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The All-New Jaguar F-PACE made its official South African debut at the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb on the 7th of May. Fans were treated to an aerial display that saw the Jaguar F-PACE make a grand arrival by helicopter.

The F-PACE was mounted to a custom vehicle platform that was rigged via cable. Carrying the entire assembly was a Sikorsky S-61N helicopter, which circled Gasoline Alley and the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb competitor pits allowing thousands of spectators to see the arrival of Jaguar’s first-ever SUV.

“The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb is the perfect setting for unveiling the anticipated F-PACE. It offers dynamic capabilities and performance synonymous with Jaguar, but also brings a new level of practicality and AWD capability to the brand,” said Lisa Mallett, Marketing Director of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa. “F-PACE is the kind of car that you could drive across the country to visit Knysna, and then take on the high-speed twists and turns of the challenging hillclimb road.”

Following its aerial arrival, the F-PACE was set down at the top of Simola Road. Home-grown hero, Hollywood actor and Jaguar ambassador Sharlto Copley took the F-PACE for its maiden voyage down the Simola hill. After a photo opportunity in front of spectators, Copley then drove the newest model in Jaguar’s range to its display at the Simola Hotel.

The Jaguar F-PACE goes on sale in July 2016 with prices starting at R776 800. Visit your nearest dealer to find out more or place your order.