Jaguar, the British luxury marquee, is all set to introduce its first-ever crossover F-PACE at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. But, prior to the official unveiling, the company has revealed a few technical details regarding the crossover SUV. For those asking, The F-PACE will go on sale from 2016, while an India launch could take place by early 2017. It is the latest aluminium-intensive Jaguar and will be manufactured in Solihull, UK.
Shedding light on the Jaguar F-PACE, it would feature chassis dynamics technology adapted from the acclaimed Jaguar F-TYPE sports car, and offered with a sophisticated All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system which delivers torque-on-demand. “We haven’t made any compromises or exceptions: the new F-PACE must be a true Jaguar and deliver the Jaguar dynamics DNA”, says Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Jaguar. The company is projecting F-PACE as a performance crossover as it would boast of a double Wishbone front suspension and Integral Link rear suspension. Jaguar’s Vehicle Integrity team, led by sports car development expert and Chief Engineer Mike Cross, are currently engaged on development programmes designed to ensure the new F-PACE will offer an unrivalled breadth of dynamic ability.
“We’ve tested ride and handling to extremities in all environments and in all conditions, and the result is that the new F-PACE is as engaging and rewarding to drive as it is going to be enjoyable to own. As soon as you get into the vehicle you know immediately that it’s a great place to be”, added Cross. Just so you know, Jaguar F-PACE would also come loaded with a Electric Power-Assisted Steering system, which we have already seen in F-TYPE, XE, and new XF. Combined with the Torque Vectoring technology first developed for F-TYPE and the torque on-demand all-wheel drive system, the new F-PACE is expected to deliver outstanding agility in all weathers and on all surfaces.