Jump to content
  • William Maley
    William Maley

    2018 Jaguar E-Pace Hopes To Strike Lightning Twice

    Sign in to follow this  

      Arrives early next year

    The Jaguar F-Pace has proven to be quite the success, selling 9,559 units through June and sitting on top of the company's sales charts. Jaguar hopes they can strike gold once again with the 2018 E-Pace that made its debut today.

    Compared to the F-Pace, the E-Pace is about foot shorter in overall length. Many design cues from the F-Pace are here such as a tall beltline, sculpted rear fenders, an F-Type-inspired rear tailgate, and slim taillights. The interior looks to be directly lifted from F-Type with a similar center stack layout - including the grab handle on the passenger side. All models get a 10-inch touchscreen with the latest version of Jaguar Land Rover's InTouch Pro infotainment system and two USB ports - optional is each seat getting a USB port.

    The U.S. will get a turbocharged 2.0L inline-four in two states of tune; 246 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque or 296 and 295 if you opt for the R-Dynamic. Power flows through a nine-speed automatic to all four wheels. 0-60 takes 6.6 seconds with the standard 2.0L and 5.9 seconds with the R-Dynamic. 

    Interestingly, the E-Pace isn't based on the platform that underpins the F-Pace. Instead, it uses the same platform that you'll find under the Range Rover Evoque. Jaguar has made some changes to it to make it feel more Jaguar-y with a multi-link suspension setup for the front and rear, stiffer bushings, and a set of anti-roll bars. An optional Configurable Dynamics package will bring adaptive dampers to tune the ride to your liking.

    The E-Pace arrives in the U.S. early next year with a base price of $39,595 with destination.

    Source: Jaguar

    NEW JAGUAR E-PACE ROLLS INTO THE RECORD BOOKS

    – All new Jaguar E-PACE revealed with epic barrel roll
    – Dynamic twist sets an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Furthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle5
    – Final test proves E-PACE lives up to the Jaguar ‘Art of Performance’ philosophy
    – Inspiration from one of cinema’s most iconic car stunts
    – Attitude and stance come as standard with Jaguar’s new compact performance SUV
    – Sports car looks with SUV practicality for the next generation of Jaguar customers
    – Agile, responsive chassis and sports car driveline technology make E-PACE the hot hatch of its segment
    – Next-generation digital tech keeps you connected, with available 4G Wi-Fi, and a 10-inch touchscreen as standard
    – Standard all-wheel drive keeps you connected to the road in adverse conditions
    – Priced from $38,600, customers can order and configure their Jaguar E-PACE at www.jaguarusa.com
     
    (LONDON, U.K.) – July 13, 2017 - The new Jaguar E-PACE has set an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ title during its world premiere. The compact performance SUV leapt into the record books with a 50 foot-long jump, complete with a 270-degree corkscrew-like ‘barrel roll’.

    Demonstrating the agility, precision and performance of the newest Jaguar SUV, the feat was the final test for E-PACE after 25 grueling months of work across four continents to test extreme durability and that it lived up to the Jaguar ‘Art of Performance’ philosophy.

    The Jaguar E-PACE is a five-seat, compact SUV that packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a practical and connected all-wheel drive vehicle.

    Trademark Jaguar driving dynamics and design put the brand’s sports car DNA in a practical design, packed with advanced technologies to keep you connected. The E-PACE is the newest member of the Jaguar SUV family, joining the all electric I-PACE Concept and the 2017 World Car of the Year winner, the Jaguar F-PACE, which was launched in 2015 with a spectacular GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ setting loop-the-loop.

    The E-PACE exterior design is inspired by the Jaguar F-TYPE sports car and characterized by the distinctive Jaguar grill, muscular proportions, short overhangs and powerful haunches that give the vehicle a bold and purposeful stance, instantly communicating its dynamic agility. Jaguar sports car DNA is also evident in the fast sweep of the roofline and the distinctive side window design.
     
    Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said, “Established Jaguar design principles ensure the E-PACE is immediately recognizable as the sports car of its class. Our new compact SUV combines the interior space, connectivity and security that families expect with the kind of proportions, purity of design and performance not usually associated with such a practical vehicle.”

