Jaguar F-PACE undergoing field tests in Dubai
Jaguar F-PACE undergoing field tests in Sweden
Jaguar F-PACE: extreme testing
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- Jaguar F-PACE exhaustively tested in the most demanding locations
- Durability proven at extremes of hot and cold: -40°C to +50°C
- Dynamics and performance optimised for all conditions
- Gravelled mountain passes included in a Jaguar test programme for the first time
From the searing heat and dust of Dubai to the ice and snow of Northern Sweden, the new F-PACE has been tested to the
limit in some of the most inhospitable environments on earth.
Jaguar's performance cross-over offers an unrivalled blend of performance, design and practicality.
To ensure that every system functions perfectly even under the most extreme conditions, the new F-PACE has been
subjected to one of the most demanding test programmes the company has ever devised.
"We developed the F-PACE to offer the ride, handling and refinement demanded from a Jaguar, together with
exceptional levels of ability and composure on all surfaces and in all weathers."
"Just as we paid obsessive attention to detail over the engineering of every single component, we've exhaustively
tested the F-PACE in the most challenging conditions to ensure that it will exceed the expectations of our customers
around the world." said Andrew Whyman, Vehicle Programme Director, Jaguar F-PACE.
At Jaguar Land Rover's test facility in Arjeplog, Northern Sweden, average winter temperatures rarely exceed -15°C and
often plummet to -40°C. The 60km of purpose-built handling tracks, mountain climbs, inclines, split-friction straights
and off-road areas are ideal for optimising the calibration of the all-wheel drive system, Dynamic Stability Control and
technologies such as Jaguar's revolutionary All-Surface Progress Control. The work done here makes sure that, whether on
asphalt, snow or ice, the F-PACE delivers the connected steering feel and agility fundamental to Jaguar dynamics DNA.
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In Dubai, ambient temperatures can exceed 50°C in the shade. When vehicles are left out in direct sunlight, cabin
temperatures can soar to 70°C - exactly what's needed to ensure that everything from climate control systems to
infotainment touchscreens function perfectly in extremes of heat and humidity.
And while the test engineers can relax in air-conditioned comfort as they drive in city traffic, this part of the test
cycle is designed to place the cooling systems under very high load through a combination of high ambient temperatures
and low airflow.
The F-PACE has also been driven over gravelled mountain passes. This is the first time that a Jaguar test programme
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.
The Jaguar F-PACE will be released locally in 2016. Stay tuned to Next Car for further details in due course.