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  • Jaguar F-Pace
  • Year:
    2017- 2019
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  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    180 @ 4000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    318 @ 1750
  • Displacement:
    2.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8.2 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    129 mph
  • Price:
    40990
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Among the many premieres hitting the spotlights at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the biggest news coming from the Jaguar booth is the arrival of the F-Pace, the carmaker’s first-ever SUV. The new model is expected to heavily complement Jaguar’s existing lineup beginning in 2016.

For those unsure about the "Pace" part of the name, they should be reminded that one of William Lyons’ maxims about the car brand he co-founded. He said that all Jaguar models had to have "grace, pace and space," something that the SUV adheres to. As expected, the SUV’s styling is heavily inspired by the C-X17 line of concept cars that were presented back in 2013. A big reason for that is the overwhelmingly positive response to the 2014 Jaguar C-X17 concept. Knowing it had a hit prototype on its hands, Jaguar continued down that path for the F-Pace.

The result is an SUV that prominently features Jag’s current design language and is complemented by a series of high-powered engines. The company hopes it will serve as a successful springboard as it enters the increasingly competitive SUV segment.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Jaguar introduced the F-Pace compact luxury crossover back in 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, eventually bringing it stateside in May of 2016. Lauded by critics as both beautiful and opulent (and when equipped with a supercharged V-6, pretty quick too), the F-Pace is the right machine for a segment overflowing with demand. Now, Jag’s first-ever SUV gets the go-faster treatment courtesy of JLR’s performance and customization division, Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). Making its debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, the F-Pace SVR is framed as a combination of sports car performance and practical SUV design, adding two cylinders, loads of extra power, a fresh aesthetic, and a whole lot more over the standard model.

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2018 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

2018 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Jag’s first SUV gets special treatment

Jaguar introduced the F-Pace compact luxury crossover back in 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, eventually bringing it stateside in May of 2016. Lauded by critics as both beautiful and opulent (and when equipped with a supercharged V-6, pretty quick too), the F-Pace is the right machine for a segment overflowing with demand. Now, Jag’s first-ever SUV gets the go-faster treatment courtesy of JLR’s performance and customization division, Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). Making its debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, the F-Pace SVR is framed as a combination of sports car performance and practical SUV design, adding two cylinders, loads of extra power, a fresh aesthetic, and a whole lot more over the standard model.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR.

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Jaguar's Plans for a J-Pace Flagship SUV are Taking Shape as Ian Callum Takes Aim at the Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes GLS

Jaguar’s Plans for a J-Pace Flagship SUV are Taking Shape as Ian Callum Takes Aim at the Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes GLS

If it happens, the so-called J-Pace will sit above the F-Pace in Jag’s SUV pecking order

Jaguar’s plan to launch a bigger SUV to sit above the F-Pace is taking shape. A new report from Autocar reveals that there’s more to the rumor than what we previously thought. Apparently, the model already has a yet-to-be-confirmed name — J-Pace — and a tentative launch timetable of 2021. Once it’s out, the model is expected to sit above the F-Pace and serve as Jag’s flagship SUV.

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The Jaguar F-Pace SVR Just Rendered the Upcoming BMW X3 M Obsolete

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR Just Rendered the Upcoming BMW X3 M Obsolete

And trumps the remaining competition

Do you remember how long it’s been since BMW enthusiasts have been asking for an M version of the X3? Me neither. Yes, it’s been that long. Heck, the X3 nameplate goes back to 2003, and I’m pretty sure that demand for an M model began to gain traction as soon as BMW launched the X5 M in 2010. So that’s at least eight years. Well, BMW finally confirmed that an X3 M will happen within the current generation, but I’m starting to think that BMW should give up on that idea. And the reason for that is called the Jaguar F-Pace SVR.

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The Jaguar F-Pace SVR Will Make You Forget about the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and the Upcoming BMW X3 M

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR Will Make You Forget about the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and the Upcoming BMW X3 M

Supercharged power, sports car looks!

Rumored to be in the works ever since Jaguar launched the F-Pace in 2016, the SVR version finally made its debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The company’s first ever high-performance SUV, the F-Pace SVR comes to challenge the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S and the upcoming BMW X3 M.

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Jaguar is Set to Rattle the BMW X5 M and Porsche Cayenne S with the F-Pace SVR in New York

Jaguar is Set to Rattle the BMW X5 M and Porsche Cayenne S with the F-Pace SVR in New York

Same SUV, souped-up speed to boot

Jag introduced its first-ever SUV, also known as the F-Pace, at the Detroit Auto Show in 2015, bringing head-turning British good looks, high-end luxury, and a decent wallop under the hood as well. Now, there’s even more performance hotness on deck, as rumor has it Jag is gearing up for the reveal of the go-faster F-Pace SVR at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, bringing along more power, new styling, and other tuned-up goodies to match the badge on the trunk.

