DETROIT – Jaguar at the Detroit auto show confirms it will produce the F-Pace CUV, a vehicle based on the well-received C-X17 concept.

“We received such an overwhelmingly positive response to the C-X17 concept car last year we just had to make it a reality,” Ian Callum, director of design, says in a statement.

Callum says the F-Pace’s styling was inspired by the automaker’s F-Type sports car, which he says strikes a balance of style, performance and practicality.

The 5-seat F-Pace will be underpinned by Jaguar’s aluminum-intensive architecture and ride on an advanced suspension system, the automaker says without revealing further details.

“The F-Pace has now begun its engineering and development testing program ahead of the new model going on sale in 2016,” Andy Goss, global sales director-Jaguar Land Rover, says in a statement.

Further details on the F-Pace, which will be assembled at the automaker’s Solihull, U.K, facility, will be announced closer to launch.

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