Jaguar F-PACE 400 Sport model and Amazon Alexa

 Jaguar UK reveals 23MY F-PACE, now offering more choice and technology than ever with the addition of the dynamic new 400 SPORT model and the integration of Alexa voice control across the range.

Jaguar F-PACE 2023 Model

  • New 23MY F-PACE revealed: Jaguar reveals the new 23MY F-PACE, now with more technology and choice, including the all new F-PACE 400 SPORT 
  • New F-PACE 400 SPORT: Combines the powerful, refined in-line six-cylinder Ingenium petrol mild-hybrid engine with enhanced exterior design elements and a rich, luxurious interior
  • Assertive, confident presence: New Gloss Black 21-inch wheels, Black Pack and Gloss Black roof rails enhance F-PACE’s sculpted form to make the 400 SPORT truly distinctive
  • Beautiful, crafted interior: Windsor leather Performance seats, Ebony Suedecloth headliner, Satin Charcoal Ash veneers and bright metal pedals enrich the luxurious, spacious cabins
  • Performance, agility and comfort: 294kW (400PS) petrol six-cylinder engines provide effortless performance and maximum speeds of 250km/h, while Adaptive Dynamics with Configurable Dynamics delivers an optimum balance of ride, handling and precision
  • Seamless connectivity: Pivi Pro infotainment system enhanced with wireless Apple CarPlay® as standard to keep you effortlessly connected. Wireless Android Auto™ is also standard
  • Ask Alexa1: Full Amazon Alexa integration with Pivi Pro means you can use natural voice commands to control navigation and music2, manage calendars, hear news, check the weather and control smart home devices3 – just by asking – so you can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel
  • Watch the F-PACE Alexa film here. Find out more about Alexa and how to activate here 
  • Pricing and availability: to be released before June 2022 

Offered exclusively with a smooth, refined Ingenium six-cylinder petrol mild-hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) engine, the 400 SPORT is distinguished by new 21-inch Gloss Black wheels, Black Pack, privacy glass and Gloss Black roof rails. Windsor leather Performance seats are a highlight of the spacious, luxurious interiors.

Jaguar F-PACE 2023 Model

New F-PACE 400 SPORT

The F-PACE’s distinctive, sculpted form is further enhanced for the new 400 SPORT through a unique combination of exterior design elements which heighten their poised stance and dynamic character.

Adam Hatton, Exterior Design Director, Jaguar, said: “Developing the new 400 SPORT model gave us the opportunity to subtly accentuate the F-PACE’s inherently assertive, purposeful design and deliver an even more confident on-road presence, while beautiful, rich materials – including Windsor leather, Suedecloth, and meticulously-crafted veneers – make the interiors even more luxurious. Together with the quiet, effortless performance from the six-cylinder engine, the new F-PACE 400 SPORT will make every journey extraordinary.”

Striking 21-inch ‘Style 5105’ wheels complement the Black Pack, privacy glass and Gloss Black roof rails, and feature a distinctive five split-spoke design and a Gloss Black finish. Customers wishing to add even further visual appeal can select the optional 22-inch ‘Style 1020’ forged wheels, available on both models in a choice of two finishes: Gloss Black with Satin Black inserts or Gloss Silver with contrast inserts. These are specified with self-sealing all-season tyres.

The F-PACE 400 SPORT can be specified in the full range of colours, comprising one solid finish, seven metallics and a choice of two premium metallic paints – Carpathian Grey and Charente Grey.

The luxurious, crafted interior of the F-PACE is further enriched on the 400 SPORT with slimline Performance Seats in Windsor leather. These are matched to an Ebony Suedecloth headliner and Satin Charcoal Ash veneers. The sense of serenity and space is heightened by Premium Cabin Lighting. Also available on all other models in the range, this offers the driver a choice of 30 colours.