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TopSpeed's Top 5 Luxury Compact Crossovers

TopSpeed’s Top 5 Luxury Compact Crossovers

Standing tall, sitting pretty

When it comes to the U.S. automotive market, compact crossovers are cleaning up. The segment continues to see unprecedented growth, even with a huge variety of options already on offer. The appeal of the luxury compact crossover is multifaceted, mixing a “go anywhere, do anything” attitude with comfort and inherent driveability. Luxury compact crossovers are practical and spacious, without going overboard in terms of exterior dimensions, improving fuel efficiency and maneuverability over larger SUVs. Inside, there are amenities aplenty without breaking the bank, while the high seating position provides ample views of the road ahead. And while better suited for mall crawling rather than rock crawling, luxury compact crossovers still get that “off-roader” style, plus AWD when the weather turns sour. And of course, the extra room in the rear supports a range of lifestyles, whether its kid hauling for a family, or gear running for active outdoorsy activities. There are even performance options, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Boil it down, and the philosophy goes something like this – mix equal parts practicality, comfort, and road presence, then spread evenly on a tall-bodied package. But where to start? To help you navigate this seemingly bottomless sea of possibilities, we’ve collected facts and figures from five of the best entries in the segment, including the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Jaguar F-Pace, and Mercedes-Benz GLC Class. Read on for the lowdown.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace Designer Edition

2017 Jaguar F-Pace Designer Edition

One-off SUV fetches hefty price tag at the Ben Ball auction

Automakers have always put particular importance on charity auctions. Not only is it good publicity for the brand, it also provides these companies with opportunities to make some form of contribution for the benefit of others. At one point or another, a car brand has gone the charity auction route to help raise money and awareness for a cause, and the latest to do so is Jaguar, which presented a unique F-Pace SUV that ultimately raised £102,500 ($127,920) at the annual Ben Ball in the U.K.

The SUV is officially known as the F-Pace Designer Edition, a title it was given because of the particular involvement of Jaguar’s famous head designer Ian Callum. It could as well have been called the F-Pace Ian Callum Edition too because, according to Jag, Callum himself was responsible for all of its bespoke appointments, which covers certain sections of its exterior and interior.

Seeing as how well-dressed the standard F-Pace already is, the Designer Edition is a next-level upgrade that adds extra splashes of shine into the SUV’s overall make-up. The fact that it’s also based on the range-topping F-Pace S variant means that it not only looks the part of a special edition SUV, it also performs like one.

The one-off F-Pace Designer’s Edition fetched a pretty impressive price at the Ben Ball auction given that the F-Pace S comes with a starting price of $57,700. Sadly, Jaguar has no plans to build any more F-Pace Design Editions after the one that was auctioned off at the Ben Ball. Those who got priced out at the auction can take comfort though since Jaguar appears to still have units of the F-Pace First Edition available in the U.K. That’s a good alternative, as are the myriad of options and accessories that the automaker is offering for the SUV in the first place.

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2018 Jaguar F-Pace R

2018 Jaguar F-Pace R

We caught Jaguar testing the most powerful F-Pace yet

Announced at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and previewed by a concept car, the Jaguar F-Pace entered production in 2016 as the company’s first foray into the SUV market. Equipped with powerful, but efficient four-cylinder and V-6 engines, the F-Pace was received with great enthusiasm, helping Jaguar build on the success of the F-Type, the car that basically revived the brand as a top-level sports car manufacturer. Much like the F-Type, the F-Pace is scheduled to spawn several iterations, including R and SVR models. While the extreme SVR is still in its infancy, the F-Pace R is already well underway, with the first test model being spotted on public roads.

Thanks to our sneaky paparazzi, we have our first look at the upcoming R-badged SUV, which will make its global debut sometime in 2017. As with most prototypes, the SUV is wrapped in swirly camouflage, meaning that most of details that set it apart from the base model are hidden under wraps. Despite this, we know that we’re looking at the F-Pace R thanks to the exhaust note sounding a lot more aggressive than that of the V-6-powered, F-Pace S model.

Once it hits the market, the F-Type R will become Jaguar’s most powerful and aggressive-looking SUV, at least until the more extreme SVR is unleashed. Find out more about the company’s upcoming performance crossover in the speculative review below.

