The Jaguar F-Pace is getting a sporty new six-cylinder variant to slot in under the fire-breathing SVR.
For the 2023 model year, the F-Pace range will be joined by the new 400 Sport, while all models will also receive Amazon Alexa voice control.
Jaguar Land Rover Australia will confirm local pricing and availability “before June 2022”.
The F-Pace 400 Sport uses the existing turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine producing 294kW of power and 550Nm of torque.
The engine includes a twin-scroll turbocharger supported by an electric supercharger, as well as a mild-hybrid system with a belt-integrated starter generator and a 48V lithium-ion battery.
Jaguar claims a 0-100km/h time of 5.4 seconds.
The exterior theme for the 400 Sport is dark. It includes gloss black 21-inch alloy wheels, an exterior black pack, gloss black roof rails and privacy glass.
22-inch alloy wheels, available in either gloss black with satin black inserts or gloss silver with contrast inserts, are optional.
400 Sport buyers can also choose between a range of paint finishes: one solid, seven metallic, and two premium metallic (Carpathian Grey and Charente Grey).
Inside, there are slimline ‘performance seats’ finished in Windsor leather upholstery, as well as an Ebony Suedecloth headliner, Satin Charcoal Ash veneers, and 30-colour ambient lighting.
The Pivi Pro infotainment system’s new Alexa integration – first seen on the I-Pace – allows drivers to use natural voice prompts to control the navigation and media.
It also syncs up with an owner’s Amazon account to give access to items like shopping lists and calendars.
Anyone with a smart home (things like internet-connected lights, garage door openers, and even fridges) can control those functions remotely.
Existing owners of F-Pace models with the Pivi Pro infotainment system can download an over-the-air update to get Alexa connectivity.
In addition to the 400 Sport’s engine, currently offered in P400 variants, Jaguar notes the 2023 line-up will also comprise carryover 184kW/365Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol and mild-hybrid 221kW/650Nm 3.0-litre inline-six turbo-diesel engines.
All models feature all-wheel drive and a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission.
Jaguar hasn’t mentioned whether any changes will be applied to the SVR, however it typically announces changes for this variant separately.
The addition of a 400 Sport variant mirrors last year’s E-Pace update, which saw the introduction of a 300 Sport flagship.
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