The latest Jaguar E-PACE has landed in SA
Jaguar’s smallest SUV, the E-PACE, has gotten an all-new update. Featuring a refreshed exterior, the latest Pivi Pro infotainment, and a variety of powerful and efficient engines, the E-PACE looks to become a more attractive option for buyers. On the exterior side, new all-LED headlights that feature ‘Double J’ Daytime Running Light (DRL) signatures will come standard. Pixel LED technology will be available as an option too, delivering increased resolution and brightness. The front will feature a new mesh grille with diamond detailing, the Jaguar heritage logo, and a contemporary Noble Chrome finish. The side vents will feature Jaguar iconic Leaper emblem on it too.
The rear bumper will feature a mesh insert that will sit somewhere between the standard petrol engine tailpipes. All models no matter the engine will get new slim horizontal blade finishers. The all-LED rear lights have been inspired be the all-electric I-PACE and will feature Jaguar’s chicane graphic. The R-Dynamic trim on the new E-PACE will be more performance orientated, while the Black Exterior Pack will deliver a more dynamic appearance as its bespoke elements all get finished in Narvik Black.
Inside, the latest E-PACE will get an all-new integrated 11.4-inch curved-glass HD touchscreen at the centre of the dashboard. This will be used to control Jaguar’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system. The glass screen will feature two coatings, one that is anti-glare and the second that resists fingerprints. The new Pivi Pro infotainment system will come with Google and Microsoft Outlook calendar integration, allowing the driver to view work diaries and even join important calls or meetings. A new 12.3-inch HD Interactive Driver Display with enhanced graphics will further complement the 11-inch screen. It will feature a configurable layout that will show a full-screen navigation map that has turn-by-turn instructions, digital dials, media, contact list or infotainment details.
The driver touchpoints around the cluster have now been wrapped in soft-touch materials. The driver-focused interior will further feature a new Drive Selector that has a 15W wireless device charger. The latest Drive Selector is now lower and wider than before and features an upper section finished with ‘cricket-ball’ stitching. Metallic speaker accents and metallic vent finishes further complement this luxurious interior, as well as an I-PACE, influenced steering wheel. The headrests will feature an embossed Jaguar Leaper while the upholstery gets ‘Est.1935 Jaguar Coventry’ tags that reference the brand's long rich heritage.
As for engine options, an advanced 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine has made its way to the latest E-PACE family and will be available with plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology. It sheds about 33kg of weight, making it light on the road, Jaguar claims it to be more efficient as well as provide better fuel consumption. The P300e PHEV powertrain will combine the 147kW 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine and an 80kW Electric Rear Axle Drive motor, delivering a combined power output of 227kW and 540Nm of torque. It’s claimed to have sprinted from 0-100 in 6.5 seconds.
Also available on the E-PACE will be the next generation 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel and the latest 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines. The D200, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel variant will produce 147kW of power and 430Nm of torque. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol counterpart on the other hand will get two power outputs. The P250 will produce 184kW and 365Nm of torque. The more powerful P300 on the other hand will produce 221kW and 400Nm of torque. The P300 will also get a range-topping SPORT edition, which Jaguar claims to do 0-100km/h in just 6.9 seconds. All engines will get paired with AWD and nine-speed automatic transmissions.
Pricing (without tax)
E-PACE R-Dynamic S D200 R868 000
E-PACE R-Dynamic SE D200 R898 600
E-PACE R-Dynamic HSE D200 R938 800
E-PACE R-Dynamic S P250 R927 500
E-PACE R-Dynamic SE P250 R958 100
E-PACE R-Dynamic HSE P250 R998 300
E-PACE R-Dynamic S P300e R1 165 500
E-PACE R-Dynamic SE P300e R1 196 100
E-PACE R-Dynamic HSE P300e R1 236 300
E-PACE 300 SPORT P300 R1 046 900