Jaguar claims that the F-Pace, the first crossover from its stable, will offer exceptional ride and handling characteristics, aiming to set the benchmark in its segment. It will feature technologies adapted from the Jaguar F-Type sports car like chassis dynamics, Torque Vectoring and the All Wheel Drive system (AWD). The Jaguar F-Pace will have its world premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Last month, the British automaker revealed that the F-Pace crossover was being tested at various locations all over the world, undergoing trials in harsh climates. The company informs that the double wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension systems have also been tested on different surfaces worldwide. The crossover will feature a torque on-demand all-wheel drive system.
Jaguar’s Vehicle Integrity team was put in charge of ensuring that the F-Pace delivers best in-class dynamic ability. The team is headed by sports car development expert and Chief Engineer, Mike Cross. Speaking about the F-Pace, Mr. Cross stated that the company has not made any compromises or exceptions, saying that the new crossover must be a true Jaguar and deliver the Jaguar dynamics DNA.
The company has tested the ride and handling of the new crossover to extremities, in all types of conditions and environments. As a result the new F-Pace will be engaging and rewarding to drive and own.
To make the testing and development phase more efficient, the company has employed the use of a computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool. The findings and assessments of the Vehicle Integrity team are fed back into the computer to deliver better simulation results. This process ensures that the prototype of the vehicle is constantly updated.
The Jaguar F-Pace is set to go on sale in first markets from 2016.
The press release has been embedded below for further information