Jaguar drops images of F-Pace testing in extreme conditions

Jaguar has conducted a series of extensive tests with F-Pace prototypes in extreme climate conditions. Initially, they took the cars to the Jaguar Land Rover test facility located in Arjeplog, Northern Sweden where temperatures rarely go beyond -15°C and in many cases they reach as little as -40°C. The prototypes were driven on a 60 km long route that was specifically built track for testing on off-road areas, mountain climbs, split-friction straights and other similar areas developed to optimize the AWD system of Jaguar’s first ever crossover. They also worked on the Dynamic Stability Control and All-Surface Progress Control systems to make the car feel more connected to the driver.

2016 Jaguar F-Pace
2016 Jaguar F-Pace

Another series of tests were conducted in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where in many cases the temperatures can exceed 50°C in the shade. If a vehicle is left under direct sunlight, the temperature inside the car’s cabin can reach even 70°C. The F-Pace prototypes were put through this grueling test as Jaguar wanted to make sure the climate control system and the infotainment’s touchscreen would still work even in such harsh conditions.
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It was the first time when Jaguar tested an upcoming vehicle on graveled mountain passes in an attempt to make the F-Pace the benchmark in this increasingly popular segment.

The wait is almost over as the Jaguar F-Pace will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the middle of September.

Source: Jaguar

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