The harsh reality is that most middle-aged people buying a car have a family, and children. To modernize its image and broaden the preference for cars, the British company will soon offer the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace family that will include an SUV suited for most families.
It is a change of approach for Jaguar, a company that has rarely focused on family vehicles. In the past, the company was associated with older buyers, but the F-Pace and its SUV palette should help the company gain a youthful image.
The 2016 Jaguar F-Pace should be a premium SUV ready to compete with the likes of Audi, Volvo, BMW, and Mercedes. For years, other European brands have produced family SUVs, and Jaguar was nowhere to be found. Not anymore.
The entry model for the family of SUVs is a potential baby SUV, one that will compete with the likes of Audi Q1. Measuring little more than 4 meters, it will be a test vehicle for the company. Jaguar intends to set foot in the small SUV market first, before moving into the big men league.
The baby model of the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace is expected early next year. The intentions are to produce a premium baby SUV, for which the company will charge expensively. At the moment, there is no confirmation of a larger model.
In fact, according to several sources, a seven-seat SUV is not something Jaguar has planned for the 2016 F-Pace palette. Eventually, a large, premium SUV should become a reality, but not in the next two years. A coupe or a sporty version of the SUV is also in the works.
At the moment, rumors are that Jaguar will offer R and SVR trimming for the 2016 F-Pace SUV. The main goal of the company is to pitch the two SUVs as technically more advanced and packed up with features to make the everyday driving as easy and practical as possible.
On an unrelated note, there are also rumors about a possible electric Jaguar vehicle. Asked about the possibility, the design director of the company all but confirmed it, saying that “It’s coming.” The company has already applied for several patents for technology linked with inductive charging. The name EV-Type is also a possible trademark for Jaguar.