The Jaguar F – Pace is 2016 is un-arguably the world car of the year and it has the measure of its SUV rivals from Mercedes, Porsche and BMW. Although Jaguar will not call it a SUV but the configuration and ground clearance speaks volume about the nomenclature.
The 2.0-litre diesel is a punchy performer and R-Sport models have all the essential kit – although it’s pricey. With its five seat configuration, the F-Pace is as luxurious and comfortable as a Jag 4×4 should be, and both company car drivers and private buyers will find its price and low running costs attractive. All in all, it makes Jaguar’s first effort in the crossover SUV market a notable success, as global demand for the car will surely prove. Only some of the cheap-feeling cabin materials let it down.
Very few rivals can match the brand-new Jaguar F-Pace (2017) when it comes to space, dynamic driving performance, and the prestige that comes with a Jaguar badge.