The F-Pace is promising to be quite a crisp handler with a double-wishbone layout for the front suspension and an integral link setup at the rear. Cornering is further enhanced by an all-wheel-drive system that features torque vectoring adapted from the F-Type. Stopping shouldn't be an issue either because the brakes are also based on the units from the sports car. In addition, the company is making the lofty promise that crossover's electric power-assisted power steering offers "greater feedback and control than hydraulic systems."
Production of the crossover should get underway at the Solihull, UK, factory soon because the F-Pace hits the market in 2016. The powertrain range is expected to include the new Ingenium four-cylinder engine family and the brand's fantastic sounding, supercharged V6. All the details should be officially revealed in Frankfurt, though. Until then, give the F-Pace a listen in the clip below.
Double wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension enable exceptional handling and ride comfort
Outstanding agility delivered by F-TYPE-derived technologies including Torque Vectoring2
Electric power-assisted steering designed to give immediate response and connected feel
Debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September
On sale in 2016
(MAHWAH, N.J.) - August 25, 2015 - Featuring sports-car derived chassis systems and evaluated on the same demanding roads as all other Jaguar vehicles, the new F-PACE will bring new levels of dynamic ability to the brand when it goes on sale in 2016, after debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
The new F-PACE will reward drivers and passengers alike with a blend of agility and comfort that is unique to the small performance SUV segment; making it the most practical Jaguar sports car ever.
Whether on twisting mountain passes, flowing country roads or high-speed highway cruising1, the new F-PACE delivers responsiveness and precision with the characteristic levels of refinement and composure Jaguar vehicles are known for.
"We haven't made any compromises or exceptions: the new F-PACE had to be a true Jaguar and had to deliver the dynamics DNA. We've tested ride and handling to the limit, and the result is that the new F-PACE is as engaging and rewarding to drive as it is comfortable and quiet. As soon as you get into the vehicle you know immediately that it's a good place to be." - Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar
Developed using the Jaguar Lightweight Aluminum Architecture, the new F-PACE is designed to handle with precision and control without sacrificing ride comfort - it's what makes a Jaguar stand apart from the competition. Taking full advantage of the body structure's inherently high stiffness, the sophisticated double wishbone front suspension and Integral Link rear suspension provide a great starting point; tuned by Jaguar engineers, they make the new F-PACE incredibly responsive, and ensure that the vehicle can handle the impacts, undulations and camber of varying road surfaces.
Incorporating all of the learnings from F-TYPE, the F-PACE features a similar electric power-assisted steering system2 (EPAS) which gives drivers greater feedback and control than hydraulic systems. Every system between the steering wheel and the tire's contact patch are optimized so that the new F-PACE responds immediately to driver input, giving a truly connected feel. Combined with the same torque vectoring by braking technology2 first developed for F-TYPE and incorporating a torque on-demand all-wheel drive system2, the new F-PACE has been designed to deliver outstanding agility in a variety of weather conditions and on varying road surfaces.
The new F-PACE makes its auto show debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday, September 15 at 10:30AM in Hall 5.0, Stand B06.
1 Always follow local speed limits.
2 These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention, and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions. The driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult your vehicle's owner's manual or your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for more details.
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