Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia has begun taking orders for the entry-level F-Pace, one that’s equipped with the new 2.0 litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine. The SUV is slated for launch here in the first quarter of 2018, and will be positioned below its 3.0L supercharged V6 (RM599k) stablemate.

The new four banger lump features a sole twin-scroll turbocharger and is good for 250 PS and 365 Nm of torque (the latter peaking from 1,200 rpm; 90 PS and 85 Nm less than the V6), enabling a zero to 100 km/h sprint time of 6.8 seconds. Interestingly, there’s no mention of the 300 PS version of the Ingenium mill, which is nearly a full second quicker in the century sprint with a time of six seconds.

The five-seater SUV gets the lighter and more compact 8HP45 eight-speed automatic (the V6 version receives the 8HP70 instead), sending drive to all four corners. Built into the torque converter is a pendulum damper that absorbs low frequency vibrations, enabling the engines to run at lower speeds without compromising refinement.

There’s no word on pricing and specification for now, but those who are keen may register their interest here. Want to know how the F-Pace drives? Find out in our review, or simply browse through its equipment and specs on CarBase.my.

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