Ntsako Mthethwa
2 minute read
18 Jul 2017
11:52 am

New Jaguar E-Pace coming to SA

Ntsako Mthethwa

The sporty, fiveseat E-Pace is the latest addition to Jaguar’s SUV family, available next year

The Jaguar E-Pace is a five-seat compact SUV that packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a spacious, practical and connected all-wheel-drive vehicle.

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The E-Pace is the newest member of Jaguar’s SUV family following Jaguar’s first all-electric SUV, the I-Pace Concept and the World Car of the Year-winning F-Pace performance SUV.

The 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.

Optional 21-inch alloy wheels give the E-Pace a bold and purposeful stance, instantly communicating dynamic agility.

Jaguar sports car DNA is also evident in the fast sweep of the roofline and the distinctive side-window graphic. 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.

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Digital connectivity can be found throughout the cabin, ready for the modern family’s every need. There are up to four 12-volt charging points and five USB connections, as well as a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot for eight devices.

Configurable Dynamics gives the driver even more control, 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 and 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.

As a result, the E-Pace delivers all the space young families need with all the character of a true Jaguar sports car. Under the bonnet, E-Pace features a choice of efficient yet powerful Ingenium petrol and diesel engines.

The 221kW Ingenium petrol turbo engine powers E-Pace from 0-100km/h in just 6.4 seconds, before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 243km/h, it is claimed.

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For customers who want the ultimate efficiency, the 110kW Ingenium diesel engine delivers CO2 emissions of 147g/km.

The New Jaguar E-Pace will launch in South Africa in early 2018.

Pricing will be announced closer to launch.