The Jaguar F-Pace SVR: Most Underrated SSUV With The Correct Engine Under Its Hood!

Jaguar F-Pace SVR is one of the underrated performance vehicles available in the Indian market with a 5.0L supercharged V8 pumping out 543hp and 700Nm of peak torque to all 4-wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox, well currently there is no competition of it in the Indian market except the Porsche Macan GTS, which is also 100hp less powerful than the F-Pace SVR, and also sounds not that exciting as the supercharged F-Pace SVR, because it is powered by a 2.9L twin-turbo V6.

Supercar and luxury car manufacturers producing and selling more and more SUVs to create future models for their lineup, but some brands are still struggling to sell even their SUVs because of the severe competition at every price point, and one of those struggling luxury brands is the Jaguar, its SUV the F-Pace, with its beautiful looks and proportionate design, still, it was been considered by hardly anybody in the market, but in 2021 it got a major facelift, and because of it Jaguar saw a bit of a push in the F-Pace sales, but still it’s not that competitive as compared to its competitors like the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5, Range Rover Evoque, and so on, the main reason is the price, the F-Pace costs a bit more than its competition, but with the facelift, it now provides features which are justifiable at that price point, and in terms of size it is bigger by some of its competitors as well.

Being the F-Pace one of the underrated mid-range luxury SUVs, even after its 2021 facelifted version with fairly decent sales numbers, Jaguar India also launched its hardcore version the F-Pace SVR into the Indian market in 2022 at a price of 1.51 crores (ex-showroom), at first it was only been sold overseas since it got first launched back in 2018, but when the F-Pace SVR got the facelift in 2021, it was also been considered for the Indian market as well, as we got super SUVs like the Lamborghini Urus and the Audi RSQ8. In India, there is still no competition for the F-Pace SVR, except the Porsche Macan GTS which costs almost the same price, but with the same length of 4.7 meters, the F-Pace SVR looks bigger and more muscular than the Macan GTS and got roomier interior as well, not only that the F-Pace SVR is more powerful than the Macan GTS as well.

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR is powered by the 5.0L supercharged V8 derived from the mighty Jaguar XE SV Project-8, which is slightly detuned for the F-Pace SVR to generate 543hp between 6,250-6,500rpm and 700NM of peak torque between 3,500rpm-6,500rpm, power goes to all 4 wheels via an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission borrowed from the Project-8, that makes the F-Pace SVR 110hp more powerful than the Porsche Macan GTS, and because the F-Pace SVR has a 5.0L supercharged V8 under its hood, it sounds earth shatteringly good than the Macan GTS’s 2.9L twin-turbo V6 or any other Super SUV which is currently on sale in the Indian market. The F-Pace SVR has a top speed of 290kmph and can do 0-100km in just 3.9 seconds, which means it is also quicker than the Macan GTS, and this amount of acceleration puts the F-Pace SVR in the category of the Super SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the Audi RSQ8.

Being the best for every buck, the F-Pace SVR looks stunning, the revised front bumper gives it a 2 giant tooth of the Dracula kinda look from the front, which is splitting the aggressive air intake opening, from the side, you will hardly find any difference between the F-Pace SVR and the standard F-Pace, but it gets the option of the 21″ or the 22″ wheels, while in India we only get the 21″ as the standard choice, the rear also looks similar to the standard F-Pace, except for those 4-exhaust tips, which are real and gives the F-Pace an aggressive look from the behind, and all the vents on the F-Pace SVR are real and purpose-built. In terms of the ride quality, Jaguar has done revised dampening and tuning to the suspension as compared to the pre-facelifted F-Pace SVR.

If you find that the exterior has only got some minor changes, Jaguar has massively improved the interior of the F-Pace SVR, where the parts are forwarded from the updated Range Rover SUVs like, brushed aluminium touches all around, leather upholstery overall as well on the dash, a new gear traditional gear lever replaces the dial for the gear change, new updated driver’s display with updated graphics, and a new 11.4″ touchscreen infotainment screen, sports bucket seats for the driver and the co-passenger as standard with suede leather finish in the middle, with the massive infotainment system, Jaguar also has provided manual dials and buttons for the climate control and for the drive mode selector, the rear seats are also designed like the bucket seats up front, which gives the F-Pace an overall aesthetically pleasing look from the interior.

It is a shame to see that in India people don’t consider good cars and brands, they only choose what is cheap and has popularity in the Indian market, and that’s the reason why such brands won’t be able to stick in the Indian market for a very long time, but some cars like the Jaguar F-Pace SVR, even they are not popular, they deserve to be in the Indian market, because the f-pace SVR has everything like, it is low in price, got the 5.0L supercharged V8 engine under its hood, which is always better than a turbocharged engine in terms of sound, updated modern interior, and many other things to be in the Indian market, and the current Jags who are powered by the 5.0L supercharged V8 will soon gonna be hybridised or electrified in the near future, so we have to respect and accept the cars which deserves to be bought and driven until they are completely gone.

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