Yes, it's fair to say the new Jaguar F-Type will more than likely spend most of its time being driven around city streets, backseats accommodating the offspring and boot housing the cocker spaniel, but in these glorious shots of the much anticipated British SUV, it certainly looks the part off the black stuff.
The photos show the “performance crossover” being tested in the searing heat of Dubai and the freezing temperatures of Sweden.
In a statement issued with the photos, Jaguar said:
“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.
“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.”
Oh yeah, and the introduction of the F-Pace has been poised to create another 1,300 jobs.