A Look Back In 2016: List Of SUV’s Launched Last Year
The year 2016 has been an eventful year for all of us. We have witnessed plenty of new launches previous year from different auto manufacturers. One particular segment which has left a really deep impact on the minds of Indian customers and also in the industry is the SUV segment especially the compact SUV segment.
Maruti for the first time in many years offered a compact SUV which went on to become the Indian car of the year. Renault on the other hand too introduced the facelift variant of the Duster which was equipped with plenty of new features and above all an AMT transmission system.
Now as we have already stepped into the New Year we have decided to take a look back at the list of some popular SUV’s launched last year.
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2016 Jaguar F-Pace
Premium Auto manufactures like Mercedes Benz, Audi and BMW has already entered the Crossover and premium SUV segment and made a lot of name, so in order to stay in the competition the iconic British auto manufacturer Jaguar who has been in the business of building cars for more than 80 years now too showed their interest in entering the competitive premium SUV and Crossover segment. So the first step they took was when they showcased the CX-17 Concept SUV at the Frankfurt Auto show back in the year 2013.
Jaguar has stunned the World towards the beginning of 2016 by revealing fewer details of their all new performance oriented Crossover called F-Pace, the F-Pace also happens to be the production version of the same CX-17 Concept about which we mentioned above.
The F-Pace carries some design DNA from Jaguar’s popular sportscar in the recent times the F-Type so you all could imagine that this Crossover is a lot sportier than you actually could think. To add to the sporty character the new F-Pace is also built on lightweight aluminum architecture. This performance Crossover promises to offer dynamic performance, agility and responsiveness. The F-Pace also promises to offer everyday usability at the same time combine class leading interior space along with an exceptional on road presence and dynamics.
The F-pace is a high performance Crossover with the capability of carrying 5 occupants inside and it underpins Jaguar’s innovative aluminium-intensive architecture like we already mentioned which is also shared with their new XE compact sedan. Besides being lightweight the F-Pace is also fitted with an advanced suspension setup. It also gets an all-wheel drive and Jaguar’s revolutionary All-Surface Progress Control technology.
So you can imagine that this is definitely a worthy Jaguar Crossover which not only gets some really advanced technologies onboard but definitely is also one worthy competitor to the other Crossovers like the Porsche Macan or the BMW X4.
Update 21.10.2016:- Jaguar has launched the F-Pace in India and it is available with two engine options and four trim levels. We have updated the pricing and other details below-
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Jaguar’s Only Crossover Offering F-Pace Launched In India
Jaguar has announced the prices of their newest Crossover the F-Pace in India. The new SUV is available in four different trims which include Pure, Prestige, R-Sport and First Edition trims. The price for the new F-Pace Crossover starts at INR 68.40 Lakhs while the top end variant is priced at INR 1.12 Crores (ex showroom, Delhi).
The F-Pace is made available with two different engine options. Powering the Pure and the Prestige trims is the 2.0 Litre, four cylinder, Ingenium turbo diesel unit which is capable of producing about 132 Kw of peak power at 4000 rpm and 430 NM of peak torque in between 1, 750-2, 500 rpm. This engine is paired to 8 speed auto transmission. The Crossover with this 2.0 Litre unit under its hood takes about 8.7 seconds to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark while it has a top speed of 210 km/h mark. The other more powerful engine on offer is the 3.0L V6 turbodiesel unit which is capable of producing about 221 kW of peak power at 4000 rpm and 700 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. This engine too is also paired to the same 8 speed auto transmission. The engine helps the Crossover to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 6.2 seconds while it has a top speed of 241 km/h mark. The only eight speed transmission option sends power to the four wheels of the Crossover.
Jaguar F-Pace Prices Revealed Before Its Launch On October 20th
Finally Jaguar has decided to launch their latest and only Crossover offering the F-Pace in India on 20th October 2016. So even before its launch the company has already released the official specs and details even before its launch. If you all remember the F-Pace was already showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo.
The new Crossover from Jaguar underpins iQ aluminium intensive platform which has helped in reducing the overall weight of the Crossover by a huge margin. The new F-Pace Crossover will be imported and sold in the Indian market via the CBU route.
Now according to the specs released by the British manufacturer the F-Pace will be sold in the Indian market in three trim levels which includes the Pure, Prestige, R-Sport and First Edition. As far as the engines are concerned the new Crossover will be available with two diesel engine options.
