Jaguar F-Pace SUV to be revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show – Report
Will be manufactured in the Solihull plant.
Autocar UK reports that the Jaguar F-Pace will be revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, set to take place in September this year. At the previous edition of the show in 2013, Jaguar unveiled the C-X17 crossover concept, which to a large extent is reported to have inspired the design of the F-Pace.
The first SUV for the brand will be manufactured in Solihull, U.K., from 2016. The 5-seater is announced to feature an “advanced suspension system”, AWD technology and Jaguar’s new All-Surface Progress Control.
JLR’s new Ingenium range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines will be offered as standard on the F-Pace, though the ‘S’ variant will feature a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 petrol engine. Later down the line, the publication says that the range-topping 5.0-liter supercharged V8 would be offered as a potential rival for a performance-oriented Porsche Macan.
Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover global operations director, says that the F-Pace name was chosen to highlight the car’s relationship to the F-Type (design wise), and the second part of the name comes from Jaguar’s famous ‘Grace, Pace, Space’ slogan used many years ago.
Upon launch, the F-Pace is expected to become one of Jaguar’s two best-selling models, especially in markets like China and the United States. Given that Jaguar offers its entire range in India, the F-Pace is expected to come to the market within 12-18 months of its global launch.
Rivals: BMW X4, Porsche Macan, Mercedes GLE
Expected Price: GBP 35,000 – 50,000 (INR 32.27 lakhs – 46.10 lakhs)
Launch Timeframe: Early-2016 (Unveiling in September 2015)
Jaguar C-X17 Concept – Image Gallery
[Source – AutocarUK]