Jaguar F-Pace will not steal market share from Range Rover – Report [Update]

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Jaguar F-Pace rear spied in Dubai

Indian Autos Blog reader, ‘motorbikeman’, snapped the Jaguar F-Pace on test in Dubai recently. The F-Pace, the first SUV from the Jaguar brand, is reportedly heading for a reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.

Jaguar F-Pace spied in Dubai

Will be designed around performance rather than off-road prowess.

At the Australian launch of the Discovery Sport, JLR Australia managing director, Matt Wiesner, believes that the upcoming F-Pace SUV will not steal the Range Rover’s thunder in the market. According to him, the F-Pace represents Jaguar’s intent of foraying into new segments, and open up the brand to new customers.

Jaguar C-X17 at 2014 Auto Expo side
According to Mr Weisner, the F-Pace represents Jaguar’s intent of foraying into new segments, and opening up the brand to new customers.

Similar to the Porsche Macan, the Jaguar F-Pace will be developed around driving performance and road handling, unlike Range Rovers that bank on off-road capabilities to attract customers. Mr Wiesner believes that the people who buy Jaguar and Range Rover are different enough to allow the co-existence of the F-Pace and its cousins.

Range Rover Sport front three quarter at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Its smaller sizing and focus on performance would put it up not only against the Evoque, but also the larger Range Rover Sport (pictured).

The F-Pace will be based on the aluminium-intensive iQ platform and feature 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium mills as well as a 3.0-liter V6 Supercharged in an “S” variant and a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 in future high performance variants.

According to recent spyshots, the F-Pace will nearly mirror the design of the C-X17 concept, save for production-spec changes, while the interior could borrow cues from the XE and new XF.

Jaguar F-Pace rear caught testing in Zurich
According to recent spyshots, the F-Pace will nearly mirror the design of the C-X17 concept, save for production-spec changes

Also Read: 2016 Jaguar XF vs 2012 Jaguar XF – Old vs New

The Jaguar F-Pace will be unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, before hitting showrooms in the second quarter of next year. An Indian launch could likely happen, given the growing demand for luxury SUVs in the country.

Jaguar C-X17 Concept SUV – Image Gallery

[Source: Car Advice]

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