Ian Callum has once again done a fine job with the exterior styling. The F-Pace has chunky proportions, sporty headlights and a svelte rear end. In profile, the sloping coupe roofline gives a sleek addition to the line-up, despite the jacked up ride height and girth of the car.
Inside, the materials, graphics and layout will be familiar to anyone who has owned a Jag, or indeed a Land Rover in the past couple of years – the rising rotary gear knob is still there, and the infotainment touchscreen, although not the most sophisticated the group has to offer (our XJ a few weeks ago had an updated version with pinch-to-zoom graphics, and wait until you see what emerges from Land Rover at the Geneva show in March), is still smart and easy to navigate.
Our F-Pace was painted Italian Racing Red (£675), with 22in double helix silver wheels (£1,600) and privacy glass (£375). The result was one of the best looking crossovers on the market today.