The 2018 E-Pace is Jaguar’s first compact SUV and offers a unique combination of design, agility and dynamic driving. The SUV houses a powerful engine under the hood and adds everyday practicality with a comfortable interior. It arrives with exceptional performance attributes and introduces some breath taking technologies that entice the SUV enthusiasts.
The designers at Jaguar have paid attention to nearly each and every part of the SUV’s exterior and interior to make it look attractive. The exterior of new E-Pace is handsome and sharply crafted to attract the onlookers. It has a family focus interior that is laced with luxuries and offers ample space for a comfortable ride.
Although it might seem like a simple compact SUV, its superior performance put it at the top. The new Jaguar E-Pace is fitted with a turbocharged Ingenium engine that is capable of delivering a strong performance in different road conditions. It offers a perfect combination of advanced technologies and modern safety features that assist the driver and passengers every single second of the ride.
Here is a detailed review of the SUV with a look at its design, performance, technologies, safety features and a lot more.
Design of the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace
The all-new Jaguar E-Pace looks sporty and modern from every angle that makes it instantly recognizable. It has an eye-catching exterior with sharp and sleek looks. The interior of the SUV is inspired by the iconic Jaguar F-Type coupe design while remains family-friendly.
The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace has a bold front fascia that provides it an aggressive presence on and off the road. The front fascia of the SUV is dominated by a honeycomb mesh grille that adds to its aggressive profile. It has stylish LED headlights with signature ‘J’ blade that demands a second look from SUV enthusiasts.
It has an aerodynamic body that improves the stability and fuel efficiency during the ride. Three large air vents are placed on the lower side of its front bumper that keeps the engine cool for a better performance. The SUV features a rear roof mounted air spoiler that adds to its aerodynamics.
The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace features all-round exterior LED lighting that provides a dynamic look to the SUV. The available LED headlights are fitted with Animated Directional Indicators that instantly indicate the movements of SUV with a bright light. A pair of stylish LED lights is placed on the rear side of SUV that make it look attractive and dynamic.
It has LED daytime running lamps that improve the SUV visibility in bad weather conditions. The SUV has a remarkable stylish side profile with a beltline that slopes upwards as it flows to the rear side and provides it a muscular and smooth appearance. The all-new E-Pace has curvy lines and cutting edges on the body that make it look striking.
Two bright round tail-pipes are placed on the rear side of this SUV that provides it a sporty look. The 2018 E-Pace is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels that provide a strong road grip for a smooth and efficient ride. However, the optional features of its exterior include 18-inch alloy wheels, 19-inch alloy wheels, powered gesture tailgate, 21-inch sporty wheels, a panoramic glass roof, and 9 metallic colors.
Inspired by the F-Type cockpit, the cabin of 2018 Jaguar E-Type brings sport feel where the available luxuries and ergonomics make the ride comfortable for passengers. It has a driver-centric cockpit so that everything is within easy reach of the driver. The cabin offers an ample headroom and legroom for rear passengers that takes the comfort to next level.
The available fabric seats are adjusted perfectly in the cabin of the new Jaguar E-Pace and provide seating up to 5 passengers. It has 8-way power adjustable front seats that enable the occupants to set their desired seating positions. However, 10-way electric seats and 18-way electric front seats with heating and memory functions are also available for the convenience of passengers.
A three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with driver’s assistance controls is fitted in the cabin of the SUV that elevates its luxurious appeal. It has a driver-centric digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel that shows important information related to different functions of the SUV in the digital display. A dual-zone automatic climate control is fitted in the cabin of 2018 Jaguar E-Pace that allows the passengers to set their preferred temperatures regardless of weather conditions.
The SUV has cup holders and leather-wrapped armrest in the centre console for enhanced convenience of passengers. The rear seats of 2018 Jaguar E-Pace feature 60/40 split-folding function that increases the cargo volume up to 52.7 cubic feet. The available steering wheel has a tilt-telescopic column that allows the driver to set its position according to changing road conditions.
Performance Attributes of the 2018 E-Pace
The all-new Jaguar E-Pace is equipped with exceptional performance attributes that deliver a strong performance in different road conditions. It has an independent strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension with coil springs that provide excellent stability to the SUV on and off the road.
The SUV features an advanced Adaptive Dynamics System that precisely monitors the wheel position for better stability. It uses electronically controlled dampers to adjust the vehicle’s suspension for a dynamic driving experience.
The all-new E-Pace features Jaguar Drive Control System that offers three driving modes to the driver according to driving conditions or preferences. The available driving modes are Normal, Eco, and Dynamic.
Jaguar has introduced a 2.0-litre Turbocharged Ingenium 4-cylinder engine in 2018 E-Pace that is capable of producing 246 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and supports an all-wheel drive. With this engine, the vehicle can go from 0-60mph in mere 6.6 seconds at a top speed of 143mph.
The all-new Jaguar E-Pace features All Surface Progress Control System that provides the SUV a greater stability in slippery road conditions. It acts like a low-speed cruise control that enables the SUV to move smoothly and provide better control in low-traction situations.
It has an intelligent All-Wheel Drive System with torque control that perfectly distributes the torque between front and rear wheels. This system utilises that available traction from all wheels to improve the performance of SUV.
The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is fitted with a number of advanced technologies that make the ride entertaining. A 10-inch Touch Pro Screen is fitted in the dashboard of the SUV with swipe and pinch gestures and delivers advanced audio-visual entertainment.
It has following technologies:
- Voice Control
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- Dynamic Volume Control
- Jaguar Sound System
- 5 USB Ports
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- 12-volt Charging Points
Some of the available technological features are:
- Meridian Surround Sound System
- 3-inch High-Definition Interactive Driver Display
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio
- HD Radio
- Connect Pro
- Navigation Pro
Safety Features of the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace
The vehicles introduced by Jaguar are popular because of their excellent safety features. The new Jaguar E-Pace is a family vehicle and is equipped with a number of modern safety features that ensure a safe ride for passengers.
Some of its notable safety features are:
- Electronic Brake-Force Distribution
- Multiple Air Bags
- Emergency Brake Assist
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Seat Belt Reminder
- Rear Isofix
- Cruise Control
- Emergency Braking
- Speed Limiter
- Lane Keep Assist
- Driver Condition Monitor
- Passive Suspension
- Front and Rear Parking Aid
- Rear View Camera
- Hill Launch Assist
- Dynamic Stability Control
- Low Friction Launch
- Electric Parking Brake
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
It has following optional safety features:
- Blind Spot Assist
- Head-up Display
- High-speed Emergency Braking
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist
- Rear Traffic Monitor
- Park Assist
- 360-degree Parking Aid
- Active Driveline
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Price and Availability in the UAE
The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is already available in the UAE at a starting price of AED 160,000 that go as high as AED 246,000 based on different available features.
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