The new Jaguar E-PACE has an enhanced interior, an upgraded exterior, the latest Pivi Pro infotainment system and a range of engines, now available in South Africa.
According to Motorpress, the new E-PACE has new all-LED headlights featuring Daytime Running Light (DRL) signatures, available with optional Pixel LED technology to deliver increased brightness.
It has a new grille mesh design with diamond detailing influenced by the Jaguar logo and features a Noble chrome finish, while the side fender vents feature the iconic Leaper emblem.
The rear bumper now has a small mesh insert, situated between the exhaust tail pipes that comes standard with the four-cylinder petrol engines. Other derivates have new slim horizontal blade finishers.
The all-LED rear lights feature Jaguar’s chicane graphic, showcasing the advanced technology and modernity of the overall design.
A more enhanced interior:
On the centre of the dashboard is an 11.-4-inch curved-glass HD touchscreen that controls the new Pivi Pro infotainment system while the glass screen features two coatings; one which is anti-glare and a second which resists fingerprints.
The interior is more driver-focused and provides easier access to the larger storage area in front of the new Drive Selector, housing a 15 W wireless device charger. The new Drive Selector is lower, wider and features an upper section finished with cricket-ball stitching.
A new steering wheel, influenced by the design in the all-electric I-PACE performance SUV, features hidden-until-lit switches and metal gearshift paddles behind the steering.
The attention to detail is provided by an embossed Jaguar Leaper on the headrests while ‘Est.1935 Jaguar Coventry’ upholstery tags reference the history and heritage of the brand. Additional details include the Jaguar animal print pattern in the central cubby area and in front of the drive selector.
There are four engine options:
The 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine is the latest edition of the modular, flexible Ingenium engine line-up and is available in the E-PACE with plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology. It has a 33 kg weight saving from the four-cylinder and the new aluminium delivers performance and refinement that contribute to efficiency and fuel consumption.
The P300e PHEV powertrain combines the 147 kW 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine and an 80 kW Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) motor that delivers a combined 227 kW with 540 Nm of torque.
The compact ERAD motor is powered by a 15kWh lithium-ion battery. When fully charged it provides a 55km all-electric range enabling the new all-wheel-drive P300e to complete the average of 30.2km in EV mode without requiring a recharge
The new E-PACE is also available with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel and the latest four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine, mated with AWD and nine-speed automatic transmissions.
The D200 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel delivers 147 kW with 430 Nm of torque, featuring a selection of advanced engine technologies to enhance efficiency as well as refinement.
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine is available in two power outputs, 184 kW with 365 Nm of torque which is the p250 version and 221 kW with 400 Nm of torque for the P300 variant, which is available in the E-PACE 300 SPORT.
Available in all exterior colours, the 20-inch five-spoke Diamond-turned with Black accent wheels, Black Exterior Pack and powered tailgate, while on the inside it is illuminated with Jaguar treadplates, Meridian Audio, Ebony Suedecloth headlining and R-Dynamic Taurus Sport seats in Ebony, Cloud or Deep Garnet, all set the 300 SPORT apart from the rest.
All E-PACE models have Jaguar Drive Control that features Comfort, Eco and Dynamic modes, which can be chosen manually by the driver depending on road conditions. The settings, selected through a toggle switch next to the new Drive Selector, adapt the E-PACE’s steering, transmission, throttle and (when specified) Adaptive Damping calibrations.
New E-PACE pricing:
E-PACE R-Dynamic S D200 R868,000
E-PACE R-Dynamic SE D200 R898,600
E-PACE R-Dynamic HSE D200 R938,800
E-PACE R-Dynamic S P250 R927,500
E-PACE R-Dynamic SE P250 R958,100
E-PACE R-Dynamic HSE P250 R998,300
E-PACE R-Dynamic S P300e R1,165,500
E-PACE R-Dynamic SE P300e R1,196,100
E-PACE R-Dynamic HSE P300e R1,236,300
E-PACE 300 SPORT P300 R1,046,900
Prices include VAT but exclude CO2 tax.