The new Jaguar E-PACE has a more assertive stance and luxurious appearance plus is connected to various technology solutions.
The 2020 E-Pace follows on from the recently overhauled XE, XF and F-Pace.
At the front, the changes include a revised lower aperture incorporating a distinctive blade element.
A new grille mesh design with diamond detailing is influenced by the Jaguar heritage logo and features a contemporary Noble Chrome finish, while new side fender vents feature the iconic Leaper emblem.
Advanced LED technology is fitted to S models, while Premium LED headlights with Auto High Beam Assist feature on SE and HSE vehicles. The technology uses the forward-facing camera to automatically switch between high and low beam, to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers. Rear Animated Directional Indicators are standard on S, SE and HSE models with front Animated Directional Indicators fitted to SE and HSE derivatives.
Beautifully crafted interior
The interior of the new E-PACE features heightened luxury, enhanced connectivity, and greater refinement.
At the heart of the new interior is the integrated 11.4-inch curved-glass HD touchscreen at the centre of the dashboard, which controls the new Pivi Pro infotainment system. Chemically strengthened, the glass screen features two coatings; one which is anti-glare and a second which resists fingerprints.
A new steering wheel, which is influenced by the design in the all-electric I-PACE performance SUV, features hidden-until-lit switches and metal gearshift paddles.
Plug-in power and performance
New E-PACE utilises Jaguar’s Premium Transverse Architecture, which has been designed and engineered to accommodate the latest electrified powertrain technologies. This includes the new three-cylinder P300e PHEVpowertrain as well as the next-generation four-cylinder diesel and latest petrol Ingenium engines.
Advanced features include intelligent All-Wheel Drive and smooth-shifting automatic transmissions, ensuring the new E-PACE delivers the confidence-inspiring dynamics, traction and refinement expected from a Jaguar.
The compact ERAD motor is powered by a 15kWh lithium-ion battery located under the boot floor. When fully charged it provides up to 55km of all-electric range, enabling the new E-PACE PHEV to complete the average daily commute, to and from work, of 30.2km in EV mode without requiring a recharge.
The advanced powertrain features the latest engine technologies including intelligent Continuous Variable Valve Lift (CVVL), which works alongside Variable Cam Timing (VCT) technology supported by a twin scroll turbocharger for a strong combination of refined performance and efficiency.
Cutting-edge connected technologies
The new E-PACE features Jaguar’s advanced Electronic Vehicle Architecture, dubbed EVA 2.0, which supports a range of new technologies to ensure the vehicle is always connected and always up to date.
The latest Pivi Pro infotainment technology is accessed through a new curved glass
11.4-inch HD touchscreen.
Key benefits include enhanced clarity – the screen is three times brighter and 48% larger than the previous screen – and the simplified menu structures allow drivers to access or view up to 90 per cent of common tasks from the homescreen in two taps or less.
“New E-PACE features key design elements from across the Jaguar family, enhancing the exterior and introducing beautiful new details to the interior,” Julian Thomson, Design Director, Jaguar said.
“All this ensures the latest model has a more grown-up appeal while retaining its compact performance SUV sensibilities.”