2018 Jaguar E-Pace
Written by Enrique Kogan and Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Jaguar
Jaguar Introduced Its New SUV E-Pace Worldwide
Jaguar introduced its new SUV E-Pace worldwide.
Jaguar found its way back to the market and comes in the form of an SUV. The excellent sales of its F-Pace have caused the release of a younger brother, the new 2018 E-Pace, to reach these coasts in January 2018, heading for one of the hottest segments of the market, and expecting a sales boom that the automaker was not accustomed.
The excellent sales of its F-Pace have caused a release of a younger brother, the new E-Pace
The F-Pace is the best-selling Jaguar in the brand’s history, with more than 80,000 sold worldwide since April last year, and had to arrive its younger brother, which will most likely take over the lead in sales.
In the United States alone, F-Pace has quickly become the brand’s best-selling model, which accounts about 46 percent of Jaguar’s volume in the first half of 2017.
The E-Pace is more compact than the F-Pace, and is geared towards a younger market, those looking for performance, with a model that reaches 60 mph in less than 6 seconds and with a starting price of less than $40,000 , whichI think for sure will be a real sales boom. Many other car manufacturers have been very successful with SUVs, especially those who are able to offer SUVs for lower price. I think that Jaguar is also going to be very successful with the new E-Pace.
I think that Jaguar is also going to be very successful with the new E-Pace.
The E-Pace is not a smaller-scale version of the F-Pace, as it is mounted on a modified version of the platform that holds the Range Rover Evoque. It is a foot shorter than the F-Pace and about an inch and a half longer than the Evoque.
The SUV comes loaded with connectivity and safety features, and a semi-all-terrain driving system, which allows the driver to remove his feet from the pedals while the vehicle is driving on slippery terrain.
The E-Pace may be the only vehicle that has been designed to cater for those who value connectivity, as it comes standard with a Wi-Fi hotspot, a USB port for each passenger and four electrical outlets inside.
It is made for five passengers and is propelled by the gasoline engine Ingenium of 2.0 liters in versions of 246 and 296 hp. Both are coupled to a nine-speed ZF automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard on all models.
None of the diesel engines are planned for North America, as they will be offered in other markets.
Jaguar believes that the E-Pace will be at least equal to the F-Pace in sales.
Prices start at $39,595 for the base model and up to $54,495 for fully loaded models that will be available only for the year 2018 model.
The E-Pace will be built in Austria by Magna Steyr under contract and at a manufacture in China, which will supply the Chinese market.
The vehicles made in China will not be shipped to North America.