What is it?
The Jaguar F-Pace has been with us for a year now, and in that time it’s impressed the world with its good looks and sporty handling. But its engine range has been rather diesel-biased, with nothing other than performance-focused six-cylinder units drinking from the green pump. That’s now changed, however, with the introduction of an all-new four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine to the line-up.
On paper, Jaguar's shiny 2.0-litre offers a good mix of performance and fuel economy, linking 247bhp and 269lb ft of torque with claims for 38.2mpg combined. It brings the F-Pace’s weight down to 1760kg too – admittedly still no featherweight, but it’s a heady 101kg less than the V6 petrol version, which will only help with front-end response.
The 2017 F-Pace also gains Jaguar’s latest optional - and very good - InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, which costs £2670 and features a 10.1in central touchscreen and a 12.3in digital instrument cluster. The former is significantly more responsive than the old system and has higher-quality graphics, as well as dual-screen pixel technology that allows passengers to do things like watch a film on the same screen that’s displaying driving data or sat-nav instructions to the driver.
While it’s not new to JLR, it’s the first time this tech has been fitted to a Jaguar. For those not willing to fork out the extra cash, the car’s standard system has an 8.0in screen and older software, but it does still get sat-nav and a DAB radio.