The five-seat compact SUV stylists and engineers have aimed at giving it style and practicality in a body that has an almost coupe like rear end.
“Our new compact SUV combines the interior space, connectivity and security that families expect with the kind of proportions, purity of design and performance not usually associated with such a practical vehicle.” Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar.
The E-Pace is 4395mm long, with short front and rear overhangs of 882mm and 832mm respectively. It sits on a 2681mm wheelbase and has luggage capacity of 484 litres.
Every E-Pace features the latest generation of Jaguar’s Touch Pro infotainment system. A 10-inch touchscreen interface and a customisable home screen. Two premium audio systems developed with Meridian ensure E-Pace offer high levels of technology and connectivity.
Under the bonnet, Jaguar E-Pace offers a choice between Ingenium petrol and diesel 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines. The 221kW Ingenium turbo-petrol can take the E-Pace from zero to 100km/h in just 6.4 seconds. There’s also a 110kW Ingenium turbo-diesel, no acceleration numbers are quoted for it, but CO2 emissions are impressively low at 147 grams per kilometre.
The E-Pace’s Active Driveline all-wheel drive system combines excellent traction with Jaguar’s rear-wheel-drive character.
In a sign of the times the E-Pace is the first Jaguar to use the company’s next-generation Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Head-Up Display technology. This can project up to 66 per cent more information onto the windscreen using large, full-colour graphics with enhanced clarity.
Jaguar E-Pace features the very latest safety and driver assistance technologies. A stereo camera underpins the advanced Emergency Braking system, which also provides pedestrian detection, and supports Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor features. Front and Rear Parking Aids are standard on every model.
An interesting new Forward Traffic Detection system warns drivers of approaching vehicles at junctions where visibility is restricted.
Advanced active safety features include a pedestrian airbag, which deploys from beneath the trailing edge of the bonnet to enhance pedestrian protection in the event of a collision.
THE E-PACE FIRST EDITION
In a clever marketing move the E-Pace First Edition is available for the first full year of sales, powered exclusively by Jaguar’s 132kW Ingenium diesel or 183kW Ingenium petrol engines paired with the nine-speed ZF automatic transmission.
Three colour options are available – Caldera Red, which is unique to the First Edition for the first 12 months, Yulong White and Santorini Black.
Gloss Black detailing and distinctive 20-inch Satin Grey diamond-turned, split-spoke alloy wheels work nicely.
A special soft grain Windsor leather interior in Ebony with red contrast stitching and an Ebony suede headlining.
Prices range from $47,750 for the E-Pace diesel wagon through to $83,733 for the R-Dynamic HSE.