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Advanced driver assistance features

ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL WITH QUEUE ASSIST

Adaptive Cruise Control uses radar technology to automatically adjust your speed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. If that vehicle slows, your Jaguar reduces its speed to maintain a safe distance. Your vehicle resumes its pre-set speed as soon as the road in front is clear. Should the car in front stop completely, the Queue Assist function brings your vehicle to a smooth halt. Once the traffic moves off, touch the accelerator and your vehicle will follow the car in front again.

AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING

In an emergency braking situation, your car is always ready. If a potential collision is detected, the car will give you a forward collision warning, giving you time to take action. If a collision is still anticipated and you have taken no action, our Autonomous Emergency Braking system will apply the brakes to help reduce the severity of the possible impact.

AUTO HIGH BEAM ASSIST

This system automatically switches between low and high beam when necessary, using a sensor mounted at the front of the rear view mirror.

BLIND SPOT MONITOR

Our Blind Spot Monitor alerts you to vehicles in, or quickly approaching your blind spot. When a vehicle is detected, a small warning light will illuminate in the corresponding wing mirror. If you indicate in the direction of the obstacle, the warning light will flash to highlight potential danger.

DRIVER CONDITION MONITOR

Our Driver Condition Monitor knows if you’re starting to feel drowsy or fatigued - giving you an early warning when you need to take a break.

FRONT AND REAR PARKING AID

Our Front and Rear Parking Aid helps make manoeuvring even easier and safer. When you select reverse, or choose to activate them manually, sensors located in the front and rear bumpers are triggered. As you park, the Touch-screen display and audio feedback indicates how close you are to obstacles.

INTELLIGENT SPEED LIMITER

When activated, our Intelligent Speed Limiter uses Traffic Sign Recognition information to adjust your car’s speed accordingly.

LANE DEPARTURE WARNING

Our Lane Departure Warning can help make long journeys much safer. It senses when your car is unintentionally drifting out of your lane, and notifies you with a visual alert and a gentle vibration of the steering wheel.

LANE KEEP ASSIST

Lane Keep Assist can help make long journeys much safer. It senses when your car is unintentionally drifting out of your lane, and gently steers you back.

PARK ASSIST (PARALLEL AND EXIT)

Our Park Assist system makes parallel parking in a tight spot easier than ever by steering your car into a suitable space. You just have to select the appropriate gear and control the car’s speed. Park Assist will also steer you out of a space, taking all of the stress out of parking. Graphics and notifications guide you through both manoeuvres.

PARK ASSIST (PARALLEL, PERPENDICULAR AND EXIT)

Our Park Assist system makes parallel and perpendicular parking easier than ever by steering your car into a suitable space. You just have to select the appropriate gear and control the car’s speed. Park Assist will also steer you out of a space, taking all of the stress out of parking. Graphics and notifications guide you through the manoeuvres.

TRAFFIC SIGN RECOGNITION

Our Traffic Sign Recognition system keeps you fully informed and aware on the road, by displaying speed limits and no overtaking signs in the instrument cluster where they can easily be seen.

REAR PARKING AID

Our Rear Parking Aid helps make reversing into tight spaces easier and safer. When you select Reverse, sensors located in the rear bumper are automatically triggered. As you park, the Touch-screen display and audio feedback indicates how close you are to obstacles.

REVERSE TRAFFIC DETECTION

Particularly useful when reversing out of a parking bay – our Reverse Traffic Detection warns you of vehicles, pedestrians or other hazards, approaching from either side of your car. The system will alert you with both audio and visual warnings so you know what’s behind you even when the view is obstructed.

360° PARKING AID

Our 360ᵒ Parking Aid gives you complete confidence when manoeuvring in tight spaces. Sensors located around the car are automatically triggered when Reverse is selected, or can be manually activated, with a graphic appearing on the Touch-screen showing an overhead view of the car. As you park, the Touch-screen display and audio feedback indicates how close you are to obstacles.

Driving Performance

ADAPTIVE DYNAMICS

The Adaptive Dynamics system monitors vehicle movements 500 times a second, reacting virtually instantaneously to give greater control and minimise body roll, providing a composed, flat ride. Adaptive Dynamics is a combination of intelligent sensors and continuously variable suspension dampers. The feature provides the optimum balance of ride comfort and stability control.

