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JAGUAR has re­vealed its new four­wheel-drive will be priced from $74,000.

The F-PACE is a per­for­mance cross­over de­signed and en­gi­neered to of­fer the agility, re­spon­sive­ness re­fine­ment for which Jaguars are renowned, to­gether with un­ri­valled dy­nam­ics ev­ery­day us­abil­ity.

De­vel­oped us­ing Jaguar’s light­weight alu­minium ar­chi­tec­ture, it de­liv­ers on the prom­ise of the break­through C-X17 con­cept ve­hi­cle and com­bines pu­rity line, sur­face

pro­por­tion with F-Type-in­spired fea­tures such as pow­er­ful rear haunches, fender vents and dis­tinc­tive tail light graph­ics.

The bold grille the mus­cu­lar bon­net hint at per­for­mance po­ten­tial of en­gines 280kW su­per­charged V6. El­e­ments such as slen­der full-LED head­lights, forged 22inch wheels and short front over­hang carry the de­sign vi­sion of the C-X17 con­cept through to pro­duc­tion.

The all-new F-PACE seats five adults in com­fort with gen­er­ous head

knee room, lug­gage com­part­ment vol­ume is 650 litres.

In­fo­tain­ment and con­nec­tiv­ity tech­nol­ogy is in­dus­try lead­ing. The pre­mium In­Con­trol Touch Pro sys­tem is based around a 10.2-inch touch­screen, with pow­er­ful quad­core pro­ces­sor and solid-state drive. The re­sult is user in­ter­face which is in­stinc­tive quick sharp and in­cred­i­bly re­spon­sive graph­ics. Nav­i­ga­tion can also be shown fullscreen — in 3D — in the 12.3-inch HD vir­tual in­stru­ment clus­ter.

The light­weight alu­minium ar­chi­tec­ture gave Jaguar de­sign and engi­neer­ing teams now recog­nised glob­ally as lead­ers in alu­minium tech­nol­ogy and — the ideal start­ing point.

It was cre­ated from the out­set a mod­u­lar struc­ture, so wheels can be po­si­tioned where they are needed to de­liver pro­por­tions, dy­nam­ics prac­ti­cal­ity es­sen­tial for per­for­mance cross­over.

The wheel­base and track not shared with any other Jaguar. At 4731mm long a 2874mm wheel­base, the all-new F-PACE of­fers

sleek pro­file short front over­hang char­ac­ter­is­tic of Jaguar de­sign to­gether an ex­cep­tion­ally spa­cious in­te­rior.

“By re­main­ing ab­so­lutely true to our prin­ci­ples, the all-new F-PACE is im­me­di­ately recog­nis­able as a Jaguar. It of­fers all of in­te­rior space you would ex­pect — and more but be­cause our dis­ci­plined ap­proach to sur­faces, pro­por­tions and pu­rity line, we have de­signed what I con­sider be the most bal­anced, at­trac­tive ve­hi­cle in its class, said Ian Cal­lum, Jaguar’s di­rec­tor of de­sign.

“The Jaguar F-PACE is ul­ti­mate prac­ti­cal sports car.”

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