Jaguar has introduced an all-new product in the compact SUV segment – The Jaguar E-Pace. The new vehicle arrived in style with a new Guinness World Record in its bag for the Furthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle.
The E-Pace is instantly recognisable as a Jaguar with its undeniable sporty silhouette and an interior that’s been detailed to the tiniest degree. The newest member of Jaguar’s SUV family is the most playful car in the British marque’s 81-year history. It provides the design and dynamics of a Jaguar sports car in a five-seat compact performance SUV. The Jaguar E-Pace has been designed and engineered to be beautiful, fun and clever which will attract new younger fans towards the brand.
The Jaguar E-Pace is a mix of the F-Type and the F-Pace. It features the distinctive Jaguar characteristic like the bold front grille, muscular proportions, short overhangs and powerful haunches. The sports car inspiration can be seen from the steeply-raked roof profile, distinctive side window graphic, large rear spoiler and optional 21-inch alloy wheels.
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The Jaguar E-Pace also features optional headlamps equipped with Adaptive Matrix LED technology, with two slim horizontal LED modules to manage the low and high beams. Additionally, the J-blade daytime running lights also perform the indicator function with a sweeping movement. The slim blade like tail lamps too feature full LED technology.
The Jaguar E-Pace will be offered in standard and R-Dynamic trim. These will be further available in S, SE and HSE specifications. Jaguar will also retail the E-Pace First Edition which will be available for the first full year of sales.
The styling details on the R-Dynamic variant further enhances the E-Pace’s stealth, power and refinement. The front fog lamps, front grille, rear valance and tailpipe finishers are finished in gloss black. Different front and rear bumpers along with the wheel arches surrounding in the body colours and the satin chrome highlights on the side vents and grille surrounds also give the R-Dynamic model a distinct look.
Customers have options from four different roof designs which includes an electronic panoramic roof, body-coloured, black contrast and a fixed panoramic roof. The Jaguar E-Pace will be offered in 10 colours – Fuji White, Firenze Red, Caesium Blue, Corris Grey, Farallon Pearl Black, Silicon Silver, Borasco Grey, Indus Silver, Yulong White and Santorini Black.
The Jaguar E-Pace is a practical SUV with a playful twist. The interior with its dynamic, modern, high-quality design amplifies the driving experience while providing space and practicality for everybody else. The compact SUV uses premium materials throughout the cabin with a choice of colours that combines sporty precision and tasteful simplicity.
The E-Pace gets a luggage capacity of 577 litres with the rear seats in place. Folding the 60:40 split rear seats creates 1,234 litres of space. The E-Pace is available with Gesture Tailgate, which makes it possible to approach the vehicle and place objects in the boot without using the remote key fob. The E-Pace also offers an innovative wearable Activity Key.
The Jaguar E-Pace is said to be the most connected and intelligent vehicle in its class. The next-generation 10-inch touchscreen for the Touch Pro infotainment system connects customers to their favourite apps, such as Spotify through Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl apps. The Jaguar E-Pace comes equipped with up to four 12-volt charging points and five USB connections as well as a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices.
The E-pace is also the first ever Jaguar vehicle to feature the next-generation Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Head-Up Display technology. It also comes with a choice of two premium audio systems developed with Meridian and a large 12.3-inch full-colour TFT driver display.
Throughout the interior, there are details inspired by the Jaguar design team’s favourite objects or experiences. The Jagaur E-Pace was known as the ‘CUB’ internally and to depict it, the designers have added the graphics of a cub on the windscreen and in the puddle lamps. The rotary ventilation dials are inspired by a Leica camera lens. The pattern on the E-Pace’s front seat labels and rubber stowage mats form graphics that look like the skin of a Jaguar.
The R-Dynamic model gets sporty-style seats with unique shoulder profiles and deeper bolsters. The seats also feature a highly tactile Sportmesh finish with a selection of leather seat finishes in vibrant colours with contrast stitching that highlight the model’s sporty character.
