these materials makes such parts heavy. So through extensive design optimisation of the aluminium pressings used to make the B-pillars themselves and the upper body structure, this steel was engineered out, enabling weight savings while maintaining the structural integrity of the occupant safety cell.
The high level of occupant protection afforded by the F-Pace's safety cell is complemented by a comprehensive restraints system including six airbags: driver and passenger airbags, row-one seat-mounted side airbags, and curtain airbags spanning rows one and two.
Pedestrian protection: A renewed focus
Just as much consideration was given to pedestrian impact protection. Given that the design of crossover vehicles is different to that of saloons - notably because of the higher bonnet line - the systems which contribute to pedestrian safety have to be developed differently.
So the front-end carrier has been designed to be stiff enough to meet all functional requirements and durable enough to meet off-road requirements, yet in the event of an impact with a pedestrian it will deform in a controlled manner. This ensures that energy is absorbed progressively, mitigating the risk of serious injury.
The form of the aluminium bonnet has also been shaped by pedestrian protection. One inherent advantage is the greater clearance between the bonnet surface and the engine, giving more room to absorb the energy and avoid contact with hard points in the engine compartment. The bonnet skin was also made thinner - which also saved weight - while the bonnet inner is tailored to spread the load more effectively.
Further detailed optimisation saw the bonnet edge reshaped and windscreen wiper mechanism repositioned to improve pedestrian impact performance still further. In all, some 15,000 hours of engineering work and 100,000 CPU hours of simulation were spent during development.
No compromises. The F-Pace embodies Jaguar dynamics DNA in a performance crossover form, which means benchmark steering feel and response combined with an unequalled balance of agility and comfort - on all surfaces
Agile, direct, responsive
Everything about the Jaguar F-Pace has been engineered from the outset to deliver the driving experience which sets all Jaguars apart from the competition. The philosophy was not one of adapting the core DNA to suit expectations of how a sports crossover could ride and handle. Quite the opposite: Jaguar took everything that gives its saloons and sports cars class-leading dynamics and applied them to the F-Pace.
This uncompromising approach drove demanding targets for the body's weight, weight distribution, torsional rigidity, and aerodynamics - only with these fundamentals in place can chassis systems truly deliver. Given the ideal starting point by the high stiffness of the Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the F-Pace also has a long 2,874mm wheelbase, which benefits not only ride but also dynamics because it helps to put the centre of mass right between the axles.
Add double-wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension - the most advanced of their type - and a sophisticated Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system, the result is a performance crossover which delivers an unmatched breadth of dynamic capability on all surfaces and in all conditions.
"We develop every Jaguar to offer an unrivalled combination of agility and responsiveness with exceptional ride and refinement - and the F-Pace is no exception. Applying all of the learning from F-Type, the steering reacts immediately, giving a truly connected feel. The double wishbone and Integral Link suspension offer the ideal balance of precise handling and body control, making the Jaguar F-Pace as rewarding to drive as it is comfortable to be driven in - on any type of road." Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar
Proven on F-Type, the double-wishbone front suspension designed for the F-Pace was chosen for the same reasons: it out-performs all other systems. Extremely stiff in camber, double-wishbone suspension allows the front tyres to develop lateral force more quickly. This makes the vehicle more agile because turn-in is sharper and response to the driver's input at the steering wheel is felt immediately.
The other key benefit is superior roll camber gain characteristics: the tyre is better able to maintain its contact patch throughout the suspension's full range of travel, enabling it to generate more grip, and also maintain steering feel.
Aluminium is used almost exclusively to make the suspension as light as possible, most notably the front knuckles. The intricate, ribbed design is achieved by forging the components from cast blanks: this enables maximum stiffness for minimum weight. Among the other enhancements are bonded bushes for the tubular anti-roll bar: as well as better NVH properties these also prevent dirt ingress, improving robustness.
Integral Link: Comfortably ahead
The result of years of advanced research and development, Integral Link is the most sophisticated and most capable rear suspension system available and provides unequalled ride, handling and refinement attributes. Integral Link separates lateral and longitudinal stiffnesses, enabling the suspension to provide the best possible comfort without compromising dynamics.
Bushes which manage longitudinal loads can be made much softer than would otherwise be possible with conventional multilink suspensions, enabling excellent energy absorption and therefore a smoother, quieter ride. At the same time, lateral stiffness can be far higher, making the vehicle more responsive. Caster stiffness can be increased too, which is felt by the driver as improved stability when braking.
