The Jaguar F-Pace has officially broken cover, giving everyone a pretty good look at the British brand’s first SUV. In dramatic fashion, the company not only has released some images but has shown off video of the new model being tested out in preparation for its release.
Most people probably missed it, but back on June 30 Jaguar released a video that showed some pretty good glimpses of the F-Pace. The video focuses mostly on the automaker’s support of Team Sky as it was preparing for the Tour de France, but the new SUV was featured as the team’s official support vehicle. A prototype was used in the Tour in early July, giving everyone an even better look at the F-Pace.
This time around, Jaguar is showing off what the new SUV can do in extreme conditions. The vehicle is shown powering through snow in northern Sweden, battling the extreme heat and dust of Dubai, and crawling along unpaved mountain trails.
Viewers are to understand that the Jaguar F-Pace is a serious vehicle that can take people on all sorts of adventures, because it’s created to take on just about anything the Earth can throw it. In all honesty, it’s probably not capable of tackling really hardcore trails like many of its Land Rover siblings, but that’s not the point.
When the F-Pace hits dealers worldwide in 2016, it will feature all-wheel drive. Among the advanced technological goodies will be an All-Surface Progress Control system, which is supposed to help the vehicle quickly adapt to changing conditions. Jaguar promises that the SUV will drive with a kind of responsiveness and connectedness that will make it more like a sports car. Considering the company’s recent track record, that likely isn’t all marketing spin.
For those who are looking for images of the Jaguar F-Pace without dust, ice or camouflage covering it, there will be a short wait. The SUV will be officially unveiled in its entirety at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September of this year.