The new E-PACE baby luxury SUV is exactly what Jaguar needs

Jaguar E PACE

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.

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title=”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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