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Jaguar has extended its ongoing sponsorship of the Team Sky cycling outfit with the unveiling this week of its new 2016 F-Pace SUV in team Livery.

Today’s news comes ahead of this weekend’s cycling Tour de France, where the F-Pace will operate – in ‘prototype’ form – as Team Sky’s support vehicle.

Jaguar has previously used its relationship with Sky to promote the XF Sportbrake – an obvious support vehicle option in the Tour de France – along with a customised bike-carrying version of the F-Type Coupe.

Jaguar F-Pace Prototype To Lead Team Sky At The Tour De France

This latest campaign marks the first official look at the F-Pace in a near-production form, following the release last week of a revealing teaser video.

These shots, along with that earlier clip, confirm that the F-Pace SUV’s styling will not stray far from the look of its concept forebear.

Jaguar describes the Team Sky car as a prototype, and although its new livery acts as a light camouflage, it is clear we should not expect significant changes to its overall look.

Jaguar F-Pace Prototype To Lead Team Sky At The Tour De France

Revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the C-X17 concept debuted as the first look at Jaguar’s push into the highly competitive, and lucrative, SUV space.

Its styling builds on the look of the new XE and XF sedans, although the C-X17 concept’s 2013 unveiling predates the first appearance of both by around two years.

The F-Pace will share its aluminium underpinnings with its two sedan stablemates, built around a rear- and all-wheel-drive design.

Jaguar C-X17 Concept - 1

Powertrains will likely also be shared, meaning a range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel ‘Ingenium’ engines, along with flagship six-cylinder and – potentially – eight-cylinder models.

The F-Pace will make its official debut at September’s Frankfurt motor show, although a market launch schedule is not expected to kick off until the middle of 2016.




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