This iconic British car maker now has new owners, which instantly started to revitalize this luxury brand. In a short time company released several new models. There are two new sedans, XK and XF, and also a new sport coupe F-type. What is the most interesting is that company now plans to enter the market of luxury crossovers. New model will come next year, probably as 2016 Jaguar F-Pace. It will be a compact-to-midsize crossover, which will compete with models like BMW X3, Audi Q5, Lexus RX350 etc.
2016 Jaguar F-Pace details
The 2016 Jaguar F-Pace will be a 5-seater crossover, based on C-X17 Concept, which was presented recently. So far, it is known that new model will ride on company’s new platform, which will be made mostly of aluminum. This platform will be used for several new models, like new compact sedan XE, which will also come in near future. It will provide significant weight savings, which will hugely affect on fuel economy and overall car performances. When it is about exterior look, 2016 Jaguar F-Pace still wears a camouflage. However, it is expected that most of design solutions will be used from C-X17 Concept. New model will come with front end same as on other models of company. It is recognizable by oval engine grille and snake-eye-like headlights. On the other side, rear end will probably feature slightly modified taillights.
2016 Jaguar F-Pace interior
The interior of 2016 F-Pace will be also based on C-X17 Concept, but it will come with some modifications. It will basically be very similar to the cabin of XE sedan. Compared to C-X17, which is designed strictly for four passengers, production model will probably come with rear bench, so it will be capable to carry five passengers. Other features are expected to be the same as on concept.
2016 Jaguar F-Pace under the hood
When it is about engines, 2016 Jaguar F-Pace will be available in two variants. The base model will be powered by 2.0 liter turbocharged diesel engine, which has an output of 163 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The other variant will be powered by 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine, which has maximum output of 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Both engines will be paired with 8-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Jaguar F-Pace release date and price
Exact timing and pricing is still unknown. However, it is expected that 2016 Jaguar F-Pace will cost between 38.000 and 50.000 dollars. Main competitors will be models like Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, Lexus RX350, Audi Q5 etc.