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2016 Jaguar F-Pace By Lumma Design

2016 Jaguar F-Pace By Lumma Design

New program for Jaguar’s newest pride and joy should draw a lot of excitement

This time last year, the Jaguar F-Pace technically didn’t exist yet. One year later, it’s poised to become the best-selling model of Jaguar’s entire lineup. Fortunes do change that quickly in the auto industry and Jaguar is poised to reap the benefits of finally diving into the crossover/SUV market. But Jaguar customers aren’t the only ones who are looking forward to the F-Pace. That applies to aftermarket tuners as well and one of them, Lumma Design, has already prepared a tuning program for the SUV, promising an engine upgrade package that would give the F-Pace 480 horsepower to play with.

Of course, the kit itself isn’t complete yet because Jaguar is only starting the process of delivering the SUVs to its prospective owners. That’s why Lumma Design indicated that orders for the kit won’t begin until the third quarter of 2016. Be that as it may, the details of what Lumma Design is offering provides a sharp preview of what we can expect out of this program. There’s a comprehensive carbon fiber aerodynamic kit. There’s a new set of massive wheels. There’s a promise of a lavishly decorated interior. And there’s that part about the engine upgrade that will add an extra 100 horses into the F-Pace’s 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine.

Considering the excitement surrounding the range-topping V-6 model, I wouldn’t be remiss into thinking that once Lumma Design starts taking orders for its new Jag program, it’s going to receive quite a handful of attention from interested buyers who want to immediately go “next-level” with their new SUV. On that note, I can’t say that I blame them.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace – Driven

2017 Jaguar F-Pace – Driven

Jaguar jumps into the crossover craze

Back in 2000 when BMW launched the X5, brand loyalists and German enthusiasts call heresy. How could BMW stoop to this? BMW is all about being “the ultimate driving machine.” Well, the naysayers kept taking hits as Audi, Porsche, and other non-SUV-type automakers jumped into the category. Now for 2017, Jaguar is taking the leap.

The F-Pace isn’t some solid-axle, old-school SUV, however. No, Jaguar designed the F-Pace using as much lightweight aluminum and high-strength materials as possible. It’s the same type construction found in Jaguar’s XE and XF sedans. In fact, a third of the F-Pace is made from a propriety aluminum alloy blended together from 75 percent recycled materials.

Inside, the crossover takes after the XE sedan. Fit and finish are all spot-on Jaguar, with all the familiar controls and digital interfaces. The F-Pace isn’t’ without its flaws, however, but I’ll get into that later.

One thing that’s not flawed is the F-Pace’s 3.0-liter supercharged V-6. Yep, it’s the same V-6 found in the F-Type – the F-Pace’s spiritual brother. The V-6 pumps out 380 horsepower in this optional tune. The standard tune dials back the all-aluminum mill to 340 horsepower. And as you can guess, Jaguar wants you to associate the F-Pace with the F-Type. It’s that air of sportiness marketing types want to convey.

So what’s it like to live with the F-Pace for a week? Keep reading to find out.

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Jaguar Wants SVR Versions For F-Pace And XE

Jaguar Wants SVR Versions For F-Pace And XE

The high-performance SUV could arrive in early 2017

Launched at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the F-Pace brought Jaguar into a new era. One that finally includes crossovers, the body style of choice for automakers looking to boost sales. It’s been only a few months since the SUV went into production, and Jaguar is already looking to expand the nameplate with new versions. According to Car And Driver, the F-Pace could follow in the footsteps of the F-Type and receive an SVR upgrade from the brand’s Special Vehicle Operations division.

Details are slim as of this writing, but it’s easy to imagine what the F-Pace SVR will bring to the table. The sporty exterior will become even more aggressive, while aerodynamics will be enhanced by means of a revised lower front bumper and a bigger roof spoiler. The crossover will also sit closer to the ground and get a stiffer suspension, but the most important update will hide under the hood. If previous SVR models are any indication, the F-Type should get the supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 offered in both the F-Type and Range Rover Sport.

However, output is unlikely to be identical to the F-Type SVR, which comes with 567 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Instead, the crossover will probably get the Range Rover Sport’s 542-horsepower and 502-pound-feet unit, which would still be very impressive. The supercharged powerplant should enable the F-Pace to hit 60 mph in around 4.5 seconds and a top speed in excess of 160 mph. In other words, it will enable Jaguar to compete against crossover offerings from BMW’s M and Mercedes’ AMG divisions.