The base Pure and the Prestige grades will get the 2.0L, Ingenium four-cylinder turbodiesel engine which is capable of producing about 180 Ps of peak power and an equally impressive 430 Nm of torque. While the top end R Sport variant gets the more powerful 3.0-litre V6 diesel unit which is capable of producing about 300 Ps of peak power and a massive 700 nm of torque. Transmission duties will be carried on by an 8-speed automatic transmission which is available as standard across the range, this transmission sends all that torque to all the four wheels of the Crossover by an all wheel drive system.
2016 Jaguar XF
The XF was first introduced in the Jaguar lineup in the year 2007 and as a replacement for the S-Type, it served well for Jaguar and also collected some impressive sales numbers, but as the competition in the premium executive mid-size luxury sedan market increased Jaguar needed to put their hands inside their magic bag and pull out a new surprise and that is what exactly they did. Jaguar introduced the new generation XF at the 2015 New York Auto Show before the live audience.
The second generation XF is much more technologically advanced than its predecessor and is also 80 Kilograms lighter than its competition. You must be wondering how this is even possible well! Jaguar has used their all new aluminium-intensive architecture which by the way is also used by XF’s sister XE sedan
The new and updated Jaguar XF surely looks gorgeous and because it uses almost 75 percent aluminium construction, the new platform and architecture has helped the structure to become more rigid and also lighter, like we already mentioned, the new XF is almost 190 KG lighter than its predecessor.
UPDATE 21.09.2016:-Jaguar has launched the new generation XF sedan in India. The prices and other details has been updated in this article
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New Generation Jaguar XF Launched In India (Prices, Images and Specs)
Jaguar launched the new generation XF in India today the new sedan is launched in three grades namely Pure, Prestige and Portfolio. The new generation XF prices starts at INR. 49.50 lakh( ex showroom, Delhi) while the top end model is priced at INR. 61.85 lakh ( ex showroom, Delhi).
The new XF is based on a completely new lightweight aluminium IQ platform and as a result the new XF sedan is almost 190 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. Apart from the weight reduction the new XF is also more rigid and strong and promises better driving experience. The new generation sedan’s wheelbase is also 51 mm longer than its predecessor which has helped in generation more interior space as well.
The new XF is launched in India with both diesel and petrol drivetrains under its hood. Powering the diesel variant is the new 2.0 Litre Ingenium diesel unit which debuted for the first time with the Jaguar XF. This diesel unit is capable of producing about 180 Hp of peak power and 430 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to 8 speed automatic transmission. The engine helps the sedan to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 8.1 seconds. The diesel variant is capable of returning an overall fuel efficiency of 13.12 km to a litre.
The 2.0 Litre petrol variant on the other hand is offered exclusively with the the Prestige and Portfolio grades, this engine is capable of producing about 240 aHp of peak power and 340 Nm of torque. This engine is also offered with an 8 speed automatic transmission. This petrol engine helps the sedan to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 7 seconds. The petrol variant is capable of returning about 19.33 km to a litre.
New Cars Launching In The Month Of September 2016
The month of September is definitely crucial for many Automakers because this is just one month before the festive season starts here. So most of the automakers look for volumes in this particular month that is also the reason why they try to launch some exclusive products top attract customers.
Today we have decided to make a list of all those cars which are launching this month in India and we are pretty sure that you all will definitely be impressed to view the list.
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Jaguar F-Pace Spotted In India
The only SUV offering from the luxury British automaker Jaguar was spotted in India. You read that right! We are talking about the new F-Pace Crossover which was spotted at a dealership backyard. This actually tells us that the new SUV will be displayed on display at the showroom soon.
Expect the new SUV to hit the Indian market towards the festive season of Diwali. Expect the new F-pace to be made available in four variants which includes Pure, Prestige, R-Sport and First Edition. While the first two variants will get the JLR’s completely new 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engine which produces about 180 PS of peak power and 480 Nm of torque. The other two top end variants will get the more powerful 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine which is capable of churning out about 300 PS of peak power and an equally impressive torque amount of 700 Nm. Both the engines will be paired to a 8 speed automatic transmission which will send power to all the four wheels at the same time.
Just like the new XE and XF the newest Crossover from Jaguar is also based on the iQ aluminium intensive architecture which actually makes it nimble and responsive.
We will definitely update you with more details as soon as they are available.
Jaguar XF Launching This August 2016 Few Things You Got To Know
Jaguar wants to make it big this year atleast that is what their current and future lineup says about them. Jaguar showcased their three latest products at the 2016 Auto expo which included the new entry level XE, the updated XF and the F-Pace which happens to be the British auto manufacturers only SUV offering. Now Jaguar already launched the XE in India and now according to the recent reports they are Tata motors owned Auto manufacturer will introduce the updated XF as well which will replace the current generation car.
