Η παρουσίαση της Jaguar F-Pace πλησιάζει και η Αγγλική εταιρία προσπαθεί με τη συνεχή δημοσίευση πληροφοριών, videos και φωτογραφιών, να κρατήσει το ενδιαφέρον του κοινού υψηλό. Στον τελευταίο γύρο, η Jaguar μας ενημερώνει για το στήσιμο του επερχόμενου SUV και δημοσιεύει ορισμένες επιπλέον φωτογραφίες.

Ο Mike Cross, υπεύθυνος vehicle dynamics της Jaguar, δηλώνει ότι η εταιρία δεν συμβιβάστηκε πουθενά με την F-Pace και ότι το μοντέλο “πρέπει να είναι μία αυθεντική Jaguar”. Αυτό σημαίνει ότι η εταιρία προσάρμοσε την τεχνολογία και την τεχνογνωσία που απέκτησε με την τετρακίνητη F-Type. Για παράδειγμα, χρησιμοποιεί την ίδια Lightweight Aluminium Architecture. Η ανάρτηση αποτελείται από διπλά ψαλίδια στον εμπρός άξονα και integral link στον πίσω. Το τιμόνι έχει ηλεκτρική υποβοήθηση μόνο και μόνο επειδή η Jaguar είναι ικανοποιημένη με την αίσθηση και την πληροφόρηση που παρέχει. Τέλος, το σύστημα τετρακίνησης, χρησιμοποιεί torque vectoring τεχνολογία, όπως και στην F-Type.

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Jaguar F-PACE Sets the Standard for Ride and Handling

  • Exceptional ride and handling enabled by Double wishbone and Integral Link suspension
  • Enhanced agility delivered by F-TYPE-derived technologies including Torque Vectoring
  • Electric power-assisted steering gives immediate response and connected feel
  • Unmatched driver engagement and reward

Featuring sports-car derived chassis systems and evaluated on the same demanding roads as all other Jaguar vehicles, the new F-PACE will offer an unrivalled breadth of dynamic ability. This is a performance crossover designed around people who love driving.

The new F-PACE will reward drivers and passengers alike with a blend of agility and comfort that is unlike anything else in the segment. Whether on twisting mountain passes, flowing country roads or high-speed motorway cruising, the new F-PACE delivers responsiveness and precision with exceptional refinement and composure.

“We haven’t made any compromises or exceptions: the new F-PACE had to be a true Jaguar and had to deliver the dynamics DNA.

“We’ve tested ride and handling to the limit in all environments and in all conditions, and the result is that the new F-PACE is as engaging and rewarding to drive as it is comfortable and quiet. As soon as you get into the vehicle you know immediately that it’s a good place to be.”

Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar

Developed using Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the new F-PACE is designed to handle with precision and control without sacrificing ride comfort – it’s what makes a Jaguar stand apart from the competition. Taking full advantage of the body structure’s inherently high stiffness, the sophisticated double wishbone front suspension and Integral Link rear suspension provide the best possible starting point: tuned to perfection, they make the new F-PACE incredibly responsive yet also ensure that the impacts, undulations and extreme cambers of even the most challenging roads are handled with ease.

The electric power-assisted steering system maintains Jaguar’s leadership in steering. Everything between the steering wheel rim and the tyre contact patch is optimised to ensure that the new F-PACE responds immediately to the slightest input, giving a truly connected feel. Incorporating all of the learning from F-TYPE, the system gives even greater feedback. Combined with the torque vectoring technology first developed for F-TYPE and the torque on-demand all-wheel drive system, the new F-PACE delivers outstanding agility in all weathers and on all surfaces.

To make development and testing even more efficient, the vehicle integrity team’s subjective assessments are fed back into the computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools used by the vehicle dynamics CAE team. This improves the models and therefore delivers even better simulation results – and vice-versa. This iterative loop of continuous improvement ensures that prototype vehicles are ever better, benefiting the tuning and assessment process.