Jaguar’s meanest SUV just got a bit meaner.
The fire-breathing Jaguar F-Pace SVR has gotten a bump in torque and a higher top speed for 2021, as well as a heavily overhauled interior and some under-the-skin tweaks.
The price has been increased by less than $1000 to $141,040 before on-road costs. Local deliveries begin in April 2021.
The SVR’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine produces the same 405kW of power as before, but torque has been bumped up 20Nm to 700Nm. It continues to be mated to a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Top speed is now up by 3km/h to 286km/h, while the 0-100km/h time has been shaved by three tenths of a second to 4.0 seconds.
Other performance improvements include a new Dynamic Launch feature for sharper acceleration from a standstill and a new Integrated Power Booster to support the 395mm front and 396m rear two-piece disc brakes. Pedal feel has also been improved.
The steering has a new electronic power-assistance system which Jaguar claims delivers greater immediacy and provides, while low-speed ride quality has been improved through the retuning of the adaptive dampers and revised chassis bushes.
The revised front end appearance also cuts drag from 0.37Cd to 0.36Cd and reduces aerodynamic lift by 35 per cent.
The most immediately visible changes are inside, where the F-Pace SVR has a vastly overhauled cabin.
There’s a curved glass 11.4-inch infotainment touchscreen running Jaguar Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro system, which supports over-the-air updates.
Pivi Pro’s interface is aligned around navigation, phone and media functions. It includes embedded Spotify, 4G connectivity, two embedded modems and a 360-degree view of the car, as well as Smart Settings which recognises which key fob is in the car and adjusts climate control, media and phone settings to suit that particular driver.
Seats and door inserts are finished in Alcantara, as is the hood for the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The centre console is wrapped in leather while aluminium appliques are standard and open-pore carbon fibre trim is optional.
There’s a new dimpled leather shifter plus a new steering wheel with zinc-alloy paddle shifters. Optional are slimline, semi-aniline leather sports seats with diamond embroidery.
Standard equipment includes active road noise cancellation, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, traffic sign recognition and an adaptive speed limiter, with wireless phone charging optional.
- 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR: $141,040
Price excludes on-road costs.