The Jaguar E Pace is expected to hit on roads soon. Know more about the upcoming Jaguar E-Pace 2020 Edition which is far more powerful than its predecessors.
That’s because it sits on a platform that for cost reasons, shuns Jaguar’s favoured aluminium for steel. A platform from the Evoque, in fact. Not that you’ll find us complaining, as Jaguar’s aluminium cars are rarely that light, or very spacious. Moreover, this is also the first Jaguar since the maligned X-Type that is available with front-wheel drive. Just as the F-Pace is Jaguar’s SUV rival to the Porsche Macan, BMW X3, Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the smaller, cuter Jaguar E-Pace supposedly fights the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA.
Jaguar says the quintessential versions are best sampled with all-wheel drive and the nine-speed automatic gearbox, but lower priced versions will come with two-wheel drive and a manual.
The New 2020 Jaguar E Pace
The E-Pace’s design takes inspiration from the F-Pace and the F-Type. Taking a look at the front end and the rising window line and it will instantly remind you of the F-Type coupe. Moreover the coupe-inspired design has given the E-Pace a steeply raked roofline, a compact rear section and a faux diffuser under the rear bumper. Look at it from the side and the E-Pace looks like a shrunken F-Pace. Jaguar says the E-Pace has been designed and engineered to be beautiful, fun and clever. Also there’s no doubt that the E-Pace is aimed at a younger demographic.
2020 Jaguar E Pace Interior
Step inside to the familiar Jaguar interior and you will be greeted by soft and high-quality materials. The attention to detail throughout the cabin is similar to what you would find in any Jaguar. Moreover, the Jaguar’s internal design team calls the E-Pace the Cub of the family and it is made evident with the aid of a Jaguar and Cub motif in the windscreen and puddle lights. The HVAC controls, the designers say, have been inspired by a traditional 35mm film camera lens and the front seat labels and the stowage mats have prints like the skin of a wild cat.
Exclusive details into the car’s interior
The E-Pace is equipped with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system that behaves like a smartphone and the 12.3-inch TFT display in the instrument panel which displays maps in 3D. You can also get the optional head-up display. The E-Pace also comes with a waterproof activity key from which you can locate your SUV and even check the fuel level.
When it comes to luggage space, you get plenty. The boot is rated at 577-litres and there’s also the additional 10.7-litres and 8.42-litres of storage area in the glove box and central storage compartment respectively. Moreover, in terms of safety features, the E-Pace comes with six airbags, Blind Spot Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking and a pedestrian airbag too.
2020 Jaguar E-Pace Engine
Engine options include two petrols and three diesels. All engines displace 2.0-litre in a 4-cylinder configuration, and while the petrol engines offer 250PS and 300PS, the diesel ones are rated at 150PS, 180PS and 240PS. The engines will be coupled to either a 9-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. Apart from the base models, most variants will feature a four-wheel drive powertrain. Although the power is distributed individually to all four wheels, it can be sent towards the rear wheels to give the feel of a rear-wheel drive car. Moreover, “the 300PS petrol variant is capable of reaching the 100kmph mark in 6.4seconds and has an electronically-limited a top speed of 243kmph”, says Cardekho.
Jaguar E Pace 2020 launch Date in India
Jaguar is likely to launch the E-Pace in India by the end of the year; most expected 2020.
2020 Jaguar E Pace On Road Price in India
Expected Price: 50 Lakhs onwards