Jaguar E-Pace: Designed to Cross Over

Saturday, 15 Jul, 2017

There are five different Ingenium engine types - two of which are diesel and three petrol - with the top-spec version capable of a blistering 0-60mph time of just 5.9 seconds.

JAGUAR'S new E-PACE baby SUV has barrel rolled its way into the record books by completing some sensational automotive aerobatics during its world premiere in London. The E-Pace will get churned out of factories in Austria. "There is a USB port for every passenger", he said. Transmissions for the E-Pace will mostly be courtesy of a nine-speed automatic, but a six-speed manual option will be offered as well. Those gains were mostly on the strength of the brand's first crossover, the F-Pace. As a result Jaguar could soon like Porsche before it become a brand with a performance image that actually sells more SUVs than sports cars or saloons. It is the second model Magna will contract manufacture for Jaguar, following the announcement of the Jaguar I-PACE in December 2016.

On the inside, E-Pace gets one of the best contemporary cabins yet- and the influenced of T-Type, rather than F-Pace, is striking.

The E-PACE R-DYNAMIC, meanwhile, while coax 296 HP and 295 lb-ft. of torque from the engine.

More than a year after taking a successful swipe at the sport utility market, Jaguar is poised to pounce yet again with the all-new E-Pace. Jaguar Land Rover said United Kingdom facilities were "close to capacity", so it has agreed a deal with engineering and manufacturing specialist Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.

Jaguar says that primary controls have been created to promote driver engagement, while secondary controls have been made simpler and more intuitive to use.

Smaller than the F-PACE, which was voted 2017 World Car of the Year, the new Jaguar E-PACE promises a driving experience that's even closer to that of a sports car, while retaining all the practicality of a real SUV.

In fact, a wide range of optional extras will be available across the range that for the first time adopts Land Rover's S, SE and HSE nomenclature for model grades. The F-Pace has been soaking up praise left, right and centre and the Special Vehicle Operations division just unveiled the almighty XE SV Project 8. Luckily the E-Pace, which wants to be more of a vehicle than an SUV, has gone for an F-Type-inspired look, which includes the grab handle stemming from the centre console. At the rear, there is a large upper tailgate spoiler and large jet engine-inspired exhaust tips to underscore the vehicle's performance intent. "The taillights will be a Jaguar signature", he said.

According to AutoExpress, the E-Pace is referred to as "cub" at Jaguar, a reference to its connection with the larger F-Pace. A compact rear suspension design enables more interior room, and Callum says that the vehicle can transport five adults comfortably.

Here are the first pictures of the all-new and extremely pretty Jaguar E-Pace. The Porsche Macan will likely be the E-Pace's biggest competitor, Jaguar officials say.