There’s no information as to when the F-Pace SVR will hit dealerships, but we expect it to break cover in the first half of 2017, most likely at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Get The Lowdown On The Jaguar F-Pace: Video

Get The Lowdown On The Jaguar F-Pace: Video

Jag’s chief engineer holds court with the company’s latest pride and joy

When it comes to premium SUVs, the Jaguar F-Pace is the neophyte in a market that has been populated by the likes of the BMW X3 and the Audi Q3. And yet, when you look at the F-Pace, it does have that feel of being more than just the new SUV on the block. Whether it’s the well-designed exterior, the luxurious interior, or the variety of engine options, something about the F-Pace exudes an aura of confidence, the kind that you normally don’t associate with all-new models.

That’s one of the many things that has endeared the F-Pace to a lot of people and to shed more light on Jag’s first ever SUV, AutoCar Editor-in-Chief Steve Cropley managed to score a shotgun ride with Jaguar Chief Engineer Mike Cross as the latter gives an unfiltered lowdown on what makes the F-Pace one of the most significant models Jaguar has ever released. The two discuss a number of items pertaining to the F-Pace, including some of the SUV’s technical features and how they translate to being driven on the road. They also talk about what the addition of the F-Pace means for Jaguar’s lineup moving forward and the importance of the SUV in the automaker’s evolving image.

There are a lot of other things that Cropley and Cross talked about and that would be unfair to describe in words when you can watch the video for yourselves. It’s not that long – 6:28 – so it should make for a very informative viewing experience, especially for those that are currently in the market for a premium SUV. If you’re having trouble choosing, watch this video to see if the F-Pace suits your needs.

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2017 - 2019 Jaguar F-Pace

2017 - 2019 Jaguar F-Pace

Among the many premieres hitting the spotlights at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the biggest news coming from the Jaguar booth is the arrival of the F-Pace, the carmaker’s first-ever SUV. The new model is expected to heavily complement Jaguar’s existing lineup beginning in 2016.

For those unsure about the "Pace" part of the name, they should be reminded that one of William Lyons’ maxims about the car brand he co-founded. He said that all Jaguar models had to have "grace, pace and space," something that the SUV adheres to. As expected, the SUV’s styling is heavily inspired by the C-X17 line of concept cars that were presented back in 2013. A big reason for that is the overwhelmingly positive response to the 2014 Jaguar C-X17 concept. Knowing it had a hit prototype on its hands, Jaguar continued down that path for the F-Pace.

The result is an SUV that prominently features Jag’s current design language and is complemented by a series of high-powered engines. The company hopes it will serve as a successful springboard as it enters the increasingly competitive SUV segment.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace.

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2016 Jaguar F-Pace First Edition

2016 Jaguar F-Pace First Edition

Jaguar’s newest vehicle is a rather large departure from the typical sports car or low-slung luxury sedan the brand is known for. Debuting as the 2014 Jaguar C-X17 concept back at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new 2017 Jaguar F-Pace is set to ignite a fire under the brand. While deliveries of the new sport-tuned SUV are set to begin for the 2016 model year, Jaguar figured it needed more. To that end, the F-Pace is already getting a special edition.

Called the F-Pace First Edition, this special edition comes in very limited numbers – 2,000 units worldwide – and is designed to look like the C-X17 concept.

It’s not clear how many examples Jaguar has allotted for the U.S., though we know the U.K., Jaguar’s spiritual homeland, is only getting 200 units. There is plenty more information, so continue reading for the details.

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Jaguar F-Pace Sets World Record For Largest Ever 'Loop The Loop'

Jaguar F-Pace Sets World Record For Largest Ever ’Loop The Loop’

Jaguar celebrated its 80th anniversary this month, and part as part of that celebration, it decided to pull a daring maneuver with its first production family sports car, or SUV, the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace. The F-Pace was piloted by stunt driver Terry Grant around a 63-foot tall loop, setting a new Guinness world record in the process.

What did it take to accomplish this record-setting feat? Reports say that Terry trained for two months to prepare. He endured both physical and dietary training to ensure his body could handle the three-second journey around the loop, which generated a maximum of 6.5 Gs.

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Jaguar Land Rover Will Produce Cars At Magna Steyr's Factory

Jaguar Land Rover Will Produce Cars At Magna Steyr’s Factory

Times are good at Jaguar Land Rover; so good in fact, that the company has announced a partnership with manufacturing and engineering specialist Magna Steyer to outsource production of future vehicles at its factory in Graz, Austria. JLR has successfully doubled sales in the last five years, to over 462,000 units, and its three factories in England are approaching capacity. New factories in Brazil and China will be coming online soon as well, but JLR is projecting the need for even more production capacity.

