With press releases rolling in from Frankfurt, it was only a matter of time before the F-Pace finally became official. Today is the day this happens, as Jaguar has officially unveiled its first-ever SUV with one mild twist.
We’ve already seen the F-Pace thanks to previous teaser images from Jag, but now we get to see it in all its glory. The images show that Jaguar engineers adhered pretty closely to the C-X17 concept that previewed it. This means that the crossover SUV is very much a Jaguar in design, as it features slim LED taillights and the aggressive rear haunches similar to the F-Type. It also features a sleeker-than-usual roofline for an SUV and short overhangs.
Inside the F-Pace, this SUV is all Jaguar, as it is the perfect combination of luxury and sport. The “Sport Command” seating position gives the driver the feel of a sports car and the curved top of the door panels gives the interior a more cockpit-like feel.
On the luxurious side of things, the F-Pace has an instrument panel similar to the XF and XF, a 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster, ambient lighting, available leather seats with 14 adjustments, heating and cooling, and various authentic metal finishes.
The F-Pace is more than just sporty and luxurious, as it also a decent hauler, thanks to its standard 33.5 cubic feet of cargo room. What’s more, you can fold down the rear seats, unveiling up to 61.4 cubes of total cargo room.
The F-Pace will have three engines available. Two of these engines are supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 units with the standard one producing 340 horsepower and one in the F Pace S cranking out 380 horses. These engines deliver their power through an eight-speed auto transmission that routes it out to all four wheels. The third engine is a bit of a surprise, as it is a 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel engine that produces 180 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 317 pound-feet of torque between 1,200 and 2,500 rpm.
In terms of on-the-road performance, the F-Pace with the 2.0-liter diesel sprints to 60 mph in just 8.2 seconds and tops out at 129 mph. The F Pace with the 3.0-liter can hit 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and top out at 155 mph. Finally, the range-topping F Pace S will hit 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and top out at 155 mph.
In terms of pricing, the base diesel-powered F-Pace will start from $40,990, the F-Pace with the 340-horse V-6 will start from $42,390, and the F-Pace S will start from $56,700. In all, there will be six versions of the F-Pace available when it hits showrooms in the spring of 2016: F-Pace, F-Pace Premium, F-Pace Prestige, P-Pace R-Sport, F-Pace S, and P-Pace First Edition.