ADAPTIVE SURFACE RESPONSE (AdSR)

AdSR recognises differences between surfaces to exploit the maximum available grip. Drawing on Jaguar Land Rover's unrivalled expertise with four-wheel drive systems, AdSR constantly monitors the car's environment and adjusts the appropriate engine and brake settings. Once selected, AdSR works at all speeds to support you in adverse weather and across challenging surfaces.

ALUMINIUM DOUBLE FRONT WISHBONE SUSPENSION

Widely considered as the best configuration for a front suspension system, the aluminium double wishbone design allows precise handling and steering response.

ALL SURFACE PROGRESS CONTROL (ASPC)

ASPC technology is a low speed cruise control that helps the car to cope with low traction situations. Once activated, you use the cruise control buttons to set a 'target' speed of between 3.6km/h and 30km/h. The system then works to achieve and maintain that speed while exerting optimum traction control. ASPC gives Jaguar drivers added confidence over slippery, loose or icy surfaces, undulating terrain and even while descending a difficult incline.

ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD)

Jaguar AWD enhances vehicle dynamics and provides greater traction in all weather conditions. The All Wheel Drive system offers performance with perfect poise, delivering confident handling, inherent agility and enhances Jaguar's rear-wheel drive character.

CONFIGURABLE DYNAMICS

The Configurable Dynamics system allows you to set up dynamics for throttle mapping, gearbox shift points and steering to suit your performance driving needs.

DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC)

Dynamic Stability Control monitors the vehicles wheel sensors at all times and will assist the driver to regain vehicle composure if a lack of grip or stability is detected. Dynamic Stability Control applies brake force to each or any of the wheels and will modulate engine output to maximise safety and control.

ELECTRONIC ACTIVE DIFFERENTIAL

By monitoring vehicle and terrain characteristics, the Electronic Active Differential works with the stability, traction and ABS systems to manage torque delivery to each of the rear wheels. Full electronic control of the rear differential lock lets the system apply full locking torque almost instantaneously.

EMERGENCY BRAKE ASSIST

If the brakes are applied rapidly, this system boosts braking force to the maximum for shorter stopping distances. It can also help retain greater steering control in unexpected situations.

ENGINE DRAG TORQUE CONTROL (EDC)

EDC mitigates the chance of wheel lock-up caused by strong engine braking in slippery conditions. It acts by briefly increasing torque to the driven wheels as appropriate.

ELECTRONIC POWER ASSISTED STEERING (EPAS)

EPAS offers outstanding feedback, control and immediate power assistance. It is active on demand - saving power for when you really need it, as well as saving fuel. Allowing sophisticated computer management to adapt the levels of steering support, EPAS gives you fine control at speed and comprehensive assistance during slow manouevering.

HILL LAUNCH ASSIST

To aid the driver when pulling away on hills, Hill Launch Assist retains brake force long enough for the drivers foot to move from the brake pedal to the throttle, this prevents the vehicle from moving and reduces driver workload. Hill Launch Assist is always available, it does not need to be selected.

INTELLIGENT DRIVELINE DYNAMICS (IDD)

Exclusively developed by Jaguar, the unique IDD software features sophisticated algorithms to react intelligently to road conditions for traction on demand. Whenever greater traction is needed, IDD ensures that precisely the right amount of torque is transferred to the front wheels - a process that takes no more than 165 milliseconds. Offering a smoother, safer drive, the system also consumes less fuel and has lower emissions than permanent AWD. Find out more about Intelligent Driveline Dynamics

INGENIUM ENGINES

Ingenium is Jaguar Land Rover's breed of engine designed for effortless performance, refinement and efficiency. With advanced technology and all-aluminium construction Ingenium delivers impressively low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

JAGUARDRIVE CONTROL

Interacts with the Dynamic Stability Control system, engine and transmission management systems to alter the characteristics of the engine mapping, gearshifts and brakes. It offers different modes designed to optimise the vehicle's response to particular driving conditions and styles.

INTEGRAL LINK REAR SUSPENSION

Integral Link suspension allows your Jaguar to realise a perfect combination of a refined, luxurious ride and sharp, responsive handling. The system separates and independently manages the lateral, longitudinal and vertical forces acting on the suspension for enhanced control and comfort. Many components are forged or hollow-cast in aluminium - the optimum production techniques for strong, lightweight suspension.

