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2018 Jaguar E-Pace

2018 Jaguar E-Pace
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Jaguar’s Baby SUV is finally here, and we have to admit, it’s pretty nice

Jaguar went on record back in May of 2015, saying it wanted a baby crossover to slot in below the F-Pace. It took a couple of years, and a few teasers to get to this point, but we’re finally here, and Jaguar has delivered its promise in typical Jag fashion. Sporting a simple, yet perfectly defined body and a technologically advanced cabin that’s as plush as it is attractive, Jaguar has practically redefined the compact SUV segment. With tons of interior space for its size, a sophisticated suspension system that provides a smooth ride, and a range of 2.0-liter gasoline and diesel engines that deliver as little as 147 horsepower or as much as 295 horsepower. But, there’s one major Caveat, it’s set to start out around $38,600 in entry-level form, and that puts it a bit more expensive than models like the BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA that it competes with.

With that in mind, you need to know that the E-Pace is a really big deal. It’s bigger brother; the F-Pace, has grown in sales by 44 percent through May of 2017, meaning that Jaguar’s design language and style philosophy is right in line with what the masses want. And, when you consider that luxury segment buyers are pretty picky, that’s saying a lot for a market that’s so crowded with SUVs at the current time. Needless to say, the E-Pace has a lot to live up to and, based on first impressions, I have to say this thing is going to be an amazing success, but we’ll talk more about that later. Does it have what it takes to put the X1 and GLA in their place, even with a significantly higher price tag? Well, let’s dive on in and take a good look to find out.

 

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Jaguar Could Be Jumping Into the Coupe-SUV Segment

Jaguar Could Be Jumping Into the Coupe-SUV Segment

Trademark filing of "C-Pace" name adds weight to the rumors

As if the F-Pace, I-Pace, and E-Pace aren’t enough, Jaguar is reportedly looking to add yet another member to its growing family of crossovers and SUVs. If reports are to be believed, the next model on the plate is the C-Pace, the name Jaguar filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office a few days ago. The filings were made under multiple categories within the EUIPO’s system, including Nice Classification 12 for motor vehicles.

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Jaguar's Plans for a J-Pace Flagship SUV are Taking Shape as Ian Callum Takes Aim at the Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes GLS

Jaguar’s Plans for a J-Pace Flagship SUV are Taking Shape as Ian Callum Takes Aim at the Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes GLS

If it happens, the so-called J-Pace will sit above the F-Pace in Jag’s SUV pecking order

Jaguar’s plan to launch a bigger SUV to sit above the F-Pace is taking shape. A new report from Autocar reveals that there’s more to the rumor than what we previously thought. Apparently, the model already has a yet-to-be-confirmed name — J-Pace — and a tentative launch timetable of 2021. Once it’s out, the model is expected to sit above the F-Pace and serve as Jag’s flagship SUV.

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Best New SUVs That Debuted in 2017

Best New SUVs That Debuted in 2017

A look back at a milestone year

2017 has been an amazing year for the automobile. Sales have increased across the board, high-performance models are quicker and faster than ever, off-roaders are more capable than before, and a slew of new models have hit the streets. That’s what we’re looking at here: the all-new vehicles the debuted in 2017. But more specifically, we’re looking at the crossovers and SUVs that made their initial splash into the fastest-growing segment in the industry.

Before we dive in, it’s worth noting that practically dozens of SUVs and crossovers were revamped in 2017. Models like the Jeep Wrangler JL, Chevrolet Traverse, Mazda CX-3, and plenty more were made new again. But these are familiar nameplates. This go-round, we’re focusing on completely new models.

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Visual Comparison: Volvo XC40 VS Jaguar E-Pace

Visual Comparison: Volvo XC40 VS Jaguar E-Pace

Which one will you choose?

Volvo has recently introduced their compact, premium SUV, the XC40, in Milan, Italy. It happens to be the third vehicle to join Volvo’s SUV lineup and has a lot of work to do in a crowded segment. The Compact SUV also happens to be Volvo’s first vehicle to be underpinned by their new modular vehicle architecture (CMA) platform. This platform will also support Volvo’s fully electric vehicles of the future as the brand continues to evolve. All told, the XC40 sits below the XC60 in the lineup and competes with some other recently unveiled smaller premium SUVs like the Jaguar E-Pace.

