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SPECIAL EDITION F-PACES

March 20, 2019

Jaguar has announced two distinctive special edition models for its award-winning F-PACE; the performance-focused 300 SPORT and the feature-packed Chequered Flag. They further enhance the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year award-winning F-PACE range, which offers the unrivalled dynamics and everyday versatility customers expect from a Jaguar performance SUV. Updates to the entire F-PACE range also include the addition of Apple CarPlay® and Android Autoas standard equipment, while improvements to efficiency have seen CO2 emissions reduced by as much as 8g/km.

300 SPORT Special Edition
The 300 SPORT comes with a choice of two 300PS AWD engine options; the
2.0-litre Ingenium petrol and 3.0-litre V6 diesel. The former has 400Nm of torque and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds (0-60mph in 5.8 seconds) on its way to a top speed of 145mph, while the latter offers 700Nm torque and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.4 seconds (0-60mph in 6.2 seconds) and is capable of 150mph.

Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, said:
“The Jaguar F-PACE has established itself as the ultimate performance SUV. Not only does it combine sports car DNA with the practicality of a larger vehicle, it does so with a great aesthetic. The latest special editions build on this visual appeal by enhancing the model’s sporting character to each create something unique. The F-PACE line-up has something for everyone.”

The 300 SPORT is identified by 22” Grey alloy wheels and distinctive Dark Satin Grey exterior detailing. Starting with the front grille surround, this extends to the side window surrounds, side vents, mirror caps and door finishers, as well as the rear valance. With 300 SPORT badges on the front grille and rear tailgate, it is available exclusively in Yulong White, Indus Silver and Santorini Black.

Step inside and the yellow contrast stitching on the instrument panel, centre console and leather seats provide a unique feel to the interior. The 300 SPORT logo is badged on the treadplates, carpet mats and steering wheel and is also embossed on the front headrests.

Comfort and convenience features include Touch Pro Navigation with Connect Pro that enables the driver to control essential features remotely. Jaguar’s 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display provides a customisable and intuitive driver interface. A Meridian sound system, panoramic roof and 14-way heated electric front seats with memory also form part of the standard specification.

Customers buying the 300 SPORT will have the option of upgrading the standard specification with a number of additional features. This includes 18-way seats, with the option of heated rear seats. Adaptive Cruise Control, Adaptive Dynamics and an opening Panoramic Roof are some of the other features also available.

The 300 SPORT also brings better value for customers than ever, with £8,430 of added extras compared with the petrol 300PS R-Sport but at a price of less than £5,000 more. In the case of the diesel 300 SPORT, buyers get £4,555 of added value over the F-PACE ‘S’ for just £500 more.

Chequered Flag Special Edition
The Chequered Flag is based on the R-Sport model and comes with a distinctive exterior that includes a sport front bumper and striking Gloss Black detailing on the front grille, door cladding, side vents, and roof rails. 20” Gloss Black alloy wheels are standard, but customers can option all the way up to 22” alloy wheels for even more striking looks. The Chequered Flag is available in Yulong White, Santorini Black and in the newly introduced colour, Eiger Grey.

Inside, the cabin has a seamless blend of luxurious materials and crafted finishes, with features including leather trim, meshed aluminium detailing and Chequered Flag treadplates. Occupants also benefit from a range of features such as 10-way electric front seats, Panoramic roof, Touch Pro Navigation, Meridian Sound System, reconfigurable 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display and the Touch Pro infotainment system as standard.

A range of 2.0-litre AWD powertrains are available with the Chequered Flag, beginning with the more performance-focused 250PS 2.0-litre AWD Ingenium petrol, which powers the F-PACE from 0-62mph in 7.0 seconds (0-60mph in 6.6 seconds) and to a top speed of 135mph. Diesel powertrains are available in 240PS and 180PS form, with the latter providing up to 41.9mpg (6.7 l/100km) †.

Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD, said: “The Jaguar F-PACE remains the fastest selling Jaguar ever, but we always strive to offer our UK customers the best possible package. With this latest raft of updates to F-PACE, buyers have more choice, better value for money and the addition of the latest infotainment technology as standard. Rather than drastically alter what is already a very successful formula of best-in-class driving dynamics, luxury materials and sports car styling, we’ve simply made changes where it matters.”

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JAGUAR LAND ROVER INSTALLS 166 ELECTRIC REFILL POINTS

March 20, 2019

 Jaguar Land Rover has installed 166 smart charging outlets for electric vehicles at its Gaydon engineering centre. The outlets are for use by employees to encourage uptake of electric vehicles – because research shows 40 per cent* of electric car charging in Europe takes place at work.

