The Jaguar F-Pace (codename X761) is a compact luxury crossover SUV made by the British car manufacturer Jaguar Cars, the first model to be built by Jaguar in the crossover SUV class. It was formally announced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, with sales expected to commencing in 2016 following an unveiling at the International Motor Show Germany in Frankfurt in September 2015. The design of the F-Pace is based on the 2013 Jaguar C-X17 concept car.The F-Pace is built at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant along with the Jaguar XE and employs an additional 1,300 workers.
An F-Pace production prototype made its public debut on 4 July 2015, by leading out the Team Sky professional cycle racing team during Le Grand Départ in Utrecht, Netherlands at the start of the 2015 Tour de France. The car made its official public début at the September 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Customer deliveries started in April 2016 in Europe and in May 2016 in the United States.
The F-Pace is offered with the Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium 2.0L turbocharged Diesel engine, available in the Prestige, Portfolio and R-Sport specifications, while the 3.0L turbocharged diesel (except USA) and supercharged petrol are available in the S and First Edition specifications. The F-Pace is offered in both RWD and AWD variants.
F-Pace models are equipped with the same ZF 8HP eight-speed automatic transmission as the Jaguar XE, a lighter variant of the gearbox currently fitted to other Jaguar models. A six-speed ZF manual gearbox is available on diesel models.
Ian Callum was the exterior designer for the F-Pace. The light, stiff body structure comprises 80 per cent aluminium, and additional weight savings come from the composite tailgate and magnesium for parts such as the cross-car beam. The body's high torsional stiffness enables the F-TYPE-derived double wishbone front suspension and sophisticated Integral Link rear suspension to perform even better. Together with Torque Vectoring as standard and an Electric Power Assisted Steering system tuned to give the best possible feel and response.