Indera Motors Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor of Jaguar and Land-Rover in Brunei, officially launched the Jaguar F-Pace at the Radisson Hotel at the capital, with Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Abdul Rashid bin Pengiran Kerma Raja Pengiran Haji Kamarulzaman officiating the launch as the guest of honour.
The all new Jaguar F-Pace, which Indera Motors hopes to attract the more super premium segment for the people in Brunei, is Jaguar’s first and most anticipated SUV with this latest addition to the family bloodline being renowned for its agility, responsiveness and refinement.
In her welcoming speech, Dayang Noormala Othman, Senior Executive Manager of Indera Motors said: “Besides the graphics of the LED tail-lights, the muscular rear haunches, the sleek roofline and the familiar fender vents design, it also retains the iconic identities of a Jaguar — the bold front grille and the power bulge along the full length of the aluminium bonnet.”
The Jaguar F-Pace comes in two variants, the F-Pace R-Sport with 340HP, 3.0-litre Supercharged V6 AWD Petrol, and the F-Pace S with 380HP, 3.0-litre Supercharged V6 AWD petrol, with an all-aluminum engine that delivers instant access to high levels of torque at all engine speeds and unique soundtrack.
Developed using Jaguar’s Aluminium Intensive Architecture, the all-new F-Pace consists of 80 per cent aluminium, making it the only aluminium monocoque in its segment, combined with advanced high strength steels joined by self-piercing rivets, structural adhesive and spot-welds, the F-pace is able to deliver inherently light and stiff body structure, which is a well-proven innovation as shared among its older siblings – the XE, XF, XJ and F-Type.
It is a five seater vehicle with a touch of modern interior design, slender roof pillars and has a large windscreen that enables an excellent all round visibility. “The all new F-pace is ready to become the trendsetter in the automotive industry” said Noormala.
She also added that the company was also proud to introduce the world’s first Jaguar Activity Key – a waterproof, shockproof wristband with an integrated transponder — a convenient technology taken to the extreme, especially for those with an active lifestyle. The use of the Activity Key, which doesn’t use any battery at all, was demonstrated during the unveiling, in which locking and disabling of the Jaguar was done by holding it in close proximity to the “J” of the Jaguar lettering at the tailgate.
A special model called the First Edition with the vibrant and unique ‘Caesium Blue’ colour also made its debut in Brunei, equipped with 22-inch wheels, full LED headlights, Gloss Black fender vents and a sliding panoramic roof. Strictly 2,000 units are available worldwide and there is only one unit prowling in Brunei.