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Old 11th June 2016, 17:51   #1
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Default Spied! All-new Jaguar J-Pace crossover

Jaguar has just started with the launch festivities of their flagship crossover, the F-Pace, but a bigger, more premium sibling has been spotted being transported on a flatbed.

Reportedly named the J-Pace, the bigger CUV sits on a stretched wheelbase and has been made from modified body parts of the F-Pace. The wheelbase of this bigger crossover could be from a Land Rover platform, because the numberplates of this vehicle belong to a diesel hybrid - a 2.0L turbocharged diesel with an electric motor, according to a search on the British Ministry of Transport's website.

The J-Pace crossover could be earmarked for a 2020 launch.

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The biggest giveaway is on the rear door's cutline. A normal F-Pace's shut line runs right into the middle of the rear wheel arch. But on this mule, the door closes well forward of the arch. Outside the axles, Jag has stretched the front overhang it's far more prominent with a completely different lower intake and the super-short rear overhang reinforces the idea that we're seeing a longer platform.

While we know the wheelbase is longer than the normal F-Pace, the platform underpinning this mule could go one of three ways.
First, in what would probably be the most cost-effective route, Jaguar could simply stretch the chassis underpinning the F-Pace.
Second, Jag could mine the Land Rover parts bin for a fullsize platform, perhaps from the Range Rover. It's not a crazy idea, and would open the J-Pace to a more potent line of powertrains hello 5.0-liter, supercharged V8.
Finally, the J-Pace could borrow its platform from the XJ sedan.
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Jaguar has just started with the launch festivities of their flagship crossover, the F-Pace, but a bigger, more premium sibling has been spotted being transported on a flatbed.

Reportedly named the J-Pace, the bigger CUV sits on a stretched wheelbase and has been made from modified body parts of the F-Pace.
IMO, the upper section seems like a bigger Baleno!
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IMO, the upper section seems like a bigger Baleno!
Haha you're right about that, now imagine if Suzuki does a Baleno Cross.
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