Jaguar will enter the crossover segment of vehicles as the British car maker has confirmed that it will introduce an all-new model to the Jaguar line-up, scheduled to go on-sale in 2016, named the Jaguar F-Pace. Based on the C-X17 concept car that was showcased last year, Jaguar claims that the F-Pace will be a mix of class-leading interior space and exceptional on-road dynamics with five-seat usability to produce a true performance crossover. It will encapsulate everything that Jaguar stands for: beautiful design, precise handling, a supple ride, luxurious interior finishes and cutting-edge technology. The F-Pace will be manufactured in Solihull.
Speaking about this upcoming crossoverl, Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said, “We received such an overwhelmingly positive response to the C-X17 concept car last year that we just had to make it a reality. The Jaguar F-Pace, inspired by the F-Type, represents a perfectly judged balance of performance, style and practicality. It offers a unique combination of Jaguar sports car inspired exterior design, fused beautifully with a thoroughly practical and spacious luxury interior. The F-Pace is our family sports car.”
Speaking in Detroit, Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover Global Sales Director said, “In 2015 we will celebrate Jaguar’s 80th year. We have started it by announcing our first performance crossover which we consider to be the ultimate practical sports car – a car that builds on the marque’s founding ideals of Grace, Pace and Space to become one of the most innovative Jaguars we’ve ever developed. The F-PACE has now begun its engineering and development testing programme ahead of the new model going on sale in 2016.”