Jaguar Enjoy a Huge Demand For Upcoming F-Pace Model
New Jaguar F-Pace buyers face 9 month waiting list thanks to popularity of crossover class and strong car market.
Jaguar F-Pace Waiting List Hits 9 Months
New Jaguar F-Pace buyers face a 9 month waiting list for this forthcoming, crossover class, vehicle thanks to its pre-launch popularity. The F-Pace blends the rugged exterior look of a 4x4 – and in some forms 4-wheel-drive itself – with the confident handling and fair running costs more typical of a traditional, family, car. It is a contrast to the brand's other models and could significantly raise sales. Crossover vehicles are popular, after all - so a “performance” model from a prestigious brand draws attention. Its popularity is boosted further by a strong new car market. In 2015, 2,625,361 vehicles were registered in the UK, which was a record high.
Chris Newitt, UK Sales Director, said: “The ideal lead time for us is 3 to 6 months, but it is likely to be 6 to 9 months for the F-Pace. The car market is currently very healthy and very competitive.”
Jaguar F-Pace engines include the 2.0-litre, 180PS, diesel. In rear-wheel-drive 6-speed manual form, it propels motorists to 62mph in 8.9 seconds, averages 57.7mpg and emits carbon at a rate of 129g/km. Adding 4-wheel-drive shortens the time to 62mph to 8.7 seconds, and ensures it burns a little more fuel (54.3mpg). Carbon emissions rise to 134g/km. This 4-cylinder power plant – when bolted to 4-wheel-drive – is also available with 8-speed auto transmission. This set-up has no impact on the 0-62mph, but slightly impedes fuel consumption and emissions (53.3mpg/139g/km).
The 3.0-litre, 300PS, diesel is only available with 4-wheel-drive and 8-speed automatic transmission. 0-62mph takes 6.2 seconds and it averages 47.1mpg. Carbon emissions total 159g/km. The 3.0-litre 380PS supercharged petrol engine, in contrast, propels this lifestyle statement – that has bodywork predominantly built from aluminium to save weight – to 62mph in 5.5 seconds. It also averages 31.7mpg and emits carbon at a rate of 209g/km. This unit is only teamed to 4-wheel-drive and 8-speed automatic transmission.
Trims & Equipment
The F-Pace Prestige trim has: a powered boot, 8-way leather seats, front and rear parking sensors, sat-nav plus a lane departure warning system. The R-Sport adds sportier styling thanks to its special: bumpers, sills, seats and metallic peddles. S trim enhancements include: red callipers, a rear camera and premium mats, etc.
The Portfolio builds on the strengths of the Prestige. Extras include: 10-way leather seats, headlamp power wash, heated windscreen and a camera. The First Edition, in contrast, is only available in limited numbers to celebrate the launch. 200 are destined for the United Kingdom. Features include: 22” wheels, a panoramic roof, illuminated sill finishers and rear electric seats.
The Jaguar F-Pace costs £34,170 to £65,275 (on the road).