So without any further due let us inform you all the details that you need to know before this sedan debuts in the Indian market towards the second half of August 2016. Before getting into any other details you should know that the new sedan is actually based on a completely new platform. This platform uses aluminium in extensive amount and as a result the new car is about 0 Kilograms lighter than the previous generation XF and weighs about 1, 687 Kilograms. As a result of that weight loss the new XF actually has become a better handler as well. If we talk about the overall dimensions then let us also inform you that the updated XF is also actually longer than the model it replaces while it also now has a longer wheelbase than its predecessor which means that inside the XF now has more space.
Talking about styling the updates XF looks sharp and is the first product to adopt Jaguar’s latest styling cues. Towards the front the XF gets now narrower full LED headlamps, a larger air intake. Towards the rear the sedan also gets a freshly designed taillamps. This new cars now also has better aerodynamic efficiency. The overall look of the new XF is simple but sharper and lot more aggressive.
India bound Jaguar F-Pace amazes at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood Festival of Speed is known for displaying some stunning automotive activities. And this year Jaguar stunned everyone with the two wheel drive of the F-Pace. Last year the luxury SUV amazed us with its 360 degree loop, which set a Guinness record. And now the Jaguar F-Pace took an amazing entry to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The 360 degree loop stunt’s driver Terry Grunt took the car running on two wheels while the other two wheels remained in air. Along with him was freestyle professional motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bowlers. Lee climbed out of the side window and climbed back inside the co-passenger seat during the stunt. No wonder this was a terribly tough task for Terry Grunt, as the stunt needed lot of control and calculation. After the stunt he was describing how the lightweight yet rigid frame of the Jaguar F-Pace has helped him doing the stunt so perfectly. Before doing the stunt at Goodwood the terry Grunt and Lee Bowlers practiced it several times at the Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire.
The Jaguar F-Pace was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and the car was displayed at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo as well. The British marquee is expected to launch the SUV in Indian market later this year. Power sources for the muscular stylish car come from Ingenium engine family. The car is available in both the petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 2.0 litre engine producing 237 bhp of peak power, while there is a 3.0 litre V6 engine generating 377 bhp of peak power. A massive 5.0 litre supercharged V8 motor is also there. The diesel version gets two different engine options, which are 2.0 litre engine kicking out 177 bhp and a 3.0 litre V6 engine churns out 337 bhp. The car comes available in both the Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) and All Wheel Drive (AWD) configurations.
2018 Jaguar F-Type
Jaguar introduced their latest sportscar three years ago and this has to be one of the most proffered sportscars which not only won many prestigious awards but also helped others purist to believe and have their faith restored in the British Auto brand once again. The two door Coupe is available in both roadster as well as coupe format. Later Jag actually added couple of other variants as well including the recently launched F-Type SVR which produces about 575 Hp of peak power.
Recently our spy photographers caught what seems to look like an updated F-Type at the Nurburgring. The car which was caught testing was wrapped in heavy camouflage and as usual Jaguar is hiding every information they possibly can. Although what seems to us is that the updated Jaguar will be getting few changes on its exterior while there will also be some changes made to its interior as well. We are not too sure if jaguar will seriously also think to add some more horses under the hood.
The F-Type is definitely popular not only in the International market but Indian market as well at the same time. Although a lot has changed in the three years and there is some new cars too which has great capability to dethrone the Brit sportscar. So now that the updated car has shown up will it be any better than the current F-Type.
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F1 racer Romain Grosjean Takes The Smart Cone Challenge In A Jaguar XF: Video
We all know that Jaguar comes with new promotional videos for their latest products every month and this time they are back with their new XF. We can watch Jaguar gave Formula 1 star Romain Grosjean a hard task of competing in a unique one of a kind task which tests not only the cars agility but also the person’s skill. This course also marks the start of Jaguar’s ’Art of Performance’ tour.
In this video you can watch the Formula 1 star Romain Grosjean drive around smart cones which uses wireless technology to light up pair of cones which are set our at different times. The cones lights up and signals the driver where their next target is within a short time. The cones lights light up randomly and are completely unpredictable which makes things difficult. When a particular car is driven its precise coordinates are measured and then sent to the central computer system. The drivers and the car’s every move are measured 100 times per second. Then the score are measured and after the course is completed every driver gets a score report which are created taking into account the model of the car used, weather and even driving conditions.
As mentioned above this interesting video marks the start of Jaguar’s Art of Performance tour which will visit 600 venues in 46 countries.