"The U.K. remains at the center of our design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Partnerships such as this will complement our U.K. operations and engineering," says JLR CEO Dr. Ralf Speth. "Today marks another step towards building our global footprint. This agreement will allow us to expand our award-winning model range as customers around the world demand ever-more innovative vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover."

JLR hasn’t announced which model(s) would be built in Austria, but if the agreement is similar to the ones Magna Steyer has with other companies, it likely means one or two models will be exclusively outsourced. For instance, every Mini Countryman, Mini Paceman and Peugeot RCZ on the road was constructed at Magna Steyer’s facility. Additionally, the company has built every Mercedes-Benz G-Class since its introduction in 1979. In short, it’s a fairly common practice within the industry.

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Jaguar F-Pace Will Be Used As Tour de France Team Sky Support Vehicle

Jaguar F-Pace Will Be Used As Tour de France Team Sky Support Vehicle

The highly anticipated 2016 Jaguar F-Pace, the brand’s first crossover, won’t be ready to show itself to the world in production form until later this year, but that won’t stop the company from showcasing a prototype version at the 2015 Tour de France this Saturday. Jaguar will bring a prototype SUV to the Tour de France Grand Depart in Utrecht, The Netherlands, to support Team Sky rider Chris Froome. The F-Pace will follow Froome on the first 21 stages of the race, over a twisting route of 13.7 km (8.5 miles).

The SUV’s job is to carry a crew of up to four people, including the team’s sports director, doctor, mechanic, and another senior team member. Additionally, the F-Pace’s trunk will be packed with all sorts of equipment, such as tools and spares for the bike, clothing, drinks, and energy gels. Yup, this is all a marketing scheme through which Jaguar hopes to brag about the SUV’s ability to accommodate four passengers in comfort, and its generous cargo capacity.

This public appearance, however, won’t coincide with the unveiling of the F-Pace, as the SUV will wear a special camouflage consisting of a thin wrap with carbon textures and Team Sky’s trademark blue-themed design. The vehicle will also feature a cutting-edge bike transport solution developed by JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations, with a unique telescopic clamp designed to optimize the quick release of Team Sky’s bespoke bikes.

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Jaguar's baby F-Pace Could Be Named E-Pace

Jaguar’s baby F-Pace Could Be Named E-Pace

Jaguar is about to launch its first crossover, the 2016 F-Pace, to join the ever-growing SUV market, but the Brits don’t want to stop here. Following rumors that they could also develop a larger SUV under the J-Pace moniker, word now has it a crossover smaller than the F-Pace is on the drawing board as well. Now, Car Magazine reports that this third high-rider could be named the E-Pace and rival the likes of the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Such a crossover would make sense to Jaguar’s bean-counters. The E-Pace would be small enough to share underpinnings with the Range Rover Evoque, which would allow for reduced development and production costs. The same platform, the Land Rover D8, is also used on the new Discovery Sport. The all-steel structure isn’t just relatively cheap to build, but it’s also flexible with body style variations and simple to tweak in terms of engineering.

However, a D8-based E-Pace would mean that this new crossover won’t benefit from Jaguar’s new aluminum-intensive platform for both the upcoming F-Pace and the XE sedan. Unless Jag finds a way to significantly improve the D8 platform, the E-Pace might find it difficult to compete against the X3 and GLC.

The E-Pace is still at least three years away if Jaguar decided to build it, which means plenty of time for the Brits to shift the project toward a lighter platform.

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Jaguar Denies It; But Report Indicates The J-Pace Will Arrive In 2019

Jaguar Denies It; But Report Indicates The J-Pace Will Arrive In 2019

No matter how much Jaguar denies the existence of a new crossover being developed to slot in above the upcoming F-Pace, the rumors keep on coming. Unlike previous reports, the latest rumblings on the proposed J-Pace crossover cast a little doubt to Ian Callum’s “categorically, no” response when asked about a larger Jaguar SUV or crossover.

Callum’s statement was in regards to a three-row Jaguar not happening because it wouldn’t be sporty enough. If this latest report from CAR is true, Jaguar’s team has either figured out how to get a three-row crossover to be sporty, or the big crossover won’t have three rows. The latter would be somewhat disappointing since the big Jag will reportedly share a platform with the Range Rover, and offering a third row would be an excellent way to keep these two SUVs from stepping on each other’s toes.

