A heavily camouflaged test mule of the Jaguar F-Pace has been photographed undergoing altitude testing in South Europe. The F-Pace is the British manufacturer’s first ever production SUV and will be unveiled in September at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The F-Pace is based on the Jaguar XE’s lightweight aluminium platform and has been conceptualised as a sporty crossover. It is a production version of the CX-17 concept, which was unveiled at the 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show and has been styled along the lines of Jaguar’s current design philosophy. The F-Pace will be powered by Jaguar’s new, homegrown family of Ingenium powertrains. These flexible four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines have been developed to return good efficiency and emission figures, without compromising on performance.
Though the F-Pace will be revealed this year, production at the Solihull factory in the UK will commence only in 2016. With prices expected to start around GBP 35,000 (Rs 34.14 lakh), the F-Pace will go up against the likes of Porsche Macan, Range Rover Evoque and the BMW X4.