Jaguar has revealed the all-new E-PACE SUV. Unveiled at a special event in London last night, where the car performed a 15.3 metre-long jump complete with a 270-degree corkscrew-like ‘barrel roll’, the E-Pace is the newest member of Jaguar’s SUV family, joining the all-electric I-PACE Concept and the 2017 World Car of the Year, the F-PACE.
Designed as a five-seat, compact SUV, the new model measures 4,395 mm long with short front and rear overhangs of 882 mm and 832 mm respectively. Its 2,681 mm wheelbase delivers 892 mm of rear legroom, while the luggage capacity of 577 litres (1,234 litres with the seats folded) is made possible by the vehicle’s compact rear suspension architecture.
The E-PACE is also the first Jaguar to feature the company’s next-generation TFT head-up display technology. Although it comes as an extra option, the display projects up to 66 per cent more information onto the windscreen than any previous Jaguar HUD unit.
Under the bonnet, E-PACE features a choice of Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, including a 296 bhp petrol turbo engine that powers the SUV from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 151 mph.
As well as both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive options, there will also be a choice of transmissions, with a new six-speed manual being offered alongside the manufacturer’s now well-known nine-speed automatic gearbox.
“We designed the E-PACE to be a Jaguar for active people who need space and practicality but see no reason to compromise on performance. Its proportions, stance and lines express the excitement of driving a car of this calibre, while concealing an interior that outclasses traditional competitors with its size, craftsmanship and connectivity,” says Jaguar design boss, Ian Callum. “Compact cars need to provide intelligent answers to the little challenges everyday life throws at people, and I believe that Jaguar’s focus on design purity provides enormous advantages.”