Described as a “celebratory light camouflage”, the new livery used for the near-production Jaguar F-Pace came to life after Chris Froome and Team Sky took the win at this year’s edition of Tour de France by being ahead by 1 minute and 12 seconds in the General Classification. We remind you that in the inaugural stage of the race, the F-Pace served as a support vehicle and it had a special telescopic clamp to hold the two Pinarello Bolide Time Trial bikes.
Jaguar is currently referring to its upcoming F-Pace model as a “family sports car” rather than an SUV and they want to grab a piece of the Porsche Macan’s market. They will probably do that as the high-riding model from UK has some important assets such as the sleek design, lightweight body and efficient engines.
It’s also bound to receive a higher specification S version which should be available from day one with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine from the F-Type S where it churns 340 bhp. We won’t be too surprised if later during the car’s lifecycle there will be a meaner F-Pace SVR powered by a supercharged V8 engine unleashing 550 bhp.
If this sounds too much for your needs, you will be happy to hear that Jaguar will sell the standard versions of the F-Pace with an array of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines from the Ingenium family which should offer the perfect balance between performance and efficiency. Before the end of the decade, the model’s lineup could be expanded by the addition of a pure electric mode set to offer an estimated range of 483 km.
We will know more about the Jaguar F-Pace in mid-September at the Frankfurt Motor Show where it will receive its world premiere before going on sale in Europe shortly thereafter. Chances are it will hit Indian dealerships sometime in 2016.