The Jaguar F-Pace has been in the Indian market for over two years now and in that period of time a lot has happened for Jaguar’s first SUV. It was first launched as a CBU but it came with that lovely 3.0 litre V6 diesel even though prices went well over a crore. There was also a 2.0 litre four cylinder Ingenium diesel which didn’t really tug at the heart strings as an enthusiast. A big move happened when Jaguar decided to assemble the F-Pace in India and that brought down the price substantially. Sadly, that meant the end of the V6 diesel leaving only a single Prestige variant with the 2.0 litre diesel.
Now Jaguar has plonked the 2.0 litre turbo charged petrol Ingenium engine that was introduced in the Velar and also does duty in the XE and XF sedans. I personally love the engine and it was hoot to drive in the cars I mentioned above. So I was really interested to see if this Jaguar F-Pace 25t would bring back the ‘Pace’ in this leaping cat that was left wanting after the V6 engine’s demise.
Jaguar F-Pace 25t Exterior
Since we have already driven the F-Pace before, I wont get into details of the exteriors and interiors as this Prestige variant is identical to the diesel except the engine. The F-Pace is still one of the most beautiful looking SUVs out there in the luxury SUV space. The design is clean and not one stroke looks out of place. The prominent front grille looks imposing and the Adaptive LED headlamps with the J blade DRLs are a thing of beauty. The wheel arches are flared and the 19-inch alloy wheels look meaty. And I just love the F-Type inspired LED tail lamps. The bulge on the tail gate adds a lot of character too. The F-Pace will definitely not age quickly.