According to Car, the J-Pace will share a lot in common with the full-size Range Rover, including its aluminium architecture. In order to differentiate the two cars, the J-Pace will have a unique exterior and interior design.
To create even more mental space between the two cars, the J-Pace will be emphasise its sporting credentials, while the Range Rover will have a greater off-road focus.
The British magazine believes that the J-Pace will be offered in both short- and long-wheelbase formats. Motivation will be supplied, reportedly, by a selection of V6 and V8 engines. A plug-in hybrid and high performance variants may also appear down the track.
The J-Pace is expected to debut in 2019 and will sit above the F-Pace, which has been confirmed for launch at the Frankfurt motor show in September.
At the New York auto show, Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover's director of group sales operations, told Car Advice that a small crossover vehicle sitting underneath the F-Pace would serve a good entry-level complement to the XE sedan. Despite that, though, Goss said, "At the moment, though, there’s lots of other things to do here, frankly".