18 November 2017

Jaguar E-PACE here in December

Jaguar’s new E-PACE will arrive in Jaguar Land Rover showrooms in early December, writes Trish Whelan.

This is the newest member of Jaguar’s SUV family following the F-PACE, Jaguar’s performance SUV and Winner of World Car of the Year 2017.

JLR has announced a limited edition introductory launch price of €36,000 for the 2.0D i4 150hp manual model. This represents a €2,000 saving.

Jaguar Land Rover’s MD Gerard O’Farrell says the E-PACE 'provides the best of both worlds: the brand’s sports car dynamics with compact SUV practicality'.

This is a five-seat compact SUV that packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a spacious, practical and connected AWD vehicle. It takes its design inspiration from the F-TYPE sports car. 

The E-PACE and E-PACE R-Dynamic come with a choice of three diesel and two petrol engines. The 2.0 four-cylinder Ingenium diesel powerplant is available in 150/180 and 240hp outputs, while the pair of 2.0 four-cylinder Ingenium petrol turbo units deliver 249hp or 300hp. 

The 300hp Ingenium petrol turbo engine takes 6.4 seconds for the 0-100km/h sprint. The front-wheel drive 150hp diesel delivers C02 emissions of 125g/km and has annual road tax of €270.

The E-PACE comes with the latest safety and driver assistant technologies, and is the first Jaguar to feature the company’s next-generation Thin-Film Transistor Head-Up display technology.

It comes with the wearable Activity Key waterproof and shockproof wristband that allows the driver to lock the main key inside the car when enjoying outdoor pursuits like running or cycling. When the Activity Key is activated by holding the wristband up to the upper edge of the number plate surround on the tailgate, any conventional key fobs left inside the car are disabled.