Jaguar to unveil the F-Pace at Frankfurt Motor Show
Jaguar to unveil the F-Pace at Frankfurt Motor Show. The excitement is reaching newer horizons as Jaguar has just released details of its upcoming crossover, the F-Pace. The company in an email has revealed that the car will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year.
The excitement is reaching newer horizons as Jaguar has just released details of its upcoming crossover, the F-Pace. The company in an email has revealed that the car will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year.
The name F-Pace comes from the relation to the F-Type and also Jaguar founder William Lyon's adage of grace, pace and space in a car! The 5-seater crossover will be built on Jaguar's aluminium architecture, and will use a new suspension system that the company has been developing.
“We haven’t made any compromises or exceptions: the new F-PACE had to be a true Jaguar and had to deliver the dynamics DNA. “We’ve tested ride and handling to the limit in all environments and in all conditions, and the result is that the new F-PACE is as engaging and rewarding to drive as it is comfortable and quiet.
As soon as you get into the vehicle you know immediately that it’s a good place to be,” said Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar Developed using Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the new F-PACE is designed to handle with precision and control without sacrificing ride comfort – it’s what makes a Jaguar stand apart from the competition.
Taking full advantage of the body structure’s inherently high stiffness, the sophisticated double wishbone front suspension and Integral Link rear suspension provide the best possible starting point: tuned to perfection, they make the new F-PACE incredibly responsive yet also ensure that the impacts, undulations and extreme cambers of even the most challenging roads are handled with ease.
The electric power-assisted steering system maintains Jaguar’s leadership in steering. Everything between the steering wheel rim and the tyre contact patch is optimised to ensure that the new F-PACE responds immediately to the slightest input, giving a truly connected feel.
Incorporating all of the learning from F-TYPE, the system gives even greater feedback. Combined with the torque vectoring technology first developed for F-TYPE and the torque on-demand all-wheel drive system, the new F-PACE delivers outstanding agility in all weathers and on all surfaces.
To make development and testing even more efficient, the vehicle integrity team’s subjective assessments are fed back into the computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools used by the vehicle dynamics CAE team.
This improves the models and therefore delivers even better simulation results – and vice-versa. This iterative loop of continuous improvement ensures that prototype vehicles are ever better, benefiting the tuning and assessment process.