In this issue, we introduce a fresh new addition to the Jaguar family with the launch of the E-PACE. F1 racer Romain Grosjean reveals his passion for Jaguar while the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team give an insight into their preparations. Plus, we get to grips with the fast-paced sport of drone racing and spend a unique day with the XF Sportbrake.
The Foreword JAGUAR CUSTOMER INSIGHTS SENIOR MANAGER ANA RAMIREZ ON LISTENING TO THE MOST IMPORTANT VOICE OF ALL: YOURS It’s always a hugely important, exciting moment when we reveal a new car to our customers – especially when it’s as groundbreaking as the New E-PACE. But in fact our customers helped us to make the E-PACE, just as they help us make every new Jaguar. I work in our customer insights team at Jaguar, and our mission is to bring our customers’ voices into the creative heart of our business. To do this, we try to see the big picture. We look at trends in the world at large to help us anticipate the kind of cars you’ll want, perhaps before you know you want them. We use that research to plan how the Jaguar brand should develop, and identify the type of cars we should be building. That’s what led us to make Jaguar’s first crossover, the F-PACE; we know that sales of crossovers and SUVs have more than doubled in the last five years, now accounting for a quarter of the cars sold each year around the globe – with compact cross-overs like the E-PACE showing particularly rapid growth. So it’s right that Jaguar should have a strong presence in this exciting market. And of course we talk to you directly. We invite our current customers and those we’d like to win over to come and look at our early design studies – in secret, of course. We give you iPads and ask you to walk around the cars and rate them, and then we’ll talk to you in more detail to really understand your responses. We even come to you. We do ethnographic research projects where we immerse ourselves in the lives of our customers and potential customers. We visit you at home, and observe how you live and how you use your cars. We even film it. It might sound a little intrusive but our participants are always incredibly willing. They’re excited to know that they’ll help us build a new Jaguar. We see the same enthusiasm from our designers and engineers, too. Design Director Ian Callum and his team are very engaged in our work and always keen to learn more about our results. Building a new Jaguar in this way becomes a truly enriching experience for everyone involved. At the end of the day, though, the voice that matters the most is yours. Here’s an example of how you help make a difference: the research we did when we were first considering the F-PACE suggested that a Jaguar crossover would be so popular that we ought to create two. But we also learned that our customers wanted a smaller ‘cub’ Jaguar crossover to have its own personality, one that could set it apart from the bigger F-PACE. And when we researched the options for the E-PACE’s design we found that the more vertical headlamp design – closer to that of the F-TYPE than the F-PACE – was more popular. So that’s the design you’ll see on the car we reveal in these pages. We’re very proud of it. Our research makes us pretty sure you’ll like it. And we’d like to thank you for your help in making it. Ana Ramirez Senior Manager, Customer Insights PHOTOGRAPHY: JON CARDWELL 6 THE JAGUAR
JAGUAR F-PACE BEAUTY AND THE BEST JAGUAR F-PACE ENJOYS DOUBLE SUCCESS AT THE 2017 WORLD CAR AWARDS 75 influential motoring journalists from 24 countries have spoken: the Jaguar F-PACE is officially the best and most beautiful car in the world. At this year’s World Car Awards, the F-PACE scooped both the prestigious World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year titles – only the second car ever to do so. Accolades aside, it’s the combination of exceptional dynamics, everyday usability and bold design that makes F-PACE the luxury performance SUV of choice. Book your test drive at jaguar.com Fuel consumption in mpg (l/100km): Urban 23.2-49.1 (12.2-5.8); Extra Urban 39.8-67.2 (7.1-4.2); Combined 31.7-59.2 (8.9-4.8). CO 2 Emissions 209.0-126.0 g/km. Official EU Test Figures. For comparison purposes only. Real world figures may differ.
Jaguar Magazine celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from beautiful design to cutting-edge technology.
In this issue, we explore the art of creativity from the Brazilian masters who devised the graceful art of Capoeira, to the Irish artists mixing new culture with old. You will also discover the creative line that links Victorian wallpaper to the iPhone. While the multi-talented actor and performer, Riz Ahmed, explains why it is the right time to reveal his true self to the world.
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The fuel consumption figures provided are as a result of official manufacturer's tests in accordance with EU legislation. A vehicle's actual fuel consumption may differ from that achieved in such tests and these figures are for comparative purposes only.