Along with performance and luxury, a new design form is also expected to play a key role in the success of Jaguar J-Pace
SUV sales are increasing around the world and luxury car makers are also giving lots of importance for crossovers and SUVs. The recent launches like Lamborghini Huracan and Bentley Bentaya are the examples that premium customers are also turning away from traditional sedan models to SUVs. Jaguar recently filed a global trademark for J-Pace.
This suggests that the company is planning to launch a new full size luxury SUV. Jaguar first SUV was F-Pace which is doing decent numbers around the world. Then the company followed up with E-Pace and i-Pace which are small crossovers. The i-Pace is the first electric SUV from the British carmaker and the i-Pace boasts impressive range than its competitors.
Jaguar J-Pace will be based on Range Rover platform and it could borrow components from its big brother. We can expect the J-Pace to be powered by 3.0 L turbocharged petrol and diesel engines along with range toping 5.0 L V6 supercharged petrol engines which is already available on Range Rover. The J-Pace will be the flagship SUV from Jaguar like the XJ for sedan.
Jaguar will use aluminium for the production of J-Pace which will help the company to keep weight down and increase efficiency than its rivals. The F-Pace is one of the best handling SUVs in the segment and this DNA will be evident on the J-Pace also. The company is also focusing on luxury as interior will be roomier. Jaguar is targeting chauffeur driven customers for the J-Pace also.
Along with performance and luxury, design will also play a key role in the success of J-Pace as the Chief designer of Ian Callum is expected to give a new design form for the SUV. The SUVs will account for two third of its total sales for Jaguar cars. Jaguar is expected to introduce J-Pace by 2021 and we can expect Jaguar to showcase a concept version of J-Pace in the coming year.