During the 2015 Detroit Motor Show we have been able to receive the news about at 2016 Jaguar F-Pace model. As everyone expected them to unveil a new car, the actual news were concerned about the future model which was yet to come.
This was actually noticeable as we have been getting some spy shots back from 2014 and have been expecting something like this to happen. So now we can confirm that Jaguar is coming up with its first ever SUV model and it is called the F-Pace.
The new SUV from Jaguar is actually going to complement their lineup for the upcoming 2016. The car is actually inspired by the C-X17 concept cars which were introduced back in 2013.
As the concept cars received such a good feedback and were more than appreciated by the audience, people form Jaguar just had to use it somehow, and it came down to the F-Pace to be the one which will bear the resemblance to these cars.
As you can see from the provided pictures, the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace is a combination of a sports car, which has inspired the exterior design, and practicality, beauty and usefulness of the interior. The car features a perfect balance of luxury, style, performance and practicality.
2016 Jaguar F-Pace exterior
According to the spy photos that were provided and certain renderings we assume that the new 2016 Jaguar F-Pace will feature a shape resembling the C-X17 concept car. This actually means that the basis for the car is going to be the same but that certain characteristics are going to be changed or altered.
The wheel size is going to be enhanced while the headlights and taillights are going to be restyled and shaped differently. The style motifs from the C-X17 have already been used on a number of different vehicles so it is our best guess that they will not reuse them within this car as well.
The front part will feature an oval grille with snake-eye headlights with the front bumper being incorporated within the design of the whole front end. The car is very smooth and there are no disturbances, so to say, along the base and side of the car except the side grilles which are placed over the doors of the car.
The rear part resembles the F-Type Coupe actually which is a great choice actually. The bottom line is that the whole car incorporates a very sporty and agile look which was just what Jaguar was looking for to make.
Being that we have compared the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace with the C-X17 concept so much already, we cannot say the same for the inside of the vehicle. There haven’t been many styling crossovers carried out from the concept to the F-Pace, and perhaps it is better as the car will need something to show for itself. It is rumored that the inside is actually going to have more resemblance with the XE sedan vehicle, which actually may seem like a good idea.
Also, interestingly the concept was provided exclusively for four passengers and after it the next models all came equipped with an additional bench for additional people. It is safe to assume that Jaguar is going to go this way and provide more room for more than 4 people riding inside. The focus is also going to be on comfort and some very comfy resolutions are coming into play for the future of the F-Pace.
Engine of 2016 Jaguar F-Pace SUV
As the weight of the new 2016 Jaguar F-Pace may be an issue as the built of the car, there is not much room for many calculations on what could the engine actually be. According to the calculations, the weight of the engine should not secede over 2 tons and the only engines which can perhaps be included are the gasoline six-cylinders or the diesel four-cylinders. There is also a chance that the F-Pace is going to borrow the whole engine solution from the XE Sedan.
The possible outcome for the new Jaguar vehicle could be a 2.0 liter four cylinder diesel engine with an estimated 163 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. There is also the possibility of including an extra trim which could use a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 with, with the power of 40 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Whichever they pick it is no doubt that the car is going to be massive for the forthcoming year.
Release Date and Price
The car should be released in the middle of the next year, according to some rumours. As Jaguar has not yet produced and SUV vehicle and the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace is going to be their first stab at it, there are not many ways that could help us determine the pricing.
But as the car borrows a lot from the XE sedan, there is the possibility that it can come at a similar price range. So expect it to range somewhere between $38,000 and $50,000.