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Jaguar told us their SUV is coming right after the XE sedan, and since that’s been done, here comes the F-Pace. It looks good. Very good.

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We knew that if Jag’s SUV turns out to be anything like the C-X17 Concept from 2013, success is almost guaranteed now that all buyers want are luxury SUVs. It seems like they also realized that, and Ian Callum did a good job as well, once again.

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Jaguar just released a few images of their F-Pace going through extreme temperature testing in Arjeplog, Northern Sweden, and the deserts of Dubai. F-Type rear, XF front, SUV done.

Illustration for article titled The Jaguar F-Pace Looks Exactly How Youd Imagine A Jaguar SUV
Illustration for article titled The Jaguar F-Pace Looks Exactly How Youd Imagine A Jaguar SUV
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On thing I can tell you is that driving sporty SUVs high up north is the best fun.

Jaguar has 37 miles of purpose-built handling tracks, mountain climbs, inclines, split-friction straights and off-road areas in Sweden. That should do it for the handling.

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As for Dubai, cabin temperatures can exceed 158 °F there, so Jaguar takes the prototypes there to make sure the climate control and the touchscreens work perfectly in such extremes of heat and humidity.

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Illustration for article titled The Jaguar F-Pace Looks Exactly How Youd Imagine A Jaguar SUV

But the best part is that they also went rallying with them:

The F-PACE has also been driven over graveled mountain passes. This is the first time that a Jaguar test program has included this uniquely challenging environment, and it is this attention to detail that will help to make Jaguar’s first performance crossover the benchmark in its segment.

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Benchmark or not, I would race an F-Pace on gravel.

Photo credit: Jaguar

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