2016 Jaguar F-Pace SUV is Jaguar’s answer to Mercedes ML, Audi Q5 and BMW X3. Touted to be the marque’s important volume spinner in the coming years, F-Pace has entered its final phase of testing.
As a part of its final testing of performance, durability and packaging, Jaguar F-Pace prototype will serve as a support car to British professional cycling team Team Sky at the Tour de France Grand depart which kick starts on 4th July in Netherlands. The team chose to continue with the same car for the main event as well.
Based on the iQ aluminium intensive platform that debuted in XE sedan, F-Pace is a good 400 mm longer than Range Rover Evoque. With modern Jaguar design philosophy, the car is set to bring a fresh appeal to the luxury SUV segment.
Propulsion duty would be handled by JLR’s Ingenium family of four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines in addition to a F-Type derived 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol. AWD system, hi-tech suspension system, All Surface Progress Control, standard automatic transmission, etc., can be expected.
Jaguar is expected to launch F-Pace in Europe by early 2016. The luxury crossover SUV is likely to make it to India towards the end of 2016 or early 2017, depending on HQ’s ability to meet international demand.
2016 Jaguar F-Pace SUV prototype – Video