The upper links are aluminium forgings, while the lower arm is hollow-cast aluminium - the optimum lightweight solution for this complex part. The springs and dampers are mounted separately, allowing each to be ideally positioned for the forces acting on the suspension and contributing even more to the F-Pace's benchmark dynamics and refinement. This design is also highly space-efficient, minimising intrusion into the luggage compartment.
Variable ratio steering: More precise, more responsive
Every Jaguar is designed to set the class benchmark for steering. The F-Pace is no exception, and this target drove the development of every single component between the steering wheel and the tyre contact patch in order to achieve the precision, response and linearity which define Jaguar steering DNA.
This whole-vehicle approach and obsession to the smallest detail gives the F-Pace such a responsive, connected feel: turn the wheel and immediately the vehicle rotates around you; no lag, no delay. It's what makes this performance crossover feel more like a sports car.
Among the measures taken to achieve this include adding a fifth mounting point for the steering rack, and increasing the rotational stiffness of the subframe-to-body connections. The rear axle's high lateral stiffness also helps with initial turn-in because lateral forces at the tyre contact patches build very quickly. And the aerodynamics have been developed to give a front: rear lift balance closer to that of a saloon than a crossover, contributing to improved feel during high-speed cruising.
The Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system itself has evolved too. As well as software tuned with all of the learning taken from F-Type, XE and XF, the Jaguar F-Pace system also benefits from the addition of closed-loop control. Specially-developed algorithms calculate the forces coming back from the road and use this information to further refine the level of assistance, making the steering even more intuitive.
The EPAS system also benefits from a variable steering ratio - as standard. This is achieved using variable pitch gears on the rack bar and fixed pitch gears on the pinion. By changing the contact point with the rack's gear teeth from the valleys on-centre to the peaks at full lock, the more the driver turns the wheel, the more responsive the steering becomes.
But EPAS doesn't just improve the driving experience: it also improves fuel efficiency because the motor only draws current when the driver turns the steering wheel. This helps to cut consumption and emissions on the European combined cycle by as much as three per cent.
The largest wheels and tyres in the segment: Better all round
Meticulously engineered and exhaustively tested at locations around the world, every wheel and tyre combination offers the optimum balance of grip, low rolling resistance, comfort and durability. The F-Pace offers unrivalled choice, from 18-inch wheels designed specifically to reduce aerodynamic drag to 22-inch wheels which offer the biggest rolling diameter in the segment.
The range of 22-inch wheels - unique in this segment - was developed for the F-Pace by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations division. Produced from forged aluminium to make them lighter and stiffer, they not only help to deliver the concept-car look of the C-X17 but also contribute to the F-Pace's high levels of on-road dynamics and traction on challenging surfaces.
The specially-developed 265/40/R22 tyres not only generate exceptional grip: they were also designed to offer superior comfort and damage resistance. Sidewall height is greater than that of the 21-inch offerings from the competition, improving ride and impact absorption from potholes. And kerb clearance - the distance from the edge of the rim to the edge of the sidewall - is also greater.
Torque Vectoring: Enhanced agility as standard
Another technology first developed for F-Type and now applied to the Jaguar F-Pace is Torque Vectoring. Designed to make the vehicle even more agile, the system can apply finely-metered braking to the inner wheels to mitigate understeer during corner entry, helping the driver to keep the vehicle on the ideal line through the turn. The system works predominantly on the inside rear wheel to avoid any corruption of steering feel, and as a result system intervention is virtually transparent to the driver.
To preserve Jaguar dynamics DNA and make the system as effective as possible, the calibration was done in-house, the controller is bespoke, and development was done in parallel with the base chassis handling balance. And because the system enables such fine levels of wheel control it can also deliver benefits at slower speeds too, such as when driving on mud or snow.
Adaptive Dynamics and Configurable Dynamics: Ultimate control
All models feature monotube dampers as standard. Not only do they contribute to a reduction in unsprung mass but they are also more responsive than conventional twin-tube dampers, and therefore offer superior ride control.
Adaptive Dynamics takes this to the next level. By monitoring body movement 100 times a second and wheel movement 500 times a second, the system provides continuously variable damping to suit the conditions, delivering an even more comfortable ride at lower speeds and even better handling at higher speeds.
Configurable Dynamics, first developed for the F-Type, enables the driver to tailor the vehicle's character by individually selecting dynamic or normal modes for the throttle mapping, transmission shift strategy, steering feel and, where fitted, the Adaptive Dynamics system, all using the central touchscreen.
