Jaguar has updated its baby SUV, the E-Pace, just before everyone completely forgets that it exists. As with the recently updated Jaguar models, the E-Pace too gets a subtle styling makeover, onboard technology, and powertrain updates.
There aren’t really any styling tweaks, but the fresh looks come in the form of the optional Pixel LED headlights with ‘Double J’ running light signatures. Those headlights come with Adaptive Driving Beam technology that optimizes visibility and reduces glare to other road users. For those who don’t want to bother with those optional items, the E-Pace comes with LED headlights with Auto High Beam Assist feature anyway.
The rest of the vehicle looks more or less the same as the E-Pace we knew so far. Animated (or dynamic) turn signals at the rear are standard on S, SE and HSE trims while the SE and HSE get them on the front as well.
The example shown here is riding on 21-inch wheels wrapped with 245/45 Pirelli rubber. Jaguar will also offer the optional Black Exterior Pack for all trims, that paints exterior elements in Narvik Black.
As with its updated siblings, the refreshed E-Pace cabin features a 11.4-inch Pivi Pro infotainment display, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity, a 12.3-inch driver display, a color Head-Up Display, ClearSight Interior Rear View Mirror, a 15-watt wireless smartphone charging pad, and PM2.5 filtration.
Moving on to the business end of the story, the powertrains include a P300e PHEV. It combines a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, an electric motor and an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The ICE produces 200 metric hp (147 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque, while the e-motor at the rear develops 109 metric hp (80 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque. The system offers a combined output of 309 hp (227 kW). The P300e packs a 15 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is good for a claimed EV range of up to 55 km (34 mi).
The full lineup of powertrains (excluding the aforementioned PHEV) –
- 163 hp (120 kW) 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo; 6-speed manual; FWD
- 163 hp (120 kW) MHEV 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo; 9-speed automatic; AWD
- 204 hp (150 kW) MHEV 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo; 9-speed automatic; AWD
- 160 hp (118 kW) MHEV 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbo; 8-speed automatic; FWD
- 200 hp (147 kW) MHEV 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo; 9-speed automatic; AWD
- 249 hp (183 kW) MHEV 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo; 9-speed automatic; AWD
- 300 hp (221 kW) MHEV 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo; 9-speed automatic; AWD
The AWD models get the second generation ‘Standard Driveline’ with Driveline Disconnect technology. During a steady cruising, the setup disengages the AWD system, sending power only to the front axle for better fuel efficiency.
Also, the updated E-Pace sits on a new Premium Transverse Architecture that is claimed to deliver enhanced dynamics and comfort, thanks to new engine mounts and stiffer front suspension attachment points.
Prices start at £32,575 in the UK.
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