There’s magnesium in there, too; the cross chassis rail is made of it and, where mounted high, magnesium’s lesser weight helps to lower the centre of gravity compared with what it would be if steel or aluminium were used.
A steel boot floor helps there, too, and shifts the weight distribution towards the back, because Jaguar’s dynamicists wanted that to be as near as possible to 50/50.
The F-Pace has double wishbones at the front and an integral link rear suspension system. Engines are mounted longitudinally at the front and drive through either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, depending on the specification.
There’s a choice of six engines to choose from - three diesel and three petrol: a trio of 2.0-litre four-cylinder oilburners producing 161bhp, 178bhp and 238bhp, as tested here, repsectively, and completed by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel the same as the XF S. The petrol range starts with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium unit punching out 248bhp, and topped by a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 producing 375bhp and 331lb ft of peak twist.