Jaguar has just revealed a host of details and images about their brand new model, and the second SUV in the range. The E-PACE will compete with the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Infiniti QX30 and Mercedes-Benz GLA in the increasingly popular sub-compact SUV segment.
The second, under the hood of the E-PACE R-Dynamic S, SE and HSE, will have 296 horsepower and a pair of 295 lb-ft, reducing the 0-100 km / h to 6, 4 seconds. In its first year of production, the five-passenger SUV will also be sold in First Edition, which will get the 246 horsepower engine. A configurable dynamic package with selectable driving modes will be optional, as will an adaptive dynamics system with continuously variable shock absorbers to enhance vehicle handling.
The Jaguar E-PACE shares many stylistic elements with its big brother F-PACE, but on a smaller scale and with a squat appearance. A matching color roof is standard, while a black roof or a panoramic fixed glass roof will be available. Eleven paint colors will be offered at launch, as are alloy wheels up to 21 inches in size. The R-Dynamic versions will get a more aggressive front bumper and satin chrome details.
Inside, E-PACE will offer metallic trim instead of traditional wood veneers, while a Touch Pro multimedia system with 10-inch touchscreen will be standard. A 12.3-inch digital display instrumentation, head-up display, ambient lighting and a 825-watt Meridian audio system with 15 speakers are optional. The R-Dynamic variants will offer a wide selection of saddlery colors with contrasting stitching.
The First Edition will be based on black Windsor leather with red stitching and a black-colored ceiling fixture, shiny black exterior finishes and exclusive 20-inch satin gray rims. Three body colors are available, including White Yulong, Black santorini and - Exclusive to First Edition - Red Caldera.
The cargo space is rated at 685 liters with the rear seat in place, and 1,493 liters when the backrests are folded down.
The Jaguar E-PACE 2018 will be on sale early next year, and prices have been announced, plus shipping and handling charges.
- E-PACE: $ 42,700
- E-PACE S: $ 45,200
- E-PACE SE: $ 48,200
- E-PACE R-Dynamic S: $ 51,000
- E-PACE R-Dynamic SE: $ 54,000
- E-PACE R-Dynamic HSE: $ 57,300
- E-PACE First Edition: $ 59,000