UPDATE: Stuart Schorr, Jaguar Land Rover North America's VP of communications, reached out and explained that the Detroit section of the F-Pace video was recycled from the car's confirmation announcement at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, shown here. "There is 100 percent no subliminal message and Frankfurt is the debut location," Schorr told Autoblog. The story has been edited to reflect this information.
With the Jaguar F-Pace
slated to debut in less than 90 days, at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
, the teasers are starting to ramp up. That means videos like this, featuring Jaguar
design master Ian Callum
, which give us short, sweet peeks at the British brand's very first crossover
The big teasers come in the form of Callum's drawings of the F-Pace, combined with short clips of its headlights and taillights as it zooms around the streets of downtown Detroit. That said, none of the images shown are so dramatically different from the C-X17 Concept, the vehicle that previewed the production model and makes an appearance here.
We aren't really sure why the Motor City features in the teaser, considering the F-Pace is being unveiled in Germany, but one of the final sequences sees a set of taillights streak past Cobo Center, home of the annual Detroit Auto Show. It's a weird decision to be sure, and leaves us wondering just how much truth there is to reports of the Frankfurt debut. Why would Jag make such a decision if the D weren't going to play some role in the car's future?
Take a look at the video up top, and let us know what you think of Jag's first F-Pace teaser. Is there any particular design detail we missed?
What do you think of the potential Detroit connection?
Head into Comments and let us know.