The E-Pace borrows some of its design formulas from the flagship F-Pace Crossover, much like the XC40 borrows some DNA from its larger brethren. Surprisingly, both of these SUV’s seem to have inherited all their technologies from the bigger SUV of their lineup. Both the Volvo XC40 and the Jaguar E-Pace will be available with a thirst for diesel or petrol at the time of launch (and, depending on the market) and can be optioned with four-wheel drive as well.

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2019 Jaguar E-Pace SVR

2019 Jaguar E-Pace SVR

Will it be quicker than the Mercedes-AMG GLA45?

Having struggled for many decades with few and often outdated products, Jaguar made a big step toward getting back on the horse by launching its first-ever SUV, the F-Pace. Inspired by the F-Type sports car, the F-Pace received a smaller brother, called the E-Pace, in 2017. Designed to compete against the likes of the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, the E-Pace is not yet in dealerships as of July 2017, but we’re already thinking about what versions Jaguar might release soon. Obviously, a beefed-up SVR variant is at the top of our list.

Would an E-Pace SVR make sense right now? Definitely. At this point, you can’t have too many SUVs, especially performance-oriented, premium ones. Now you could argue that the E-Pace SVR might not have many competitors to go against in this niche, but that’s exactly the point. Jaguar can become one of the first to step in this market instead of doing what it usually does: following the path laid by others. But of course, this means that Jaguar must move fast and launch the E-Pace SVR before BMW rolls out the X1 M and takes some market share from the Mercedes-AMG GLA45 and Audi RS Q3. And while Jaguar has yet to confirm a small SVR, we went ahead and created a rendering to go with our speculative review.

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace

2018 Jaguar E-Pace

Jaguar’s Baby SUV is finally here, and we have to admit, it’s pretty nice

Jaguar went on record back in May of 2015, saying it wanted a baby crossover to slot in below the F-Pace. It took a couple of years, and a few teasers to get to this point, but we’re finally here, and Jaguar has delivered its promise in typical Jag fashion. Sporting a simple, yet perfectly defined body and a technologically advanced cabin that’s as plush as it is attractive, Jaguar has practically redefined the compact SUV segment. With tons of interior space for its size, a sophisticated suspension system that provides a smooth ride, and a range of 2.0-liter gasoline and diesel engines that deliver as little as 147 horsepower or as much as 295 horsepower. But, there’s one major Caveat, it’s set to start out around $38,600 in entry-level form, and that puts it a bit more expensive than models like the BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA that it competes with.

With that in mind, you need to know that the E-Pace is a really big deal. It’s bigger brother; the F-Pace, has grown in sales by 44 percent through May of 2017, meaning that Jaguar’s design language and style philosophy is right in line with what the masses want. And, when you consider that luxury segment buyers are pretty picky, that’s saying a lot for a market that’s so crowded with SUVs at the current time. Needless to say, the E-Pace has a lot to live up to and, based on first impressions, I have to say this thing is going to be an amazing success, but we’ll talk more about that later. Does it have what it takes to put the X1 and GLA in their place, even with a significantly higher price tag? Well, let’s dive on in and take a good look to find out.

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Jaguar E-Pace Sets Record For Farthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle

Jaguar E-Pace Sets Record For Farthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle

Talk about making a big splash at your world debut

It’s hard to have a more successful world debut than what the Jaguar E-Pace just had. You would think that being the second SUV in Jaguar’s lineup would be enough to catch people’s attention, right? Nope. Jaguar had to do something different, and it did just that by setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest barrel roll of any production vehicle, doing so by hitting a 50 foot-long jump and completing a 270-degree corkscrew in the process. The world record itself is impressive, but it’s really old hat for Jaguar, which has made a habit of setting world records upon the debuts of its new models. Remember, the Jaguar F-Pace also launched itself in the record books when it set the loop-the-loop record with a measurement of 62.6 feet during its launch in 2015.

Renowned stunt driver Terry Grant took the wheel of the E-Pace during the barrel roll attempt, which was an excellent choice as Grant owns 24 Guinness World Records. Think the E-Pace’s barrel roll record is his crowning achievement? That’s up for debate since he also owns the aforementioned loop-the-loop record with the F-Pace, not to mention his other records, including driving a Nissan Juke on two wheels and going 55 mph for 1.6 miles while piloting the Nissan Leaf. This new world record set by the E-Pace is the perfect showcase of the new SUV’s agility and performance capabilities. It’s hard to imagine any kind of real-world application as far as barrel-rolling is concerned, but then again, a record is a record and Jag’s new SUV can now be considered a legitimate world record-holder.

