Development of the Jaguar F-Pace appears to be gaining momentum as more photos and even a video of the upcoming SUV undergoing winter testing have surfaced. First previewed as the Jaguar C-X17 concept in 2013, mules of the F-Pace have since then been spotted running about in the snow, on the track and on road.

In the aforementioned video, a heavily-masked prototype of the Jaguar F-Pace with roof-mounted lights is seen ploughing the frozen roads of northern Europe. Not much can be deduced from said video apart from a segment showing the car’s tail lamps light up at night, further highlighting its F-Type-inspired design.

Accompanying the video are additional photos of said SUV lapping a circuit – probably as part of endurance tests. Set to ride on the aluminium iQ[Al] platform, the Jaguar F-Pace will be able to undercut its rivals in terms of weight by quite a significant margin. Engine options are expected to be that of the Ingenium-derived variants with several petrol and diesel options on offer.

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Hotter models will likely employ the supercharged V6 mill from the Jaguar F-Type S while the range-topping F-Pace variant should carry the supercharged V8 from the F-Type R. In its current state of tune, the V8 produces a total of 550 PS and 680 Nm of torque.

The Jaguar F-Pace is expected to send its power to the rear wheels while all-wheel drive could be offered as an option – mid- to high-spec models could feature it as standard, though. ZF’s 8HP eight-speed automatic transmission should present itself as the most likely candidate for application. With progress moving at such a rate, the public can expect to see the Solihull-built F-Pace in full at the Frankfurt show in September.


GALLERY: Jaguar C-X17 Concept