Life is good behind the wheel of Jaguar’s F-Type Convertible. Few premium brands offer anything close to Jaguar’s rich sporting and luxury heritage and no modern car better embodies the spirit of a model that has long been considered the world’s most beautiful cars ever and one of its era’s best performing, Jaguar’s own ‘61-‘75 E-Type.
The big news for 2017 is the range-topping F-Type SVR that pushes 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque to each of its four wheels. The 550 horsepower all-wheel drive R is carried forward as well, plus the 380 horsepower S in rear- and all-wheel drive, and 340 horsepower base model, also offered in RWD and AWD.
Likewise, you can get every one of these trims as a two-door Coupe or a Convertible, the former featuring a graceful sloped rear roofline ending in a practical liftback, and the latter incorporating a high-quality fabric top ahead of a regular trunk.
The car on loan is the open-top body style with the base engine and just a few upgrades that we’ll soon divulge in an upcoming review. While it doesn’t sprint to 100km/h in a mere 3.7 seconds and top out at 195 mph (314 km/h) like the new SVR Convertible, the base roadster boasts an energetic 3.0-litre supercharged V6 capable of 5.7 seconds from standstill to 100km/h and a top speed of 260 km/h (161 mph), which is more than enough for raising the heartbeat.
Come back soon to get our insights on interior quality, overall refinement, Jaguar’s electronic interfaces and other features, the retractable roof’s ease of use, and of course how its driving dynamics measure up to competitors, while we’ll also share some thoughts about its place in the market and whether you should consider it over a Porsche 911 Cabriolet or one of its other rivals.
Jaguar’s new D-segment compact looks great and is mostly well finished, but it hits the market with standard turbo-diesel power, AWD, and a generous complement of standard features like power-folding…
Jaguar has been doing exceptionally well as of late. Last year's Canadian sales more than doubled with 3,034 deliveries compared to 1,296 in 2015, the latter number already a far cry more to celebrate about than the scarily low 644 sold in 2012. The reason for renewed interest came from growth in its redesigned XF mid-size sedan and a big uptake in F-Type sports car sales, but most importantly from two entirely new models.
Most responsible for Jaguar's return to relevance has been the fabulous new F-Pace SUV, which came extremely close to matching the entire brand's Canadian output during the previous year despite only being available since May, while the XE gets points for just being part of the mix, this being the first compact D-segment sport sedan offered by the storied British brand since the Ford Mondeo-based X-Type that was ushered into retirement in 2009. Seven years without a competitor in one of the most hotly contested premium segments hasn't helped Jaguar's fortunes, Read Full Story
With styling like this, no wonder Jaguar’s new F-Pace is selling so well. It’s now the 2nd most popular SUV in Jaguar-Land Rover’s dual-brand lineup, outpacing all but the Range Rover Sport. Pricy…
In life, it's best to expect the unexpected. All too often that phrase follows bad news, but once in a while a positive surprise seems to set everything right in the world again.
Jaguar's new 20d turbodiesel four-cylinder isn't about to get Rona Ambrose high-fiving Trudeau or Hillary warming up to Trump, but it should be good news to disenfranchised Audi Q5 TDI, BMW X3 28d, and Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTec owners still wishing and hoping they could trade up to "clean" diesel performance. We all know the Dieselgate story that saw VW group's oil burners leave most global markets in shame, and by know many will also know BMW and Mercedes no longer sell diesels in North America, so it came as a pleasant surprise to see Jaguar, of all brands, show up with a diesel of its own this year.
Unlike its four-cylinder gasoline engines that are sourced directly from previous parent company Ford Motor, as well as Jaguar's V8 that was co-developed with blue-oval engineers and used in Read Full Story
Jaguar’s F-Pace was named “Supreme Winner” at the 2016 Women’s World Car of the Year Awards, while also achieving SUV/Crossover of the Year in the same competition, just two of the latest in a…
Jaguar's F-Pace was named "Supreme Winner" at the 2016 Women's World Car of the Year Awards, while also achieving SUV/Crossover of the Year in the same competition, just two of the latest in a long line of awards the F-Pace has garnered since going on sale last April.
"The awards of 'Supreme Winner' and 'Best SUV/Crossover' in the 2016 Women's Car of the Year Awards is a great achievement and a true highlight in the continuing F-Pace success story," said Fiona Pargeter, Head of Global PR Communications, Jaguar Land Rover. "The combination of beautiful design, everyday usability and unrivaled driving experience set the F-Pace apart from the competition and is attracting new customers to the Jaguar brand worldwide."
The Women's World Car of the Year is the only automotive award decided entirely by women, comprised of 17 judges from 14 countries around the world. The award's judges submit their personal shortlists, this year resulting in 294 nominated vehicles. After compiling Read Full Story
With 550-hp from a supercharged V8, an 8-speed auto with paddles, AWD, 20-inch alloys and more the F-Type R Coupe hits 100km/h in 4 seconds before a 300km/h top speed while looking fabulous along the…
Just look at it. The F-Type Coupe might be the most beautiful car of its kind currently available today, or at least if the Aston Martin Vantage didn't exist it would be. That of course is a personal opinion, and in most other respects, if any at all, it gives up nothing to the much pricier Brit.
The F-Type Coupe starts at a reasonable $78,500 plus freight and fees, although add options to any car in this class and the price can quickly escalate. The R Coupe you're looking at starts at $118,500, yet with all extras included it hits the road at a considerable $126,000. Still, price out similar options on an equally quick 911 Carrera 4 GTS or Mercedes AMG GT and you'll spend tens of thousands more, or alternatively the sky is the limit if you choose the aforementioned Aston.
Due to its relative affordability the F-Type has been high on my list of modern-day favourites since it debuted as the C-X16 concept at the Frankfurt auto show in September 2011, which ended up being Read Full Story