Jaguar F-Pace 20196th May 2019
Don’t worry, you’re not seeing things. This is the Jaguar F-Pace 2019 SVR that was initially announced over a year ago. And this time around, it’s not just Australia’s long distance from the rest of the world that sees us driving it 12 months later for the first time.
The Jaguar F-Pace 2019 SVR was rolled out by the Jaguar team in March 2018 and Australian pricing was announced shortly after. But, after a cancelled global media launch last year and little explanation why, Jaguar had another crack at it, this time picking the south of France to launch both the updated Jaguar XE and the F-Pace SVR.
Before we get into the review, we asked Jaguar numerous times why the car’s launch was delayed and the only explanation it was prepared to give was that there was a supplier issue. Which supplier? Jaguar wouldn’t say. What Jaguar did say was that if it had launched the vehicle as expected last year, deliveries would have been delayed regardless, so it decided to hold out.
So that’s the timing issue out of the way. Let’s get into why this could be a game changer for Jaguar in the performance SUV segment.
Let’s start with the price. Pricing kicks off from $140,020 (plus on-road costs), which makes it way, way, cheaper than the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63S ($172,400), Mercedez AMG ($195,030), BMW M ($188,729 (F85)) and Audi Q7($161,900). At that price point it lines up with similarly priced rivals and is pipped in terms of performance by the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk ($134,950) and Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV ($149,900).
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