Jaguar engineers are hard at work testing and perfecting the new Jaguar F-Pace SUV and they want everybody to know it. That’s why every once in a while they release some pictures and videos showing the car battling extreme conditions in places as far flung as Sweden and United Arab Emirates.
It might be summer, but Sweden this year is having a cold and particularly miserable weather which make it perfect for winter testing a new car. What’s more, they took the Jaguar F-Pace to the northern territories to Arjeplog testing facility where temperatures can plummet to -40°C. Jaguar uses these conditions to test the durability of the F-Pace as well as the calibration of the all-wheel drive system, Dynamic Stability Control and technologies such as Jaguar’s revolutionary All-Surface Progress Control.
On the opposite end of the testing schedule for Jaguar F-Pace, units were dispatched to Dubai, UAE, where they have deserts with 50°C temperatures…in the shade! Not messing around, Jaguar engineers left F-Pace test units under direct 70°C sunlight to make sure everything from climate control systems to infotainment touchscreens still work perfectly fine even when they are close to boiling.
They go through all this to make sure the F-Pace you will buy is a pretty much flawless vehicle, even if you never drive it on anything rougher than grass.
“We developed the F-PACE to offer the ride, handling and refinement demanded from a Jaguar, together with exceptional levels of ability and composure on all surfaces and in all weathers. Just as we paid obsessive attention to detail over the engineering of every single component, we’ve exhaustively tested the F-PACE in the most challenging conditions to ensure that it will exceed the expectations of our customers around the world.” – Andrew Whyman, Vehicle Programme Director, Jaguar F-Pace.