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We already knew that Jaguar was working hard on crossover and today, the new vehicle also received a name: it will be called the F-Pace. Clearly inspired by the C-X17 sports crossover concept, the new Jaguar F-Pace will take on vehicles such as the Audi Q5, Porsche Macan and the BMW X3.
As you can see, the F-Pace will face a tough segment, but we expect to see an interesting vehicle because Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum says that it will be company’s family sports car. In addition, Jaguar Land Rover global sales director Andy Goss said that the F-Pace will become one of the most innovative Jaguars they have ever developed.
According to the British manufacturer, the F-Pace will be introduced later this year, but not too many details were shared. We do know that it will use Jaguar’s new lightweight aluminum platform used also by the XE midsized sedan and it is expected to be built on the same line as the XE at company’s factory located in Solihull, England.Read the entire article 2015 NAIAS: Jaguar announced F-Pace crossover, will reveal it later this year
For quite some time now, we have been seeing the Jaguar F-Pace SVR being tested on the roads. We last saw it near the Nurburgring but this prototype was in a camouflaged suit even as it showed off its new performance credentials. Nevertheless, we will not have to wait too long until we see the prototype stripped off of its camouflage, and in person. Jaguar has officially announced the F-Pace SVR’s debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show.
If asked about the model, the automaker will say that the Jaguar F Pace SVR is currently the fastest and most powerful of its kind. This is because it had been equipped with a supercharged 5.0 liter V8 engine that works with a 10 speed automatic transmission.
This engine, when in the F-Pace SUV, is slightly detuned. But this can also be found in the F-Type SVR and carries out 567 horsepower (422 kilowatts) and 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres) of torque. Suspension and brakes will get an upgrade, and we also expect a similar raucous exhaust note like that of the F-Type to be carried over as well.Read the entire article Jaguar F-Pace SVR to be launched at the 2018 New York Auto Show
The already potent Jaguar F-Pace S trim with 380hp (283kW) on the hood gains a few more muscles courtesy of Arden Tuning from Germany. After doing its magical ritual on the F-Pace, the supercharged 3.0- liter V6 engine now produces up to 410 hp with a more handsome body to boot.
The German tuning house has recently announced its Jaguar F-Pace Arden AJ 25 tuning kit featuring an extensive lineup of aesthetic enhancements for both the SUV’s interior and exterior.
Customers can choose from the three power upgrades that are available starting with the 20d that gives the base model an extra 35 hp or equivalent to 26kW, providing the SUV a total output of 215hp (160kW) over the standard 180hp (134kW).Read the entire article Arden seeks to unleash the Jaguar F-Pace’s hidden powers
German tuning shop AC Schnitzer is all well-known for tweaking aftermarket vehicles made by BMW and Mini as well as, to some extent, Land Rover. However, that doesn’t mean that this famed German tuner is limited to tuning such vehicle makes. As proof, it recently churned a vehicle from Land Rover’s sister brand, Jaguar.
However, AC Schnitzer’s latest creation is somewhat subdued when compared to its previous works. We are referring to a tweaked version of the Jaguar F-Pace, courtesy, of course, of AC Schnitzer. Nonetheless, the tweaks made on the Jaguar F-Pace are visually enticing as well as performance enhancing. After all the works were done, this F-Pace became the very first Jaguar that AC Schnitzer has tuned.
Up front, the most apparent changes include the installation of a new front fascia with a carbon fiber diffuser – a new aerodynamic component that could be availed on the "R-Sport," "S," "Pure," "Prestige," or "Portfolio" trims of the Jaguar F-Pace. This aerodynamic element on the front is matched on the rear with the addition of a new rear roof wing, thereby allowing the tweaked F-Pace to generate more downforce than its regular counterpart.Read the entire article AC Schnitzer offers upgrade package for Jaguar F-Pace
Jaguar is placing three new Ingenium engines on the F-Pace crossover, XF saloon and XE sedan for the 2018 model year. According to Jaguar’s recent announcement, the updates will also be including new equipment and advanced technology.
As stated, there will be a 236 hp 2.0-liter twin turbo four-cylinder diesel engine for the 2018 F-Pace, XF and XE. This is the first time for a Jaguar Land Rover engine to be equipped with twin turbochargers along with newly updated fuel injectors, crankshaft and pistons to boot.
