Jaguar’s first ever production SUV is bound to arrive in 2016 wearing the F-Pace badge with new-generation Ingenium engines under the hood. But for now, all we get is a set of spy-shots showing the luxury SUV undergoing tests in cold, winter conditions.
Two weeks ago, the F-Pace was caught during test sessions in Southern Europe but the latest spy-shots show the Jaguar SUV undergoing its first tests in the deep frozen landscape of Northern Sweden.
As we reported before, the F-Pace is nothing else than the production version of the C-X17 concept car and Jaguar officials have been quick to praise their first SUV in history by saying it is “the ultimate practical sports car”.
Whether that is true or not will remain a mystery until the F-Pace will be actually tested by journalists after its official debut but all we know so far is that the car will share the same lightweight platform with the XE compact sedan from where it will most likely inherit the engine line-up.
Although Jaguar does not reveal exactly what engines the F-Pace will use, the performance crossover is likely to receive the upcoming Ingenium four-cylinder range plus the 3.0 supercharged petrol V6 used in the F-Type.
In addition, Jaguar tells us that the F-Pace will couple class-leading interior space and on-road dynamics with five-seat usability.
Since the camouflage is hiding a lot of details of the test prototype, we can safely assume for now that the production model will feature a prominent grille, large air intakes and Jaguar’s traditional muscular proportions.