Charging points will also be installed in the visitors’ car park, so guests can take advantage of convenient fast charging. This smart charging network is believed to be the largest single installation of its kind in the UK.

The 7kW AC smart charging stations, supplied by NewMotion (a Shell company), can add 22 miles of range to an all –electric Jaguar I-PACE every hour and 176 miles in total during an eight-hour day. The stations are cloud-connected and integrated with the NewMotion public charging network, so employees can charge at stations across Europe using a single card. Users can also monitor and track charging throughout the day with a smartphone app.

The charge points will offer both financial and environmental benefits for PHEV and BEV drivers alike, while providing a convenient and sustainable solution for employees who can’t charge at home.

Jaguar Land Rover sources 100 per cent renewable electricity – generated from natural resources including solar and wind energy – for its UK facilities, which will be used to power the infrastructure, providing carbon-free commuting to employees.

Jaguar Land Rover’s electricity supply is backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO), meaning a proportion of EDF Energy’s renewable energy is ring-fenced for the company. In this case, the REGO scheme certifies that Jaguar Land Rover’s entire supply comes from renewable generation.

Mick Cameron, Head of e-Mobility at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Every new Jaguar and Land Rover model line will be electrified from 2020, giving our customers even more choice. We have already introduced a portfolio of electrified products across our model ranges, including fully electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and mild hybrid (MHEV) vehicles. The Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar’s first premium battery electric vehicle, arrived in showrooms in March 2018 and has since won 55 international awards including European Car of the Year 2019. We hope that by providing a network of electric charging points to staff and visitors at our Gaydon engineering centre we can help encourage the uptake of alternative fuels amongst our employees.

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HAVE WE FOUND A ‘MISSING’ TWR JAGUAR?

March 13, 2019

We just love solving mysteries, and a 1988 IMSA Jaguar we found recently, pre-Castrol livery, may turn out not to be a new chassis!

The IMSA car was built in 1987 before the IMSA programme was announced, but our private photographs mysteriously also came with a number of other images portraying a Silk Cut Jaguar which we have now identified.

It disappeared mid-1987 was not raced again.

We will reveal both chassis numbers in our coming edition, and I hope in doing so we can correct history – much in the same way as as being going on with C and D-Types for decades!

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NEW EDITION IS OUT NOW – in the shops and mail

March 8, 2019

Our brand new hard copy edition is out now and in shops or the mail for subscribers. We are very happy with it too.


We drive the all-electric I-Pace for the first time, and find the exclusive truth about the earliest XJ-Ss (really XJ27s built from 1972) – and find the first two are in Australia. They have no VIN numbers so are no really XJ-Ss!

This edition profiles David Hobbs, former Daimler and Jaguar apprentice born of Australian parents, we find one man’s perfect XJ6 Series 1, meet a husband and wife who bought a new limited edition XK-R Portfolio, sold it, bought a Land Rover – and missed the XK-R so much they found and bought it back!

Then there is the historic Reims road track in France which had the most incredible facilities, and where Jaguar made racing history with their C and D-Types. Abandoned since the late 1960s it is now being restored by enthusiastic volunteer devotees.

We give Buyer’s Advice on the fast appreciating early XJ-S models, go to the Retromobile in Paris – and that is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

We were founded with the assistance of Jaguar Cars in 1984, and produce our publication to the highest design, printing and content standards using a massive image library and unequalled first hand Jaguar knowledge.

We can’t be in shops all around the world, so if you want to read Jaguar Magazine you need to subscribe. We will have it in the mail to any point of the globe on the same day.

If you are an established reader – enjoy edition #196.

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‘CAR’ BELIEVES THE NEW XJ WILL BE ALL-ELECTRIC

March 5, 2019

Jaguar’s next XJ sedan will ride on an all-new platform designed for electric and hybrid vehicles and will use a beefed-up drivetrain from the I-Pace EV, read new reports.

According to CAR Magazine, Jaguar’s biggest sedan will be going battery-powered for the next generation, and ride on the Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA) shared with the new Defender and another upcoming Land Rover that will be more like a car than an SUV.

The XJ will most likely still be a five-door liftback sedan, the magazine muses.

Driving the XJ could be the powertrain from the I-Pace EV, albeit with a few modifications, boosting the 90-kWh battery pack to 100 kWh; and using electric motors at all four wheels instead of just one on each axle.

Each motor could be rated up to 200 horsepower, which means a total system output of 800 horsepower, enough to leave its EV competitors in its all-electric dust.

The current I-Pace makes 394 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque, which also suggests the XJ could make over 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque.

Unfortunately, this is all supposition at this point, as Jaguar hasn’t revealed its own specs, or any information at all, really. No prototypes have been spied, and previous release dates have come and gone.