In line with this, Jaguar also offers two 2.0-liter petrol powertrains with either 197 hp or 246 hp engine performance. The 197 hp 2.0 liter petrol by all means is more practical for the compact XE range as compared with the much bigger XF saloon model. Except for the F-Pace, both XF and XE will be offered with a 197 hp 2.0-liter new engine.Read the entire article 2018 Jaguar F-Pace, XE and XF to be fitted with three new Ingenium powertrains
Portuguese football icon Jose Mourinho said his adrenaline soared when Finnish Driver Tommi Karrinaho full throttled the Jaguar F-PACE S they were test driving through the laps of a highly isolated extreme driving facility somewhere near the North Pole.
According to Mourinho, the only experience he could liken it to was when he walked into a football game in front of 80,000 fans. And it’s not hard to imagine why. This extreme driving facility belongs to Jaguar Land Rover and is located in Arjeplog, Sweden, just 40 miles from the Arctic Circle.
Sitting on top of a 60km frozen lake, the facility offers the Jaguar Ice Drive Experience to customers of this high end car all over the world. Recounting his experience, Mourinho describes it as magnificent. With temperatures as low as -30 degrees, his driving skills were tested to the limit inside the capable Jaguar F-PACE and improved on with the help of the professional driver Tommi Karrinaho.Read the entire article Football star Jose Mourinho learns new moves driving the Jaguar F-PACE
Jaguar sure knows how to announce its offerings. In fact, the British carmaker shocked and awed the motor world by having its all-new Jaguar F-PACE perform a gravity-defying stunt on the eve of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The stunt involved the F-PACE completing what is considered as the largest 360-degree loop in the world and lighting up the Frankfurt skyline with its C-X17-inspired silhouette. As breathtaking as the stunt is, it was a fitting global introduction for the performance crossover as the act highlighted its true capability in terms of agility, dynamics, responsiveness and refinement.
Additionally, the stunt was done to celebrate Jaguar's 80th anniversary. F-PACE performance capabilities are all brought by Jaguar’s use of the latest in engineering, design and technology. In fact, the crossover is derived from Jaguar’s C-X17 Concept vehicle and features full-LED headlights, a short front overhang and forged 22-inch wheels.Read the entire article Jaguar F-PACE kicks off world debut at Frankfurt with 360-degree stunt
Jaguar will be releasing an exclusive special edition of the F-PACE -- the Jaguar F-PACE First Edition. With just 2,000 examples set to be produced and available globally, this edition of the F-PACE is truly an exclusive one.
This athletic special edition pays tribute to the C-X17 Concept vehicle, which was the main inspiration for the Jaguar F-PACE. In fact, the First Edition could be considered as the purest depiction of the C-X17 as it features design details exclusive only to the concept.
Customers are treated to luxurious design and technology features seen on the F-PACE such as the In Control Touch Pro infotainment system as well as sports car-derived performance technology including Adaptive Dynamics.Read the entire article Jaguar to build 2,000 examples of exclusive F-PACE First Edition
Jaguar’s performance crossover – the new F-PACE – has been tested in the most extreme conditions from Dubai’s heat and dust to Northern Sweden’s ice and snow. What consumers get from the F-PACE is an unparalleled combination of performance, practicality, and design.
The automaker created this very demanding test program to guarantee that each system functions perfectly even in the most inhospitable of situations.
Andrew Whyman, Vehicle Programme Director, Jaguar F-PACE, said that the F-PACE was developed to provide the ride, handling and refinement that’s expected from a Jaguar, in combination with superior levels of “ability and composure on all surfaces and in all weathers.“Read the entire article 2017 Jaguar F-PACE underwent extreme weather tests
After seeing its sales in the United States drop 7 percent to 15,773 vehicles in 2014, Jaguar is looking forward to surge next year when it is already offering its two upcoming products – the F-Pace crossover and XE compact sedan. Porsche unveiled the F-Pace – its first crossover -- at the Detroit auto show and will commence sales later this year.
The crossover will be pitted against the likes of the BMW X3 and X5, the Porsche Macan and the Audi Q3, according to Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover's global sales director. He noted that Jaguar Land Rover is investing $5.3 billion in new products this year.