Jaguar F-PACE 2023 Model

As well as luxury and refinement the new 400 SPORT delivers the outstanding performance and agility drivers expect from a Jaguar. The 400 SPORT features the Ingenium 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder petrol MHEV engine, developing 294kW (400PS) and 550Nm of torque. Featuring advanced technologies including a twin scroll turbocharger supported by an electric supercharger, continuously variable inlet valve lift control and a 250bar direct fuel injection system, this superbly refined unit enables the 400 SPORT to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 250km/h.

The MHEV system uses a Belt integrated Starter Generator in place of a conventional alternator to recuperate energy that would otherwise be lost during deceleration and braking, which is then stored in a 48V lithium-ion battery packaged beneath the rear loadspace. This energy is used to assist the engine when accelerating away, and also enables a smoother, quieter and more responsive stop/start function.

There’s also a choice of 184kW (250PS) petrol four-cylinder Ingenium and 221kW (300PS) diesel six-cylinder Ingenium powertrains. The diesel also features 48V mild-hybrid technology for even greater refinement and efficiency.

All F-PACE models feature intelligent all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmissions which can be controlled either by the Jaguar Drive Selector or – for added driver engagement – the beautifully tactile metal shift paddles.

Jaguar F-PACE 2023 Model

Ask Alexa

The new 400 SPORT– like all models in the range – comes with Amazon Alexa. Seamlessly integrated, it brings the familiar Alexa experience to F-PACE and provides natural voice interaction with the Pivi Pro infotainment system’s features including navigation, music, podcasts and audiobooks, calls and compatible smart devices.

Requests such as ‘Alexa, navigate me home’, ‘Alexa, play my chill-out playlist’ and ‘Alexa show me nearby coffee shops’ can all be made by voice. You can also check news, weather, and manage your schedule or shopping list– just by asking. Alexa lives in the cloud and is always getting smarter, with new features and updates continually being added and delivered.

The Alexa voice experience is intuitive to use, making it easy for customers to operate keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Alexa even makes it possible to control compatible smart home features such as heating and lighting from the comfort of
F-PACE’s luxurious interior. Just ask: ‘Alexa, set the living room temperature to 20 degrees’, for example.

Existing owners of F-PACE models with Pivi Pro are among more than 55,000 Jaguar customers to have been offered Alexa in a software-over-the-air update4.

Alex Heslop, Director of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The seamless integration of Amazon Alexa with our Pivi Pro infotainment system gives customers simple, intuitive voice control of regularly used features, making the driving experience even more enjoyable. The fact we can also offer this new feature to existing customers proves the value of our software-over-the-air-updates.”

The F-PACE offers a wealth of other smart technologies to make journeys simpler, more enjoyable and more connected. The Smartphone Pack with wireless Apple CarPlay® is standard. Wireless Android Auto™ is also standard. In addition, Pivi Pro can connect two phones simultaneously, and an optional wireless device charging pad beneath the centre console features a signal booster to improve network reception and Wi-Fi.

The 2023 Model Year F-PACE range includes all R-Dynamic S, SE, HSE, and 400 SPORT models.

Jaguar F-PACE 2023 Model

Footnotes

1In-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. Amazon, Alexa, Amazon Music, Audible and all related marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Certain Alexa functionality is dependent on smart home technology.

2Amazon is always updating the number of media streaming providers that are supported. The following providers have been certified for use: Spotify, TuneIn, Deezer, Amazon Music, Audible, Kindle, iHeartRadio and Pandora.

3Additional products and setup required for smart home functionality. Alexa-compatible smart home device required.

412-month subscription required. Available in connected markets only. Online Pack for S specification packs and above. Vehicle must have Pivi Pro infotainment system and valid Online Pack subscription, and software has to be updated to OS3.0 or later to enable Alexa. Existing vehicles may require multiple updates to get to OS3.0 and for some owners this may require a Retailer visit. Vehicle software has to be updated and ‘activated’ to enable Alexa. User must have a valid Amazon account.

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