Remember the striking C-X17 Jaguar revealed in SA a year ago? The automaker confirmed this week that it will see production. Except, it’s not going to carry the moniker worn by the concept car – it’s going to be called the F-Pace.
Hoping to capitalise off the lucrative premium crossover market, Jaguar’s newcomer is set to go on sale in 2016. According to the manufacturer’s design director, Ian Callum, the response to the concept was so overwhelmingly positive that it had to be made a reality.
It’ll offer space for five. And naturally, Jaguar is most keen about touting its performance credentials. The F-Pace will feature an aluminium-intensive architecture and will ride on an advanced new platform. All-wheel drive is on the cards too, in addition to what Jaguar calls Progress Control technology.
According to Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover’s global sales director, the engineering and development testing programme for the crossover is already underway. While Jaguar has only released a teaser image for now, more details can be expected in coming months.