Jaguar has finally announced the production of its new high performance crossover and it will be hitting the roads in and around 2016. It would be christened as F-PACE and would be based on the C-X17 concept car, which was revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Jaguar F-PACE couples class-leading interior space and exceptional on-road dynamics with five-seat usability to produce a true performance crossover.
The highly-efficient five-seat performance crossover would be underpinned by Jaguar’s innovative aluminium-intensive architecture and advanced suspension system. It would also boast all-weather, all-surface confidence and safety to be delivered by instinctive all-wheel drive and Jaguar’s revolutionary All-Surface Progress Control technology. Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, commented: “We received such an overwhelmingly positive response to the C-X17 concept car last year that we just had to make it a reality. The Jaguar F-PACE, inspired by the F-TYPE, represents a perfectly judged balance of performance, style and practicality. It offers a unique combination of Jaguar sports car inspired exterior design, fused beautifully with a thoroughly practical and spacious luxury interior."
"The F-PACE is our family sports car.” adds Ian Callum.Speaking in Detroit, Andy Goss, Jaguar-Land Rover Global Sales Director, said: “In 2015 we will celebrate Jaguar’s 80th year. We have started it by announcing our first performance crossover which we consider to be the ultimate practical sports car - a car that builds on the marque’s founding ideals of Grace, Pace and Space to become one of the most innovative Jaguars we’ve ever developed. The F-PACE has now begun its engineering and development, testing programme ahead of the new model going on sale in 2016.” The F-PACE will be manufactured in Solihull, UK. Further details of Jaguar’s all-new F-PACE will be revealed later this year.