Recently Jaguar officially announced the start of serial production of its first SUV called the Jaguar F-Pace.
The novelty will cost about $50000, and its rivals will be Audi Q5 and BMW X3, as well as the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque. Manufacturers themselves characterize Jaguar F-Pace as productive and sporty crossover, but not an SUV, which stands for the Land Rover.
The exact release date is unknown, but should be in 2016
2016 Jaguar F-pace release date: 2016
Jaguar F-pace review
In the teaser images that are presented below, you can see the new brand name Jaguar F-Pace and unusual shaped taillights reminding Jaguar F-type. The car has almost no changes in comparison with C-X17 in terms of exterior styling.
Ian Callum, the chief of the Jaguar design department claimed that after the global presentation of the concept car C-X17, Jaguar got a whole bunch of positive feedback from customers and partners so they had to create a production model. He called the new crossover “sports family car”.
There are appeared teaser photos and snapshots taken during the test drive Jaguar F-Pace. In these photos, even under camouflage you guess the style and design of the concept car, which is why the car on our images is so similar to C-X17.
Wide air intakes, the headlights and front fascia is reminiscent of a Jaguar XF luxury sedan. The sloping roof and massive sides give the car a sporty look, while the rear window and narrowed profile vaguely resemble the Range Rover Evoque.
Jaguar F-pace crossover specs
By the end of this year we are unlikely to know the full specifications of the Jaguar F-Pace. At the moment we know that the car will be five-seater, its approximate length is 185,7 inches (4718 mm), the same as the concept car, which is slightly more than the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. Engineers and designers claim that the interior space will be enough, and the car will be full of technological innovations and various stylish and exclusive accessories.
F-Pace will receive the same new aluminum platform as the new Jaguar XE, and the car will be produced at the Solihull plant, in Birmingham, UK. In addition, SUV and sedan will have identical suspension (XE uses double wishbone in front and multi-link in rear). All-wheel drive system will be running under All-Surface Progress Control system to maintain maximum grip in all weather conditions. And of course F-pace will have updated infotainment system.
Under the hood of the Jaguar F-Pace will be the following engine line-up: two-liter petrol and diesel engines from the new Ingenium family. In addition, the more expensive models will get a three-liter V6 engine and a powerful V8, the latter will be available some time after the release of new products to the market.
Jaguar F-pace interior
The official images of the 2016 Jaguar F-pace interior is not available yet, and some resources claimed that the interior won’t be differ much from C-X17 concept car. However, according to newest spy shots, F-pace cabin will be more conservative in styling and hugely reminds Jaguar XE sedan.
During the International Motor Show, held recently in Detroit, Ian Callum, the chief of the design department gave an interview during which outlined why it is a new crossover called the F-Pace.
The first variant was to use only one letter to take the letter X in combination with the Q, but Q is used by Audi and X is used by BMW. The company had eight or nine possible names. Among last three of them was F-Pace and Mr. Callum personally vote for it.
The Jaguar has a huge responsibility, because before that the company never produced crossovers.
Jaguar C-X17 concept car
For the first time Jaguar C-X17 shown at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in 2013, and a year after updated concept car was exhibited in Brussels. It was claimed that the company is almost ready for mass production of the car.
The length of the C-X17 was 185,7 in (4718 mm), width – 77,1 in (1959 mm), and height – 64,9 in (1649 mm). The length of the wheelbase is 114,3 in (2905 mm). Dimensions are approximately the same as in the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 have, unless the concept car from Jaguar was a bit longer, wider and lower.