    The E-PACE completed its world record jump at ExCeL in London – one of only a handful of venues in the UK big enough to accommodate the 525-foot run-up and run-off, vital for the 50-foot leap. Behind the wheel was stunt driver Terry Grant, who has completed stunts on many film sets and holds an impressive 21 GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ titles.

    Grant said, “As far as I am aware, no production car has ever cleanly completed a bona-fide barrel roll and therefore it has always been an ambition of mine to perform one ever since I was a boy. After driving the Jaguar F-PACE in the record-breaking loop-the-loop, it has been amazing to help launch the next chapter of the PACE family in an even more dramatic dynamic feat.”

    Unsurprisingly, the barrel roll is not one to be tried at home. Months of testing and analysis were completed to fine-tune the stunt, including achieving precisely the correct speed of run-up. The ramps were modeled extensively using CAD before any jumps took place. Terry experienced a G-Force of 5.5 during the 270 degree twist, and required a 525-foot run up to hit the air at the correct speed.

    Guinness World Record™ adjudicator Pravin Patel said, “This amazing feat really was a sight to behold.
    While I’ve seen the barrel roll stunt in film, witnessing this incredible feat in real life was something pretty
    special. Congratulations to Terry and Jaguar for setting another epic Guinness World Record ™ title.”
    The reveal of the E-PACE was followed by a spectacular musical performance by Pete Tong & The
    Heritage Orchestra who presented the now legendary Ibiza Classics.
     
    As a celebration of the new Jaguar
    E-PACE, Pete collaborated with singer-songwriter Raye to perform “You Don’t Know Me” by Jax Jones -
    a hit that features Raye and has over 230 million plays on Spotify and over 130 million YouTube views.
    Tong said, "I've been working with the Heritage Orchestra for the past couple of years but this is the first
    time I've been involved in something like this, it's very exciting and I'm glad to be a part of it! Jaguar
    breaking the Guinness World Record for the barrel roll was mind-blowing. This creative approach to
    revealing the new Jaguar E-PACE was the inspiration behind the collaboration between myself and Raye
    and we are now planning to put the track on my new album."
     

    The Jaguar E-PACE: Connected, Intelligent, Agile, Responsive

    The Jaguar E-PACE is connected and intelligent. A 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system comes as
    standard and connects customers to their favorite apps, including Spotify. The standard InControl Remote
    & Protect system automatically alerts emergency services in case of an accident and allows you to check
    fuel levels and mileage remotely via a smartphone or smartwatch. Customers can also warm up the
    vehicle or cool it down via their smartphone as part of this system.

    Digital connectivity can be found throughout the cabin, ready for every need of the modern family. There
    are up to four 12-volt charging points and five USB connections as well as an optional 4G Wi-Fi hotspot
    for up to eight devices.

    The compact SUV can seat five in comfort with generous rear legroom, while the large luggage space is
    made possible by the vehicle’s sophisticated Integral Link rear suspension architecture.

    The optional Configurable Dynamics system gives the driver even more control with individual settings for
    the throttle, automatic transmission, steering, and, where fitted, the Adaptive Dynamics suspension
    system3. The optional Adaptive Dynamics system is designed to sense driver input, body and wheel
    movements and pre-emptively loads the suspension and chassis and adjusts the damping for improved
    roll control and agility.
     
    The E-PACE is available with the choice of two 2.0-liter turbocharged Ingenium gasoline engines. The
    flagship 296HP Ingenium engine powers the sporting SUV from 0-60mph in just 5.9 seconds (6.4
    seconds for the 0-100km/h sprint) before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 152mph
    (243km/h).

    The Active Driveline all-wheel-drive system in R-Dynamic models is a technological first for Jaguar. The
    intelligent set-up combines all-wheel drive traction with Jaguar’s unmistakable rear-wheel-drive feel. The
    system’s torque-biasing capability delivers added stability and dynamics in varying conditions and
    weather.

