Taking into account the long relationship between Jaguar and Land Rover it was inevitable that one of them was going to create a car that would rival the other.
Unfortunately a Land Rover sedan doesn’t sound quite right but a Jaguar SUV does. Enter the Jaguar F-Pace, the brand’s first SUV which was introduced to the lucky few that managed to attend the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb last weekend. If you weren’t there don’t worry, we have the need to know.
The all-new F-Pace is a performance crossover and according to Jaguar it’s been designed and engineered to offer the agility, responsiveness and refinement that other Jaguar models are renowned for.
The F-Pace closely resembles the C-X17 concept car on which it is based. The bold front grille and the muscular bonnet hint at the performance potential of the car. Elements such as slender full-LED headlights, forged 22-inch wheels and short front overhang give the car a muscular, yet attractive look.
The F-Pace is able to seat five occupants in comfort. The interior is a blend of premium materials and finishes, attractive detailing with luxuries such as heated, electrically-reclining rear seats, and cutting-edge technologies, including the In Control Touch Pro infotainment system and 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster.
The Jaguar F-Pace's torque on-demand all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is Jaguar's most sophisticated system yet. It also has the highest torque capacity. It features advanced, in-house control systems first developed for the F-Type AWD: Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD). IDD preserves rear-wheel-drive agility and handling character but can seamlessly transfer torque to the front wheels to exploit the performance benefits of extra traction, on all surfaces and in all weather.
Engines will range from efficient four-cylinder Ingenium turbo diesels to the powerful 250kW supercharged V6 from the F-Type. Every engine provides an ideal balance of performance, refinement and economy, and meets strict emissions regulations. Together with manual and automatic transmissions, rear and all-wheel-drive configurations, the new F-Pace offers a peerless driving experience and exceptional customer choice.
The F-Pace will go head-to-head with vehicles such as the Audi SQ5 and the Porsche Macan and even the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Evoque. Official pricing will be given closer to the launch date, which should be towards the fourth quarter of this year.