Jaguar F-Pace - 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Live

16/09/2015 - 00:03 | ,  ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

First-ever crossover from Jaguar, returns 24.55 km/l.

JLR has taken the wraps off the most anticipated Jaguar for 2015 - the Jaguar F-Pace. It is the company's first ever crossover that is expected to package the superior on-road dynamics of a Jaguar in a bigger package.

Jaguar F-Pace front three quarter left at IAA 2015

The exterior design of the Jaguar F-Pace is largely identical to the Jaguar C-X17 concept. It gets optional LED headlamps flanking Jaguar's characteristic mesh grille, large air intakes and sleek LED taillamps similar tot the Jaguar F-Type. The Jaguar F-Pace is based on an all new iQ aluminum intensive platform, which also underpins the Jaguar XE and 2016 Jaguar XF, and keeps the weight light for better handling.

Jaguar F-Pace rear three quartet left at IAA 2015

Unlike the Range Rover cousins, Jaguar's F-Pace will focus more on performance rather than off-road capability. It will use the chassis tech from Jaguar’s F-Type sports car, including features like a torque vectoring system, and a feedback-rich EPS (electronic power steering).

Jaguar F-Pace front grille at IAA 2015

The Jaguar F-Pace will be built in Solihull, England, and exported to global markets from 2016. An Indian launch is likely to happen, which could be sold as a niche product and compete against the Mercedes GLE, BMW X6 and Porsche Macan.

The F-Pace crossover is powered by the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine, which is said by the company to have achieved 24.55 km/l (57.7 mpg) and CO2 emissions of just 129 g/km.

Jaguar F-Pace - Press Release

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