Jaguar has officially unveiled the 2017 F-Pace crossover at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Jaguar has officially unveiled the 2017 F-Pace crossover at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The small crossover is Jaguar’s first entry in the crowded crossover segment. The F-Pace was originally previewed with the C-X17 concept and thankfully the production version doesn’t stray too far off from the concept.
The F-Pace is based on Jaguar’s new Lightweight Aluminum Architecture that is also used by the new XE and XF sedans. The light, stiff body structure comprises 80 percent aluminum, and is the only aluminum-intensive monocoque in the segment. Additional weight savings come from the composite tailgate and magnesium for parts such as the cross-car beam. The result is that the rear-wheel-drive diesel manual transmission model weighs in at a light 3,600 pounds.
In the U.S. the F-Pace will initially be offered with a supercharged 3.0L V6 with 340 or 380 horsepower. By the end of 2016, a diesel-powered F-Pace will be offered in addition to a 180-hp 2.0L four-cylinder. All versions of the F-Pace will come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The top-spec 380 horsepower F-Pace S reaches 60 mph in 5.1 seconds, but if you want more power an F-Pace R is expected and an F-Pace SVR may also be in the cards. Pricing for the 2017 F-Pace will start at $41,895 for the diesel model. The 340-V6 starts at $43,385 and the F-Pace S starts at $57,695.