- Ingenium family grows with new 200PS and 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and 240PS diesel engines delivering improved efficiency, lower running costs and enhanced performance
- Efficient new 163PS E-Performance diesel for F-PACE delivers CO2 emissions as low as 126g/km
- Sporty XE S gets 40PS power hike with the 380PS V6 petrol engine
- Jaguar’s Configurable Dynamics technology now available as standalone feature on XE and XF, allows drivers to personalise the gear shift, throttle and steering settings
- Intelligent safety features including Forward Traffic Detection and Forward Vehicle Guidance join extensive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
- Added convenience: XF and XE saloons fitted with Gesture Boot Lid for the first time
- Virtual 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster with full-screen 3D navigation new for XE
- Dual View screen InControl technology introduced across all three vehicles.
- New Shell App allows Jaguar drivers to pay for fuel at Shell service stations using car’s touchscreen
- Updated XE, XF and F-PACE models follow record January for Jaguar in the UK, with a 20% sales increase on January 2016
- New derivatives available to order now at Jaguar UK retailers
Jaguar has announced a range of enhancements to its F-PACE performance SUV and XF and XE sports saloons. The 2018 model year updates see the debut of Jaguar Land Rover’s latest Ingenium engines and new convenience and safety features available across all three vehicles to deliver more choice and personalisation than ever before.
The updates come on the back of a strong start to the year for Jaguar in the UK. More than 2,694 vehicles made their way onto UK driveways in January, an increase of 20% on January 2016, giving the brand its best January UK performance ever.
In 2016 Jaguar sold more vehicles in the UK than ever before, surpassing a 12 year old record. The popularity of the XE, XF and F-PACE were key in helping the brand to retail 34,728 vehicles in the UK last year, a 17% climb on 2015.
Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director, said: “These three models were important in driving us to a record performance in the UK in 2016. The XF sold almost 10,000 vehicles last year and the XE and F-PACE alone made up 62% of all Jaguar 2016 UK sales. These models are attracting new customers to the Jaguar brand and now with an extended offering this appeal can only grow.”
“It is all about giving our customers more choice. All three vehicles offer a wider range of engines and a suite of new technology, comfort and convenience enhancements that will make them even more relevant for UK buyers.”
The changes broaden the appeal of all three models, with a pair of all-new four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines introduced alongside a high-output 240PS diesel powerplant. In addition, F-PACE benefits from an efficient new E-Performance diesel derivative, which promises CO2 emissions as low as 126g/km†.
The new 200PS (available with XE and XF) and 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines use Jaguar Land Rover’s low friction all-aluminium-intensive design to provide excellent thermal properties and lightweight construction for improved efficiency and enhanced vehicle dynamics. Models with the 200PS engine wear a 20t badge while 250PS derivatives are identified by 25t badging.
The diesel range is bolstered by the introduction of the 240PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin turbo Ingenium diesel. This high output 500Nm engine delivers traditional Jaguar performance without compromising running costs.
The strengthened engine has uprated pistons, crankshaft and fuel injectors and is the first four-cylinder Jaguar Land Rover engine to deploy twin turbos. Their sequential configuration boosts power at high engine speeds while improving responsiveness at low engine speeds. Jaguar F-PACE, XF and XE models fitted with the new diesel engine wear the 25d badge.
Nick Rogers, Executive Director – Product Engineering, said: “We are committed to expanding the Ingenium powertrain family produced at our award-winning £1billion Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton as we meet current and future consumer needs.”
CUTTING-EDGE PETROL TECHNOLOGY
Jaguar Land Rover’s family of Ingenium engines have the technologies to deliver exceptional performance, efficiency and refinement while meeting the most stringent global emissions regulations.
All Ingenium engines deliver benchmark low levels of friction to optimise efficiency and refinement while the new petrol units deploy twin scroll turbos to reduce lag, optimising power output and efficiency.
Continuously Variable Valve Lift technology improves air delivery to both engines. The new 200PS and 250PS powerplants feature electrohydraulic valve control for unrivalled flexibility. This patented technology provides fully variable control of the intake valve lift for optimum efficiency, power and torque across the rev range.
In addition, cleaner combustion is ensured by a new 200bar direct injection system, which features centrally mounted injectors with optimised spray patterns to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.
In a first for Jaguar, the exhaust manifold is also integrated with the cylinder head casting. Passing coolant through the manifold considerably reduces warm-up times, when engines are at their least efficient, to enhance fuel consumption and reduce emissions.
You can’t fault their innovation, especially in building modern engines effectively from scratch. It would be great if they could develop innovative technology overcoming the NO2 problems with diesel emissions since there seems to be a move to scrap diesels altogether despite their advantages in torque, durability and CO2 emissions.