Jaguar F-Pace Extreme Temperature Testing Detailed in Photos

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Jaguar has released yet another set of F-Pace photos, teasing the crossover before it debuts at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show this September.

The photos show the F-Pace during extreme weather testing, from the blistering cold of Northern Sweden to the sweltering heat of Dubai.

For cold-weather testing, Jaguar turned to its test facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, where the average winter temperatures rarely exceed 5-degrees Fahrenheit and can drop to as low as -40. The facility has over 37 miles of purpose-built handling tracks, mountain climbs, inclines, split-friction straights and off-road areas so that Jaguar can test the calibration of its all-wheel drive system, Dynamic Stability Control and All-Surface Progress Control.

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At the other extreme was hot-weather testing in Dubai, where ambient temperatures can exceed 122-degrees Fahrenheit in the shade. According to Jaguar, cabin temperatures can reach as high as 158-degrees Fahrenheit when vehicles are left in direct sunlight, helping test the climate control systems and infotainment functions in extreme heat and humidity.

Check back with when the Jaguar F-Pace bows this September at Frankfurt as we’ll be reporting live from the show floor.

“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,” said Andrew Whyman, Vehicle Program Director for Jaguar F-Pace. “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.”

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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