New Jaguar E Pace

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Mid life revisions to Jaguar’s baby SUV deliver subtle changes to the car’s exterior and more significant ones under the bonnet an inside the cabin. We’ve the details right here.

The five door E Pace is a favourite of ours at Motorhub http://jaguar-e-pace-review. In a nutshell there are new power train choices including a PHEV plus a new range topping 300 Sport model with loads of power and equipment. The E Pace exterior gets a more refined look, a new grille with diamond pattern detail and LED headlights with a double J graphic. A new black exterior pack option can give the car a more purposeful appearance. The rear gets new lights and a lower bumper.

Julian Thomson, Design Director, Jaguar said: “The new Jaguar E-PACE features a range of design enhancements which further underline its dynamic capabilities as well as delivering a more refined and comfortable cabin. Elements include beautiful, contemporary details and seamless integration of the latest convenience technologies across both the interior and exterior. The overall result is a more grown-up feel for the compact performance SUV.”

Inside there is a smart new ‘ergonomic and intuitive’ drive selector with cricket ball stitching plus new technologies. The new E Pace is connected, the new JLR Pivi and Pivi Pro dual-sim infotainment system are available along with wireless phone charging and a new curved 11.4 inch touch screen ensures the dash reflects the compact SUV’s premium price tag. As with the latest revised JLR models the latest ‘Cabin Air Ionisation’ system with PM2.5 filtration that captures ultra-fine particles and allergens helps enhance and purify the cabin air.

Engine choice is greater with a 309hp/540nm PHEV plug in hybrid, MHEV mild hybrid and i4 petrol and diesel choices in the comprehensive range. The new PHEV has an emissions figure of 44g/km CO2 and uses a combination of a 1.5 litre three-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor. In EV mode it can do up to 55 kilometres with zero emissions. A 0-80% charge takes as little as 30 minutes at a fast charger.
The next generation petrol and diesel mild hybrids use a 2 litre four cylinder Ingenium engine at their core. Power outputs range from 163hp to 204hp (diesels) and 200hp, 249hp and 300hp (petrols).
Handling and ride comfort has been tweaked also with its new premium transverse vehicle architecture. Mated to automatic transmissions, Jaguar’s all-wheel drive system features Intelligent Driveline Dynamics and now has driveline disconnect as standard for improved efficiency. The range topping 300 SPORT features Active Driveline AWD and Adaptive Dynamics as standard, and can reach 0-62km/h in 6.8 seconds.

Customers can choose from S, SE and HSE specification packs, all are available in R-Dynamic specification. Optional on all models is the Black Exterior Pack. The front wheel drive petrol 1.5 litre 160hp/260nm MHEV looks likely to be a big seller. Irish pricing is not yet confirmed.

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