2018 Jaguar E-Pace Features & Options – Video
The Jaguar E-PACE is a seriously smart compact SUV. Designed and engineered to be beautiful, fun and clever, it will introduce new fans to the brand. Instantly recognisable as a Jaguar, its undeniable sporting silhouette shrouds an interior that’s been detailed to the tiniest degree, meaning the E-PACE not only looks beautiful but is practical and connected too.
Everything Jaguar has created with its award-winning range of saloons and sports cars and, of course, its World Car of the Year F-PACE SUV, has benefitted the E-PACE. It’s a compact performance SUV featuring an all-wheel-drive system that is packed with technology designed to ensure the joy of driving a Jaguar whatever the conditions.
Inside, the E-PACE ensures you remain connected wherever life takes you. Using the very latest hardware and software developed in Jaguar’s digital laboratories, it connects to your life and your devices, allowing seamless access to networks and data.
In short it’s a perfectly 21st century car: connected, modern and practical, and utterly engaging to drive. It’s beautiful to look at, fun to get to know and possessing a soul and integrity that can only come from Jaguar.
Just exactly what gives an object a certain edge can be hard to define. A stance? A swagger? A certain playfulness? Maybe something familiar, something in its silhouette, something hard to discern but which nonetheless stirs memories of a glorious bloodline?
The answer is most likely all of the above, only bound together by a certain confidence. The E-PACE is the fourth, all-new Jaguar in as many years and the most potent expression yet of rediscovered Jaguar relevance in the 21st century.
“Oh, it’s got an attitude to it all right!” says Design Director Ian Callum of the new E-PACE, the most playful car in Jaguar’s 81-year history, in many ways its most bold yet. “That’s exactly how I wanted it; a balance of masculinity and femininity; not too genteel and certainly sensuous; muscular and curvaceous at the same time. That perfect Jaguar balance.” E-PACE brings an uncommon sense of expressiveness to the compact SUV market. Put simply, it is a much more evolved design; simultaneously more clever and more beautiful than is typical in the segment.
“It’s important especially in a smaller car that aspires to a sense of heritage, and a heritage of performance, that it should have that certain attitude,” says Callum. “In some ways the E-PACE is more like an F-TYPE than an F-PACE. Look at the haunches, front and rear, and the way the lines they make intersect, for example. Look at the profile of the roof in silhouette and the way it floats off the back. Look at the headlamps!”
It is testament to the clarity of Jaguar’s contemporary design language that it so easily and effectively translates to a compact SUV.
The essential energy of the fast-growing segment however has brought its own influences to bear and E-PACE introduces some new, evolved elements of that essential language, including a new ‘chicane’ light graphic inspired by the rush of seeing a racing car swoop left-right-right-left through a series of corners on a track.
And that essential exuberance and promise of dynamism is right here in E-PACE’s short overhangs and long wheelbase, which themselves promise an unusual degree of comfort and practicality inside.
The E-PACE is available with a choice of two Si4 Ingenium petrol units delivering 249PS or 300PS. Both come with twin-scroll turbocharging, delivering faster throttle responses and virtually eliminating turbo lag.
Customers have a choice of three diesel options: a highly efficient 150PS Td4 unit, a more powerful 180PS Sd4 option and, at the top end, a high-performance 240PS Sd4 version producing 500Nm of torque.