Director of Design at Jaguar, Ian Callum, commented, “We received such an overwhelmingly positive response to the C-X17 concept car last year that we felt we just had to make it a reality. The Jaguar F-PACE, inspired by the F-TYPE, represents a perfect balance between performance, style and practicality. It offers a unique combination of Jaguar sports car-inspired exterior design, fused beautifully with a thoroughly practical and spacious luxury interior. The F-PACE is our family sports car.”
The Jaguar F-PACE couples class-leading interior space and exceptional on-road dynamics with five-seat usability to produce a true performance crossover. It will encapsulate everything that Jaguar stands for: Beautiful design, precise handling, a supple ride, luxurious interior finishes and cutting-edge technology.
Speaking in Detroit, Global Sales Director of Jaguar Land Rover, Andy Goss, said, “In 2015, we will be celebrating Jaguar’s 80th anniversary. We have started the year by announcing our first performance crossover, which we consider to be the ultimate practical sports car, a car that builds on the marque’s founding ideals of Grace, Pace and Space, to become one of the most innovative Jaguars we’ve ever developed. The F-PACE has now begun its engineering and development testing programme ahead of the new model going on sale in 2016.”
The F-PACE will be manufactured in the Solihull plant in the United Kingdom. Further details on Jaguar’s all-new F-PACE will be revealed later this year.