Crossover to go on sale in 2016; engines from Jaguar Land Rover lineup anticipated
Jaguar is giving the automotive world a preview of the F-Tempo crossover present process excessive local weather testing earlier than debut of the latest addition to the lineup on the Frankfurt motor show in manufacturing kind. However the F-Tempo has been doing extra than simply testing in excessive climates — the crossover joined the Tour de France as a help automobile for the primary stage of the tour, carrying tools for British riders together with Chris Froome. We suppose everybody was too busy snapping photographs of the peloton to note a pre-manufacturing, camouflaged Jaguar crossover amidst a sea of dozens of different assist autos wrapped in group graphics.
The corporate has been working the F-Tempo at its check facility in Arjeplog within the northern a part of Sweden, along with Dubai for the opposite aspect of the temperature vary. We’ll depart it as much as you to determine which local weather a plurality of newly offered F-Tempo crossovers will face as soon as deliveries begin (we predict it will rhyme with Brunei). The baseline for warm climate testing was to search out an atmosphere with daytime temperatures in extra of a hundred and twenty levels Fahrenheit — summertime New York Metropolis would have labored simply as nicely.
“Simply as we paid obsessive consideration to element over the engineering of each single element, we have exhaustively examined the F-PACE in probably the most difficult circumstances to make sure that it is going to exceed the expectations of our clients all over the world,” mentioned Andrew Whyman, car program director of Jaguar F-Tempo.
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The F-Tempo largely retains the design and proportions of the C-X17 idea crossover.
The F-Tempo will go on sale as a 2016 mannequin after debuting in manufacturing kind in September, although the overwhelming majority of the brand new crossover has already been seen or “understood,” for all intents and functions.
What stays unconfirmed for the time being is the total vary of engines that can energy Jaguar’s entry into the quickly increasing section. The F-Tempo is anticipated to utilize fuel and diesel engines at present discovered within the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Jaguar XE sedan. The latter’s engine is a three.zero-liter supercharged V6 producing 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, making it a superb candidate for the engine we’re prone to see in a stateside model of the “sports activities crossover” as Jaguar is looking it. The Discovery Sport, in the meantime, may donate its 2.zero-liter turbocharged inline-4, good for 240 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. That is more likely to be the junior engine within the vary for stateside fashions, as these engines have already made cameo appearances in U.S.-certain fashions.
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Jaguar was cautious to not make the F-Tempo a direct competitor to its Evoque stablemate, which is a touch smaller automobile, and to supply packaging completely different from the Discovery Sport. The F-Tempo will probably be aimed before everything at on-street efficiency, with the corporate leaving bathroom exploration to its Land Rover sibling.