The E-PACE is the newest member of Jaguar’s SUV family, joining the World Car of the Year-winning F-PACE performance SUV. In fact, the new E-PACE is Jaguar’s first compact SUV whose look and agility make it the most dynamic car in its class: its sculpted bonnet and muscular rear haunches provides the E-PACE with the lines of a coupé, a driver-focused cockpit sitting at the heart of a family-focused interior, high storage capacity for practical loading, a wealth of advanced driving and infotainment technologies. Luxury Mauritius had the privilege to test-drive the E-PACE in Johannesburg. Just one word: Awesome!
A Sports Car-Inspired Head-Turning Design
The E-PACE has been designed with distinctive Jaguar proportions, short overhangs and powerful haunches. With its bold honeycomb mesh grilleframed by LED headlights with signature ‘J’ blade, the new E-PACE looks unmistakably sporty. Moreover, the dynamic roofline perfectly blends with a spoiler that sits over a steeply raked rear window to give the vehicle a distinctive profile and the lines of a coupé. Mingling convenience with style, puddle lights in the door mirrors illuminate the ground with eye-catching Jaguar and cub design, hence adding a sense of occasion each time the vehicle is unlocked. Optional 20’’ and 21’’ alloy wheels further underscore E-PACE’s sporting character. Its muscular haunches provide an assertive stance while the wide tailgate has been designed to allow easy access to the large and versatile loadspace.
Interior: Born to excite senses
The interior of the E-PACE is definitely the epitome of British Luxury. Every component of the E-PACE has been meticulously designed to deliver a refined tactile experience : a driver-focused cockpit, the SportShift gear selector, a s-spoke leather steering wheel incorporating key controls for ease of use, beautifully detailed animal print seat labels (HSE models), optional auto-dimming interior rear view mirror with frameless design, optional fixed panoramic glass roof to flood the E-PACE’s interior with light and enhance the airy, spacious feeling. Contemporary, stylish and beautifully crafted, E-PACE’s interior is distinctly Jaguar with class leading interior stowage. The deep centre console with removable cupholders is suitable for smaller tablets or four 75cl bottles stored flat while both deep front door bins have been sculpted to carry a range of items including phones, cans and a 1.5 litre bottle of water.
An awesome driving experience
Offering a unique balance between agility and ride confort, the fully independent suspension system has a sophisticated multi-link rear suspension design. Advanced driving technologies including Active Driveline and Adaptive Dynamics ensure E‑PACE delivers an agile, controlled ride. For performance across a wide range of conditions, the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system intelligently controls torque distribution between front and rear axles. Drive torque is balanced across both axles to fully utilise the available traction from all four tyres. The All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) helps give enhanced confidence in slippery conditions.
Jaguar, the Art of Performance
The Jaguar E-PACE is available in a range of 2-litre Ingenium engines optimized to cater for all needs: from power and sheer driving pleasure to fuel economy and refinement. All engines are equipped with Stop/Start technology and regenerative charging. To ensure that the driver is in the optimum gear (maximizing fuel efficiency and acceleration), its 9-speed Automatic Transmission has nine closely spaced ratios. For even greater driver involvement and increased fuel economy, the 6-speed Manual Transmission remains an efficient option. E-PACE diesel engines have been fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR technology) which uses Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), also known as AdBlue®. The system works by injecting AdBlue® into the exhaust system to break down nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions into harmless water vapour and nitrogen gas, reducing the levels of NOx emitted by up to 90%. The fuel propelled engines, only available in automatic and integral transmission are either 240 PS or 300 PS while the diesel engine ranges between 150, 180 and 240 PS.
E-PACE’s chassis has been expertly developed to deliver agile and refined on-road dynamics. The Configurable Dynamic Mode allows the driver to create his perfect dynamic setup to suit his driving needs.
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