The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace SUV is nothing short of a proper Jaguar, a largely uncompromising model in what is now the strongest line-up in the British brand’s history.
At first, the F-Pace may confuse. After all, Jaguar is a sports car company at heart and SUVs have always been left to sister brand Land Rover – but it’s when one takes a deep look at what makes an F-Pace a Jaguar, both in and out, that it starts to make more sense.
Styled by world-renowned car designer, Ian Callum, the F-Pace is unmistakably a Jaguar with its signature front grille and the F-Type-inspired rear taillights. It’s somewhere between an SUV and a coupe, though it does tend to exude the best of both worlds.
The design mission was to create a great looking Jaguar that just happens to be an SUV, rather than a good-looking SUV that happens to be a Jaguar. In that regard, it has been a success.
On the inside, the F-Pace presents a clean and simple cabin with an elegant use of materials that feel as they look. A massive 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument display is optional on all models (although standard on First Edition), which, in combination with the new 10-inch InControl Touch Pro nav system, really adds a layer of technological sophistication to the car that its German rivals so dearly lack.