STOCKHOLM, Swedan - Jaguar’s high-riding crossover will be commercialised with an "F-Pace" moniker. The new SUV was spotted undergoing testing in the frozen landscape of northern Sweden.
NEW F-PACE SPOTTED: Jaguar says its new F-Pace, spotted in testing, should be branded as a "family sports car". Image: Automedia
Essentially a production version of the C-X17 concept, the F-Pace will be, according to Jaguar global sales director Andy Goss, “the ultimate practical sports car”.
IMAGE GALLERY: 2016 Jaguar F-Pace (Spy)
Rather than being labelled as a crossover or SUV, Jaguar calls its new model a “family sports car”, sharing the same light platform with the XE compact sedan from which it will likely inherit its engines.
Details are not available but we do know the car is scheduled to go on sale in 2016. Jaguar says will combine an exterior design influenced by their sports car with a "thoroughly practical and spacious luxury interior".
INSPIRED BY THE F-TYPE
Ian Callum, Jaguar's director of design, said: “We received such an overwhelmingly positive response to the C-X17 concept in 2014 that we just had to make it a reality.
“The Jaguar F-Pace, inspired by the F-Type, represents a perfectly judged balance of performance, style and practicality. It has a unique combination of Jaguar sports car-inspired exterior design fused beautifully with a thoroughly practical and spacious luxury interior.
"Yes, the F-Pace is our family sports car."