A fully camouflaged prototype of the Jaguar F-Pace has been spied undergoing final testing on the Nürburgring.

A fully camouflaged prototype of the Jaguar F-Pace has been spied undergoing final testing on the Nürburgring.

It was September 2013 in Frankfurt where Jaguar announced its intentions of coming out with a crossover by revealing the C-X17 concept which shortly after that received a five-seat version. The production version has already been teased and it will be revealed in full this September at the 2015 IAA in Germany.

Jaguar has decided to use the "F-Pace" moniker for the production car which has now been caught on camera stretching out on the 'Ring. The company's first ever crossover will have a lot in common with the XE and XF models as it will use the same newly developed iQ[Al] platform and just about the same array of four-cylinder Ingenium engines together with more potent V6 and V8 motors for the S and SVR versions, respectively.

The latest gossip indicates a fully electric F-Pace is in the works providing a range of 300 miles (483 km), but Jaguar has not confirmed an EV derivative just yet. It will allegedly be out towards the end of 2017 as a 2018MY and is expected to share the hardware arrangement with an upcoming Range Rover EV which is believed to come out as early as next year.

We've referred to the F-Pace as being a crossover/SUV, but Jaguar says this will be a "family sports car" and has what it takes to be labeled as "the ultimate practical sports car", according to Jaguar global sales director Andy Goss.

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Jaguar F-Pace spied testing on the Nurburgring (19 pics)