The 2016 Jaguar F-Pace Crossover will debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). This is Jaguar’s first SUV/Crossover and it’s based on Jaguar’s “aluminum-intensive” architecture. The 2016 Jaguar F-Pace’s production is a direct result of the popularity of the Jaguar C-X17 Concept vehicle. Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, commented, “We received such an overwhelmingly positive response to the C-X17 concept car last year that we just had to make it a reality.
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“The Jaguar F-PACE, inspired by the F-TYPE, represents a perfectly judged balance of style, performance 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.”
Jaguar has yet to announce the power-plants for the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace Crossover, although it’s a good bet that the Jaguar F-Type’s V6 and V8 engines could make an appearance. Jaguar did announce that the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace Crossover will have Instinctive All Wheel Drive® system and Jaguar’s All Surface Progress Control technology which will combine AWD performance advantages and all weather drivability.
Speaking in Detroit, Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover Global Sales Director said, “In 2015 we will celebrate the 80th year of Jaguar. We have started it by announcing our first performance crossover which we consider to be the ultimate practical sports car – a car that builds on the brand’s founding ideals of Grace, Pace and Space to become one of the most innovative Jaguar vehicles we’ve ever developed. The F-PACE has now begun its engineering and development testing program ahead of the new model going on sale in 2016.”
“F-PACE continues the new model roll-out for Jaguar, ensuring 2015 will most definitely be the year of the cat.”
The 2016 Jaguar F-Pace Crossover is designed and engineered in the United Kingdom and will be manufactured in Solihull, UK.