What we do know is Jaguar plans to electrify all of its vehicles for the 2020 model year—the XJ could be the start of that transformation.

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WHEN TWR JAGUAR PREPARED FOR IMSA RACING IN THE US

March 5, 2019

I don’t think this image has ever been seen before.

It shows a TWR Group C European racing Jaguar after being converted for IMSA racing in the US.

It is late 1987, there is no advertising on the very clean body, and the car is being readied for its first testing.

In its first appearance in the US Jaguar finished first and third in its first event – the all-important Daytona 24 Hours.

Later in the year it would win Le Mans as a factory entry for the first time since 1955!

In edition #197 we will reveal the full story surrounding this mysterious car.

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HUGE ‘JENNY’ JAGUAR COLLECTION TO BE AUCTIONED

March 1, 2019

Some of the world’s rarest and most historically significant Jaguar cars are to be offered for sale on the open market for the first time ever by Pendine Historic Cars, the UK-based specialists in historic cars for road and track.

The ‘Jaguar Sports Car Collection’ currently belongs to one of the world’s foremost collectors of sporting Jaguars and contains 12 of the most collectible and valuable Jaguars in existence. Among the collection is the first ever Jaguar sports car prototype, the first ever E-Type to be seen in public and the famous ‘lost C-Type’.

Offered for sale individually, the collection presents Jaguar and classic car aficionados with a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire an exquisite piece of Jaguar history, each in concours condition and restored by the finest marque specialists.

“This is without a doubt one of the most impressive and important collections of Jaguars in the world,” comments James Mitchell, founder, Pendine Historic Cars. “Each car in the collection represents a key milestone through the marque’s early history. Not only have some of these incredible cars played important roles in automotive cultural history, but they are also among the best examples in the world.”

The ‘Jaguar Sports Car Collection’ is the automotive life work of notable collector, Dr Christian Jenny. Since falling in love with the marque in the early 1970s, Christian has been dedicated to building a collection of Jaguar sports cars that spans the most definitive period of the company’s development. So significant is the collection, a hardback book titled ‘The Jaguar Sports Car Collection; A Personal Endeavour’, which tells the story of each individual car, was published in 2014.

The 1935 Jaguar S.S. 90 Prototype for sale is the first ever Jaguar sports car made and the car that would launch Sir William Lyons’ and Jaguar’s successful motor sport campaign at the very beginning of the marque’s sporting history.

The 1961 Jaguar E-Type in the collection is the first E-Type ever seen in public when it was unveiled to the press and VIP guests at the Geneva Motor Show. As one of the very first hand built, pre-production prototype examples of the model which changed Jaguar’s history forever, this is considered one of the most important non-competition Jaguars in the world.

A hugely significant historic race car in the collection is the 1952 Jaguar C-Type, known as the ‘lost C-Type’ after it became the only one of the 53 examples unaccounted for between the late sixties until 1997. Today it is regarded as one of the greatest ever sports racing cars of the 1950s.

Also in the collection is the first ever production 1935 S.S. 90 to leave the factory, a 1937 S.S. 100 2.2 litre, 1938 S.S. 100 3.5 litre, 1950 XK120 Alloy, 1950 XK120 Roadster, 1955 XK140 Roadster, 1960 XK150 3.8S Roadster, 1961 E-Type and a 1972 V12 Roadster. Each car in the collection, currently located in Switzerland, has been meticulously maintained and stored in a dedicated subterranean garage.

Interested parties should contact James Mitchell at Pendine Historic Cars directly at james@pendine.com or on +44 1869 357126, with sale prices available on request only.

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I-PACE WINS BRITAIN’S ‘CAR OF THE YEAR’

March 1, 2019

The Jaguar I-PACE has emerged victorious at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2019, after a closely fought battle with three other manufacturers. Having been named the Best Executive car when the category winners were announced in February, the Jaguar was pitted against the 11 other triumphant new cars to fight it out for the top honour. It is the third time in six years of the UK Car of the Year Awards that the overall victor has been battery-powered.

“As manufacturers take electric vehicles more seriously, Jaguar is leading the pack with I-PACE, which offers fantastic range and performance as well as a stylish and spacious interior for driver and passengers,” commented John Challen, director of the UK Car of the Year Awards. “The UK Car of the Year Awards judges are always keen to recognise innovation and that is certainly the case in 2019.”

Collecting the UK Car of the Year Awards 2019 trophy, Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover MD, said: “This latest major award for I-PACE is something we can all be extremely proud of. This car was conceived, designed and engineered in Britain, so to have a selection of the nation’s leading automotive journalists vote it as the overall UK Car of the Year against some stiff competition is a special moment for us.”