Under the hood of the E-Pace lies Jaguar Land Rover’s powerful and efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel engines which are paired with an intelligent nine-speed automatic or the quick-shifting six-speed manual transmission (D150 and D180).
The all-aluminium 2.0-litre powertrains are available in five outputs:
Ingenium Diesel – D150 producing 150 PS at 3500 rpm and 380 Nm at 1750 rpm.
Ingenium Diesel – D180 producing 180 PS at 4000 rpm and 430 Nm at 1750 rpm.
Ingenium Diesel – D240 producing 240 PS at 4000 rpm and 500 Nm at 1500 rpm.
Ingenium Petrol – P250 producing 249 PS at 5500 rpm and 365 Nm at 1200-4500 rpm.
Ingenium Petrol – P300 producing 300 PS of at 5500 rpm and 400 Nm at 1500-4500 rpm.
The permanent AWD system reacts to driving conditions to seamlessly distribute engine torque for optimal control and confidence in all circumstances on D150, D180 and P250 engines. The Active Driveline all-wheel drive system of the E-Pace available with the P300 and D240 engines is a technological first for Jaguar. It complements Jaguar’s characteristic rear-wheel-drive handling balance and agile steering feel. The system’s torque-biasing capability delivers optimal stability, dynamics and fuel efficiency in all conditions.
Jaguar engineers have used lightweight aluminium suspension components extensively, increasing stiffness and reducing unsprung mass, to achieve the E-Pace’s dynamic performance. Drivers can also select from Normal and Dynamic settings for the Adaptive Dampers through a Configurable Dynamics system, as part of the JaguarDrive Control system. It also varies the throttle response mapping, steering response and transmission shift speed. The Jaguar E-Pace also offers brake-based Torque Vectoring and All Surface Progress Control (ASPC).
JaguarDrive Control in all E-Pace models gives customers a choice of four driving modes, selected using buttons on the centre console:
NORMAL – an optimum balance of performance, control and comfort for regular journeys
DYNAMIC – a more engaging driving experience, with dedicated Dynamic settings for a wide range of vehicle systems.
ECO – modifies settings to optimise fuel economy and encourage a more efficient driving style, with revised settings for throttle response, automatic transmission, climate control and other interior comfort features
RAIN/ICE/SNOW – enhances stability in low-grip conditions with revised settings for Dynamic Stability Control, throttle response and automatic transmission
When it comes to safety the Jaguar E-Pace has been engineered to meet and exceed all global standards. It is equipped with a host of safety features and driver assistance systems. The compact SUV gets an optimised body structure, six airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners, ISOFIX points and an innovative pedestrian airbag with the Active Bonnet.
Additionally, the E-Pace is equipped with Roll Stability Control (RSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Emergency brake lights (EBL), Emergency brake assist (EBA), Corner Brake Control (CBC), Blind Spot Assist system, Forward Traffic Monitor, Adaptive Driving Beam and Park Assist.
The Jaguar E-Pace First Edition will be based on the R-Dynamic SE specification pack and powered exclusively by Jaguar’s 180 PS diesel or 249 PS petrol engines paired with the nine-speed ZF automatic transmission. The special variant will be offered in three colours – Yulong White, Santorini Black and the exclusive Caldera Red.
The Jaguar E-Pace first Edition features gloss black detailing and distinctive 20-inch Satin Grey diamond-turned, split-spoke alloy wheels. The interior will be dressed up in a special soft grain Windsor leather interior in Ebony with red contrast stitching and an Ebony suede cloth headlining. It will also include unique First Edition carpet mats and treadplates.
Jaguar Land Rover has agreed on a partnership with engineering and manufacturing specialist Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria for the production of its new compact SUV. It will later be joined by the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUV in 2018.
Additionally, the Jaguar E-Pace will be produced exclusively for the Chinese market at Chery Jaguar Land Rover’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Changshu. It will go on sale in China later in 2018.
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