It has been over two years since the Jaguar F-Pace was introduced in India and the luxury SUV has already been localised. While only the 2.0-litre diesel was being offered with the India-built car, we now also have the petrol engine on offer. Surprisingly, the price difference between the petrol and the diesel cars is just Rs 40,000 ex-showroom with the petrol being the cheaper of the two.
The F-Pace is being offered only in one trim, the Prestige, a fully loaded one at that. It gets everything from leather upholstery to a panoramic sunroof and ambient lighting for the cabin. Both the front seats are power adjustable and it also gets a large touchscreen along with steering mounted audio controls, cruise control along with three-zone automatic climate control.
The 2.0-litre petrol engine pumps out 247bhp of power and 369Nm of torque and comes mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and of course an all-wheel drive. It gets 18 inch alloys and a comprehensive electronic stability control program replete with traction control, skid control as well as hill-descent control. It gets driving modes that can be tuned according to the terrain as well, including sand and snow along with slush/mud and gravel.
The F-Pace competes with the likes of the Porsche Macan R4 or the Mercedes-Benz GLE. For the same price as the F-Pace petrol, you could also opt for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class or the BMW 5 Series or the Volvo S90. If attention is what you need, then the Audi TT or the C-Class Cabriolet might turn out be a better alternative.