Watch this amazing video and find out how Romain Grosjean performs in this obstacle course.
Jaguar Unveils China Specific XFL At The Beijing Auto Show
At the ongoing Beijing Auto show while most of attention has been given towards SUV’s, Jaguar decided to bring in winds of change. As a result they have unveiled the new XF Long wheelbase (XFL) at the Beijing Auto Show which has been developed exclusively for Chinese customers.
The new XFL has been built and developed keeping the comfort of the passengers in mind. The wheelbase of the standard XF has been extended by 140 mm and now the wheelbase of the XFL stands at 3100 mm. As a result of the expansion the rear seat passengers now gets to enjoy an extra amount of legroom. For the first time the Jaguar has also installed cabin air ionization technology along with four zone climate control. According to the reports the new XFL will be built at China’s aluminum body shop based at the state-of-the-art Chery Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing facility in Changshu, while the car will go on sale towards the second half of the year in Chinese market.
Apart from the all new XFL, Jaguar and Land Rover also showcased the six other vehicles as well. This is also the time when Jaguar launched their sporty crossover the F-Pace in the Chinese market while Land Rover introduced the locally built Land Rover Discovery Sport in the market.
Jaguar also showcased the new F-Type SVR and the Jaguar Diamond Limited Edition for the first time at the show.
Land Rover showcased the Range Rover Evoque Convertible (world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible), Range Rover SV AUtobiography (which brings out the best of Range Rover’s luxury and refinement), Discovery Landmark Special Edition(generous specification of the HSE derivative) alongside the Chery Jaguar Land Rover Range Rover Evoque which brings out the best of British design and craftsmanship.
2016 Jaguar F-Type R vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S: Video
Autoguide.com puts the all new 2016 F-Type R vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S now if it comes to juts looks then the Jaguar will surely attract all the attention but they not only test these cars on the basis of looks. The Jaguar no doubt looks sleek but also offers those carbon fiber roof and big yellow calipers. But when it comes to Benz the quality of the paint is much superior and it somehow still manages to look more expensive as well.
In this video you can watch these two cars going head to head with one another. The Jaguar F-Tyoe produces about 550 Hp of peak power while the Mercedes AMG GT produces about 502 Hp. Both these cars are fast machines and both of them can touch incredible speeds. So although the Jag has a bigger engine but the Mercedes Benz is quicker when it comes to quick sprint from point A to point B. Inside things also looks equally impressive as well but take a closer and look and you will realize why there is a price difference between both these cars. In Mercedes the driver also seats way lower which gives them a better feel of the road.
Watch this entire video to find out more about both these exotic supercars.
Jaguar F-Pace’s Guinness world record with 360 degree loop: Video
Jaguar might be in the car business for more than eight decades, but they never showed their interest in making SUVs like their sibling brand Land Rover. But, when they did, it left the world spellbound. The CX-17 Concept which was showcased at Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013 paved the way for the Jaguar F-Pace, a stunning performance SUV from the British automaker.
To prove the tough capability of this car Jaguar arranged a 360 degree gravity defying loop, where legendary stunt driver Terry Grant drove the car successfully and made a Guinness world record. Check the video to see the Jaguar F-Pace’s 360 degree loop.
Jaguar F-Pace was designed by the company’s director Ian Callum, and according to him it was inspired from the Jaguar F-Type sports car. The car reflects its performance character along with elegant style and practicality. The car sports full LED headlamps, muscular front fascia with large front grilles and air dams at both sides of the lower bumper. The side profile boasts blackened out B and C pillars, muscular appearance. The rear fascia proves that the car was really designed with inspiration from the F-Type. The impressive forged 22 inch wheels and 213 mm of ground clearance makes this car capable for tough off roading tasks. The interior of this car comes radiating the premium luxury and comfortable charm with lots of features.
Power source for this car is a range of powertrains. It gets a 2.0 litre diesel engine, a 2.0 litre petrol unit which produces around 240 PS peak power. Alongside these, the car also gets a 3.0 litre supercharged V6 engine. The car can reach 0 – 100 kmph in just 5.1 seconds.
Jaguar F-Type SVR Exhaust Test Inside A Tunnel: Video
There is no denying in the fact that the Jaguar F-Type has definitely the best sounding stock exhaust note amongst its rivals. The roar in fact has actually become the signature styling of the F-Type. Now you already know that the British auto maker took the wraps of the F-Type SVR recently and this is a wild version of the standard F-Type developed by Jaguars Special vehicle operation (SVR) team.
