Jaguar E-PACE has made its world premiere in a thrilling action sequence in London. The E PACE is the third Jaguar SUV, which would join the all-electric I-PACE Concept and the 2017 World Car of the Year, the Jaguar F-PACE. It would be the first vehicle produced in Austria with the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE also commencing production there in 2018. The compact performance SUV would also be manufactured in China, while going on sale in 2018. It is priced from £28,500 (Around Rs. 28.83 Lakhs) with the pre-bookings open.
The exterior design of Jaguar E PACE is inspired by the Jaguar F-TYPE sports car and characterised by the distinctive Jaguar grille, muscular proportions, short overhangs and powerful haunches. In addition, Jaguar sports car DNA is also evident in the fast sweep of the roofline and the distinctive side window graphic. Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said: “Established Jaguar design principles ensure the E-PACE is immediately recognisable as the sports car of its class. 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”
Inside the cabin, Jaguar E-PACE boasts of a 10-inch touchscreen InControl infotainment system as standard, which connects customers to their favourite apps, including Spotify. The InControl system allows the occupants to keep the vehicle secure by tracking it via smartphone, automatically alerts the emergency services in case of an accident and allows to check fuel levels and mileage remotely via a smartphone or smartwatch. Customers can warm up the car, cool it down and even start it remotely using InControl. There are up to four 12-volt charging points and five USB connections as well as a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices. An optional 12.3-inch full colour digital instrument panel and choice of two premium audio systems developed with Meridian can also be availed.
The E-PACE is the first Jaguar to feature the company’s next-generation Head-Up Display technology. The advanced display can project up to 66 per cent more information onto the windscreen using large, full-colour graphics with enhanced clarity. The E-PACE features the very latest safety and driver assistance technologies. A stereo camera underpins the advanced Autonomous Emergency Braking system, which also provides pedestrian detection and supports Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition, as well as the Intelligent Speed Limiter and Driver Condition Monitor systems. Front and rear parking aids are standard. Other safety features include six airbags, seatbelts with pre-tensioners, two ISOFIX points for child seats, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Emergency brake lights (EBL), Emergency brake assist (EBA), Corner Brake Control (CBC) etc. to name a few.
Mechanically, the E PACE is available with a family of lightweight, all-aluminium 2.0L Ingenium petrol and diesel engines. The 2.0L Ingenium diesel engine is offered in three power and torque trims: 147bhp & 380Nm, 177bhp & 430Nm and 236bhp and 500Nm. Barring the front-wheel-drive 147bhp variant, both the higher variants come with an all-wheel-drive (4X4) system. On the other hand, the 2.0L Ingenium petrol engine can be availed in two power trims: 245bhp & 365Nm and 295bhp & 400Nm. Both these variants would be available with an all-wheel-drive system only. All the engines come mated to a 9-speed ZF automatic transmission. Though, the 147bhp 2.0L diesel and 177bhp 2.0L diesel variants can also be availed with a 6-speed manual gearbox.