Going above and beyond to test the new Jaguar F-PACE
Tested to the extreme by Jaguar engineers, the All-New Jaguar F-PACE is all set to premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and it will be available at your local Spire Jaguar dealership in Hertfordshire in 2016. So just what have the Jaguar test engineers been doing to the new F-PACE to ensure this performance crossover is so reliable that it will be a benchmark for its segment?
The world is a tough place and Jaguar engineers have sought out some of the toughest environments to put the new Jaguar F-PACE through its paces.
Dust, sand, and searing temperatures of up to 50˚C, even in the shade, whilst temperatures inside the F-PACE in direct sunshine were measured at an intolerable 70˚C. Proving the new F-PACE can take that, means there’ll be no trouble in the hottest of British summers; everything was tested to make sure there’ll be no weaknesses in any system – the climate control system and the infotainment touch screens were the subject of particular focus.
Arjeplog, Northern Sweden:
In temperatures that could drop to as low as -40˚C, Jaguar’s special test centre with 60km of test-track nightmare, designed to take the new Jaguar F-PACE and put it through driving torment, specifically aimed at testing and optimising the all-wheel drive system, the Dynamic Stability Control and the All-Surface Progress Control. And in a first for any Jaguar, the new F-PACE will also have undergone testing over gravelled mountain passes.
If you only intend to drive your new Jaguar F-PACE around town, don’t worry, Jaguar tested the F-PACE in ordinary city environments too!