2016 Jaguar F-Pace Crossover Aimed at Families: 2015 Detroit Auto Show | Edmunds

2016 Jaguar F-Pace Crossover Aimed at Families: 2015 Detroit Auto Show


2016 Jaguar F-Pace Crossover Aimed at Families: 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Summary: The 2016 Jaguar F-Pace, the British brand's first crossover, debuts at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and will arrive at Jaguar showrooms next year.

DETROIT — The 2016 Jaguar F-Pace, the British brand's first crossover, debuts at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and will arrive at Jaguar showrooms next year.

In a rare move for the automaker, which has built its reputation on performance vehicles and pegged its latest advertising to British villains, the F-Pace is aimed at families.

The five-passenger F-Pace targets a growing list of luxury crossovers, including the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Lexus RX 350, Mercedes-Benz GLK and Volvo XC60.

"The F-Pace is our family sports car," Jaguar said in a statement.

The automaker is touting the "practical" aspects of the F-Pace, including "class-leading interior space and exceptional on-road dynamics."

The crossover will feature Jaguar's All Surface Progress Control technology, which helps the vehicle to maintain traction on slippery surfaces.

Pricing, technical specifications and launch timing were not disclosed.

Jaguar decided to go ahead with the F-Pace after what it called an "overwhelmingly positive response to the C-X17 concept car that was first shown at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The production vehicle closely resembles the concept and is built on Jaguar's new lightweight aluminum platform.

The engineering and development testing program for the F-Pace has begun and more details about the crossover will be released later this year, according to Jaguar Land Rover.

Edmunds says: Get ready for what will be one of hottest vehicles in the school carpool line.

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