Jaguar Launch New F-Pace Model

By Paul Joseph

Jaguar have unveiled their all-new F-Pace model ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show, the brand’s first ever SUV.

Developed using Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the all-new F-Pace combines purity of line, surface and proportion with F-Type-inspired features such as the powerful rear haunches, fender vents and distinctive tail light graphics.

The bold front grille and the muscular bonnet hint at the performance potential of engines like the 380PS 3.0-litre supercharged V6. Elements such as slender full-LED headlights, forged 22-inch forged alloy wheels and short front overhang carry the design vision of the C-X17 concept through to production.

The all-new F-PACE seats five occupants, with the interior a blend of premium materials and finishes, exquisite detailing, luxuries such as heated, electrically-reclining rear seats, and cutting-edge technologies including the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system and 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster.

“By remaining absolutely true to our design principles the all-new F-PACE is immediately recognisable as a Jaguar,” says Jaguar chief designer Ian Callum.

“It offers all of the interior space you would expect – and more – but because of our disciplined approach to surfaces, proportions, and purity of line, we have designed what I consider to be the most balanced, most attractive vehicle in its class.”

The first Jaguar F-Pace models will arrive in showrooms in April 2016, priced from £34,170.

By Paul Joseph