One way it seems that Jaguar SUVs will differentiate its crossovers from Land Rover or other competitors is by making them more performance-oriented than the go-anywhere Land Rover models. The report says that the J-Pace will be offered with two wheelbase options as well as a plug-in hybrid drivetrain and even a high-performance model. Unlike the four-wheel-drive Range Rover, the J-Pace will most likely come standard with rear-wheel drive.

The J-Pace seems to have evolved from the idea of Jaguar growing the lineup of its XJ sedan. A coupe, convertible and shooting brake were all said to have been considered, but it sounds like a J-Pace makes more sense financially following the launch of the F-Pace and the redesign of the XJ in 2018.

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Jaguar Focusing On F-Pace; New XK Not A Priority

Jaguar Focusing On F-Pace; New XK Not A Priority

The debut of Jaguar’s first crossover vehicle, the F-Pace, is coming up fast, and with it a fundamental change in the way we think of Jaguar. The CUV is expected to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September, broadening Jaguar’s lineup in an entirely new direction. Car and Driver snatched a moment at the Mille Miglia to chat with Jaguar’s chief designer Ian Callum about the F-Pace and the future of the rest of the Jaguar lineup, and got some surprising tidbits — most notably, that a next-generation XK is "not a priority."

Callum, who’s been behind the design of every modern Jaguar since 1999, said that the F-Pace will be a performance CUV, borrowing from Land Rover’s sport-CUV playbook while riding on a platform that’s unique to Jaguar. As the F-Pace is intended to improve Jaguar’s ability to compete with BMW, Audi and Mercedes, competent handling will be paramount.

Things get interesting when Callum is asked about the next XK. The success of the F-Type has led to speculation that the next XK might be a 2+2 version of that car, and Callum observed that the question has been asked at Jaguar as well. "We’ve got a few ideas," he said. "It’s not a priority." He didn’t elaborate on what Jaguar’s focusing on instead, of course, but did observe that in spite of the foray into the crossover market, "We’re not really in a place to expand any more," in regards tothe possibility of another small Jag. A larger crossover has also been all but ruled out.

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Jaguar Plans No SUV Above F-Pace

Jaguar Plans No SUV Above F-Pace

The 2016 Jaguar F-Pace isn’t even out yet, but there is already plenty of talk about other crossovers in the Jaguar lineup. Just recently, a report quoted Jaguar brand director Steven de Ploey as saying that the automaker is “investigating” a smaller crossover, but it doesn’t sound like Jaguar has any plans to move up the CUV ladder.

All but denying reports of a larger, three-row SUV called the J-Pace, Richard Agnew, Jaguar’s global PR director told Motoring that the story was “speculation.” Agnew’s statement backs up that of Jaguar design boss Ian Callum who, at the New York Auto Show, said “categorically, no” when it came to a bigger Jaguar SUV.

Even though such a rumored SUV would have gone up against new vehicles like the Audi Q8, BMW X7 and Mercedes GLS-Class, the majority of growth among crossovers and SUVs is in the compact segment, such as the Porsche Macan and BMW X1. The article says that a sub-F-Pace crossover from Jaguar would require a new platform, and that probably would take until 2020 to complete.

For now, Jaguar is focusing on building a strong core lineup consisting of the redesigned XF sedan and the all-new XE and F-Pace models. Motoring says that the F-Pace will make its big debut on September 4th at a live unveiling at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

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Jaguar Wants Baby Crossover Placed Under The F-Pace

Jaguar Wants Baby Crossover Placed Under The F-Pace

Crossovers are big business these days as automakers rake in profits from the hot-selling high-riders. Jaguar is no different as it prepares its first crossover, the F-Pace for production in the near future. However, Jaguar appears interested in a second crossover slotted under the F-Pace to help grow the portfolio.

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Jaguar Wants Baby Crossover Placed Under The F-Pace

Jaguar Wants Baby Crossover Placed Under The F-Pace

Crossovers are big business these days as automakers rake in profits from the hot-selling high-riders. Jaguar is no different as it prepares its first crossover, the F-Pace for production in the near future. However, Jaguar appears interested in a second crossover slotted under the F-Pace to help grow the portfolio.

“A family [of SUVs] is not confirmed but we are investigating it,” said Steven de Ploey, Jaguar’s brand director. “We have the architecture and capability with Land Rover to go left or right, up or down, but we’d only do it on two key attributes. The car has to be dynamically the most capable and it has to meet our design standards.”

