IAB reader snaps the Jaguar F-Pace SUV testing in Europe – Spied

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Production to begin at Solihull in early-2016.

Indian Autos Blog reader, Mr. Roman Sattler, snapped these images of the forthcoming Jaguar F-Pace SUV while it was testing in Europe.

Jaguar F-Pace spied testing by Roman
The 5-seat F-Pace will be based on the aluminium-intensive iQ platform.

The first SUV from Jaguar is reported to have its unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year with sales in Europe expected to start in 2016. It was at the very same motor show in 2013 that Jaguar presented the C-X17 concept, a design precursor to the F-Pace.

The F-Pace will be based on the same aluminium-intensive platform as the Jaguar XE sedan. Other technical highlights of the crossover will include an “advanced suspension system” and an All-Surface Progress Control with an AWD kit.

JLR’s new range of Ingenium four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines will power the F-Pace, as will the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine seen on the F-Type and XE-S. Reports say that JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) will make a performance-oriented SVR version of the F-Pace with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine on top of that.

Jaguar F-Pace rear spied testing by Roman
Engines of the F-Pace will range from four-cylinder petrol and diesel to a supercharged V8 petrol.

Also read: 2016 Jaguar XF spied testing in India for the first time

Production of the F-Pace will start at JLR’s Solihull plant in the United Kingdom beginning 2016, and an Indian launch is anticipated within 12-18 months of the vehicle going on sale in Europe.

Rivals: Mercedes GLE, BMW X4, Porsche Macan
Expected Price: GBP 35,000 – 50,000 (INR 32.27 lakhs – 46.10 lakhs)
Launch Timeframe: Early-2016 (Unveiling in September 2015)

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