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    Detroit Auto Show News: Jaguar Names Its Crossover the F-Pace


    • Jaguar's Crossover Gets A Name


    That was fast. Almost a couple of years after introducing the Jaguar C-X17 crossover concept to the world, Jaguar announced that a production version would be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in March. The automaker also revealed the name of the production version - the F-Pace.

    While we are still scratching our heads as to why Jaguar has named the crossover the F-Pace, we should give them some credit for not naming it a combination of letters and numbers. The crossover will have seating for five people, come with all-wheel drive, and feature inspiration from the F-Type.

    "In 2015 we will celebrate the 80th year of Jaguar. 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 brand's founding ideals of Grace, Pace and Space to become one of the most innovative Jaguar vehicles we've ever developed. The F-PACE has now begun its engineering and development testing program ahead of the new model going on sale in 2016. F-PACE continues the new model roll-out for Jaguar, ensuring 2015 will most definitely be the year of the cat," said Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover Global Sales Director.

    Source: Jaguar

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    JAGUAR F-PACE: AN ALL-NEW PERFORMANCE CROSSOVER TO JOIN LINE-UP IN 2016

    - Jaguar announces F-PACE – the production version of the breakthrough C-X17 concept car- A highly-efficient five-seat performance crossover underpinned by Jaguar's innovative aluminium-intensive architecture and advanced suspension system

    - All-weather and dynamic driving traction to be aided by the Instinctive All Wheel Drive® system and Jaguar's All Surface Progress Control technology*- The Jaguar F-PACE will deliver an unrivalled blend of style, performance and practicality

    (MAHWAH, NJ) – January 11, 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, "We received such an overwhelmingly positive response to the C-X17 concept car last year that we just had to make it a reality.

    "The Jaguar F-PACE, inspired by the F-TYPE, represents a perfectly judged balance of style, performance 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."

    The Jaguar F-PACE couples leading interior space and exceptional on-road dynamics with five-seat functionality 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, "In 2015 we will celebrate the 80th year of Jaguar. 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 brand's founding ideals of Grace, Pace and Space to become one of the most innovative Jaguar vehicles we've ever developed. The F-PACE has now begun its engineering and development testing program ahead of the new model going on sale in 2016."

    F-PACE continues the new model roll-out for Jaguar, ensuring 2015 will most definitely be the year of the cat."

    Designed and engineered in the UK, the F-PACE has now begun its rigorous real-world testing at Jaguar Land Rover's extensive global test facilities. The F-PACE will be manufactured in Solihull, UK.

    Further details of Jaguar's all-new F-PACE will be revealed later this year - #FPACE

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    Jaguar keeping it classy as always. It is as said, an excellent sports car with the option of taking the entire family for a spin. Not disappointed in the slightest.

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    Its still a crossover, not something that Jaguar should be doing really. I know it will sell well but I really don't like the thought of Jaguar making a crossover. I'm sure it will be a very good car though.

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    Its still a crossover, not something that Jaguar should be doing really. I know it will sell well but I really don't like the thought of Jaguar making a crossover. I'm sure it will be a very good car though.

    If it's more of a raised AWD sports wagon than something too LR-like, then it's OK as it won't go against Jaguar's brand character and also won't step into LR's toes...

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