2018 Jaguar F-Pace, XE and XF Upgraded
Some significant changes are in store for the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace crossover SUV as well as the XE and XF sport sedans, all of which arrive in showrooms this May. All three can be had with a new version of Jag’s 2.0-liter/4-cylinder Ingenium engine and also more comfort/convenience/driver-assist options.
Base engine redesigned
The central element linking these 2018 Jaguar offerings is a redesigned 2.0-liter Ingenium gas engine that carries the 25t designation and will become the new base powerplant in all three. Replacing the existing 2.0-liter in the XE and being rolled into the XF and F-Pace lineups, it benefits from Continuously Variable Valve Lift technology, a higher-pressure direct-injection, Jag’s first-ever integrated intake/exhaust manifold and a new twin-scroll turbo. The engine develops 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque – a respective gain of 7 and 18 output over the existing 2.0-liter while delivering superior responsiveness along with lower emissions.
The 2018 Jaguar XE, XF and F-Pace also share a pair of new driver-assist features, both being added to the optional Surround Camera System. Forward Traffic Detection relies on a grille-mounted camera and corner radars to alert the driver using a visual warning on the center touchscreen whenever it senses a vehicle is crossing into the path of travel. Also using the on-board cameras as well as the front parking sensors, Forward Vehicle Guidance helps maneuvering in tight confines by displaying a vehicle on the center screen showing the angle of the front wheels and clearance distances.
Each of these Jaguars will be offered in new Portfolio Limited Edition models that combine the 3.0-liter/340-horsepower supercharged V6 engine with a host of luxury/comfort and convenience features that range from unique colors and trims to an 825-watt Meridian surround sound audio system. Owners of these 2018 Jags who favor Shell gasoline also will be able to make cashless purchases using a Shell App that can be downloaded onto their mobile devices. Once at the station, a buyer punches up the fuel quantity desired on the vehicle’s infotainment screen and then pays for it using PayPal or Apple Pay (Android Pay capability is coming later). The system will then display an electronic receipt as well as send one directly to the driver’s e-mail address.
2018 Jaguar XE
In addition to the aforementioned enhancements on the automaker’s RWD/AWD compact sedan is a new XE S high-performance variant that packs a more potent 380-horsepower version of the 340-horse supercharged V6 used in the XE 35t. Other new touches for 2018 include a driver-configurable 12.3-inch TFT virtual instrument cluster on vehicles equipped with Jag’s InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, a hands-free powered Gesture Trunk Lid and Blind Spot Assist as well as a new Advanced Emergency Braking that now incorporates Pedestrian Detection. Pricing for the 2018 Jaguar XE runs from $36,730 for the rear-drive XE25t to $55,770 for an XE S AWD.
2018 Jaguar XF
The midsize Jaguar XF bolsters the previously detailed changes with the availability of the new Powered Gesture Trunk Lid as well as Blind Spot Assist. The addition of a 4-cylinder turbo engine to the XF family sees the most affordable 2018 XF 25t rear-drive model open at $48,770, which is $475 less than the least costly 2017. Topping the range is the new XF 35t Portfolio that starts at $72,020.
2018 Jaguar F-Pace
Beyond the tweaks already outlined, Jag’s fastest-selling model gains several other features as it returns for its sophomore season. The compact luxury AWD SUV boasts a revamped exterior color palette along with a Light Oyster/Ebony interior trim option. F-Pace Prestige models also will come with the Sport steering wheel as standard. The new F-Pace 25t with its 4-cylinder gasoline turbo anchors the range at $43,060. That puts it $4,210 below the 2018 F-Pace 20d that carries on with its 180-horsepower/2.0-liter Ingenium turbodiesel. At the other end of the spectrum the F-Pace 35t Portfolio Limited Edition commands $64,195.
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