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Video - Jaguar shows 2016 F-Pace side profile

Snapshot: The F-Pace is shaping up to be a very attractive crossover.

It’s almost here, Jaguar’s first ever crossover will be unveiled later this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show and today we catch a first glimpse of the production car courtesy of an official image and clip showing the side profile. The F-Pace is being described by JLR as a “family sports car” and is essentially a follow-up to the C-X17 concept from 2013 and as you can see the styling has been largely carried over, at least from what we get to see in this single teaser image & video combo.

It aims to be one of the lightest models in its class by adopting Jaguar Land Rover’s iQ[Al] platform which makes extensive use of aluminum to shave off as much weight as possible. The F-Pace promises to be an agile and lively crossover by adopting a double wishbone front suspension combined with an integral rear link setup.

Details about the engine lineup are limited at this point, but it’s safe to say the standard versions will be offered with a generous array of highly efficient four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines form the Ingenium family. Available from day one will be a higher specification F-Type S with all-wheel drive and a larger 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine. If this isn’t enough to satisfy your thirst for power, a flagship SVR version will eventually join the range with an even bigger 5.0-liter V8 supercharged motor.

For those who would rather have the F-Pace without a combustion engine, there are some reports pointing out Jaguar is currently cooking up a fully electric version, but this will not be launched in the near future, so you will have to wait at least a couple of years and also pay considerably more compared to the conventionally-powered models.

Images of the interior cabin are not available at this point, but Jaguar has previously said the cabin will be spacious and wide, with enough space for five passengers and their luggage.

The Porsche Macan-rivaling F-Pace will be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in less than two weeks and is scheduled to go on sale all over the world - including India - in 2016.

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