Jaguar F-Pace is the name of the company’s first SUV

Jaguar has confirmed that its first-ever SUV will be dubbed F-Pace and will launch later this year.

The new F-Pace SUV will resemble the C-X17 concept car that’s been doing the rounds on the motor show circuit. The car will be based on the same aluminium-intensive architecture that underpins the new 3-Class rivalling XE sedan and the next generation XF range.

Jaguar has confirmed that it will seat five. Although it will be unveiled towards the end of 2015, the F-Pace won’t go on sale until 2016.

It remains to be seen whether the F-Pace name is a reference to the car’s size, possibly around that of the XF, or a play on the F-Type coupe and convertible.