The all-new E‑PACE is Jaguar’s first compact SUV – it’s a unique combination of looks, agility and dynamic driving that should stand out in a crowded market.
Starting from £28,500 with Co2 emissions from as little as 124 g/km on manual models and as low as 147 g/km on automatic’s, the E-PACE sounds attractive from the off and with combined fuel economy of up to 60.1mpg on some manual models it is more than appealing.
If you want something much more stylish than the likes of Auid’s Q3 or Range Rover’s Evoque then the Jaguar E-PACE could well be the car for you.
With a driver-focused cockpit sitting at the heart of a family-focused interior, E‑PACE takes the rewarding Jaguar driving experience and adds everyday practicality with class leading interior stowage.
There’s never been a compact SUV like this before with its sculpted bonnet and muscular rear haunches, E‑PACE is a dynamic, agile SUV with the lines of a coupé.
For a striking on road presence, E‑PACE features sleek LED headlights and signature LED rear lights. To help increase safety, with style, choose Matrix LED headlights with signature Daytime Running Lights and Animated Directional Indicators.
E‑PACE’s driver-focused interior features high quality materials and contemporary design. The cockpit wraps around the driver, putting all controls and dials within easy reach, so you can concentrate on the thrill of driving.
Offering a unique balance between agility and ride comfort, the fully independent suspension system has a sophisticated multi-link rear suspension design. Advanced driving technologies including Active Driveline and Adaptive Dynamics ensure E‑PACE delivers an agile, controlled ride.
Active Driveline and Adaptive Dynamics features vary between models so contact Charles Hurst Belfast for more information for the full run-down.
Designed to make driving safer and more enjoyable, E‑PACE’s state-of-the-art technology, includes Jaguar’s Touch Pro infotainment system featuring a 10” tablet-style Touchscreen.
The deep centre console with removable cup holders, provides a highly flexible space. The large glove box is great for all those essentials you want to keep close at hand and both deep front door bins have been sculpted to carry a range of items.
The extensive model range starts with the ‘E‑PACE’ featuring 17″ 10 spoke ‘Style 1005’ alloy wheels, LED headlights, heated door mirrors, fabric 8-way front seats and touch Pro 10” Screen as well as Emergency Braking, Rear Camera, Cruise Control and Speed Limiter, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Condition Monitor on top of Front and Rear Parking Aid – all of this from just £28,500.
Next up is the ‘E‑PACE S’ which starts from £32,600 and includes 18″ 9 spoke ‘Style 9008’ alloy wheels, LED headlights with signature Daytime Running Lights, Auto-dimming, power fold and heated door mirrors with approach lights, Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror, Grained leather 10-way electric front seats and Jaguar’s Touch Pro and Connect Pro, including Smartphone Pack, InControl Apps, Navigation Pro, Pro Services and a 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot
In addition to the standard Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, ‘E-PACE S’ also comes with Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter and Park Pack. Park Pack includes 360° Parking Aid, Rear Traffic Monitor and Park Assist
The ‘E‑PACE SE’ further adds 19″ 10 spoke ‘Style 1039’ alloy wheels, LED headlights with signature Daytime Running Lights with Auto High Beam Assist, Auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights, Grained leather 14-way memory front seats and the Touch Pro and Connect Pro, including Smartphone Pack, InControl Apps, Navigation Pro, Pro Services and a 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot. Also features the superb Meridian™ Sound System
In addition to the standard Driver Assistance Systems, ‘E‑PACE SE’ which starts from £38,680 also comes with Traffic Sign Recognition with Adaptive Speed Limiter, Park Pack and Drive Pack. Park Pack includes, 360° Parking Aid, Rear Traffic Monitor and Park Assist. Drive Pack includes, Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist, High-Speed Emergency Braking and Blind Spot Assist.
Finally the range topping ‘E‑PACE HSE’ comes with a starting price of £41,450 but features 20″ 5 spoke ‘Style 5054’ alloy wheels, LED headlights with signature Daytime Running Lights with Auto High Beam Assist, Auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights, Perforated Windsor leather 18-way memory front seats, Powered gesture tailgate and Keyless entry.
Touch Pro and Connect Pro, including the Smartphone Pack, InControl Apps, Navigation Pro, Pro Services and a 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot. Also features the superb Meridian™ Sound System and the Interactive Driver Display
In addition to the standard Driver Assistance Systems, ‘E-PACE HSE’ also comes with Traffic Sign Recognition with Adaptive Speed Limiter, Park Pack and Drive Pack. Park Pack includes, 360° Parking Aid, Rear Traffic Monitor and Park Assist. Drive Pack includes, Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist, High-Speed Emergency Braking and Blind Spot Assist
If you don’t want the same as many others however the ‘E‑PACE FIRST EDITION’ may well suit your lifestyle better, starting from £47,800 it is only available for the first model year, First Edition includes exclusive design details including 20” 6 split-spoke ‘Style 6014’ alloy wheels with Satin Grey Diamond Turned finish and a unique Ebony Windsor leather interior with Flame Red twin-needle contrast stitching.
For those who like a sporting pedigree, Jaguar offer an ‘R-Dynamic’ spec on top of the aforementioned four models which adds around £2,000 on top of each price, across the model range. For this you get a plethora of added options that I won’t even try and understand so give Charles Hurst a visit for that explanation.
You can choose from five Ingenium engines — three diesel and two petrol. All have Stop/Start technology, feature lightweight aluminium construction, and produce lower emissions, better fuel consumption and effortless power.
All engines are turbocharged, four-cylinder units and two-litres in capacity with the diesel range starting with the 150PS | 380Nm unit mated to either a manual front-wheel-drive system or an all-wheel-drive system offering manual or automatic options.
Next up is a 180PS | 430Nm unit which comes in all-wheel-drive only with either a manual or automatic ‘box and the range topping diesel is a twin-turbocharged unit producing 240PS with a whopping 500Nm and is available in all-wheel-drive automatic configuration only.
The brace of petrol’s are also only available in all-wheel-drive with automatic ‘box and start with a 249PS | 365Nm unit whilst a potent 300PS engine produces 400Nm of torque. With this vast array of power and drive-trains on offer, there really is something for everyone with the all-new E-PACE.
Words & Photos: Graham Curry
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stunning car, love the cream leather. Might be a little bit boxy though, like a Chevy, look forward to seeing one.