The 4th of August was the great day that the Jaguar F-Pace was launched into the Nigerian market at the headquarter showroom of the Coscharis group.
It was an exclusive media launch that had a few personalities and media bodies in attendance. The Jaguar Landrover division had two offerings in the midsize luxury SUVs; The Jaguar F-Pace and the Landrover Discovery Sport. The Jaguar Landrover showroom had media partners to the luxury brand giant around to be the first to experience the two luxury midsize SUVs in Nigeria.
The General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Coscharis Group, Abiona Babarinde officially welcomed all the media partners to the official unveil of the new Jaguar F Pace and the Landrover Discovery Sport Quoting him, “we are delighted as the exclusive representative of the Jaguar Land Rover brand in Nigeria over the years to once again introduce the All New Jaguar F Pace into the Nigeria market at this point in time. The luxury performance SUV brings together award-winning design, Jaguar performance and intuitive technologies to make every journey feel extraordinary”.
The Deputy General Manager, Sales for the Jaguar Land Rover brand, Ufuoma Umukoro did an introduction into the technical advancement the vehicles stand for, the power output and the new ingenium engine system which has another battery in the car that carries the load of the power steering, turbocharger and a few other loads which translates to lower fuel economy than known while delivering 250bhp from its 2.0L, inline 4 cylinder engine. Tubosun Olabomi of The Garage speaking to Mr Umukoro in an interview asked about the new ingenium engine system and how it works. Click here for more details. “The new Jaguar F-PACE which comes in two modes S and R- Dynamic, delivers a tranquil sanctuary for you and your passengers. Premium materials, new colours and improved seat comfort are found throughout the all-new interior’’ said Umukoro.
The new F-PACE with its sleek aerodynamic design and the double J headlight with signature Daytime Running Light (DRL) has an 8 speed automatic transmission , CO2 emissions are reduced to 170g/km with fuel economy now down to 7.3/100km.The transmission and dynamics systems have also benefitted from incremental tweaks. You can choose between full dynamic performance and maximizing fuel economy. JaguarDrive Control performs gearshifts more quickly in Dynamic Mode and earlier up-shifts in Eco Mode. Rain, mud Mode switches to more gentle progress in low grip conditions. At the same time, F-PACE is now more comfortable and enjoyable to drive at a relaxed pace, without compromising its high-speed dynamics, further underlining the new model’s duality of purpose.
The interior boasts of high quality materials from the double stitched leather and the double colour steering wheel that gives an interesting and equally calming contrast. You also get some pretty veneer finish and chrome accentuation. The 11.4 inch centre display allows you to access a number of functions from phone connectivity to navigation, audio system and the all new 3D view of the car to an almost psychotic level of accuracy. The driver’s dials are also a 12 inch cockpit screen.
The Manager of Jaguar Landrover aftersales, Mobolaji Afuape explained said, “for hassle-free repairs and replacements, customers can enjoy the reassurance of our standard five-year manufacturer’s warranty and five-year complimentary service, which is a first in the luxury segment” which implies a 7 years free service and 5 year warranty. He also said the ingenium engine was specially made and has an equally specially made engine oil type (0W 20) which simply means that the SUV will only require a 1 time service per year or after covering a distance of 10,000km. He took the stakeholders on tour of the Jaguar Land Rover workshop where the aftersales team delivers the ‘peace of mind’ for customers in maintaining their favorite luxury automobiles. He also spoke to our correspondent.
The steering system is enhanced with a new electronic power-assistance system delivering greater immediacy and there is torque vectoring that calculates the amount of power needed by every single wheel as it drives on any terrain so that you don’t get stuck while providing a heightened connection between the vehicle and driver.
With Active road noise cancellation, thanks to the innovative technology from audio experts Meridian Audio7; reduced levels of vibration, F PACE’s newly redesigned interior features Luxtec (which is a non-leather premium sitting material that gives a luxurious feeling while being durable and environmentally friendly) or leather wrapped surfaces which offer improved ride comfort.
Jaguar F-Pace has been built with driver assistance features that help make getting around town and parking easier, and driving on motorways more enjoyable. These technologies enhance your drive by helping to take the stress out of it.
Coscharis group General Manager, marketing and corporate communications, Abiona Babarinde spoke with Tubosun in an exclusive interview discussing the finance schemes from Coscharis mobility and Sixt that would make it easy for the public to access these beautiful offerings.
Coscharis Motors Plc has the exclusive franchise for Jaguar Land Rover brands in Nigeria with dedicated sales showrooms, parts and Aftersales workshops in all the six geopolitical zones.