Ask your car buddies if they like SUVs and almost all will say, “No, I hate them!” And yet, one in every two new vehicle sales in Australia is an SUV or light “truck”. People buy these cars. Manufacturers are clamouring over themselves to produce the newest and greatest SUV.
Jaguar will be the next to join the list by turning its C-X17 concept into a production model. But maybe Jaguar is showing it hates SUVs too. Why else would the bosses sign-off on such a crap name like F-Pace if they thought SUVs were good?
The F-Pace will go on sale in 2016. Perhaps by then people will have become used to the terrible name.
Jaguar F-PACE: An All-New Performance Crossover to join line-up in 2016
- Jaguar announces F-PACE â€“ the production version of the breakthrough C-X17 concept car
- A highly-efficient five-seat performance crossover underpinned by Jaguarâ€™s innovative aluminium-intensive architecture and advanced suspension system
- All-weather, all-surface confidence and safety to be delivered by instinctive all-wheel drive and Jaguarâ€™s revolutionary
- All-Surface Progress Control technology
- The Jaguar F-PACE will deliver an unrivalled blend of performance, style and practicality
11 January 2015: Jaguar has today confirmed it will introduce an all-new model to the Jaguar line-up, to go on-sale in 2016, named the Jaguar F-PACE. Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, commented: â€œWe received such an overwhelmingly positive response to the C-X17 concept car last year that we just had to make it a reality.
â€œThe Jaguar F-PACE, inspired by the F-TYPE, represents a perfectly judged balance of performance, style 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.â€
The Jaguar F-PACE couples class-leading interior space and exceptional on-road dynamics with five-seat usability to produce a true performance crossover. It will encapsulate everything that Jaguar stands for: beautiful design, precise handling, a supple ride, luxurious interior finishes and cutting-edge technology.
Speaking in Detroit, Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover Global Sales Director said: â€œIn 2015 we will celebrate Jaguarâ€™s 80th year. 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 marqueâ€™s founding ideals of Grace, Pace and Space to become one of the most innovative Jaguars weâ€™ve ever developed. The F-PACE has now begun its engineering and development testing programme ahead of the new model going on sale in 2016.â€
Further details of Jaguarâ€™s all-new F-PACE will be revealed later this year – #FPACE