Goss remarked that the F-Pace is one of Jaguar’s most important as the compact crossover segment is seen to surge 40 percent globally in the next half decade. He added that the F-Pace and the XE compact luxury sedan will boost the Jaguar brand since they appeal to a wider and younger cross-section in volume segments.Read the entire article Jaguar sees surge in sales in 2016 on back of F-Pace and XE
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid wasn’t the only vehicle unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show as the South Korean manufacturer also brought the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. This model uses a downsized 2.0-liter Nu GDI four-cylinder engine that delivers 154 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque, bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Moreover, the vehicle carries an electric motor that produces 38 kW (51 hp) and 151 lb-ft of torque, as well as a lithium-polymer battery pack with a capacity of 1.62 kWh, which is located under the trunk floor.
The total output delivered by the hybrid system is 193 hp at 6,000 rpm. Hyundai expects the vehicle to return a fuel economy of 44 mpg on the highway, 39 mpg in the city and 42 mpg combined.Read the entire article NAIAS: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid promises to return 44 mpg on the highway
The C450 AMG Sport wasn’t the only model unveiled by Mercedes-Benz at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as the German brand also brought the 2016 C350 Plug-In Hybrid. This new model uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that generates 211 hp (155 kW) and 350 Nm of torque. In addition, there is an electric motor with an output of 60 kW and 340 Nm of torque.
The total output delivered by the hybrid system is 279 hp (205 kW) and 600 Nm of torque. Bolted to a 7-speed automatic transmission (7G Tronic Plus), the hybrid module pushes the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds (estate model in 6.2 seconds), while top speed is limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph (246 km/h or 152 mph for the estate model).
Using just the electric motor, top speed is 130 km/h or 80 mph. What’s real impressive is the fuel consumption, which is just 2.1 l/100 km, while CO2 emissions are 48 g/km for the sedan and 49 g/km for the estate.Read the entire article NAIAS: 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid
The 2015 Detroit Auto Show was the place chosen by Hyundai to launch its first plug-in hybrid model, the 2016 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). This new model uses a 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder GDI engine producing 154 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque, coupled with a 50kW electric motor. The total output delivered by the system is 202 hp at 6,000 rpm.
Moreover, the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) uses a six-speed automatic transmission with Hyundai’s Transmission-Mounted Electrical Device (TMED) as well as a 9.8 kWh lithium polymer battery pack. According to Hyundai, the battery can store enough energy to offer an all-electric range of up to 22 miles.
Sonata PHEV is expected to deliver 93 MPGe combined in EV mode, 38 mpg in the city, 43 mpg on the highway and 40 mpg combined. Charging the battery takes from two and a half hours at 240V Level 2 charging station to five hours using a standard 120V outlet.Read the entire article NAIAS: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Besides the all-new 911 (991) Targa 4 GTS, Porsche also revealed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) the new Cayenne Turbo S, the top model of the sporty SUV model series. The new Cayenne Turbo S uses a 4.8-liter V8 biturbo engine that delivers 570 hp (419 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque.
As a result, it is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model, while top speed is 280 km/h (176 mph). As you may know already, the Cayenne Turbo S is offered with plenty of standard equipment and the latest version follows the same recipe and offers standard Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) with 420 mm front brake discs and, for the first time, 10-piston calipers.
The rear brakes have 370 mm discs and four-piston calipers. In addition, Cayenne Turbo S offers the active roll stabilization system, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and active hang-on all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM).Read the entire article NAIAS: 2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S arrives in Detroit with 570 hp
The highly anticipated 2016 Acura NSX supercar arrived today at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and as expected, the new vehicle looks absolutely amazing. Clearly inspired by the NSX concepts that we’ve seen, the new 2016 Acura NSX is powered by an all-new mid-mounted, 75-degrees, DOHC V6 engine with twin turbochargers bolted to an Acura-developed 9-speed DCT transmission.
In addition, there is a rear direct-drive electric motor located between the engine and transmission, which supports acceleration, braking and transmission shifting performance. Furthermore, the NSX’s front wheels are driven by twin independent high-output electric motors, which provide an instantaneous “zero delay” launch performance and handling response.
Handling is also enhanced by the Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) system. Compared with the previous concepts, the production vehicle was lengthened (+3 inches) and widened (+1 inch), in order to accommodate the new longitudinally mounted twin-turbo V6 and 9-speed DCT.Read the entire article NAIAS: 2016 Acura NSX officially revealed with longitudinally mounted twin-turbo V6
This is it folks, Lexus has just unveiled the all-new 2016 GS F high-performance sedan and promised us that it will bring it to the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Just like the RC F, the new 2016 Lexus GS F is powered by the naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 petrol engine that generates 467 hp at 7,100 rpm and 389 lb-ft (527 Nm) of torque at 4,800-5,600 rpm.
