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PRODUCT NEWS NEW LAUNCHES From a range-topping performance SUV to a wonderfully refined compact saloon, there’s lots to savour in a Jaguar showroom... AWARD SWEEP FOR JAGUAR I-PACE The World Car of the Year is motoring’s highest honour. And rightfully so, as the winning vehicle sees off dozens of elite competitors, via a comprehensive evaluation by 86 respected jurors from 24 countries. So for the allelectric Jaguar I-PACE to take the 2019 WCOTY title was a feat in itself. But, as if that were not impressive enough, it went on to bag the titles of World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car of the Year, too – the first time any vehicle has topped these three categories in the same year. This unprecedented triumph follows a slew of regional and national awards across Europe, the UK, Germany and China, not to mention the International Powertrain of the Year Award. The I-PACE, Jaguar’s first battery-electric vehicle (BEV), launched in 2018 to wide acclaim. The premium SUV has already sold more than 12,000 units, becoming one of the world’s best-selling and most desirable BEVs, thanks to its sports car performance, zero emissions, exceptional refinement and true SUV practicality, alongside distinctive Jaguar styling. SUVs F-PACE GETS SVR TREATMENT What happens when the boundary-pushing Special Vehicle Operations team get their hands on Jaguar’s best-selling SUV? Behold: the F-PACE SVR. Powered by a ferocious 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine making 550PS and 680Nm, the SVR can hit 60mph in just 4.1 seconds, and a top speed of 176mph. A special aerodynamic package – with unique front and rear bumpers, lower body sides and rear flip spoiler – aids cooling and high-speed stability. The long list of goodies includes uprated dampers and brakes, a rear electronic active differential for optimised traction and dynamics, lightweight forged 21-inch wheels with differential width for improved handling and traction, and bespoke calibrations for the array of electronic dynamic aids. The Variable Valve Active exhaust not only enhances performance but also delivers an immense soundtrack, best enjoyed from the vantage point of one of the SVR’s slimline sports seats. See the full vehicle specification and optional features, and configure your own at jaguar.co.uk. OFFICIAL FUEL CONSUMPTION FIGURES (NEDC2) in mpg (I/100km): Combined up to 23.7 (from 11.9). OFFICIAL CO 2 EMISSIONS FIGURES (NEDC2) in g/km: from 272. The figures provided are as a result of official manufacturer’s tests in accordance with EU legislation. For comparison purposes only. Real world figures may differ. CO and fuel economy figures may vary according to factors such as driving styles, environmental conditions, load and accessories. 76 THEJAGUAR
SEDANS NEW XE RAISES THE BAR * In-car features should be used by drivers only when safe to do so. Drivers must ensure they are in full control of the vehicle at all times. †Optional feature. Subject to local regulations. Jaguar’s compact saloon was hailed right from its 2015 debut, with its lightweight aluminium construction enabling dynamic performance. Now, the new XE ups the ante once more, with a comprehensive overhaul offering enhanced exterior design, a luxurious new interior and a suite of advanced technologies*. The latest-generation XE impresses not only from a distance, with the redesigned front and rear bumpers adding to its assertive and muscular looks, but also from right up close, with a high-quality interior that’s full of beautiful details and premium materials. It’s also up-to-the-minute technologically, with a customisable, intuitive and responsive Touch Pro Duo infotainment system and 12.3-inch interactive driver display*; Smart Settings, which use artificial intelligence to learn individual driver preferences and automatically adjust seat, mirror, audio and climate settings to suit; and the segment-first ClearSight mirror†, which uses a camera feed and turns the interior rear-view mirror into a video screen, for uninterrupted rearward visibility. The base-model XE has an enhanced specification that includes 18-inch wheels, electric leather seats, all- LED headlights and tail-lights with updated signature graphics, front and rear park aid, rear camera and lane keep assist, for a befitting entry into Jaguar ownership. For more information, or to configure your own new Jaguar XE, visit jaguar.co.uk or your local retailer. OFFICIAL FUEL CONSUMPTION FIGURES (NEDC2) in mpg (I/100km): Combined 38.7-58.6 (7.3-4.9). OFFICIAL CO 2 EMISSIONS FIGURES (NEDC2) in g/km: 130-167. THEJAGUAR 77
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The latest issue features a range of inspiring people: from Luke Jennings, creator of Villanelle, one of the most interesting television characters in recent times, to Marcus Du Sautoy, who ponders whether artificial intelligence is on the brink of becoming creative. Out on the road, we visit the US to explore the foodie heaven of Portland in a Jaguar I-PACE, take a Jaguar XE to the south of France to get a photographer’s viewpoint of the charming town of Arles, and much more.