FeaturesNews/Other StuffOff Topic Video Rant: 2018 Jaguar F-Pace Diesel By eric - September 9, 2017 2 2589 FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsApp Here’s a quick walk-around of the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace equipped with the available 2.0 liter turbodiesel: It’s pretty much the only vehicle of this type (or any type) that’s still available with a diesel engine. Full review coming soon! Related posts: Top Drawer Video Rant Here 2017 Mazda3 Video Rant 2017 Mazda6 Video Rant 2017 Ford F250 Video Rant 2017 Toyota Prius Video Rant
Picking nits: Lamborghini was technically earlier, if not the first, automotive company that previously specialized in sports cars to build an SUV (LM002), but it wasn’t ever a mass production success. If you had the money in the 1980s, you could buy a production one. They weren’t just prototypes.
As for the Porsche Cayenne, I doubt it would have been produced as early as it was if the Touareg wasn’t first developed by VW, which was heavily invested in Porsche at the time (and to this day). They tweaked the suspension and the engine, added a couple engines of their own, and slapped on different (uglier) body work.
I don’t begrudge any car company making an SUV, especially one that is this well styled and well designed. I grew up with old school SUVs and pickups (Broncos, Blazers, etc.) and have a great appreciation for their practicality, so have been a fan for my entire life. If it helps them pay the bills, and more importantly if it’s answering a demand on behalf of the consumer, I have no problem with them. I even enjoy crossovers (but I also see the appeal of minivans, sedans, and nearly every other automotive segment except the Smart Car and maybe super-expensive electrics like Tesla). Glad that Jaguar finally joined the party b/c they were hurting and needed a big seller. I’m pretty sure, based on the reviews, this will be their biggest by far.
That is a great video review. At first, I thought that Jag had sold out. In a very real sense, they have, but this car not a bad looking car. Probably Jag’s most original styling of today, next to the F-type. If I had $46k burning a hole in my pocket, I would give one to a mistress.