IT might have a new name – the F-PACE – but it is all C-X17 concept and the world is about to get the first ever Jaguar performance crossover in the bargain.
Jaguar has confirmed it will introduce an all-new model to the Jaguar line-up, to go on-sale in 2016, named the Jaguar F-PACE, as a result of the overwhelmingly positive response to the C-X17 concept car unveiled in 2014.
Inspired by the F-TYPE, the Jaguar F-PACE couples 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.
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.”
The F-PACE will be manufactured in Solihull, UK. Further details of Jaguar’s all-new F-PACE will be revealed later this year.