Jaguar unveils all new E-Pace compact SUV. Will it come to India?

first_imgJaguar welcomed the newest member in the family of SUVs, the all new E-Pace. The all new E-Pace follows Jaguar’s first all-electric SUV, the I-Pace Concept, and the World Car of the Year-winning F-PACE performance SUV.Although, the company has not revealed any plan to launch the E-Pace compact SUV in the country, we expect it to make its way to India by next year, most likely at the Auto Expo 2018. Dubbed the baby Pace, the new E-Pace is in reality a smaller version of the popular F-Pace. Jaguar will globally launch the E-Pace by the end of this year.All new Jaguar E-Pace compact SUVDesign:The Jaguar E-PACE blends sports car design with compact SUV practicality, removing compromise from the equation. Short front and rear overhangs and the teardrop design of the side windows. The body sides have the fuselage-like profile found in the most iconic Jaguar designs. The muscular haunches, which taper towards the rear, draw inspiration directly from the F-Type sports car and contribute to the powerful stance of the vehicle.All new Jaguar E-Pace compact SUVMoreover, the E-Pace also gets a bold grille giving the vehicle an assertive attitude that is unmistakably Jaguar. LED headlights are similar in concept to those used on the F-type sports car. E-Pace S-models and above feature signature Jaguar J-blade daytime running lights, which flow around the outer edges of the headlights.All new Jaguar E-Pace compact SUVThe rear of the vehicle features taut surfaces and muscular haunches fused with the sharp lines of the rear light clusters. The slim, blade-like rear lamps feature full LED technology and are another sign of the model’s shared DNA with the flagship Jaguar sports car.advertisementAll new Jaguar E-Pace compact SUVInteriors:Soft trimmed door casings with cool touch, satin chrome door handles, beautifully crafted leather-clad fascia and seat upholstery with twin-needle stitching all enhance the sense of luxury. The interior focal point is a wraparound cockpit with the passenger grab handle forming the boundary of the driver console – a design concept directly inspired by the Jaguar F-TYPE. Its geometry provides a powerful visual connection with the doors while the seating position gives the driver an elevated ‘Sports Command’ driving position, offering excellent visibility while retaining a cockpit-like feel.All new Jaguar E-Pace compact SUVEngine:The E-Pace First Edition is available for the first full year of sales, powered exclusively by the 246HP turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol Ingenium engine paired with the nine-speed ZF automatic transmission. On the other hand, the R-Dynamic models is available exclusively with the 296HP four-cylinder Ingenium engine in S, SE and HSE specification with minor cosmetic changes.All new Jaguar E-Pace compact SUVThe 2.0-litre Ingenium engines are designed in-house by Jaguar Land Rover and produced at the company’s 1 billion pound Engine Manufacturing Center in the West Midlands, UK.All new Jaguar E-Pace compact SUVThe E-Pace is equipped with a range of advanced technology to deliver agility and feedback during dynamic driving, efficiency during steady-state cruising and all-surface capability, delivered via a standard all-wheel drive (AWD) system. The system can re-engage AWD seamlessly within just 0.3 seconds when a change in driving conditions is detected.Features:The E-Pace also boasts of some really cool feature like the Powered Gesture Tailgate, which makes it possible to approach the vehicle and place objects in the load space without using the remote key fob. Raising a foot beneath the sensors positioned at each side of the rear bumper opens the tailgate without customers needing to remove the key fob from their pocket. We have also seen this feature in the recently launched Volkswagen Tiguan.All new Jaguar E-Pace compact SUVMoreover, the E-Pace will include the latest generation of the Jaguar InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with a 10-inch touchscreen display, Touch Pro is the most advanced infotainment system offered on Jaguar vehicles. The E-Pace is also available with a choice of two premium audio systems developed with Meridian, including an advanced 825W Surround Sound system with 15 speakers.All new Jaguar E-Pace compact SUVSafety Features:On the safety front, the all new E-Pace gets Blind Spot Assist, Forward Traffic Monitor, Park Assist, Emergency Braking and six airbags. It also gets Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Roll Stability Control (RSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Emergency Brake Lights (EBL), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Corner Brake Control (CBC).Colours:The E-Pace can be specified in 11 exterior colors- Caldera Red (First Edition only), Fuji White (Non-Metallic), Borasco Grey, Firenze Red, Caesium Blue, Yulong White, Indus Silver, Santorini Black or Corris Grey (Metallic) and Farallon Pearl Black or Silicon Silver (Premium Metallic).advertisementAll new Jaguar E-Pace compact SUVCompetition:When launched, the all new E-Pace will take on the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA in India.last_img read more