Jaguar reveals new compact E-Pace
The eagerly anticipated Jaguar E-Pace has finally been unveiled. The smaller sibling to the 2016 car of the year, the Jaguar F-Pace has been lauded as a worthy rival to the Land Rover Evoque, BMW X3 and Audi Q3. A segment that, up until this last decade didn’t really exist but is now bustling with options for smaller families and trendy couples.
The new sporty SUV has been tested in the toughest climates but on launch day had its toughest test to date. A Barrel Roll by none other than record holding stunt driver, Terry Grant. Grant went on to set yet another record in the E-Pace earlier today. Check out the video below to watch the incredible feat.
More about E-Pace
E-Pace features a 4G WiFi hot-spot that accommodates 8 streaming devices. Multiple USB ports are available and a 10″touch screen is also an option. Other options on the spec include a full colour, high resolution heads up display which is integrated into the windscreen. E-Pace also features a 12.3 inch digital instrument panel.
“Established Jaguar design principles ensure the E-PACE is immediately recognizable as the sports car of its class,” Jaguar design director 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.”
Available initially with 2 engines, the 110kW diesel unit and a 220kW petrol unit with a claimed 0-100 of around 6 seconds. E-Pace comes with a silky smooth 9-speed gearbox.
As with F-Pace, E-pace is also all-wheel drive but just like F-Pace the serious off roading is best left to its more off road biased cousins in the Landrover stable.
Pricing for South Africa is not yet available, but if the UK price tag is anything to go by, expect to pay around the same as its rivals.