In this video you can watch Jaguar F-TYPE SVR demonstrates its distinctive roar in New York City’s Park Avenue Tunnel. This tunnel is located in the iconic Park Avenue area in Manhattan and it passes under seven blocks of the road. As you already know the F-Type SVR gets this lightweight titanium exhaust system which is capable of withstanding much more heat than the standard stainless steel exhaust system.
The sweet sounding exhaust note is further backed up by that powerful 5.0 Litre Supercharged V8 unit which has been tuned to produce 575 Ps of peak power and an impressive 700 Nm of torque. The F-Type SVR can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.7 seconds while it can reach a top speed of about 322 km/h mark.
Put on your best headphones and watch the car roar inside the tunnel and I am sure you petrol heads will definitely enjoy this sound even more than a live rock concert.
Jaguar Planning To Resurrect World’s First Supercar XKSS: Video
Now this might come as a surprise for many but Jaguar is actually planning to rebuild their iconic XKSS sportscar once again. The British automaker will build only 9 of these stunning one of a kind iconic Sporstcar by hand, these cars will get the same specification as those made in 1957 and will be replacing those cars which were burnt due when a fire broke out at the Browns Lane factory.
These cars will be built for select group of established collectors and customers. Every car will be built by a special team of Jaguar’s highly skilled team of engineers and technicians. These engineers and technicians will be building these 9 cars at the Jaguar’s new ’Experimental Shop’ in Warwick. They will be using all their skills and expertise which they have gained during the construction of lightweight E Type project. This is definitely grandest news for those classic lovers and collectors because after almost 59 years Jaguar has taken this huge decision of resurrecting this one of a kind classic sporstcar of all time.
The XKSS can be called World’s first supercar because it was not only fast but was a mechanical marvel of that era. This car even helped Jaguar to get three back to back victories at the biggest stage of all called Le Mans in the year 1955, 1956 and 1957. However compared to the sportscar, the production variant of the car was little different because it was modified and got a higher windscreen, an extra door at the passenger’s side and also the removal of the fin towards its back.
The deliveries of the new Jaguar will begin from early 2017.
You can also watch this video to get more information about the Jaguar XKSS.
Michelle Rodriguez Takes This Jaguar F-Type SVR For A Spin: Video
Jaguar F-Type SVR is the fastest production car Jaguar has ever made. Being a more powerful version it comes as an aggressive and angry looking car crafted very nicely. But recently Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez took the car to perform its real task. On a closed highway in the Nevada desert the star actress pushed the sports coupe on its first high speed test drive, to its top speed 323 kmph (201 mph). She also said, this has been her speediest drive till date.
The new Jaguar F-Type SVR comes with a 5.0 litre supercharged direct injection V8 engine under the hood mated to an 8 speed Quickshift automatic transmission with paddle shifters, producing 575 PS peak power at 6500 rpm and 700 Nm of peak torque at 3500 – 5000 rpm. It can reach 0 – 100 kmph in just 3.7 seconds with a top speed around 322 kmph.
The Jaguar F-Type SVR comes with design cues from the Project 7 limited edition model, but the aerodynamic efficiency has been increased and the performance has been re-tuned in the all new F-Type SVR. The car gets multifunction steering wheel with aluminium paddle shifters, dual pod instrument cluster, and a sleek centre console with touchscreen panel; and all of these complimenting the sporty black themed interior.
Jaguar XJ VS A Technologically Advanced Drone: Video
This video is basically shot to showcase the new Jaguar XJ’s performance and agility while it attempts all the moves to actually outrun and win against a technologically advanced drone. What makes the video worth watching is also because of the fact that the Jaguar XJ was driven by none other than stunt driver Mark Higgins who actually was the stunt driver for the recently released James Bond movie Spectre.
Mark Higgins takes the wheels while he faces world’s best Drone pilot JaeHong Li, in thus unique stunt chase video. This video also showcases how all these future technologies could be used in car chase filming in a movie.
The Drone used advanced radar based technologies and driver assistance system and on board cameras which helps the drone pilot to operate the device. These unmanned devices are now a day’s used in many interesting ways, starting from auto races and even delivering parcels and food items. While its contender here the Jaguar XJ has been designed to take on other executive luxury sedans of its segment. This new XJ is definitely more dynamic and can also adapt itself to any environment.
The Zhuhai International Circuit in China was the perfect playground to execute this challenge which also contained some shipping containers in the industrial zone area. While the wide tree lined fields, pit garages and an underground car parking provided the perfect setup for both the drone and the XJ to perform and execute their moves perfectly.