For models equipped with the InControl Touch Pro premium infotainment system, drivers also gain the Dynamic-i feature, which displays a stopwatch, g-meter and a map of accelerator pedal response.
From the 129g/km efficiency of the four-cylinder Ingenium diesel to the power and throttle response of the 380PS supercharged V6 from the F-Type, every engine provides an ideal balance of performance, refinement and economy, and meets strict Euro 6 emissions regulations. Together with manual and automatic transmissions, and rear- and all-wheel drive, the new F-Pace offers a peerless driving experience and exceptional customer choice
Ingenium diesel: Low fuel consumption, high torque
The clean, responsive, Euro 6 Ingenium diesel uses state-of-the-art technologies including selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) to cut NOx and CO2. Designed and manufactured in-house, this state-of-the-art, all-aluminium 2.0-litre engine produces 180PS/430Nm and develops high torque from low engine speeds, delivering strong acceleration whenever the driver demands it. It's highly efficient too, achieving 57.7mpg and CO2 emissions of just 129g/km on the European combined cycle when matched to a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.
Ingenium is one of the first diesels to feature variable valve timing: a phaser to the exhaust camshaft enables the aftertreatment system to reach operating temperature as quickly as possible, reducing emissions. The engine warms up very quickly from cold thanks to a split-cooling system featuring a variable flow coolant pump and a mapped thermostat.
The 1,800bar common rail system and highly efficient variable geometry turbocharger enable clean, quiet, efficient combustion. Using cooled low-pressure EGR in addition to high-pressure EGR reduces pumping losses and therefore improves efficiency still further. Just as importantly, it reduces peak combustion temperatures, inhibiting the formation of NOx.
As well as being inherently clean, the Ingenium diesel also features an SCR system to cut NOx emissions to very low levels. By injecting a urea solution into the exhaust gas upstream of an SCR catalyst, NOx is converted into harmless nitrogen and water. This ensures that the Ingenium diesel not only complies with the strict limits of Euro 6, but can also meet the demands of the most stringent exhaust emissions regulations in the world. Should the additive tank require topping-up between scheduled services, replenishment is simple: the filler neck is located next to the fuel filler neck.
Exceptional torque output: V6 diesel with 700Nm
Jaguar's latest 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine delivers exceptional refinement and efficiency with even more power than ever - 300PS - and an extraordinary 700Nm. Offered exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, this remarkable engine can accelerate the F-Pace from 0-60mph in just 5.8 seconds, yet returns fuel consumption and emissions figures of 47.1mpg and 159g/km CO2 on the European combined cycle.
State-of-the-art injection and boosting systems deliver the increased performance. The 2,000bar piezo common rail system enables even finer control of the amount of fuel injected, and even better mixture formation for more efficient combustion and less emissions.
The two turbochargers in the parallel-sequential system are now more aerodynamically-efficient and the primary turbo features ceramic ball bearing technology to reduce friction, especially from cold. The result is an extremely rapid build-up of torque, delivering a surge in acceleration whenever the driver demands it.
A switchable coolant pump means that the engine warms up quickly, while a two-stage oil pump reduces parasitic losses by matching the flow of lubricant to engine load. The high-pressure EGR system is supplemented by a cooled low-pressure EGR system to improve engine efficiency and reduce the formation of NOx in the combustion chambers. An SCR system cuts NOx emissions still further and ensures Euro 6 compliance.
The heart of a sports car: Supercharged V6 petrol engines
Drivers seeking the most rewarding experience will find it the form of the 340PS and 380PS 3.0-litre supercharged V6s. These all-aluminium engines are shared with the F-Type sports car and are characterised by their immediate throttle response, linear power delivery and unique intake and exhaust sound.
The 90° cylinder bank angle enables the roots-type supercharger to be neatly packaged in the vee. Together with direct injection and variable intake and exhaust valve timing, the supercharger enables the engine to generate a high torque output throughout the rev range, delivering strong acceleration at all times.
Both variants are matched to eight-speed automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive. The 380PS engine is exclusive to the Jaguar F-Pace First Edition and S models, and can launch them from 0-60mph in only 5.1 seconds and on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph.
Turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine: High torque, low consumption
Select markets will offer the highly efficient 2.0-litre petrol engine. Designed to equal the driveability of larger, naturally-aspirated engines but with much lower fuel consumption and emissions, this advanced four-cylinder generates maximum torque of 340Nm from only 1,750rpm through to 4,000rpm.
