Jaguar To Release Supercharged F-Pace Soon, New XE Likely; No More Station Wagons

Apr 19, 2016 06:32 AM EDT | Carl

Jaguar has been working on a revamped F-Pace expected to arrive soon. Reports also claim that a faster XE sedan will also be making its way to the roads.

Engineered by its SVO division and powered by the supercharged V-8, the high-performance F-Pace is poised to hit the market in 2017, Car and Driver said. The engine churns at least 500hp. Prototypes of the car are reportedly being tested.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jaguar will put the F-Type R's 550-hp supercharged V8 in the F-Pace, and maybe the XE <a href="https://t.co/Ffb8DMIZOG">https://t.co/Ffb8DMIZOG</a> <a href="https://t.co/I46PT9xrD9">pic.twitter.com/I46PT9xrD9</a></p>&mdash; Road &amp; Track (@RoadandTrack) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoadandTrack/status/722131936962080768">April 18, 2016</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 

The supercharged vehicle could be eyeing the BMW X5 M and Mercedes-AMG SUVs as rivals. The current version of the BMW X5 M has a 4.4L TURBO MPFI engine. It has a maximum torque of 750Nm at 2200rpm and a maximum power of 423kW at 6000rpm.

The upcoming F-Pace is an interesting visual - it's bold, muscular and iterative of the company's current aesthetic. The New York Daily News reviews the vehicle as pleasing to look at, with an "ultra-fast" new infotainment and telematics system. In addition, the outlet is convinced that the car can comfortably accommodate four tall people.

SVO-engineered XE sedans are also speculated to be in the works, also powered by the supercharged V-8. The resulting vehicle would be matching against the BMW M3, Cadillac ATS-V and Mercedes-AMG C63. Details regarding the new XE are light, but the robust engine is truly something to look forward to.

Meanwhile, Jaguar's design chief Ian Callum just informed that station wagons will now be abandoned, Automotive News Europe reported. As told by the outlet, the company was only able to sell two wagon variants, and the reason for the demise is deteriorating demand.

"The [wagon] market is massively shrinking. I'm very sad about it but it's a very difficult market to justify. The world's biggest wagon market is Germany," Callum said. "And what do Germans buy? They buy German cars."

As SUVs are said to be taking over Europe, wagons now only sell in significant numbers. Callum himself is a confirmed wagon fan, Road & Track said, so it's likely he's also sad about the decision.

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