Jaguar F-Pace gains more tech for 2019

It\'s also more expensive.

Jaguar has made several minor updates to the F-Pace, its best-selling model, for the 2019 model year.

The company's InControl Touch Pro infotainment system now comes standard on every trim level. It's displayed on a 10-inch touch screen neatly integrated into the dashboard. Jaguar also added electronic driving aids like lane-keeping assist, driver attention monitoring, pre-collision braking, and parking sensors on both ends to the list of standard features.

Engineers improved the traffic sign recognition technology. Jaguar also added adaptive cruise control with steering assist to the list of extra-cost options.

Buyers now have more ways to spec the interior. They can pay extra for "slimline" sport seats, a suedecloth headliner, and illuminated sill plates. There are no exterior changes to report.

Similarly, Jaguar hasn't made any major mechanical modifications to the F-Pace. The entry-level 25t model comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 247 horsepower. Next up is the 20t, which receives a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that makes 180 horsepower. The 30t gets a 296-horsepower turbo four while the S receives a 380-horsepower supercharged 3.0-liter V6.

The range-topping, V8-powered SVR model joins the F-Pace line-up for the 2019 model year. Introduced earlier this year at the New York auto show, it boasts 550 horsepower and an F-Type-like zero-to-60-mph time of 4.1 seconds.

The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace will go on sale across the nation later this year. And, as expected, the extra features detailed above come at a cost. Pricing starts at $44,600 for a base 25t model, a $2,535 increase over a comparable 2018 model.

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