Combined with the eight-speed automatic transmission, this lightweight all-aluminium engine delivers excellent transient response and mid-range acceleration: 0-60mph takes 7.0 seconds and 50-75mph is covered in only 5.0 seconds.
This performance is made possible by combing direct injection with a low-inertia turbocharger and variable inlet and exhaust valve timing. One of the innovative features of this engine is the sheet metal turbine housing with integrated air-gap insulated exhaust manifold.
This design saves weight and significantly reduces thermal inertia. This helps the aftertreatment system to reach light-off temperature as quickly as possible, reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
Selecting the best: World-class transmissions developed with ZF
All of the transmissions featured in the F-Pace were developed with ZF to deliver unrivalled shift quality and efficiency. Two specifically-optimised versions of the peerless eight-speed automatics from ZF's 8HP family are available.
All six-cylinder engines are paired with the 8HP70 transmission, while the four-cylinders are matched to the lighter, more compact 8HP45. The latter also features a state-of-the-art pendulum damper in the torque converter: this device is extremely effective at absorbing low frequency vibrations, enabling the engines to run at lower speeds without compromising refinement.
Jaguar's pioneering rotary gear shift controller is now distinguished by a rubberised surface for improved tactility. Although the automatics have been developed to select the right gear at the right time depending on the mode chosen in the Jaguar Drive Control system and according to driving style, enthusiasts will make the most of manual shift control using the steering wheel-mounted paddles. Satin chrome-finished on First Edition and S models, machined solid aluminium paddles with a choice of a red or silver anodising are available as an accessory fit.
The six-speed manual transmission is a benchmark for weight and friction, and contributes to the F-Pace's 129g/km efficiency when sending drive to the rear wheels only. It's also the first Jaguar manual transmission compatible with all-wheel drive, and has been engineered to offer the most rewarding experience possible to drivers who prefer to change gear for themselves.
Every part of the shift mechanism has been meticulously tuned to make every change sporty, precise and smooth. The gears engage with exactly the right amount of effort to give a positive, mechanical feel without any hint of notchiness.
Features such as hollow shafts and pocketed gears make the gearbox as light as possible. The semi-dry sump lubrication system cuts parasitic losses: instead of splash lubrication a compact mechanical pump sprays the low-viscosity lubricant on to the meshing gear teeth, synchroniser rings and bearings.
The F-Pace features Jaguar's most advanced torque on-demand all-wheel drive system ever, enhanced with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics - a control system first developed for the F-Type AWD. These technologies combine the rear-wheel drive handling balance and agile steering feel at the core of Jaguar's dynamics DNA with the performance benefits of greater traction - in all weathers and on all surfaces
Like the F-Type AWD, the Jaguar F-Pace features a torque on-demand AWD system. Under normal driving conditions, all of the engine's torque is sent to the rear axle, maintaining a rear-wheel drive character. This also minimises parasitic losses in the drivetrain and therefore helps to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
Whenever greater traction is needed, IDD ensures that precisely the right amount of torque is transferred to the front axle. This process takes no more than 165 milliseconds and is virtually transparent to the driver.
These technologies ensure that the F-Pace delivers the connected steering feel and rear-wheel drive character inherent to Jaguar dynamics DNA, together with handling and performance which fully exploits the benefits of extra traction when required. This could not be realised with a conventional, full-time AWD system. This extraordinary achievement leverages Jaguar Land Rover's unrivalled experience and leadership in AWD technologies.
At the heart of the system is a compact transfer case featuring a multi-plate wet clutch and chain drive to the front axle. Compared to previous designs it's quieter as well as 16 per cent lighter and 10 per cent more efficient. But its main advantage is speed: it can make the transition from 100 per cent rear-bias to a 50:50 torque split in just 165 milliseconds. If there is already a proportion of torque being sent to the front axle, additional torque transfer can take as little as 100 milliseconds.
The front differential has by far the highest torque capacity of any AWD Jaguar. This has obvious benefits in terms of performance and capability, and even if both rear wheels were on polished ice, this would enable more than enough torque transfer for the F-Pace to pull away using the front wheels only.
Dynamic, intelligent, efficient
Torque distribution is controlled by the IDD module, which is integrated in the transfer case. Taking data from the vehicle's yaw rate, lateral acceleration and steering wheel angle sensors, IDD continuously estimates not only the friction between the tyres and the surface but also how much of the available grip is being exploited at each contact patch.