As expected, the engine is bolted to an 8-speed automatic transmission. As standard, the GS F will arrive with Lexus’ innovative Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD), featuring three operating modes: Standard, which provides a balance of agility and firmness; Slalom, emphasizing nimble steering response and agility; Track, which emphasizes control during high-speed circuit driving.
There are no details regarding the performances of the new vehicle, but we do expect it to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 5.0 seconds, with a top speed exceeding 250 km/h or 155 mph. Using the same platform as the current GS 350 F Sport, the new Lexus GS F features structural reinforcements as well as a suspension exclusively designed in order to optimize the handling.Read the entire article 2015 NAIAS Preview: 2016 Lexus GS F is the answer to the BMW M5
The 2015 Audi A3 US-spec made its debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, looking ready to join the Q5 and Q7 on the US market. Available this fall, the 2015 Audi Q3 will be offered as standard with the 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine rated at 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque.
The engine will be mated to the standard six-speed Tiptronic transmission which will transfer the power to the front wheels or to the optional Audi Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. As an option, the company will offer the Audi drive select system, which will allow drivers to adjust handling and response at the touch of a button. Three drive modes will be available: Comfort, Dynamic and Auto.
Audi will offer as standard the panoramic sunroof with power retractable sunshade, xenon plus front lightning with LED DRLs and taillights, 12-wat power front seats (heated), leather seating surfaces and the well-known Audi advanced key.Read the entire article 2014 NAIAS: 2015 Audi Q3 joins US lineup [Live Photos]
The 2015 Lexus RC F Coupe made its debut in the Motor City at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and as expected, the vehicle looks even better in the flesh. According to Lexus, the RC F Coupe uses a 5.0-liter 32-valve V8 engine that provides increased maximum power at higher engine rpm than previously possible.
For the first time, the RC F Coupe uses the Atkinson cycle at cruising speeds for better fuel economy and switches to Otto cycle at higher rpm. The 5.0-liter V8 generates more than 450 hp and more than 383 lb-ft of torque. Using an eight-speed Sports Direct Shift (SPDS) transmission, the 2015 Lexus RC F Coupe promises to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) faster than the IS F (4.6 seconds), while the top speed will be electronically limited at 168 mph or 270 km/h.
The RC F uses a Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD), which is a first for Lexus, in order to increase driving performance. The TVD has three operating modes: standard, for a balance between performance and stability; slalom, for emphasis on nimble steering wheel; track, for helping with consistent stability. RC F has front and rear coil-spring independent suspension, with monotube gas-filled shock absorbers and ball-jointed stabilizer bars.Read the entire article 2014 NAIAS: 2015 RC F Coupe has the most powerful ever Lexus 5.0-litre V8 [Live Photos]
As you may know already, Cadillac unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show the 2015 ATS Coupe, a vehicle that will take on cars such as the BMW 4-Series Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe. The new Cadillac ATS Coupe will hit the dealerships in the United States by summer and will be the first production vehicle that will get the revised Cadillac emblem featuring a wider and more intricate crest.
Two powertrain options will be available, same used by the sedan: a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 272 hp and 205 lb-ft of torque and the bigger 3.6-liter V6 that generates 321 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque.
Both engine will use a six-speed automatic transmission with tap-shift control and according to GM, the 2015 ATS Coupe equipped with the 2.0-liter engine will be capable to go from naught to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, a little bit faster than the sedan of course.Read the entire article 2014 NAIAS: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe gets ready to take on BMW 4-Series [Live Photos]
BMW launched the 2014 M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and as expected it made quite a buzz. For those who still don’t know, both vehicle are powered by a high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that generates a maximum output of 431 hp and peak torque of 550 Nm (406 lb-ft).
With the new engine, the 2014 BMW M3 Sedan and the M4 Coupe hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds with the optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission. According to BMW, one of the primary objectives in the development of the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe was to ensure that the new sports cars will offer impressive race track capability.
As a result, the M3 and M4 are offered with a track-specification cooling system, which keeps the optimum temperature balance for the engine, turbochargers and transmission. Moreover, BMW engineers were helped by BMW Motorsport’s professional racing drivers during the development phase, for fine-tuning of the cars.Read the entire article 2014 NAIAS: BMW M3 Sedan (F80) unveiled in Motor City [Live Photos]
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