By Moses Akaigwe, 08111813034
The all-new F-Pace – Jaguar’s luxury performance SUV that brings together award-winning design, Jaguar performance and intuitive technologies – has driven into the Nigerian market with a mission to enhance the success streak of its predecessors.
Leading automobile assembly and marketing company, Coscharis Motors Plc, recently unveiled the class-beating SUV at a media event in the Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Awoyaya, Lagos.
The exclusive launch was a gathering of media partners to the company across luxury and auto segments who became some of the first group of stakeholders in Nigeria to have a feel of the new vehicle which the manufacturer describes as a luxury performance SUV to make every journey feel extraordinary.
In his remarks, Abiona Babarinde, the general manager, marketing and corporate communications, Coscharis Group, informed the guests that the exclusive representative of the Jaguar Land Rover brand in Nigeria was delighted to usher into the local market the exciting new kid on the block.
Babarinde further stated, “Riding on the acceptance of the SUV variant of the Jaguar brand by Nigerians gives us lots of confidence that this new Jaguar F-Pace will equally do well like the previous models. More importantly for Jaguar enthusiasts, Coscharis Motors, aside from the unique aftersales deliverables that come with our sales offerings, this time around, has come up with series of vehicle finance schemes.
“The finance schemes are made available in partnership with reputable finance institutions, including our sister firm, Coscharis Mobility, to ease the purchase of this luxury item without much of financial stress. This scheme guarantees ownership with as low as 10 per cent to 30 per cent down-payment of the principal amount of the vehicle and you are god to go with your dream vehicle”,
Giving insight into the unique selling propositions of the all-new Jaguar F-Pace, the Deputy General Manager, Sales for the Jaguar Land Rover brand, Ufuoma Umukoro, said, “The new Jaguar F-PACE which comes in two modes S and R- Dynamic, delivers a tranquil sanctuary for you and your passengers. Premium materials, new colourways and improved seat comfort are found throughout the all-new interior’.’
The new F-PACE features an 8-speed automatic transmission with an improved torque and acceleration, CO2 emissions are reduced to 170g/km with fuel economy now down to 7.3/100km.The transmission and dynamics systems have also benefitted from incremental tweaks. You can choose between full dynamic performance and maximizing fuel economy.
JaguarDrive Control performs gearshifts more quickly in Dynamic Mode and earlier up-shifts in Eco Mode. Rain, mud Mode switches to more gentle progress in low grip conditions. At the same time, F-Pace is now more comfortable and enjoyable to drive at a relaxed pace, without compromising its high-speed dynamics, further underlining the new model’s duality of purpose.
The Deputy General Manager stated further that for hassle-free repairs and replacements, customers can enjoy the reassurance of our standard five-year manufacturer’s warranty and five-year complimentary service, which is a first in the luxury segment.
The reveal event was rounded up with a facility tour of the Jaguar Land Rover workshop where the aftersales team delivers the ‘peace of mind’ for customers in maintaining their favorite luxury automobile.
He highlighted other areas of upgrade to include:
The steering system is enhanced with a new electronic power-assistance system delivering greater immediacy, providing a heightened connection between the vehicle and driver. Jaguar All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics is a predictive all-wheel drive system. While others become active only after the car loses traction, the all-new F-Pace system pre-emptively shifts torque to the front wheels to maintain control and composure before grip is lost.
The seamless bonnet, deeper grille, new double ‘J’ blade signature headlights and wider vents all add to Jaguar F‑Pace’s dynamic stance and on-road presence. The new integrated exhaust finishers compliment the redesigned rear bumper, further highlighting the purposeful stance.
Interior peace, tranquility
With Active road noise cancellation, thanks to the innovative technology from audio experts Meridian Audio; reduced levels of vibration, F‑Pace’s newly redesigned interior features Luxtec or leather‑wrapped surfaces offers an improved ride comfort.
Optional wireless device charging with phone signal booster lets you charge compatible smartphones without the need for wires or a charging dock. While in the car, your phone will use the vehicle’s antenna for improved signal and clearer calls.
Jaguar F-Pace has been built with driver assistance features that help make getting around town and parking easier, and driving on motorways more enjoyable. These technologies enhance your drive by helping to take the stress out of it.