Jaguar has launched its second SUV in Australia, with the five-seat E-PACE joining the F-PACE in Jaguar’s local showrooms priced from $47,750 to $84,370 plus on-road costs.
Jaguar says the E-PACE’s exterior design is inspired by the F-TYPE sports car and is characterised by the distinctive Jaguar grille, muscular proportions, short overhangs and powerful haunches.
Jaguar sports car DNA is also evident in the fast sweep of the roofline and the distinctive side window graphic.
“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,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
The E-PACE will be one of the most connected and intelligent vehicles in its class. The next-generation touchscreen infotainment system connects customers to their favourite apps, such as Spotify through Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl apps.
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.
The compact SUV is 4,395mm long with short front and rear overhangs of 882mm and 832mm respectively. Its 2,681mm wheelbase seats five and yields generous rear legroom of 892mm while the large luggage capacity of 484 litres is made possible by the vehicle’s sophisticated Integral Link rear suspension architecture which is said to deliver the responsiveness and agility required without compromising ride comfort.
Configurable Dynamics comes with individual settings for the throttle, automatic transmission, steering and, where fitted, the Adaptive Dynamics suspension system. The Adaptive Dynamics set-up senses driver input, body and wheel movements and pre-emptively loads the suspension and chassis and adjusts the damping for improved roll control and agility in all conditions.
Under the bonnet, E-PACE features a choice of Ingenium petrol and diesel engines paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The all-aluminium 2.0-litre powertrains are available in five outputs:
|Engine||Power (PS)||Torque (Nm)||CO2 (g/km)|
|Ingenium Diesel: D150||110kW @ 3500rpm||380Nm @ 1750rpm||147|
|Ingenium Diesel: D180||132kW @ 4000rpm||430Nm @ 1750rpm||147|
|Ingenium Diesel: D240||177kW @ 4000rpm||500Nm @ 1500rpm||162|
|Ingenium Petrol: P250||183kW @ 5500rpm||365Nm @ 1200-4500rpm||174|
|Ingenium Petrol: P300||221kW @ 5500rpm||400Nm @ 1500-4500rpm||181|
The 221kW Ingenium petrol turbo engine powers E-PACE from 0-100km/h in just 6.4 before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 243km/h.
On the safety front, every model is equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Condition Monitor, Front and Rear Parking Aids, Blind Spot Assist, Forward Traffic Detection and pedestrian airbag.
The E-PACE is the first Jaguar to feature the company’s next-generation Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) 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. Essential information including vehicle speed and navigation directions are in full view at all times, with alerts and updates for the infotainment, safety and convenience features all projected directly into the driver’s eyeline – reducing the need to look away from the road.
There’s also a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an optional 12.3-inch full colour digital TFT instrument panel and choice of two premium audio systems developed with Meridian.
Like the F-PACE, the E-PACE is available with Jaguar’s innovative wearable Activity Key. The waterproof and shockproof wristband has an integrated RFDI transponder, allowing the driver to lock the main key inside the vehicle when enjoying activities such as running, swimming or cycling.
The E-PACE is rated to tow up to 1,800kg (braked).
The E-PACE First Edition is available for the first full year of sales, powered exclusively by Jaguar’s 132kW Ingenium diesel or 183kW Ingenium petrol engines paired with the nine-speed ZF automatic transmission. First Edition models are based on the R-Dynamic SE specification pack.
Three colour options are available – Caldera Red, which is unique to the First Edition for the first 12 months, Yulong White and Santorini Black. Gloss Black detailing and distinctive 20-inch Satin Grey diamond-turned, split-spoke alloy wheels complete the exterior look.
A special soft grain Windsor leather interior in Ebony with red contrast stitching and an Ebony suede cloth headlining give the cabin a distinctive appearance, along with configurable ambient mood lighting and the natural light from the panoramic roof.
It is also equipped with a TFT Head-Up Display, additional charging points and loadspace rails.
Additional highlights include Configurable Dynamics, a gesture-controlled tailgate and Jaguar Activity Key, along with unique First Edition carpet mats and treadplates.
The First Edition is priced from $80,952 plus on-road costs.