Jaguar has teased the production version of the C-X17 concept car that received an overwhelming response last year. The production version is named the Jaguar F-Pace. Jaguar calls the new five-seater crossover a ‘family sports car’. The F-Pace crossover is designed and engineered in the UK and is now being tested at Jaguar Land Rover’s global testing facilities.
The new performance crossover will be manufactured in Solihull, UK and go on sale in 2016. Jaguar will release more details about the vehicle in the coming months.
Below is the press release of the announcement
JAGUAR F-PACE: AN ALL-NEW PERFORMANCE CROSSOVER TO JOIN LINE-UP IN 2016 – Press Release
- Jaguar announces F-PACE – the production version of the breakthrough C-X17 concept car
- A highly-efficient five-seat performance crossover underpinned by Jaguar’s innovative aluminium-intensive architecture and advanced suspension system
- All-weather and dynamic driving traction to be aided by the Instinctive All Wheel Drive® system and Jaguar’s All Surface Progress Control technology*
- The Jaguar F-PACE will deliver an unrivalled blend of style, performance and practicality
(MAHWAH, NJ) – January 11, 2015 – Jaguar has today confirmed it will introduce an all-new model to the Jaguar line-up, to go on-sale in 2016, named the Jaguar F-PACE.
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, commented, “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 style, performance 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.”
The Jaguar F-PACE couples leading interior space and exceptional on-road dynamics with five-seat functionality 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 the 80th year of Jaguar. 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 brand’s founding ideals of Grace, Pace and Space to become one of the most innovative Jaguar vehicles we’ve ever developed. The F-PACE has now begun its engineering and development testing program ahead of the new model going on sale in 2016.”
F-PACE continues the new model roll-out for Jaguar, ensuring 2015 will most definitely be the year of the cat.”
Designed and engineered in the UK, the F-PACE has now begun its rigorous real-world testing at Jaguar Land Rover’s extensive global test facilities. The F-PACE will be manufactured in Solihull, UK.
Further details of Jaguar’s all-new F-PACE will be revealed later this year – #FPACE