The new Jaguar E-Pace is a completely transformed vehicle; with every aspect of the car being refreshed and enhanced to the max it has gained a dominant and sophisticated presence. The SUV retains visual benefit from its stunningly crafted exterior, technical benefit from its upgraded accessories and comfort benefit from its ambient interior.

Appearing more luxurious in its feel and catching the interest of everyone that sees it, this SUV has endured extensive changes to its outer body and internal machinations. On the outside, the E-Pace sports a fresh grille mesh in modern Noble Chrome styling and new side fender vents, the former featuring diamond detailing and the latter with Leaper insignia. Its headlights now offer more brightness with the ‘Double J’ Daytime Running Light (DRL) and Adaptive Driving Beam helps in increasing visibility and minimising glare. Its backside has also seen some enhancements with new mesh insert in the lower bumper and Narvik Black finishing according to its R-Dynamic scheme. On the inside, the car offers a more luxurious feel to the passengers and is designed majorly for driver comfort and ease of access.

The Drive Selector plays its part in adding to the interior beauty and technical ease with its cricket-ball stitching and 15W wireless charger. Keeping up with its luxurious theme, it has features metallic detailing for speakers, vents and rotary dials. Inspired by the I-Pace, its steering wheel has been fitted with hidden-until-lit switches and metal gearshift paddles. Other noticeable features are details like headrests with Jaguar Leaper imprinted logos, ‘Est. 1935 Jaguar Coventry’ upholstery and Jaguar animal print pattern. The performance and power field, it has Premium Transverse Architecture to support its three-cylinder P300e PHEV powertrain and Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) tech on four-cylinder diesel and petrol Ingenium engines. It also has a smart all-wheel drive with fluid programmed transmissions. Capable of featuring both PHEV and MHEV machinery, the 1.5 litre three-cylinder petrol engine is 33 kg lighter than its four-cylinder counterpart. When combined with the P300e PHEV powertrain, this engine and 109PS 15kWh lithium-ion battery powered Electric Rear Axle Drive motor boosts the vehicle from 0-100 km/h in just 6.1 seconds. On the other hand, MHEV and 2.0 litres four-cylinder diesel accelerates 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds.

More qualities like high strength steel pistons help in decreasing friction; vane turbocharger and 2,500 bar piezo common rail injection system have been helpful in minutely controlling fuel deliverance and increasing vehicle productivity. For a wider output range, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine comes in three variations of 200PS, 249PS and 300PS. According to its Premium Transverse Architecture, the body has faced many new changes from its engine mounts to front suspension. These enhancements have been instrumental in improving throttle response and decreasing noise and vibration from external stimuli. Increased traction is also guaranteed with the second gen ‘Standard Driveline’ advancement for equal distribution of torque among front and rear wheels. The Driveline Disconnect technology in Standard Driveline uncouples the AWD system and supplies power only to the front axle. For added connectivity and driver comfort, Jaguar Drive Control has four modes- Comfort, Eco, Rain-Ice-Snow and Dynamic which the driver can choose at their own discretion. E-Pace’s Electronic Vehicle Architecture boasts a slew of features like the Pivi Pro Infotainment technology accessible through an 11.4-inch HD touchscreen. Pivi Pro has largely helped in making the vehicle all the more connected and easier to use. The 300 SPORT run on 300PS petrol engine delivers 0-1—km/h in only 6.6 seconds.

Aayushi Primta

Aayushi Primta

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