The Jaguar F-Pace is continuing its slow march to production as another camouflaged prototype was caught on camera testing on a wet Nordschleife.

The Jaguar F-Pace is continuing its slow march to production as another camouflaged prototype was caught on camera testing on a wet Nordschleife.

One of the last automakers without a high-riding model in its catalog, Jaguar is about to join the club with the F-Pace which they refer to as being a "family sports car" rather than a crossover. It aims to compete directly with Porsche's Macan and promises to be one of the most dynamic models in its class by combining a lightweight construction with powerful engines, sharp steering and a sleek design previewed by the C-X17 concept.

Seen here is a prototype packed with camouflage testing on a rainy day at the Nordschleife ahead of a world premiere programmed for September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It will be powered by an assortment of Ingenium four-cylinder engines, but there's also going to be a beefier F-Pace S with a 340 bhp supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine while a 550 bhp supercharged V8 will eventually find its way inside a flagship SVR model.

Jaguar is believed to be working on an electric version as well which aims to provide a 300-mile (483 km) range before running out of battery juice. Like it or not, this might not be the company's only crossover/SUV in the works as a smaller E-Pace and a larger J-Pace are expected to come out before the end of the decade.

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Jaguar F-Pace spied stretching out on a rainy day