TORQUE VECTORING

Torque Vectoring technology provides controlled independent braking of the inside front and rear wheels to add to the turning forces acting on the car. The result is reduced understeer for sharper turning and more consistent grip.

TORQUE VECTORING

Torque Vectoring technology provides controlled independent braking of the inside front and rear wheels to add to the turning forces acting on the car. The result is reduced understeer for sharper turning and more consistent grip.

TRAILER STABILITY ASSIST (TSA)

Trailer Stability Assist monitors the vehicle stability sensors for disturbances caused by an unbalanced trailer. The vehicle system provides individual brake inputs to correct a potentially hazardous situation.

In-Car Technology

HEAD UP DISPLAY

This option presents key vehicle data such as road speed, gear position and navigation instructions on the windscreen, without the need for the driver to take their eyes off the road. A world first, this system features holographic techniques which result in superior colour saturation, brightness and contrast. The driver can turn the feature on and off as required.

INCONTROL

InControl is a suite of services and applications that connects you to your vehicle and links you seamlessly, and securely, with the outside world. Even when you’re away from the car, InControl stays with you, making sure the Jaguar experience is more enjoyable than ever.

INCONTROL APPS

InControl Apps enables you to use a variety of vehicle-optimised smartphone apps on your Touch-screen by connecting your device to the USB port. InControl Apps features an ever expanding range of services. These help you plan your journey, organize your day and next meeting, book a hotel and discover the world around you.

INCONTROL PROTECT

Convenience and Confidence. InControl Protect delivers a clever Remote Smartphone App, Optimised Jaguar Assistance and SOS Emergency call.

INCONTROL SECURE

InControl Secure uses tracking technology to alert you to an attempted theft, and signals your vehicle's location to the relevant authorities, for a timely recovery.

INCONTROL TOUCH

InControl Touch is the new standard multimedia system featuring an 8-inch Touch-screen with intuitive touch and swipe controls. It incorporates a cutting-edge navigation system with 2D or 3D maps and voice prompts. There’s seamless phone connectivity as well as climate, entertainment and vehicle controls to suit your mood. InControl Touch is the hub for many active safety features and additional optional extras.

INCONTROL TOUCH PRO

InControl Touch Pro is the most advanced multimedia system Jaguar has ever offered. The responsive multi-touch screen supports swipe and pinch gestures and delivers our richest ever audio-visual entertainment. To further enrich the experience there's also a fully customisable home screen, as well as natural voice control supporting commands such as 'more like this' for track selection. 10GB of the solid-state drive (SSD) is dedicated to media storage as well as enabling Gracenote album art to be displayed.

MERIDIAN SOUND SYSTEMS

Three audio systems designed for Jaguar in collaboration with British audio experts Meridian, offer great breadth of performance: the Meridian 380W Digital Sound System, the Meridian 825W Digital Surround Sound System and the Meridian Reference 1300W Digital Sound System. All feature advanced technology including Digital Signal Processor (DSP) software to create superb stereo or surround sound throughout the cabin and optimise every element of the system, as well as Meridian Cabin Correction to dramatically improve the clarity and authentic reproduction of your music.

Ownership

ADBLUE®

Jaguar's diesel models are fitted with AdBlue® to help clean exhaust gases. AdBlue® is a non-toxic, nonflammable, biodegradable additive that cleanses the gases in the car's exhaust system to remove harmful nitrogen oxide emissions.

DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID (DEF)

DEF, also known as AdBlue®, AUS 32 and ARLA 32, is a non-toxic, colourless, odourless and non-flammable fluid. Stored in a dedicated tank in your car, DEF is injected into the exhaust system to clean exhaust gases.

Safety & Practicality

ACTIVITY KEY

Activity Key makes living life to the full even easier. The wristband is robust and fully waterproof. It allows you to enjoy a range of activities – from skydiving to swimming – and keep your car key with you. The conventional key fob can remain within the car as it is deactivated for security purposes.

GESTURE TAILGATE

Simply present your foot under one of the vehicle's rear flanks and the tailgate opens or closes.