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Jaguar E-Pace

Jaguar reveals 2018 E Pace Crossover image

But what is it all about and should you care about yet another compact SUV? Talking of which, with Jaguar's United Kingdom factories close to capacity, paymasters TATA have had to cast their net a fair bit wider. The F-Pace was unveiled in 2016 and has had over 80,000 sales up until now. Before that, the XE showed other compact saloons how it's done. The E-Pace isn't to be confused with the next year's i-Pace, an all-electric SUV that will be positioned higher up the price ranks to take on the Tesla Model X.

According to AutoExpress, the E-Pace is referred to as "cub" at Jaguar, a reference to its connection with the larger F-Pace. Both D150 and D180 auto variants have Carbon dioxide emissions of 147g/km, with 162g/km for the D240.

2018 Jaguar E-Pace

The E-Pace sits on a longer wheelbase than the Range Rover Evoque, with excellent rear leg room and headroom for a auto measuring less than 4.4m in length, while the boot capacity ranges from a minimum 577 litres to a maximum of 1,234 litres. As standard, the E-Pace gets a 10-inch colour screen with Jaguar Land Rover's own TouchPro infotainment system.

This baby is all set to compete with the likes of BMW X1. This is because the United Kingdom plant is running at capacity and won't be able to churn out the expected six-figure annual production run of the E-Pace.

The one area where the F-Pace falls down is the interior, which is solid but looks a bit cheap and nasty. The headlamps are a similar shape to those of the F-Type rather than the wider, shallower F-Pace, while a line on the rear haunches mimics the curved rear quarter of the high-performance coupé and roadster. You can have up to 21-inches of metal, in fact, which is substantially larger than the standard 17-inchers. Prices for the Jaguar E-Pace start in the United Kingdom at 28,500 Pounds, which translates to around Rs 23.77 lakh. Perhaps that's why Jaguar chose to attempt this record. The E-Pace will also be manufactured in China for the Chinese market at a later date. The rear too gets the F-Type influence with the LED tail lights but carry a new chicane graphic The flared rear wheel arch also makes for a distinctive cut on the SUV, whereas the haunched rear Jaguar says was particularly hard to engineer. That said, the SUV will be offered in both front and all wheel drive options. Connectivity will also be a strong selling point, the car's 4G wi-fi hotspot providing content streaming through up to eight devices simultaneously, while a Touch Pro infotainment system will allow occupants to access their favourite smart device apps through the auto.

There will also be 132kW and 177kW versions of the same diesel engine, while the petrol engine outputs either 183kW or 221kW in what is likely to be the range-topping version costing around $85,000.

Under the bonnet, the Jaguar E-Pace features a choice of new 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol and diesel engines. The same motor is available with 249PS tuning as well.

But that's going to be for an entry-level FWD, E-Pace. This will reach 60mph in 9.5 seconds and has a top speed of 124mph. The Audi RS Q3 takes just 4.4 seconds to reach 62mph from standing.

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