Meeting those design standards is a big deal for the resurging automaker. Ploey added the crossover must perform as a Jaguar should, saying, “It has to be a Jaguar in design and performance, and it would be a challenge to do this. A challenge it might be, but one Jaguar Land Rover seems competent to accept. Just look at the Range Rover Sport SVR and its high-performance demeanor.

The other issue JLR must sort out is logistics. "You’d not just be competing with premium brands but high-end mainstream manufacturers, too. There are lots of other things we have to do before this, but we have opportunities and permission to play there,” Ploey said. In other words, JLR would likely have to invest in expanding its assembly centers and strengthening its supply chains before commencing production of a second crossover.

The last hurtle Ploey mentions is the vehicle architecture. “We’d need a different architecture. What we have is scalable, but that low? You’d really have to investigate taking it down.” Whatever the outcome, if Jaguar can make its crossover behave like the Range Rover Sport SVR, the automaker will have a grand slam.

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Jaguar F-Pace Spied Inside And Out: Spy Shots

Jaguar F-Pace Spied Inside And Out: Spy Shots

As Jaguar’s first SUV, the F-Pace is a big deal for both the British company and car enthusiasts. Most purists hate it, but SUV enthusiasts not so interested in brand heritage have high hopes for a sporty and luxurious crossover. That said, it’s not surprising the F-Pace is getting a lot of attention ahead of its official debut later in 2015, and that our car paparazzi are following it around each time Jaguar takes it out for a spin. First spotted testing in cold Scandinavia back in February and later photographed while stretching its legs on the Nurburgring track, the F-Pace was spotted in the wild again, this time around parked alongside other Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.

But while the other cars surrounding the F-Pace are free of camouflage, the F-Pace is just like we saw it at the ’Ring: wrapped in a thick layer of black-and-white camo. It’s not all bad news though, as our paparazzi managed to snap a few shots of the interior. Yup, that’s a first, and it brings rather unexpected news. And it’s not the XF dashboard or the large 10.2-inch touchscreen of the infotainment system, but a gear shifter. Yes, it seems the F-Pace is getting a manual gearbox right from the start, which is surprising given it took Jaguar almost two years to offer one on the F-Type sports car.

This could mean Jaguar is pretty serious about the F-Pace’s sporty intentions, but I guess we will find out more about that as the crossover breaks cover at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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Jaguar F-Pace Caught Testing At Nurburgring: Spy Shots

Jaguar F-Pace Caught Testing At Nurburgring: Spy Shots

Good news Jaguar fans. The latest spy shots of the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace show the high-riding Jaguar being tested at the Nürburgring, which is a promising sign for the British brand’s first crossover. Unfortunately, there is still heavy camouflage obscuring the styling of the F-Pace, but these images do reveal a couple of minor details.

The biggest change that has occurred from previous cold-weather test mules spotted in February, is this F-Pace is wearing lower-profile tires with what could be more production-intent wheels. As is usually the case with vehicle design translated from concept to production form, the tire/wheel packages on this prototype don’t do as good a job of filling the wheel wells as the ones on the 2014 Jaguar C-X17 Concept.

Taken from a higher vantage point, these spy shots give a slight glimpse of the size of the F-Pace’s sunroof, which extends almost all the way to the C-pillar. Perhaps the only change between the two recent set of spy shots is that this Nürburgring-lapping F-Pace wears a little less camo on the front fenders, indicating the presence of a fender vent – a Jaguar styling cue also found on the C-X17.

We shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to see the full design of the F-Pace, since the crossover is slated to make its big debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Jaguar F-Pace Will Get An Electric Version By 2018

Jaguar F-Pace Will Get An Electric Version By 2018

One of the last carmakers to finally jump on the crossover/SUV bandwagon, Jaguar is said to be working on its first electric model as well, with British sources indicating that the new F-Pace SUV will provide the basis for the future EV. This bit of info comes from Autocar, so you may want to take it with a pinch of salt or at least consider it a far-fetched speculation, although some parts do sound realistic.

According to the British car magazine, Land Rover would also offer a version of this future all-electric SUV, courtesy of the Jaguar-Land Rover union, which would obviously help reduce R&D costs. Using the aluminum-intensive platform of the Jaguar F-Pace would also help keep the weight down, despite the heavy battery pack needed to offer a projected 300-mile range.

With more Alpha cities introducing "zero emission zones" and Tesla proving that you can make good business selling premium electric cars, the Jaguar and Land Rover EV may have a brighter future than some might expect at first glance. On the other hand, it seems a bit counterintuitive not to offer a plug-in hybrid model first, just to test the waters with something that blends the advantages of both worlds. Sure, the Tesla Model X may need a few competitors in order to evolve faster, but I’m not entirely sure that the first electric Jaguar or Land Rover will be the best ones for the job.

