Unleashing the third member of the “Pace” SUV clan, Jaguar is all set to give a tough competition to the likes of automobile heavyweights such as the BMW X1.The compact crossover comes loaded with the goodness of two engine options which would be thrown open to the American buyers next year.
Extending the “Pace” SUV family, the Jaguar E-Pace is a successor to the world recognized F-Pace and soon to be unveiled an all-electric I-Pace which is one of its kind in the auto giants speedily increasing line-up, but each model in the Pace series looks handsomely different from one another. What set the E-Pace apart from its offspring’s are the LED headlights and a scraped up roofline which induces it the look of a coupe. Enriched with the goodness of a slightly shorter front and overhangs at the rear, the compact crossover works wonders to reflect a teardrop design towards the side windows, another feature that derives its origin from the F-Type.
One parameter that differentiates the E-Pace with its larger offspring F-Pace is that the E-Pace has only been announced with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine for our market. The Standard E-Pace models generates the power equivalent to the 246 horses and a strong torque of about 269 lb-ft. The compact SUV offers its buyers to choose between a variant with 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The car is estimated to reach the speed of 60 kmph within first 5.9 seconds for the power packed model whereas 6.6 seconds for the standard version. All models come loaded with the goodness of a nine-speed ZF automatic transmission coupled with the excellence of an all-wheel drive.
All credits to the Active Driveline technology, the E-Pace works wonders to make use of all four wheels efficiently wherever needed. The system is intelligently designd to shift almost all the engine torque completely towards the rear or the front axles whenever subjected to the extreme conditions. Backed up by the advanced technology brake-based torque vectoring, the car gets an improved cornering ability, an active cruise control that works wonderfully well at low-speed as it automatically adjusts the engine and brake settings to assist drivers regulate the control in situations offering a low traction. The engineers at Jaguar have worked well to offer the drivers four driving modes, which incorporates Normal mode, Dynamic mode, ECO mode, and not to forget the Rain, Ice, and Snow mode.
To analyse around the cabin, the E-Pace showcases a typical 10.0-inch touch screen and a few unneeded buttons on the dash. Infact, the company pays special attention to the buyers’ personal choices as they could also go for a 12.3-inch instrument panel display coupled with the high graphics oriented head-up display that works wonders to feature brighter, clearer graphics against the windshield. Additional features on the roster incorporates a Wi-Fi hot spot that supports 4G, real time traffic navigation loaded with the parking assistance control, a gesture-operated attendant, and as many as five USB charging points.
If you plan to buy this class-studded compact SUV, then you will have to loosen your pocket by $39,595. In order to receive the 296-hp engine which is backed up by more power, buyers could go for the R-Dynamic model, which features an extraordinary front bumper loaded with the goodness of the deeper outboard air inlets, sills matching the body color, and much lower rear bumper surfaces complimented by a rear valence in gloss black. On the inner front, the car showcases the attractive sport seats with heavy support and rich leather finishing in a plethora of vibrant colors coupled with contrast stitching.
Commencing from a mammoth $54,545, First Edition models see themselves topping the range as they come showered with exclusive interior materials, incorporating Windsor leather in black color complimented by the red stitching and soft-grain. Watch out! The first edition models would only be available in the debut year of the car’s sales. Sharing its features and specifications with the R-Dynamic line, the First Edition features the extraordinary carpet mats and footstep plates. Paving their way into the market in the beginning of 2018, the car has already taken the world by storm by setting up an official Guinness World Records title for the Furthest 270-degree Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle.
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