This intelligence, coupled to the extremely fast-acting transfer case, enables IDD to employ both pre-emptive and reactive control strategies, maximising dynamics and traction. If IDD predicts that the rear axle is approaching the limit of available traction, torque will be transferred to the front axle. Torque can also be fed forwards to help mitigate oversteer by providing yaw damping. IDD is also networked to Jaguar Drive Control and the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system so that torque distribution can be even further optimised.
Adaptive Surface Response: Three modes for enhanced capability
The AWD system in the F-Pace is made more effective still by Jaguar's Adaptive Surface Response (ASR) technology. ASR adapts the maps of the throttle, transmission and DSC system according to the type of surface.
Replacing Rain, Ice, Snow mode in the Jaguar Drive Control system, ASR operates throughout the vehicle's entire speed range and enables even finer optimisation of the vehicle's systems to make the most of the available traction, helping the driver to make smooth progress even in the most challenging conditions.
ASR debuted in the all-new XF with two modes - one for low-friction surfaces such as snow and ice, and one for medium-friction surfaces such as wet tarmac or gravel. In the Jaguar F-Pace, a third mode has been developed for high-drag conditions such as deep snow and deep gravel to further exploit the vehicle's inherent capability.
So whereas on ice, for example, a very progressive throttle map will be selected, a much more aggressive map is used for deep snow because the engine has to build up torque very quickly to help the vehicle to maintain momentum.
Another key benefit of ASR is that the system automatically switches modes to suit the conditions, leaving the driver free to concentrate on driving. So if, for example, the road surface changes from a thin layer of snow to a gritted section and then to a section covered with a thick layer of snow, ASR will select different modes for each. The transition takes place quickly - around four seconds - and seamlessly.
Inherent ability: Excellence from the ground up
The F-Pace's performance on all surfaces and in all weathers is a function of Jaguar Land Rover's world-leading all-wheel drive technologies and the inherent advantages of the Lightweight Aluminium Architecture.
Designed to be as light and rigid as possible, the monocoque structure delivers the high stiffness needed for precise chassis control and delivers class-leading power- and torque-to-weight ratios. It also delivers the short overhangs which are not only essential to the vehicle's outstanding proportions, but also to the maximum approach and departure angles of 25.5° and 26.0° respectively.
The ground clearance of 213mm is another advantage and one made all the more effective because the underfloor is also as smooth as possible to reduce aerodynamic drag. And when the architecture was developed, ECUs and other electronics modules were packaged as high up as possible to aid the F-Pace's remarkable 525mm wading depth.
Tested to extremes: Exhaustive global test programme
The F-Pace has been developed to offer unrivalled driving dynamics but its performance on tarmac is just one of its strengths. To ensure that it also delivers on all surfaces and in all weathers, the vehicle has been subjected to the most demanding test programme imaginable, including the searing heat of Dubai and the freezing cold of Northern Sweden.
More than a quarter of a million test miles were accumulated in these two regions alone, where ambient temperatures can fall as low as -40°C and reach as high as 50°C. Going to such measures ensures that everything from tyres to climate control systems to infotainment touchscreens function perfectly in extreme conditions, and is fundamental to Jaguar's focus on ever-higher standards of quality and durability.
"We developed the F-Pace to offer the ride, handling and refinement demanded from a Jaguar, together with exceptional levels of ability and composure on all surfaces and in all weathers.
"Just as we paid obsessive attention to detail over the engineering of every single component, we've exhaustively tested the F-Pace in the most challenging conditions to ensure that it will exceed the expectations of our customers around the world." Andrew Whyman, Vehicle Programme Director, Jaguar F-Pace
Among the features at Jaguar Land Rover's winter proving ground in Arjeplog are 60km of purpose-designed handling tracks, loops, inclines and split-friction straights. Testing in Dubai included gravelled mountain passes and dry river beds known as wadis - the F-Pace is the first Jaguar to be tested in these particularly challenging environments.
This is also the first time that a Jaguar has been evaluated in the mud and ruts of the legendary Eastnor test facility in the UK: until now, only Land Rover vehicles have been developed here. It's fitting too that the F-Pace was not assessed using existing saloon car test requirements: instead, tests were derived from Land Rover's uniquely demanding standards.
This process meant that the engineering team could perfect the calibration of technologies such as IDD and ASR in the most difficult and demanding conditions. The result of this exhaustive development is a performance crossover which is remarkably capable on everything from ice tracks and deep snow to dirt roads and wet grass.
ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
The Jaguar F-Pace offers all of technologies needed to make journeys easier and safer, from traction systems to get you moving on low friction surfaces to an emergency braking system that can recognise pedestrians
All Surface Progress Control: Forward motion in difficult conditions
Snow, ice, wet grass: pulling away smoothly on surfaces such as these can be challenging, especially if you're starting on a slope - apply even slightly too much throttle and the wheels can spin. Even if you do get moving, it's another challenge still to maintain your momentum. Conventional traction control systems can help, but they only step in after the wheels begin to slip, which is usually too late.
Jaguar's revolutionary All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) system is completely different. Leveraging the knowledge built up over decades of Jaguar Land Rover experience in off-road technologies, ASPC delivers a step-change in capability because drivers don't use the pedals: they just have to steer.
As well as fine control of the throttle, ASPC also uses the brakes in opposition to the throttle so that from standstill, only very low engine torque is applied to the driven wheels. The result is smooth, controlled progress with little or no wheel spin.
ASPC functions like a low-speed cruise control and can operate between 3.6km/h and 30km/h. After activating the system by pressing a button on the centre console, the driver uses the cruise control switches on the steering wheel to set the maximum speed. After that, the system does all the hard work. The system is available on all engines paired with automatic transmissions and is compatible with rear- and all-wheel drive. ASPC is made even more effective by the fitment of winter tyres.
Low Friction Launch: Maximum traction, manual control
While ASPC makes the most of the vehicle's traction capability by taking control of the throttle, some drivers want to achieve similar results while operating the throttle for themselves. The Low Friction Launch (LFL) function has been designed to do this and the F-Pace is the first vehicle to offer it.
The driver selects LFL using the touchscreen. Once activated, it changes the throttle map to one which results in a very progressive torque response from the engine, enabling the driver to pull away smoothly. Like ASPC, LFL is available on all engines mated to automatic transmissions.
Vision of the future: Stereo camera boosts active safety
State-of-the-art vision sensors will enable highly automated and autonomous driving functions in the near future. Such a sensor is fitted to the F-Pace already, and this forward-facing stereo camera is at the heart of many of its advanced driver assistance systems.
Providing a highly accurate 3D view of the road ahead, the stereo camera is ideal for Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems. The F-Pace is the first Jaguar to offer an AEB system with a pedestrian detection function. If the system's controller determines that a collision with a vehicle or a pedestrian is imminent, full braking is initiated automatically. The driver also receives visual and audible warnings for speeds above 40km/h immediately before the AEB activates.
The stereo camera also provides the intelligence for the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA) systems. By monitoring the vehicle's position relative to lane markings either side, LDW can help to prevent drivers from drifting out of lane by triggering a visual warning in the instrument panel and a haptic warning through the steering wheel rim. LKA can guide the driver back towards the centre by applying a small amount of counter-steering through the electric power-assisted steering system. The torque applied to the steering wheel can be easily over-ridden by the driver.
Failure to stay in lane is often due to a lack of concentration but driver fatigue can also be a factor. Such tiredness may be characterised by periods of little or no steering activity followed by sudden or excessive inputs. The Driver Condition Monitor system recognises these patterns, and, by also checking the useage of the brake and accelerator pedals, the direction indicators and various buttons on the instrument panel, will show a multi-stage warning in the instrument cluster and give audible warnings to prompt the driver to take a break.
The Jaguar F-Pace's Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) system uses the stereo camera to keep the driver informed of the speed limit - including temporary limits which apply in road works, for example, variable limits on motorways, or reduced limits when towing. The limit is displayed in the instrument cluster and the head-up display, and camera data is always cross-referenced against GPS data for maximum robustness. If the driver selects the over-speed warning function, the ring around the sign graphic flashes whenever the limit is exceeded, giving an unobtrusive prompt to slow down.
Further support for the driver comes from the Intelligent Speed Limiter (ISL). This can use TSR system data to adjust the set point and can automatically increase or decrease the vehicle's maximum speed while the accelerator pedal is pressed. If the TSR system recognises a higher speed limit ahead, the ISL system notifies the driver and the vehicle can accelerate smoothly up to the new limit. If the speed limit is lower, the vehicle can be slowed down accordingly.
A clear advantage: Laser head-up display
Projecting the most important information onto the windscreen enables the driver to focus on the road ahead. The F-Pace's laser head-up display (HUD) can put information such vehicle speed, turn-by-turn navigation instructions and speed limits right in the driver's eye line, minimising the amount of time spent glancing down at the instrument cluster. The colour images are exceptionally sharp and are adjustable both in height and in brightness; the HUD can also be switched off if desired.
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