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.
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.
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.