Jaguar F-Pace Won't Be Alone for Long, Whole Family of Related SUVs is Expected

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Jaguar F-Pace can't come a second too early for the British brand. Jaguar is a bit late at the SUV party to say the least, but it did bring its A-game when it finally showed up, dance moves and everything.
This situation is even more bizarre considering how Jaguar shares the same roof as SUV specialists Land Rover. All they needed to do was take the underpinnings from a Range Rover Sport, come up with a new body (Jaguar never had issues with design) and layout a beautiful interior.

Jaguar wouldn't even have had a credibility issue since everybody knows about the link with Land Rover, so the hypothetical car would have come with instant off-road credentials. I guess this wasn't Jaguar's biggest fear, though, but the fact that an SUV would undermine the sporty character of the brand.

Whatever the reasons behind this lethargic response, the Jaguar F-Pace is imminently coming our way and it will be the first ever Jaguar SUV. British media outlet Autocar, however, says Jaguar officials have confirmed once the faucet is open, there will be more than just one: “Don’t think in terms of one more SUV - think a family of SUVs.”

Apart from the mid-sized SUV set to battle the likes of Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC, Jaguar should take a lot less to respond to the expanding SUV-coupe trend by offering a sleeker F-Pace soon. This model would face off against the BMW X4, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and the similar upcoming model from Audi. The yet unnamed and unconfirmed Jaguar SUV coupe might also get a high-performance SVR version.

Larger SUVs are off the table at the moment as they wouldn't bode well with the marque's image, Jaguar ditching rumours even of an F-Pace seven-seater. A smaller one, on the other hand, such as a rival for the Audi Q1 is very much likely, according to Autocar. This baby Jaguar crossover should be a little over four meters in length and is expected to go on sale in the second part of next year, implying its development is in the final stages.

Recent application for trademarking the 'EV-Type' moniker suggests Jaguar might be planning all-electric versions as well in the near future, but anything else on this subject at this moment is pure speculation.
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