Jaguar has dropped some new information regarding the suspension of the new F-Pace SUV, which will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
First up, the brand’s first ever SUV is built on a lightweight aluminium architecture with a double wishbone front suspension and an integral link setup at the rear. This setup, according to Jaguar, promises responsiveness without jeopardising ride comfort.
Developed to be a ‘sporty crossover’ rather than a traditional SUV, the F-Pace is equipped with an electric power-assisted steering system (EPAS) borrowed from the pacy F-Type. Torque vectoring technology and on-demand all-wheel-drive system ensure the crossover claws its way out of corners effortlessly.
“We’ve tested ride and handling to the limit in all environments and in all conditions, and the result is that the new F-Pace is as engaging and rewarding to drive as it is comfortable and quiet. As soon as you get into the vehicle you know immediately that it’s a good place to be,” said chief engineer Mike Cross.
JAGUAR F-PACE: THE ULTIMATE PRACTICAL JAGUAR SPORTS CAR
Double wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension enable exceptional handling and ride comfort
Outstanding agility delivered by F-TYPE-derived technologies including Torque Vectoring2
Electric power-assisted steering designed to give immediate response and connected feel
Debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September
On sale in 2016
(MAHWAH, N.J.) – August 25, 2015 – Featuring sports-car derived chassis systems and evaluated on the same demanding roads as all other Jaguar vehicles, the new F-PACE will bring new levels of dynamic ability to the brand when it goes on sale in 2016, after debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
The new F-PACE will reward drivers and passengers alike with a blend of agility and comfort that is unique to the small performance SUV segment; making it the most practical Jaguar sports car ever.
Whether on twisting mountain passes, flowing country roads or high-speed highway cruising1, the new F-PACE delivers responsiveness and precision with the characteristic levels of refinement and composure Jaguar vehicles are known for.
“We haven’t made any compromises or exceptions: the new F-PACE had to be a true Jaguar and had to deliver the dynamics DNA. We’ve tested ride and handling to the limit, and the result is that the new F-PACE is as engaging and rewarding to drive as it is comfortable and quiet. As soon as you get into the vehicle you know immediately that it’s a good place to be.” – Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar
Developed using the Jaguar Lightweight Aluminum Architecture, the new F-PACE is designed to handle with precision and control without sacrificing ride comfort – it’s what makes a Jaguar stand apart from the competition. Taking full advantage of the body structure’s inherently high stiffness, the sophisticated double wishbone front suspension and Integral Link rear suspension provide a great starting point; tuned by Jaguar engineers, they make the new F-PACE incredibly responsive, and ensure that the vehicle can handle the impacts, undulations and camber of varying road surfaces.
Incorporating all of the learnings from F-TYPE, the F-PACE features a similar electric power-assisted steering system2 (EPAS) which gives drivers greater feedback and control than hydraulic systems. Every system between the steering wheel and the tire’s contact patch are optimized so that the new F-PACE responds immediately to driver input, giving a truly connected feel. Combined with the same torque vectoring by braking technology2 first developed for F-TYPE and incorporating a torque on-demand all-wheel drive system2, the new F-PACE has been designed to deliver outstanding agility in a variety of weather conditions and on varying road surfaces.
The new F-PACE makes its auto show debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday, September 15 at 10:30AM in Hall 5.0, Stand B06.