    The E-PACE features the very latest driver assistance technologies as standard equipment. A stereo
    camera underpins the advanced Autonomous Emergency Braking system, which supports Lane Keep
    Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition, as well as the Intelligent Speed Limiter and Driver Condition Monitor
    systems. Front and rear parking aids are also standard.

    The camera also combines with the electric power assisted steering system and rear radars to deliver a
    Blind Spot Assist function, to help reduce the risk of sideswipe collisions on multi-lane roads. A new
    Forward Traffic Detection system also warns drivers of approaching vehicles at junctions where visibility
    is restricted.

    The E-PACE is the first Jaguar vehicle to feature the company’s next-generation Head-Up Display
    technology. The advanced display can project up to 66 percent more information onto the windshield
    using large, full-color graphics with enhanced clarity. Essential information including vehicle speed and
    navigation directions are in full view at all times, with alerts and updates for the infotainment and
    convenience features all projected in the driver’s eyeline.

    An optional 12.3-inch full color digital instrument panel and choice of two premium audio systems
    developed with Meridian™ put the E-PACE on a par with its class when it comes to interior technology.
    The E-PACE is also available with Jaguar’s innovative wearable Activity Key. The waterproof and
    shockproof wristband has an integrated transponder, allowing the driver to lock the main key inside the
    vehicle when enjoying outdoor pursuits such as running or cycling.

    Whenever the Activity Key is activated, by holding the wristband up to the upper edge of the license plate
    surround on the tailgate, any conventional key fobs left inside the vehicle are disabled.

    Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that the newest member of its Jaguar PACE family, the E-PACE, will
    be manufactured in Europe and Asia to satisfy expected customer demand for the compact SUV. From
    late 2017, the Jaguar E-PACE will be the first vehicle to be produced as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s
    contract manufacturing agreement with Magna Steyr, an operating unit of Magna Inc, in Austria. It will be
    joined by the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE from 2018. The Jaguar E-PACE will be also be manufactured at
    Chery Jaguar Land Rover’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Changshu exclusively for Chinese
    customers.

    Sign in to follow this  


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    I think they wanted to tie it to the XE sedan, since this is the small crossover.

    There is an i-Pace electric crossover too.  

    • Upvote 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    The thing that I realized about Jag is they have their naming scheme out of whack..everyone else uses X to signify crossover---X3, X5, QX, etc but because of historic naming like XJ and XK their cars have the X prefix...

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    1 hour ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    The thing that I realized about Jag is they have their naming scheme out of whack..everyone else uses X to signify crossover---X3, X5, QX, etc but because of historic naming like XJ and XK their cars have the X prefix...

    You don't really favor that sort of unilateral conformity, do you? Personally, I loathe it.
    I have no interest in Jaguars but I'll tip my cap to any resistance to homogenization.

    • Like 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    14 minutes ago, balthazar said:

    You don't really favor that sort of unilateral conformity, do you? Personally, I loathe it.
    I have no interest in Jaguars but I'll tip my cap to any resistance to homogenization.

    Nah, I was being facetious...pointing out the incongruity relative to the competition..though I do wonder if some prospective customers are confused when they discover the XE, XF, etc aren't crossovers... 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Wow.  As I suspected, the F-Pace keeps Jaguar relevant by being their best-selling vehicle.  Now they release a little brother to the most popular model in the lineup.  An E-Pace starting around $40K puts it just above Buick Envision territory given the similarities in size.  In this increasingly crowded luxury CUV space, I wonder how the E-Pace will stand out these days.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    15 hours ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    The thing that I realized about Jag is they have their naming scheme out of whack..everyone else uses X to signify crossover---X3, X5, QX, etc but because of historic naming like XJ and XK their cars have the X prefix...

    I understand this but hate it if they did follow that just to be like everyone else. I do think they could have used the e for their pure electric line rather than i. Why not call this model the i-pace and their pure ev e-pace which ties into electricity. Or they could have called it J-Pace for their EV since Joules is a part of the EV culture. I just wish more thought would go into the names.

