Jaguar F-Pace breaks cover at Tour de France

Modified On Feb 08, 2016 05:05 PM By Bala Subramaniam

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Update: Legendary automaker Jaguar finally provided a full look at the company’s first ever SUV, F-Pace at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo. Expected to launch in the second half of the year, Jaguar F-Pace will be taking on some powerful names in its segment including BMW X5, Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7. Jaguar F-Pace has a muscular appearance on the rear portion while the vehicle is the third product to come out as a result of the company’s light aluminum architecture. Read more Jaguar Showcases F-Pace SUV at 2016 Indian Auto Expo.

Jaguar has announced that it will attend the Tour de France with its upcoming SUV, Jaguar F-Pace as the official support vehicle for Team Sky. The company will offer support Team Sky rider Chris Froome with the prototype version of the F-Pace with a special camouflage. The performance crossover will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and is in its final stages of testing. The F-Pace support vehicle will carry a crew of up to four people including the Team Sky Sports Director, doctor, mechanic and another senior team member. The largest in class boot will carry the team's equipment including drinks, energy gels, clothing, tools and spares for the bike.

Commenting on the car, Froome, said, "The F-PACE is awesome. It has all of the same high performance road dynamics and support package the team gets from its Jaguar's vehicles, only this time in a performance crossover. It's going to create a huge impression in Utrecht.”

He also said, "Team Sky is built around performance, and Jaguar's engineering expertise and technological innovations, especially over the last 12 months co-engineering the Pinarello DOGMA F8 and DOGMA K8-S bikes, consistently helps get the best out of the team. I'm sure the F-PACE will be no different."

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