Frankfurt 2015: Jaguar F-Pace Debuting Two Years After C-X17 Concept

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
frankfurt 2015 jaguar f pace debuting two years after c x17 concept

Two years ago after the C-X17 concept debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the Jaguar F-Pace will make its global debut during the 2015 edition of the show.

Autocar reports the SUV is undergoing testing at present, having caught a camouflaged prototype with physical cues suggesting a supercharged 3-liter V6 under the bonnet. Other possible engines for the showroom-ready model include a 5-liter supercharged V8, and the Ingenium family of gasoline- and diesel-fueled four-cylinder mills.

The publication also noted that the F-Pace’s dimensions resemble that of the C-X17 concept, which is 16 inches longer than the Range Rover Evoque at an overall length of 186 inches, and is 65 inches tall. Other features include “an assured driving position” at “a low height” similar to the aforementioned Evoque, a plunging rear roof line, and an interior completely unlike anything currently offered by Jaguar Land Rover.

The F-Pace will face-off against the likes of the Porsche Macan and BMW X4 in the small SUV game when it hits showrooms beginning in 2016, and is expected to help push total sales volume for Jaguar alongside the XE sedan from 80,000 units/year to 200,000, faring well in SUV-friendly markets like the United States and China.

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  • Thats one fast cat Thats one fast cat on Apr 07, 2015

    This causes a little bit of me to die inside. After a sublime XK8/XJR (as introduced), a truly innovative XJ8/XJR that moved to Jaguar to aluminum construction and the theory of lighter is better, and a downright BEAUTIFUL and AWESOME Ftype, this is the next "thing?" Oh well, I guess I can file this with the "X-type is sure to be popular" and "the S-type, while not beautiful, expands the range" view inside Jaguar. Allow me to go sit inside my 79XJ and weep a little.

  • Truckducken Truckducken on Apr 07, 2015

    And here's the answer to the question nobody was asking: What happens when you mate a Santa Fe and a Traverse? I guess they will find out what their badge is worth...

  • Tstag Tstag on Apr 07, 2015

    This is stunning. But I suspect it will be pants off road. Do they care? It hasn't harmed BMW and it's much much better looking

  • Wmba Wmba on Apr 07, 2015

    What a concept. An actual good-looking vehicle, unencumbered by nightmare Japanese anime front grilles and gratuitous nooks and crannies hiding goodness knows what, like a pathetic cheapo LED foglamp. Have to hope that Jag does well if only to slow down the uglification of the urban landscape. Range Rovers don't make me barf to look at either. JLR doesn't suffer from Cadillac styling and product angst, and manage to have three bespoke engines plus the miserable 2.0l Ford Ecoboost in the Evoque that'll be put out to pasture soon. From media.GM: "Cadillac sold 263,697 vehicles worldwide in the 2014 calendar year." From JLR via WSJ: "Jaguar Land Rover, the British luxury car maker owned by Tata Motors Ltd, said global sales rose 9% to 462678 in 2014." And who made money? Didn't see any $399/mo specials from JLR. Pity I cannot afford these Jag and RR things, as I'm inclined to give one a go, bad reliability rap and all. They look like real cars, not flights of (bad) imagination.

    • Sigivald Sigivald on Apr 07, 2015

      You know, you're right. I mean, "as a Jaguar" this thing makes me cringe. But taken in a vacuum, it looks fine (at least in this view; God only knows what the front looks like - remember, the pictures we all have are of the CX-17 concept, not the final F-Pace, or so heavily camouflaged we can only guess about things like the grille). (I still don't like the Evoque, even taken in a vacuum, let alone as a Rover.)