Jaguar Australia is thrilled to have been awarded 2022 Drive Car of the Year Best Medium Luxury SUV for the dynamic F-PACE.

Scott Maynard, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Australia, was delighted to receive this accolade, emphasizing ‘F-PACE’s assertive, purposeful design that truly sets it apart. It’s heightened luxury, ultra-refined interior detail and seamlessly integrated technologies ensure both driver and passengers feel a real sense of occasion whenever they get in the vehicle.”

Drive’s Director of Content James Ward summed up the win by saying the F-PACE represents “family practicality blended with everyday luxury, with perhaps a splash of sportiness thrown in - [it] is all that and more”.

The judges felt that continual refinement has paid off for the F-PACE, with it offering “comfort and practicality, sporting performance, impressive technology and value for buyers”. Ward noted that the “leaping cat's aspirational status is as strong as ever, and now the refreshed F-PACE offers a level of quality and refinement to support that classic Jaguar passion”.


The entry-level F-PACE S was tested, which features a 184kW/365Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. Ward said the vehicle “feels wonderfully dialled-in and engaging on the open road, just like a proper Jaguar should. It's balanced and direct, while still offering a comfortable and luxurious feel”. Inside he found the cabin equally special, with a revised layout that is both high quality and premium. The new Pivi Pro 11.4-inch infotainment system makes “the biggest difference” and “finally feels as polished as the rest of the car”.

Standard equipment levels impressed, and Ward found the ability to build ‘your’ Jaguar with countless colour and personalisation options makes the desire to own a Jaguar even stronger.

The exterior design gives the award-winning F-PACE performance SUV a cleaner, more assured presence, featuring a sculpted bonnet with a wider power bulge and smoother, more precisely defined surfaces. The bonnet also contributes to a more striking finish by reducing the number of shutlines on the front of the car.

The F-PACE has an interior with heightened luxury, enhanced connectivity and greater serenity and refinement. The new cockpit design is bolder, more dynamic and with greater focus on the driver. A new sporty centre console, faster in profile, sweeps up to the instrument panel and incorporates an optional wireless charger and greater console stowage.

The latest Pivi Pro infotainment technology is accessed through the all-new 11.4-inch curved glass HD touchscreen. Key benefits include enhanced clarity, the screen is three times brighter and 48% larger than the previous 10-inch screen, and the simplified menu structures allow drivers to access or view up to 90 per cent of common tasks from the homescreen in two taps or less.

F-PACE's software-over-the-air (SOTA) capability enables Pivi Pro and vehicle systems to be updated remotely and seamlessly – and Pivi Pro’s dual-SIM technology means you can stream music simultaneously. Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Wireless Android Auto™ are now available to customers in a SOTA update.

The seamless integration of Amazon Alexa with our Pivi Pro infotainment system gives customers simple, intuitive voice control of regularly used features, making the driving experience even more enjoyable. The Alexa voice experience is intuitive to use, making it easy for customers to operate while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Alexa even makes it possible to control compatible smart home features such as heating and lighting from your F-PACE. You only have to ask: ‘Alexa, turn my home lights on’.

F-PACE is available with a choice of powertrains, ranging from an advanced P250 inline four cylinder and P400 inline six cylinder Ingenium petrol engines, to a high-performance 5.0 litre supercharged V8 fitted exclusively to the F-PACE SVR, making the Jaguar F-PACE more desirable than ever.