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Spy Shots: Jaguar F-Pace Testing In The Snow

Spy Shots: Jaguar F-Pace Testing In The Snow

It’s been less than a month since Jaguar teased the upcoming F-Pace at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and the performance crossover is already being put through its paces in the cold, snow season. Sure, this isn’t the first time the British automaker was caught testing its first-ever family hauler, but the vehicle photographed while stretching its legs in the Scandinavian snow is no longer of the mule variety. For the first time since it announced that the C-X17 Concept would see an assembly line, Jaguar is actually testing a production-ready body.

Described as "a perfectly judged balance of style, performance and practicality," the crossover, or the "family sports car," as Jaguar likes to call it, will be launched as part of the brand’s 80th anniversary in 2015, with sales to commence in early 2016. Built on the same aluminum, modular platform as the XE sedan, Jag’s first-ever CUV comes to challenge the likes of the Porsche Macan, BMW X3, Audi Q5, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.

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Ian Callum Explains the Decision to go With the Name F-Pace

Ian Callum Explains the Decision to go With the Name F-Pace

Coming up with a name has to be one of the toughest parts of creating a new car. Sometimes a name falls from the sky and fits, and other times one almost has to be forced into place. In the latter case, sometimes automakers pick the coolest names ever and some go the exact opposite directions. Some of those that fall into the latter category for me include the LaFerrari, Bentayga, and the i-MiEV. After its unveiling at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, I believed the F-Pace name – the one Jaguar will use on its new crossover that was inspired by the 2014 C-X17 Concept – was one more to add to that list. That said, Ian Callum, Jag’s design director, talked to Auto Express about the upcoming name and why the British automaker went that direction.

The most interesting part of the crossover’s name is the fact that it was actually close to being called the X-Type. While the X-Type name may seem like a great idea for a crossover, you may need reminded of the reheated Ford Mondeo that Jaguar decided to rebody and call the X-Type between 2002 and 2008. Yeah, though it sold relatively well and lasted a fairly long time in Jag’s lineup, the X-Type was certainly not a high point in Jaguar’s lifetime. So it is likely best that the Leaping Cat stuck with F-Pace.

Another name that was tossed around was the XQ-Type, but Callum says that was an Audi and Aston Martin thing. I actually remember when the XQ-Type name first circled the rumormill and I actually thought it was too similar to Infiniti’s new naming scheme too. But I can certainly see the Audi and Aston tie-in too.

As for Callum’s reasoning for going with F-Pace, he told Auto Express: “I like it because I think it’s got a bit of texture and character to it and I think after time people will get used to it.” I guess I can see where he is going with this, as it is something people will talk about and will eventually become an accepted name, almost like the LaFerrari has become.

Callum also went on to talk about why Jaguar decided to go with a crossover in the first place. According to him, it was not because the market forced his hand; rather, it was after input from “people in the business” and his designer that he decided it was worth looking into. Once he saw that is made good business sense, he gave it the green light under two decrees: “it has to be sexy” and don’t let function dictate form.

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Jaguar Teases F-Pace Crossover in Detroit

Jaguar Teases F-Pace Crossover in Detroit

Although it had nothing new to showcase at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Jaguar didn’t attend the first major auto show of the year empty handed. The British automaker confirmed its upcoming performance crossover and unveiled the first teaser of what will be sold as the F-Pace starting 2016. As you might have already guessed, the F-Pace is the production version of the 2014 C-X17, a concept crossover revealed with much fanfare at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

"The F-PACE is our family sports car," said Ian Callum, Jaguar’s director of design, who went on to describe the crossover as "a perfectly judged balance of style, performance and practicality."

Details are still being kept under wraps as of January 2015, but the teaser showing a fraction of the F-Pace’s rear end confirms it is heavily based on the C-X17 Concept, which in turn is inspired by the F-Type sports car. In addition, JLR global sales director Andy Goss announced the F-Pace, which will be launched as part of the brand’s 80th anniversary, is being engineered and developed as we speak, with sales to commence sometime in 2016.

Besides an exterior similar to the C-X17’s, we also expect the F-Pace’s interior to mirror the concept’s, sans the futuristic instrument panel. Under the hood, the F-Pace will most likely receive a range of four-cylinder, V-6, and V-8 units, with the latter to power the range-topping version aimed at the likes of the Audi RS Q5.

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