Jaguar E-Pace rivals Audi Q3 and BMW X1 and has sporty design language; features 2.0L Ingenium petrol and diesel engines
Jaguar has endured global success with its F-Pace and backing it up is another SUV dubbed the E-Pace. We initially thought it would be the brand’s first-ever fully-electric model going by the nomenclature when the reports on its trademark emerged in late 2016. However, the British manufacturer clearly has its eyes set on the global market on the back of positive sales outcome in the last few years.
While the I-Pace is gaining prominence and the development of its road-going model is on the final stages before going on sale in 2018 and a reported debut at Geneva Motor Show in March, the E-Pace is more contemporary with its compact outlook and competes against the likes of BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Here is everything you need to know about the Jaguar E-Pace:
Jaguar E-Pace Exterior Styling
Jaguar revealed the E-Pace in a rather unusual yet mind-blowing way as the SUV entered Guinness World Record books for mastering the furthest barrel roll in a production model. Behind the wheel was the notorious stunt driver Terry Grant as the E-Pace did a 15.3 meter long jump while doing barrel roll of 270 degrees at the ExCeL exhibition center in London.
Positioned below the F-Pace in the range, the entry-level SUV features an aggressive front fascia drawing inspiration from the F-Type sportscar. The front fender vents, optional 21-inch alloy wheels, dynamic greenhouse, sleek taillights and panoramic glass roof enhance the overall appeal further.
Jaguar E-Pace Interior
As for the interior, the E-Pace gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Noble Chrome accents, 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment system with voice control, four 12-volt charging outlets, five USB ports, and 577 liters of cargo capacity. Customers can specify a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and two premium Meridian audio systems, a heads-up display and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot supporting up to eight devices from the options list.
The timing of its arrival could not be any better judging by the huge sales increase of its competitors internationally. Priced at $38,600 (Rs. 24.9 lakh) in the United States and £28,500 (Rs. 24.7 lakh) in the United Kingdom, the E-Pace is based on the same LR-MS steel platform that underpins the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque.
Jaguar E-Pace Engine, Specs, Performance
|Engine||2.0-litre petrol / 2.0-litre diesel|
|Power||197 bhp at 5,500 rpm / 177 bhp at 4,000 rpm|
|Torque||320 Nm at 1,750 rpm / 430 Nm at 1,750 rpm|
|Expected Mileage||Around 13 kmpl / around 16 kmpl|
Jaguar provides the choice of two-wheel- or four-wheel-drive to the customers while a six-speed manual or an nine-speed automatic transmission will do the power delivering duties. As with the latest Jaguar models, the E-Pace derives power from the Ingenium family of four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines.
As for the engines, a variety of 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines will be available including two gasoline units with 249 PS and 365 Nm of torque as well as 300 PS and 400 Nm of torque.
The base diesel model makes 150 PS and 380 Nm of torque while the mid-spec E-Pace develops 180 PS and 430 Nm of torque. The top-of-the-range diesel produces 240 PS and 500 Nm of torque.
The E-Pace will be an attractive addition to the SUV-loving luxury Indian customers and thus it could arrive at our showrooms powered by 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines from existing portfolio. The same units that are used in the entry-level XE sedan.
Jaguar E-Pace Safety Features
The E-Pace is offered with an array of driver assistance systems like new Forward Traffic Detection system, Adaptive Speed Limiter, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition and Emergency Braking system with pedestrian detection.
The speculated new hybrid powertrain could come later and it is expected to be based on a smaller 1.5-litre Ingenium diesel engine connected to a mild-hybrid system via a battery shared with the Discovery Sport and the Evoque.
Slated to arrive in the US in the early parts of 2018, the E-Pace vows to have “sports car design and agility” with the practicality of a compact SUV. Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum says that amidst the combination of sports car looks with Jaguar performance, it will have its own individual character.
The Jaguar E-Pace has been awarded with a 5-Star safety rating in the latest Euro NCAP crash tests. It has achieved 86 per cent for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for child occupant protection and 77 per cent for pedestrian protection. It scored maximum points in barrier crash tests, side and frontal offset tests for child occupant protection.
The appreciable level of safety comes courtesy of the safety features like emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian airbag, Matrix LED headlamps, lane keep assist, etc.
Jaguar E-Pace India Launch
|Jaguar E-Pace India Launch||February 2018|
Jaguar Land Rover endured 49 percent sales growth in 2017 compared to the previous year with 3,954 unit sales and is the fourth bestselling luxury car maker in the country. With E-Pace having volume potential, we expect JLR to not waste anytime in bringing it in. It could make domestic debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in early February – just like its bigger F-Pace sibling that arrived onto the scenes at the last edition of the motoring exhibition.
Jaguar E-Pace India Price
|Jaguar E-Pace Price||Rs. 33 lakh to Rs. 42 lakh|
The baby SUV from Jaguar’s portfolio is likely to be priced in the region of Rs. 33 lakh to Rs. 42 lakh (ex-showroom) as aggressive pricing meant it could undercut rivals leading to good sales number.
Jaguar E-Pace Key Rivals
The E-Pace will compete against the likes of Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Volvo XC60.