The new Jaguar F-Pace, the first performance crossover from the luxury and sports car brand, will be premiered at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.
“We haven’t made any compromises or exceptions: the new F-Pace must be a true Jaguar and deliver the Jaguar dynamics DNA”, said Mike Cross, head of the brand’s vehicle integrity team and chief engineer.
“We’ve tested ride and handling to extremities in all environments and in all conditions, and the result is that the new F-Pace is as engaging and rewarding to drive as it is going to be enjoyable to own. As soon as you get into the vehicle you know immediately that it’s a great place to be.”
The car will be offered with an all-wheel-drive system which delivers torque-on-demand.
The F-Pace will be manufactured using Jaguar’s ‘lightweight aluminium architecture’, which will enable the new performance crossover to handle with precision and control, yet without sacrificing ride comfort, said Cross.
It will also have electric power-assisted steering.
“Everything between the steering wheel rim and the tyre contact patch is calibrated to ensure that the new F-Pace responds immediately to the slightest input, giving a truly connected feel,” said Cross.
“Already successfully featuring in the F-Type, XE, and new XF, the system gives exceptional feedback. Combined with the torque vectoring technology first developed for F-Type and the torque on-demand all-wheel drive system, the new F-Pace delivers outstanding agility in all weathers and on all surfaces.”
The Frankfurt show runs from September 17 to 27.
The F-Pace will be built in Solihill and go on sale in 2016.