The UK Car of the Year Awards judges were quick to praise the attributes of Jaguar’s first electric vehicle. TV presenter Jonny Smith said: “Few traditional manufacturers can match the I-PACE for ground-up groundbreaking design and tech. A wonderful combo of unique design, spirited driving behaviour and useful EV range/rapid charge capability.” Wallpaper contributor Nargess Banks added: “Jaguar’s first pure electric car does not compromise – not in terms of design, performance or practicality.”

Judge Guy Bird commented: “Jaguar’s I-PACE really is miles ahead of the premium EV pack, designed and engineered without compromise for an electric future. Combining real sports car performance, a good range, SUV skills and a huge – and hugely impressive – passenger cabin; it’s hard to fault.” Freelance journalist David Motton proclaimed the Jaguar to be, “the most enjoyable EV to drive bar none”, highlighting the car’s performance and real-world range. “It’s not just a great EV, it’s a great SUV, full stop,” he concluded.

In the closing stages of the voting process, it was too close to call between the Jaguar, Alpine’s A110, the Volvo XC40 and the Suzuki Jimny. When all the votes were in, the I-PACE triumphed by two points from the Alpine, with Volvo taking third place.

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JAGUAR WILL ALWAYS BUILD A SPORTS CAR

February 28, 2019

According to Top Gear’s television show, Jaguar will never stop having a sports car model in its range:

The world is in love with SUVs. Sales are booming and if there’s a niche on stilts that hasn’t been filled we’re yet to think what it could possibly be.

Jaguar now sells three of the things – the F-Pace, E-Pace and all-electric I-Pace. However, director of design Ian Callum has confirmed that no matter how popular SUVs become, the company’s future model line-up will always include a two-door sports car.

Currently represented by the F-Type, Jag has a long history with coupes, and Callum himself has a pretty strong back catalogue in the segment too. The Scotsman has penned the Ford Puma, the Aston Martin DB7 and DB9, the Volvo C70, Jaguar XK and the F-Type. Blimey.

“There will always be a Jag two door coupe in the line-up because that’s the story of what we’re about, and you can’t build a brand without a story,” he says.

“So yes, a two-door coupe is essential to the brand. The volumes may not be high but we will build two-door sports cars and the rest will grow from that.”

The question of potential powertrains is one that Jaguar is keen to avoid though – Callum says ‘either’ when we quiz him on whether a future coupe should be electric or stick to fossil fuels. “You’ll have to wait and see.”

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XE REFRESHED AND EVEN BETTER

February 27, 2019

We are big fans of the XE, and believe it is perhaps Jaguar’s best balance car at speed along with the I-Pace. Now the XE has been updated.

According to Jaguar’s release:

The new Jaguar XE delivers an enhanced exterior design, all-new luxurious interior and advanced technologies, including a segment-first ClearSight rear view mirror, utilising a wide-angle rear facing camera. The XE also becomes first-in-class to offer a diesel variant compliant with the stringent RDE2 NOx emissions limit, well ahead of the January 2021 legislative deadline. This aids company car drivers with a 4% BIK rate cut and also private retail buyers through a reduced first year VED charge.

The XE’s beautifully-crafted all-new interior features extensive use of soft-touch materials, premium veneers and all-new door trims that improve usability and practicality. New XE’s luxurious and technology-packed interior delivers more comfort, quality and connectivity for all occupants. Every aspect of the cabin has been enhanced for increased convenience, improved stowage and better passenger comfort.

The influence of Jaguar’s flagship two-seater sportscar is also evident as both the SportShift gear selector and JaguarDrive Control switch shared with the F-TYPE are on the revised centre console.

A new steering wheel, shared with the all-electric I-PACE, features hidden-until-lit graphics and capacitive switches for intuitive, tactile control of key functions.

With additional customer-focused specification as standard, the XE is also better value than ever before.

XE’s entry-level specification now features an automatic transmission, 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. Customers can select from S, SE and HSE trim levels, with each also available in sporty R-Dynamic guise. A range of option packs provide even greater personalisation:

  • Dynamic Handling Pack: Configurable Dynamics, Adaptive Dynamics, Performance Brakes, Coloured Brake Calipers, Bootlid Spoiler
  • Cold Climate Pack: Heated Windscreen, Heated Steering Wheel, Headlight Washers
  • Technology Pack: Head-Up Display, Solar Windscreen, Touch Pro Duo, Interactive Driver Display, Wireless Charging, ClearSight Interior Rear View Mirror
  • Convenience Pack: Gesture Bootlid, Keyless Entry, Electric Steering Column Adjustment, Additional Power Sockets
  • Premium Interior Upgrade Pack: Illuminated Treadplates, Bright Pedals, Configurable Ambient Lighting

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