The season for vacation plans may be coming on strong, but according to industry reports (which we’re glad to verify from our own experience), the wheels of innovation remain in full swing at Jaguar! Along with the weather we’ve been waiting for, it looks like the arrival of the summer season is also bringing us some new details on a few fresh faces that are stepping out of the Jaguar stables for a little of that proper sunshine. In particular, we’re very happy to see some recent appearances by Jaguar’s upcoming and much-buzzed F-Pace, a new crossover project that’s been giving interested Jaguar shoppers and industry buffs alike more and more reason to get excited as it rolls off of the test tracks and onto public roads.
During one recent excursion, which saw the F-Pace still decked out in some loud, flashy testing camouflage, journalists were able to catch a first glimpse of the F-Pace’s interior and to reveal some new information about exactly what to expect from Jaguar’s big jump into the high-competition crossover market. In a confirmation of some well-founded suspicions, it’s clear that the F-Pace will definitely seek to extend the reach of Jaguar’s recently-revealed and comparably-designed XF sedan, which debuted as the second entry sporting the company’s new weight-reducing, aluminum-centric ‘iQ’ frame technology earlier in the year. The F-Pace will definitely continue Jaguar’s push to bring a host of new models into the iQ family, but, of course, that’s not all it’s got to offer.
Notably, the F-Pace stands as Jaguar’s first attempt at creating a crossover vehicle. Now, with the raising of the curtain on the new arrival’s interior specs, it’s confirmed that a number of Jaguar’s signature accommodations will be in place to help the F-Pace set a high water mark in balancing the luxury of the company’s industry-leading sedans with the style and strength of partner Land Rover’s classic off-road vehicles. A generous digital display takes center stage between the climate controls, situated beneath Jaguar’s classic nautical-style dash, and complete with high-quality wood, leather, and some sleek new aluminum trim. Out of the cab and under the hood, it’s safe to say again that the F-Pace will follow suit with its XE and XF siblings, which are available with either Jaguar’s efficient 2.0-liter turbo-four or a supercharged 3.0-liter V6.
All in all, the disparate sensibilities that make up the personality of this imposing new addition to the Jaguar lineup seem poised to successfully synthesize what head designer Ian Callum has called Jaguar’s first true “family sports car.” So, if you find yourself looking for a vehicle with the style and luxury of Jaguar’s classic sports models but are finding yourself hungry for a bit more power and space, or if you’re simply as excited as we are about Jaguar’s entry into new territory, the F-Pace stands to present an ideal option for new and old buyers alike. After an advanced course in innovation and what company officials have called “rigorous real-world testing,” it looks like school is officially out for the F-Pace, and you can catch all the details about its upcoming graduation into the consumer market right here at Elmhurst Jaguar!