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Jaguar Pulls The Covers Off Of The New E-Pace, Officially Establishes SUV Family

Jaguar Pulls The Covers Off Of The New E-Pace, Officially Establishes SUV Family

The E-Pace has big shoes to fill following up the F-Pace

The Jaguar F-Pace represents Jag’s first foray into the SUV market and it’s been an unbridled success. It’s received rave reviews, posted strong sales numbers, and was even named the 2017 World Car of the Year back in April. Needless to say, the follow-up model would have enormous shoes to fill. That model has now arrived, and from the looks of things, the all-new Jaguar E-Pace is going to do just fine slotting in below the F-Pace in Jag’s now-potent crossover and SUV lineup.

The entry-level premium crossover officially made its world debut in London and there’s already growing confidence among Jaguar execs that it has another hit on its hands with the new E-Pace. The crossover won’t have an easy time at it, though, because it’s entering a market that already features entrenched models like the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes GLA-Class, and Porsche Macan. Don’t expect Jag’s new crossover to shrink away from the competition, not when it has the F-Pace’s pedigree and some technical assistance from Jaguar’s sister company Land Rover, regarded as the godfather of today’s modern crossovers and SUVs. All things considered, the Jaguar E-Pace has all the tools to be as successful as its big brother. The more important question to ask is if it’s good enough for World Car of the Year consideration. It’s too early to say at this point, but the signs are there for the E-Pace to have a similar trajectory as the F-Pace. It just has to prove it’s worth all the hype.

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Jaguar Wants All-Electric E-Pace And New Inline-Six Engines

Jaguar Wants All-Electric E-Pace And New Inline-Six Engines

Rumors of Jaguar’s plan to introduce an electric crossover could come to fruition now that there’s word the company is moving forward with its intention to launch the vehicle. According to Automobile Magazine, the planned electric crossover will be called the E-Pace. The vehicle will eventually join the just-released F-Pace in the company’s budding crossover lineup.

Details are still sketchy at this point, but the E-Pace will reportedly receive a similar styling package as the Audi Q6 E-tron concept, highlighted by a steeply raked windscreen, a tapered rear section, and a low, flowing silhouette. These descriptions are still vague, but it does paint a picture of a small crossover with hints of a coupe-like design. The E-Pace will also reportedly feature active and passive aerodynamic aids that would result in the e-crossover having a drag coefficient of 0.28, making it one of the most aerodynamic crossovers in the market.

This latest development also puts in place rumors that Jaguar-Land Rover is still undecided on whether to launch this new vehicle under the Jaguar or Land Rover brands. Back in September 2015, the company launched the Concept_e mild hybrid, an electric drive module (eDM) architecture that can accommodate electric motors and batteries. The Range Rover’s chassis was used to showcase the new platform, leading many to believe that Land Rover’s chic crossover would be the first recipient of the company’s foray into the world of e-crossovers.

Ultimately, JLR decided to use Jaguar as the starting point, leading to speculation surrounding the E-Pace. The electric crossover isn’t expected to launched anytime soon, but once it officially receives the green light from management, the e-crossover will be built at the company’s assembly plant in Magna Steyr.

In the meantime, Jaguar and Land Rover are expected to do away with their existing and admittedly dated V-6 engine in favor of an all-new, 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine that will come in both gas and diesel engine guises. The new powertrain will be flexible enough to produce different power outputs depending on the variant. Early reports indicate that the gas versions of the new inline-six will have output numbers ranging from 300 to 500 horsepower with the diesel versions generating anywhere from 275 to 400 horsepower.

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Jaguar Looking Into Two Crossovers by 2020

Jaguar Looking Into Two Crossovers by 2020

Jaguar may have two more crossovers hitting the market by 2020. These two crossovers will flank the upcoming F-Pace in size – one smaller and one larger.

The larger of the two will be the J-Pace, which will take aim at the Audi Q8, BMW X7, and the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. This larger, seven-seat crossover will use the same aluminum architecture as the updated Land Rover Range Rover. The J-Pace should also use the same engines as the Range Rover, meaning a series of V-6 and V-8 engines in various states of tune, plus a plug-in hybrid version.

The E-Pace will likely takes most of its bones from the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and 2016 Discovery Sport. This means that the E-Pace will ride on the D8 architecture, making it a very scalable model in terms of size and drivetrains.

The report from Automobile Magazine speculates that this D8 architecture may make the E-Pace too similar to both the Disco Sport and the Evoque, so it may scale it down even further to compete with the likes of the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.

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Note: 2016 F-Pace Rendering pictured here.

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