For 2018, the Jaguar XE and XF sedans and the F-Pace SUV will get their much awaited updates. Each model will bring in new engines and a slew of new features. Part of the change is the introduction of Jaguar’s new ‘Ingenium’ petrol and diesel engines. Let us take a look at the changes that will come with the update of this European brand car.
As mentioned, part of the update will be the fuel. The XE and XF will come with a new 147kW 2.0-liter petrol unit while the 184kW petrol and 177 kW/500Nm 2.0-liter twin turbo diesel will be available for all three models. The 147kW petrol carries the 20t badge while the 184kW engine carries the 25t name.
The new Ingenium family delivers superior performance with improved efficiency and refinement. The improvement is attributed to its twin-scroll turbocharger technology, 200-bar direct injection, and an exhaust manifold that is integrated with the cylinder head casting.
The 2018 XE and XF models will come with ‘Configurable Dynamics.’ Robert Janitzek reveals that this will allow customers to customise their engine, transmission and steering settings to suit their tastes. When in ‘Dynamic’ mode, in conjunction with the already-available Adaptive Dynamics system, the driver can customise suspension set-up. All three models will feature winged headrests, powered height adjustment and manual side wing supports.
The XF is available with 20-way adjustable front seats, including the adjustment for the new power winged headrests.
Meanwhile, the F-Pace SUV adds the 15-spoke 22-inch alloy wheels from the First Edition models to the options list. Inside, the SUV is now available with a new Oyster/Ebony colour combination. The European brand car will also come a sports steering wheel for Prestige and Portfolio variants as standard.
Aside from pedestrian detection for the autonomous emergency braking, the Jaguar XE will also feature blind-spot assist and forward vehicle guidance which uses the surround camera system to help drivers make tight low-speed maneuvers like parking. Forward traffic detection will utilize a forward-facing camera to alert the driver when a potential hazard is detected in low-visibility conditions.
The 2018 XE and XF will also introduce a new Gesture Boot automatic tailgate. With this feature, owners can open and close the boot by waving their foot under either side of the rear bumper. Like the smaller XE, the XF adds the availability of blind spot assist, forward traffic detection, and forward vehicle guidance.