    • Upvote 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    2 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    I understand this but hate it if they did follow that just to be like everyone else. I do think they could have used the e for their pure electric line rather than i. Why not call this model the i-pace and their pure ev e-pace which ties into electricity. Or they could have called it J-Pace for their EV since Joules is a part of the EV culture. I just wish more thought would go into the names.

    J-Pace is a cool idea... yeah, the 'e-' prefix would seem appropriate for a pure electric...the 'i' prefix makes me think of Apple products. 

    • Haha 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    1 minute ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    J-Pace is a cool idea... yeah, the 'e-' prefix would seem appropriate for a pure electric...the 'i' prefix makes me think of Apple products. 

    Yea, they might get sued by Apple for using their i designation! :P 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    7 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    Yea, they might get sued by Apple for using their i designation! :P 

    You never know..it's happened with other consumer products.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    J-Pace would have to be the full size crossover since the XJ is the full size sedan.  Rumor is the XJ will be dropped due to poor sales.  Jaguar will probably have more crossovers than cars in a couple years, interesting since they are the car division and Land Rover is the SUV side, but it goes to show how much people want crossovers.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
    Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

    Guest
    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Similar Content

    • By Drew Dowdell
      Cadillac will be unveiling the Cadillac CT4 along with a V-series version on May 30th according to Motor1.
      Both the CT4 and CT5 ride on a second generation Alpha platform called Alpha 2.  The CT5 is offered in rear-wheel drive with all-wheel drive being an option. It is highly likely that the CT4 will get this same offering. 
      There is word that the V-series version of the Cadillac CT5 will also debut.  It is likely to pack the same 4.2-liter Blackwing V8 that is available in the CT6. The CT4 V-series is likely to get an uprated version of the 3.0TT.
      While the CT5 is more of a fastback style, the spyshots of the CT4 shows a more conventional sedan profile and an Escala style grille similar to the CT5's.
      The CT5 is likely to start in the high mid-$30k range while the CT4 will be aimed more at entry-level luxury buyers. 

      View full article
    • By Drew Dowdell
      Cadillac will be unveiling the Cadillac CT4 along with a V-series version on May 30th according to Motor1.
      Both the CT4 and CT5 ride on a second generation Alpha platform called Alpha 2.  The CT5 is offered in rear-wheel drive with all-wheel drive being an option. It is highly likely that the CT4 will get this same offering. 
      There is word that the V-series version of the Cadillac CT5 will also debut.  It is likely to pack the same 4.2-liter Blackwing V8 that is available in the CT6. The CT4 V-series is likely to get an uprated version of the 3.0TT.
      While the CT5 is more of a fastback style, the spyshots of the CT4 shows a more conventional sedan profile and an Escala style grille similar to the CT5's.
      The CT5 is likely to start in the high mid-$30k range while the CT4 will be aimed more at entry-level luxury buyers. 
    • By Drew Dowdell
      Buick is reportedly working on a crossover coupe to add to its lineup in the US.  This vehicle would be in addition to, rather than replace, any vehicles in the current lineup. 
      Most of Buick's recent lineup has been a rebadge of some other brand's designs, this new vehicle would be a departure from that with Buick leading the design process from the start. CarDesignNews was shown some sketches and models of future Buicks and what they saw would "turn everything you think about Buick on its ear".  It is a bold design that will shock people both inside and outside the industry.  The designs would feel familiar without using specific cues. 
      Buick also took the time to insist that Buick would not become a China-only brand even though 4 out of every 5 Buicks are sold there. The bulk of the design work takes place in Warren, Michigan, while smaller design teams work in Shanghai, Melbourne, and near Seoul. 
      As far as the name, Buick has trademarked Enspire for the U.S., so that has a strong possibility of coming to fruition. No timeline is set for the release of the new crossover, but the overhaul of the Buick look is well underway.
       

