Does it have what it takes in the SUV segment?
The wait forJaguar’s first SUV is almost over as the vehicle is set to debut in productionform at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. However, we have new details on the SUVthat make it a stand out vehicle in its sometimes boring segment. The Jaguar F-Paceis expected to start at $46,000, which makes it a competitor to the Audi Q5, BMWX3 and Porsche Macan. As a “performance crossover,” the F-Pace is expected to comein a range of four and six-cylinder engines with a supercharged V8 model as apossible F-Pace SVR badge.
While theF-Pace’s full specs will be confirmed later this year, we now know that the SUVwill only be available as a five-seater. The F-Pace will feature the same aluminum-intensive platform as the newJaguar XE sedan. To ensure that the SUV has a sporty ride, the F-Pace will havea double wishbone front and integral-linked rear suspension setup. Besidessharing the XE’s chassis, the F-Pace will have the same InControl infotainmentsystem, interior switchgear and engine line-up. If the F-Pace drives as good asit looks, then it’s the SUV we’d buy.