Jaguar has unveiled its first SUV, F-Pace, at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show amidst a unique event. The F-Pace made a spectacular entry by completing the world’s largest 360 degree loop proving its performance crossover abilities. The F-Pace is the company’s third product to be built on Jaguar's Lightweight Aluminium Architecture after Jaguar XE and the new XF. Based on the C-X17 concept, the F-Pace also gets F-Type inspired design features such as the powerful rear haunches, fender vents and distinctive tail light graphics.
Concept elements of the C-X17 such as full-LED headlights, forged 22-inch wheels and short front overhang have been carried over to the production with the F-Pace. The F-Pace can seat five people in absolute comfort with generous head and knee room, while the luggage compartment volume of 650 litres is enough to swallow everyone’s luggage and then some.
Inside, the F-Pace gets industry leading infotainment and connectivity systems in the form of InControl Touch Pro system. It is based around a 10.2-inch touchscreen, with a powerful quad-core processor and solid-state drive, super-fast wifi hotspot (up to 8 devices can be connected at a time), advanced navigation system with true door-to-door guidance and can also show full-screen - in 3D - in the 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster.
The powertrain range of the Jaguar F-Pace include a 180PS 2.0-litre diesel manual RWD/ AWD and automatic AWD; 240PS 2.0-litre petrol automatic RWD; 300PS 3.0-litre diesel automatic AWD; 340PS and 380PS 3.0-litre petrol automatic AWD. The F-Pace also gets a torque on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD) system with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics that was first developed for the F-Type.
The F-Pace gets advanced driver assistance systems that include Autonomous Emergency Braking system with a pedestrian detection function with a state-of-the-art stereo camera (a Jaguar-first). The stereo camera also enables Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, an Intelligent Speed Limiter, and Driver Condition Monitor systems. The F-Pace also brings the world debut of Jaguar's Activity Key, a waterproof, shockproof wristband with an integrated transponder, this segment-first, wearable technology allowing the keyfob to be securely locked inside the car.
The Jaguar F-Pace will go on sale worldwide in early 2016 and the variant range will consist of F-PACE Pure, F-PACE Prestige, F-PACE Portfolio, F-PACE R-Sport, F-PACE S, F-PACE First Edition.