2018 Jaguar F-Pace, XE and XF get new 4-cylinder engine option
Jaguar has announced changes to their 2018 F-Pace, XE and XF models, including a new “Ingenium” 4-cylinder engine for all three models. It replaces the older 4-cylinder Ecoboost-derived turbo motor that was bummed off of Ford and did duty in the base XE, the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque. Expect the latter two to get the new engine soon.
This latest Ingenium engine is still a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder, using a twin-scroll turbocharger and an exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head. It produces 247 hp and 365 Nm of torque, which are improvements of 7 hp and 24 Nm over the XE’s old base motor. Peak torque is also available a bit lower than in the previous engine, at 1200 rpm versus 1750 rpm.
The top-spec XE S model with the 340 hp supercharged 3.0-litre V6 will now get the 380 hp version of the engine.
The XE will also get an available 12.3-inch instrument panel display, when optioned with the Jaguar Touch Pro infotainment system that’s also available on the other models.
All three 2018 Jaguars will be available with forward cross-traffic alert and a system that will show steering angle and distance to objects on screen during slow forward manoeuvring. These features are available with Jaguar’s Surround Camera System.
Jaguar also introduced a system that will allow users to pay for fuel from the car’s touch screen using Apple Pay, Android Pay or PayPal. The system will be introduced first in the UK and later this year in other markets, and it can only be used at Shell gas stations so it is unlikely to be offered in the UAE.
The base price for the F-Pace is expected to drop once the new model goes on sale, while XE and XF prices should remain steady. Expect these new models to hit GCC showrooms by the end of the year.