Originally introduced as the C-X17 concept, the F-Pace represents Jaguar’s first utility vehicle. It promises to take styling inspiration from the F-Type, pairing a sporty exterior design with a luxurious interior consistent with the brand’s broader family.
A high-performance variant is believed to be powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. It is unclear if the powerplant is borrowed from the new XF sedan, where it produces up to 380 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.
Lesser trim levels will likely be outfitted with Jaguar Land Rover’s new four-cylinder Ingenium mills, fed by gasoline or diesel in certain markets. A supercharged V8 is also possible for a range topper, and an all-electric version has been mentioned in rumors.
“This was our first crossover design and, yes, it was hard,” admitted Jaguar design director Ian Callum, according to quotes published by Autocar. “We found the initial results quite difficult and disappointing. But I reckon we cracked it in the end.”
The F-Pace is said to be more than 15 inches longer than a Range Rover Evoque, with a similar seating position. Curb weight is expected to be comparatively light, thanks to an aluminum chassis shared with the XE.
The company has promised to bring the F-Pace to market sometime next year.