Jaguar has announced through a teaser photo their high-riding model will be commercialized with the "F-Pace" moniker.

Jaguar has announced through a teaser photo their high-riding model will be commercialized with the "F-Pace" moniker.

Essentially a production version of the C-X17 concept, the Jaguar F-Pace will be “the ultimate practical sports car” according to global sales director Andy Goss. Rather than being labeled as a crossover or SUV, Jaguar calls this their “family sports car” sharing the same lightweight platform with the XE compact sedan from where it will likely inherit the engine lineup.

Other details are not available at this point but we do know the model is scheduled to go on sale in 2016 and will likely be offered not only with four seats but also with five as previewed by the concept showcased at Guangzhou Auto Show back in November 2013. Jaguar says their new model will combine an exterior design influenced by their sports car with a "thoroughly practical and spacious luxury interior."

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