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.
Updated 02/08/2016: Jaguar dropped a new video featuring Jose Mourinho driving the new F-Pace on a frozen lake in Arjeplog, Sweden.
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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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The updated versions of Jaguar XK and XKR coupe and convertible made its official debut today at the Detroit Auto Show. This represents some small adjustments to the interior and exterior and a big adjustment in the engine bay.
Just like the XFR that’s also debuting in Detroit, This update marks the appearance of Jaguar’s enlarged 5.0-liter V8 engine. In the standard XK this means an 85 hp bump to 385 hp. The supercharged XKR gets an 83 hp bump for a total of 503 hp. and 461 lbs-ft of torque. Jag claims the new XKR should be good for 0 to 60 mph sprints in 4.6 seconds (0.3 second improvement). Jaguar still mates the engine to an electronically controlled, six-speed ZF automatic transmission, and top speed is still electronically limited to 155 mph.
Now that we know the engine, here come the rest. The biggest visual changes to the outside of the car are two new vertical slats just below the headlights and XF-inspired LED rear lights. Inside the car, the J-Gate shifter has finished its slow death, and is replaced with the rising knob from the XF. The XKR also gets two new exclusive colors called the Salsa and Kyanite Blue.
The new cat should be in U.S. showrooms by this summer.
Press release after the jump.
What’s the big deal? It’s just a Jaguar XF with a few new touches and a little bigger engine, right? When it looks cool and gets 90 more hp it is a BIG DEAL.
We’ve spent moths speculating about the new Jaguar XFR. We were especially keep to the enlarged 5.0-liter V8 engine that debuts in this car. Jag not only brought up the displacement from 4.2-liter, but it also dropped in a supercharger in the XFR for good measure. The bar for most powerful XF has now been raised from 420 hp to 510 hp. The result of this over 21 percent power increase brings the 0 to 60 time from 4.9 secs to an estimated 4.7 secs, and the quarter mile sould come 0.3 secs sooner at 13.1. While the car will not be offered with a manual transmission, Jaguar enhanced its electronically controlled, six-speed transmission with additional clutch plates and an uprated torque converter to facilitate the extra power.
In true English fashion, all the extra performance comes in an understated package. The XFR distinguishes itself with larger air intakes, a couple small hood louvers, and a few new chrome bits. This restrained look may do well for Jaguar as it goes up against established rivals like the BMW M5 or our car of the year, the Cadillac CTS-V.
We don’t want to appear like a fussy two-year old, but since we really liked the XF in our test fleet, when it comes to the XFR: we want it, we want it, WE WANT IT.
Press release after the jump.
As reported last week, Jaguar is planning an assault on the sports car market. It is going after new segments with coupes and convertibles. Cars like the Audi A5 will have new a competitor as one of the first new Jags will be a coupe version of the XF sedan.
The coupe version will be heavily based (of course) on the current XF sedan. It will keep the same look of a "menacing cat" as the sedan, but will is rumored to take on a sportier personality. It will likely get a revised suspension and headlamp shape. Engine choices will likely remain the same as the sedan, so the XF coupe will probably top out with the 4.2-liter 400 hp supercharged V8 (possibly an 500 hp "R" version will appear in the future.)
Jaguar already has its hands full with the XF sedan, so don’t expect to see the coupe before 2010. Jaguar still has to debut the 500 hp XF-R sedan in January at the Detroit Auto Show before focusing the coupe.
Before its official unveiling at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, the Jaguar XF-R has been scoped in Sierra Nevada mountain range in southern Spain. While there’s no new info, and really not that much in this spy shot, it’s just a good excuse to show off a little from one of our favorite sports sedans.
Jaguar currently offers supercharged engine for the XF, but that is with the 4.2-liter V8. The XF-R will take advantage of the V8 enlarged to 5.0-liters with supercharging, which is expected to be the engine of choice across Jaguar’s "R" line of cars. Total power should be between 500 and 510 hp. The blown engine should give the XF-R a 0-60mph sprint in less than five seconds and a top speed of 155mph.
Like most "R" line cars from Jaguar, understatement will be the key word. The big visual difference between the the XF and the XF-R will be larger air intakes in the front bumper and the hood vents (same as the XKR). So although it may be hard to distinguish the XF-R from the regular XF sedan, it will be running with the cars like BMW M5, Audi RS6 and Mercedes E63 AMG.
Jaguar will unveil the XF-R at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2009 and sales will begin in 2010. Latest spy shots caught the BMW M5 rival testing in California.
Power comes from a 500bhp 5.0-liter supercharged V8, which will become the Jaguar family’s shared supercharged engine. The blown engine should give the XF-R a 0-60mph sprint in less than five seconds and a top speed of 155mph. Like in the previous spy shots, the big visual difference between the the XF and the XF-R will be larger air intakes in the front bumper and the hood vents (same as the XKR).
Jaguar use Detroit to show off its big, new engines. The 2009 Detroit Auto Show will premiere Jaguar’s two high-performance flagships: the XFR and a revamped XKR. Both models will be powered by a supercharged V8 engine that will deliver 510-hp and 500-lb-ft of torque. This is 90 hp bump from the previous supercharged engine largely due to an increase in displacement from 4.2 liters to 5.0.
Both models will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in the mid-four-second range. The new Jaguar models can easily compete with the AMG competitors from Mercedes, mainly because both models weigh considerably less. Sales of the blown XK and XF should begin in March 2009.
Jaguar is also developing projects further down the road. The company is currently working on the new XJ sedan (set to be launched in 2011), codenamed X351. The new XJ will take its cues from the XF sedan but will be lower, wider, and sleeker. It will also get new direct-injection drivetrain and may also get a diesel version for the U.S. market.
The new Jaguar C-XF concept car was hailed the star of Detroit’s International Motor Show yesterday when the covers were taken off by Jaguar’s Design Director Ian Callum and Managing Director Bibiana Boerio.
Designed and built in the Midlands by the same teams that produced the award-winning Jaguar XK sports GT range in 2006 – the C-XF concept is a precursor to cars that will become recognised for their ground-breaking exterior looks and innovative interiors.
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Here is the concept that show us how the next S-type will look like.The car is the C-XF concept that will be sown at the Detroid Motor Show next month.This cconcept is very important for Jaguar because alongside the XK will trace the new looks of the British maker.
Jaguar has unveil a teaser image of the concept that will debut in January at Detroit Auto Show. Although they don’t gine any information about this concept, a four-door one, we belive that will be a preview for the Jaguar XF.
We can’t wait the January 3rd to see what is all about!