      View full article
    • By Drew Dowdell
      Buick is reportedly working on a crossover coupe to add to its lineup in the US.  This vehicle would be in addition to, rather than replace, any vehicles in the current lineup. 
      Most of Buick's recent lineup has been a rebadge of some other brand's designs, this new vehicle would be a departure from that with Buick leading the design process from the start. CarDesignNews was shown some sketches and models of future Buicks and what they saw would "turn everything you think about Buick on its ear".  It is a bold design that will shock people both inside and outside the industry.  The designs would feel familiar without using specific cues. 
      Buick also took the time to insist that Buick would not become a China-only brand even though 4 out of every 5 Buicks are sold there. The bulk of the design work takes place in Warren, Michigan, while smaller design teams work in Shanghai, Melbourne, and near Seoul. 
      As far as the name, Buick has trademarked Enspire for the U.S., so that has a strong possibility of coming to fruition. No timeline is set for the release of the new crossover, but the overhaul of the Buick look is well underway.
       
    • By Drew Dowdell
      The Hyundai Sonata broke cover a couple of weeks before the New York Auto Show, but I finally got to see it on Thursday.  While there are frequent reports that the midsize sedan segment is dying, it still is able to move about 153,000 units just in the month of March.  Hyundai sees an opportunity here as some of its competition, namely the Ford Fusion, will be going to the great used-car lot in the sky in the near future.  Still, the Sonata has only sold around 21,000 units year to date while Nissan can move that many Altimas in a month and Accord and Camry do even better.  So what is Hyundai going for here by introducing a new Sonata?  They're going for sexy.
      The midsize market is a conservative one, few models are ever called sexy. Hyundai has gone out of their way to give the Sonata a sexy look without looking odd (Accord) or overwrought (Camry). Up front, there is a huge.. HUGE...grille opening. It has the somewhat traditional six-sided shape but is pinched in a little at the bottom.  Above that are the lighting accents that most everyone will mention when talking about this car.  Along the hood, they are chrome strips that light up when the car is on.  Once this thing hits the streets it will be a very distinctive visual feature that will separate this car from the Accords and Camrys.  The character line flows from the headlights along the body in a very slight S-curve.  Multiple creases on the door panels help keep the car from looking slab-sided. The wheels are an attractive two-tone 10-spoke design.  Around back is a full-width U-shape taillamp setup that looks like the Honda Civic setup, but upside down. It integrates into a rather tall (for a family sedan) spoiler on the rear trunk like. The tops of the taillights have small fins that ostensibly direct airflow the way Hyundai intends.  The overall exterior is handsome and sensuous and does a good job of distinguishing itself from others in the class. 
       Inside is a mixed bag. The overall look is handsome and restrained, but areas of cost-cutting were visible. There is cheaper plastic on the door panels, lower dash, and parts of the center console.  Still, it is hard to argue with a full TFT screen for the gauge cluster and a large, wide infotainment system in the center.  The infotainment system sits high on the dash and looks like a tablet popping up from below. Controls are simple and easy to reach, and Hyundai has joined the ranks of the new decade by removing the shifter and replacing it with push-button controls. I like Hyundai's setup better than Honda's which I have to think about to use. The seats are a bit flat, but there is plenty of head and leg room. I do like Hyundai's use of two-tone interior, but that won't be on all cars. 
      At release, the Hyundai Sonata will come with two engines, a 2.5 direct injected 4-cylinder with 191 horsepower at 6,100 RPM and 181 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. An optional 1.6T will have 180 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque from 1,5000 - 4,500 rpm.  The 2.5 will get 33mpg combined and the 1.6T will get 31mpg combined.   Some have balked at the idea that the buy-up engine has less horsepower than the base engine, but in this case, it is the flat torque curve that will really make the 1.6T feel faster.  For those who are wanting more power, Hyundai is reportedly working on an N-Line version that will have over 275 horsepower.  For the greenies, a hybrid is coming soon as well, with a possibly plug-in version in the works. Driving impressions will have to wait until this fall.
      Overall, Hyundai has a very strong contender for the shrinking mid-size market. Not all of the Ford Fusion owners will go to crossovers, so Hyundai looks ready to scoop them up.
       


      View full article
  • Social Stream

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. motorman
      motorman
      (85 years old)
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • My Clubs

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

facebook

×
×
  • Create New...