By Mxolisi Mhlongo
The Matsobane family won our Luxury Drive Experience to the Kaya 959 Mother’s Day event at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens. Their prize was a first-class experience in Jaguar’s F-Pace. The F-Pace is Jaguar’s first ever SUV and is the response to the Porsche Macan S, Mercedes GLE and Audi SQ5.
There is something about British cars that have a sense of elegance and class which is usually associated with the rich and the Jaguar F-Pace ticks all the boxes. Jaguar has always been dubbed as a car for ‘mature’ people in South Africa, however it has evolved over the years and proved to be one of the brands that the younger generation enjoys driving and owning.
The F-Pace is a combination of both a family and sports car that starts with its edgy and bold design. And with tons of positive reviews from people who saw the car at Kaya 959 Mother’s day event, competitors should be really worried.
Here is what the Matsobane family had to say about their F-pace experience:
What we asked and what they said:
Q – What do you think of the car?
A – Its amazing, it looks beautiful and expensive.
Q – Would you buy it?
A – Yes I would actually buy the car, I’ve always had a thing for Jaguar.
Q – What was your first impression of the car?
A – It looks fancy, classy and different. Something most ‘BEE’s’ would never go for.
Q – What were your favorite moments at the event?
A – When Papa Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbulu sang their hit song Ndiphendule.
Q – One word to describe your Jaguar Drive Experience?
A – Breathtaking
FAST FACTS AS TESTED
Model: Jaguar F-Pace 3,0 diesel R-Sport
Price: R1 034 846
Engine: 3,0-litre, V6 turbo diesel
Power: 221 kW @ 4 000 r/min
Torque: 700 N.m @ 2 000 r/min
0-100 km/h: 6,2 sec
Top Speed: 241 km/h
Fuel Consumption: 6,0 litres/100 km
CO2: 159 g/km
Transmission: eight-speed automatic
Maintenance Plan: 5 year/100 000 km