NEWS: Jaguar's All-Wheel-Drive F-PACE Gathers Momentum
Jaguar’s long-awaited performance crossover F-PACE which goes on sale “some time in 2016” is actually all-set for a debut at the 66th Frankfurt Motor Show 17-27th September – hinting the big brand-new Jag will be on sale early in 2016, to storm the British Winter weather in style.
The all-brand-new Jaguar F-PACE will be offered using a trick “torque on-demand” All-Wheel Drive system along with Jaguar engineers “aim to set a brand-new benchmark for vehicle dynamics with the launch of F-PACE” – with innovations including double wishbone front, integral link rear suspension systems (which have undergone rigorous test programmes on diverse roads along with different surfaces worldwide) along with “enhanced agility” via technologies including “Torque Vectoring” (whatever which is actually!). along with with electric Power Assisted Steering all set to provide what Jaguar refer to as “immediate response along with connected feel” the biggest cat ever made looks set to be agile.
Jaguar’s Vehicle Integrity team, led by sports car development expert along with Chief Engineer Mike Cross, are currently engaged on development programmes designed to ensure the brand-new F-PACE will offer an unrivalled breadth of dynamic ability.
“We haven’t made any compromises or exceptions: the brand-new F-PACE must be a true Jaguar along with deliver the Jaguar dynamics DNA”, says Mike Cross.
“We’ve tested ride along with handling to extremities in all environments along with in all conditions, along with the result is actually which the brand-new F-PACE is actually as engaging along with rewarding to drive as the item is actually going to be enjoyable to own. As soon as you get into the vehicle you know immediately which the item’s a great place to be.”
To make development along with testing even more efficient, the Vehicle Integrity team’s subjective assessments are fed back into the computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools used by Jaguar’s Vehicle Dynamics CAE team. This particular improves the designs along with therefore delivers even better simulation results – along with vice-versa. This particular iterative loop of continuous improvement ensures which prototype vehicles are continuously optimised, benefiting the tuning along with assessment process.