On Thursday, Jaguar unveiled the second SUV in English brand’s storied history. The all-new E-PACE is a follow up to Jaguar’s wildly successful F-PACE crossover SUV that went on sale in 2016.
The car made its debut at a ceremony in London’s ExCeL Centre where one if the cars showed of its capabilities by performance a barrel roll inside the show hall.
The Jaguar E-PACE is expected to allow Jaguar to better capitalise on the SUV craze that has swept across the automotive landscape. As a subcompact offering, the E-PACE allows Jaguar to reach buyers for whom the pricier F-PACE may be out of reach.
The all-new E-PACE arrives in US showrooms in early 2018 with a starting price of $US38,600.
Here’s a closer look at the Jaguar E-PACE.
Styling wise, the E-PACE's wheels are pushed to the far corners while muscular haunches that taper towards the back adorn each side of the SUV -- creating an aggressive and animistic stance that's undeniably Jaguar.
'Established Jaguar design principles ensure the E-PACE is immediately recognisable as the sports car of its class,' Jaguar director of design Ian Callum said in a statement. '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.'
On the inside, the cabin is stylish yet functional while borrowing heavily from the big brother F-PACE.
The E-PACE comes standard with a 10-inch touchscreen screen running the latest version of Jaguar Land Rover InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. However, customers can upgrade to a 12.3-inch screen, a head-up display, and 4G Wifi connectivity.
Under the hood, the E-PACE will get two versions of JLR's new Ingenium 2.0 litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Base models will get 246 horsepower while performance spec models get 296 horses.
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