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Jaguar F-Pace gets torque vectoring and torque-on-demand AWD system; debuts at IAA 2015

Jaguar F-Pace prototype

Chassis dynamics technologies are adapted from F-Type sportscar.

Jaguar F-Pace, the first crossover from the British luxury car marque, is all set to make its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the middle of next month. Jaguar has released a few details of the car in a build up to its unveil.

The company says that the F-Pace’s chassis dynamics technology has been adapted form the F-Type sportscar and hence once can expect sharp handling characteristics. The automaker is confident that its crossover would set a new benchmark in vehicle dynamics.

Jaguar F-Pace prototype with camouflage

F-Pace derives its torque vectoring and electric power steering systems from F-Type.

Underpinned by the lightweight iQ aluminium architecture, F-Pace is suspended by double wishbone setup upfront and integral link setup at the rear. The inherent high stiffness of the architecture and ideally tuned suspension is claimed to offer best-in-class ride and handling.

The electric power steering system and torque vectoring technology are derived from F-Type. These features, combined with torque-on-demand all-wheel drive system, are claimed to offer excellent agility in all weathers and on all surfaces.

Jaguar F-Pace prototype rear

Torque-on-demand all-wheel drive system ensures good agility on all surfaces.

Jaguar says that it’s vehicle integrity team lead by chief engineer Mike Cross has been putting the crossover through extreme ride and handling tests across different climatic conditions to fine tune its dynamic character.

Jaguar F-Pace would be powered by Ingenium family of 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines in addition to a 3.0-litre V6. The car would be pitted against the likes of Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes GLE and Volvo XC60.

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