Though once satisfied leaving the high-riders to its sister brand Land Rover, Jaguar declared its intention to get into the crossover market when it presented the C-X17 at the Frankfurt show two years ago. We've since seen the concept rehashed in different colors, more spy shots of prototypes undergoing testing than we could shake an aluminum stick at, and even more teaser images and videos – including some barely wearing any camouflage at all. But this is out best look at it yet. And with it, the British automaker confirms that the crossover will hit US showrooms next Spring.
The production F-Pace is pictured above and at the end of the video below in S trim, production spec, and in profile ahead of its global debut. And looking at it side by side with the concept, it's clear that Jaguar has kept faithful to the original design. The side vent has been reshaped, the rear haunch smoothed out, the roofline appears to slope a little more, and some minor details have been rethought. But otherwise it's a dead ringer, at least as far as we can tell so far. Even the wheel design is strikingly similar. But we'll reserve final judgement for when we see it up close, personal, and from all the angles upon its debut – though we don't doubt we'll see a bit more of it between now and then.
- Exclusive image of all-new Jaguar F-PACE compact luxury SUV released ahead of 2015 Frankfurt International Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA)
- Jaguar will celebrate 80 years of the famous British marque by premiering the F-PACE with a unique reveal event
- The Jaguar F-PACE reveal film to be available online on www.JaguarUSA.com at 2:15 PM EST on September 14th 2015
- The all-new F-PACE, the production version of the breakthrough C-X17 concept car, features Jaguar's Lightweight Aluminium Architecture
- The all-new Jaguar F-PACE is manufactured in Solihull, UK
- On sale Spring 2016
(MAHWAH, NJ) September 3, 2015 - Jaguar will celebrate its exciting future and rich, 80-year heritage at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA, with a dramatic reveal of the all-new Jaguar F-PACE. The Jaguar F-PACE will be the first ever compact luxury SUV from the famous British luxury and sports car brand.
The stunning new F-PACE, which will be available to view on the Jaguar stand throughout the show (September 17 - 27), is previewed today with the release of an exclusive image and film.
Camouflaged prototypes have already been seen proving the everyday usability and exceptional ride and handling of the all-new F-PACE, by supporting Team Sky on the Tour de France, enduring more than a quarter of a million miles of extreme testing at JLR test centers Dubai and Northern Sweden, and tackling some of the most challenging roads in world. This is a compact luxury SUV designed for those who love driving.
The world-first reveal moment planned for F-PACE will showcase the agility and lightweight credentials of this all-new model. A film capturing all the action will be available on www.JaguarUSA.com on September 14 at 2:15 PM EST. Social media users tracking the event live will see updates online using the hashtag #FPACE.
"2015 is the 80th anniversary of Jaguar Cars and it has been a monumental year of transformation for the brand," said Kevin Stride, Jaguar Land Rover Vehicle Line Director. "First, with the introduction of the innovative Jaguar XE and followed closely by the all-new XF. Today is a proud moment for Jaguar as we launch the F-PACE, our first compact luxury SUV."
The all-new Jaguar F-PACE will be joined on the Frankfurt show stand by a trio of new Jaguar products - the enhanced 2016 Jaguar XJ and the all-new XF, which will both be available in the U.S. beginning Fall 2015, along with the award-winning new Jaguar XE, available Spring 2016.
The 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE range, which now includes All-Wheel Drive and manual transmission options in Coupe and Convertible body styles, will also star at the show.
Full details of the all-new Jaguar F-PACE, including technical data and pricing will be confirmed on press day at the Frankfurt IAA - September 15 at 4:30 A.M. EDT.
The all-new Jaguar F-PACE will go on sale in the U.S. beginning Spring 2016.