The Jaguar E Pace was officially reaveled in Europe this week. Instead of cloning a smaller F-Pace, the E-Pace has been given its own character and even adopts certain features from the more premium F-Type. Internally, the E-Pace is called ‘the cub’ and the icons of mother and baby Jaguar cub on the windscreen edge signifies this.
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New Jaguar E Pace design- Interior and Exterior
The new E-Pace adopts its design from the F-Pace but it is smaller and curvier. It’s front sports a design similar to other Jaguar cars, however, when compared to the F-Pace, its headlamps are wider, and the air intakes and bumper look different. The crossover sits on the Range Rover Discovery Sport’s platform.
On its sides, the roofline is curved and optional 21″ alloy wheels (biggest ever in the segment) are provided. Its rear has a large boot spoiler, familiar LED taillights and big exhaust tip.
Inside we are treated to one of the best contemporary interiors on a jaguar car. It follows a black/white colour scheme with contrasting stitching. Attention to detail and the quality of materia have considerably improved, and the cabin as a whole feels closer to the F-Type. Rear seem to have as much space as the bigger F-Pace.
Some of the features on its inside include, 12.3-inch TFT instrument panel, optional heads-up display, Jaguar Touch Pro infotainment, and 10-inch wide capacitive touchscreen system with 4G connectivity and wi-fi hotspot.
The utility-conscious Discover Sport has 981 litres of boot space on its 5-seat variant, however, the E-Pace is only gets 551 liters. Also, no 7-seat variant will make it to production.
New Jaguar E Pace engine and transmission
The new E-Pace will come with 2.0 liter Ingenium petrol and diesel engine options in Europe. These mills produce 150, 180, or 240 horsepower in diesel, while the petrol ones are rated 246 and 296 horsepower. In North America, only the gasoline options will be made available.
A more powerful, 300 bhp 3.0-litre V6 petrol and a 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel-electric are expected to be part of the line-up as well. The latter will make the E-pace the firm’s first car to have a diesel-hybrid powertrain.
A nine-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive will be part of the feature list. However, some vaiants do offer 6-speed manual and front wheel drive.
New Jaguar E Pace price, release date
The Jaguar E-Pace will debut in UK next week but launch will only happen in late 2017/early 2018. In US too, the crossover will only be made available as a 2018 model.
High performance variants will cost even more.
New Jaguar E Pace India – Price and launch date
There’s good chance that the E-Pace will be launched in India. Like its bigger sibling, the SUV will make debut at the Auto Expo, Delhi and go on sale subsequently. Prices should hover around the Rs. 45-50 lakh range.