Jumping for joy!
This new Jaguar E-Pace compact SUV is the perfect model for Jag right now. Hot on the heels of the F-Pace SUV’s knockout launch, this E-Pace is firmly on the way for the 2018 model-year — and even has USA pricing in full included below! Spoiler alert: it runs from $39k to about $55k.
While the I-Pace name has been linked to a full EV concept from the big cat, this new E-Pace is a close relative. Sharing a platform and much design and tech, they are both starting assembly in the next six months.
Jaguar is gung-ho on turbo gas models for the E-Pace launch. Two models making 246 and 296HP are set to be offered. Sizing is similar to the Range Rover Evoque but with more on-road and performance finesse.
The looks are initially alittle curious. What is with the overall headlamps and the low-slung grille? But then its elegance and no-overhang aero look starts to make sense. Sharing the platform with the I-Pace means the E-Pace is also ultra streamlined — right down to the covered, flat undertray.
Jag shows that and the E-Pace’s racy proportions via a record-setting barrell roll at the launch. Very cool.
The E-Pace’s arrival is on a rapid timeline – with USA arrivals by January 2018.
|TRIM||POWERTRAIN & OUTPUT||MSRP4|
|E-PACE||2.0L I4 AWD, 246HP||$38,600|
|E-PACE S||2.0L I4 AWD, 246HP||$41,500|
|E-PACE SE||2.0L I4 AWD, 246HP||$44,300|
|E-PACE R-Dynamic S||2.0L I4 AWD, 296HP||$47,250|
|E-PACE R-Dynamic SE||2.0L I4 AWD, 296HP||$50,050|
|E-PACE R-Dynamic HSE||2.0L I4 AWD, 296HP||$53,100|
|E-PACE First Edition||2.0L I4 AWD, 246HP||$53,550|
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