After the sedans and the large SUV, Jaguar is now giving the smaller E-Pace a lift. It is primarily about electrification.
Around three years after its debut, Jaguar is now making its entry-level SUV E-Pace fit for the future. In addition to more networking, there is for the first time a plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid technology for the other engines. The prices are increasing, starting now at 38.000 euros.
For the new socket variant, the British are combining a 147 kW / 200 PS strong 1,5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor on the rear axle that contributes 80 kW / 109 PS. That adds up to a system output of 227 kW / 309 PS, with a range of 65 kilometers from Jaguar. Another new addition to the drive range is a 1,5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with 118 kW / 160 hp and mild hybrid technology, which is the only petrol engine to be delivered with front-wheel drive.
The other engines also receive e-support, albeit in a mild form from a 48-volt starter generator. With the four-cylinder petrol engines (147 kW / 200 PS to 220 kW / 300 PS) this is always on board, as is the 150 kW / 204 PS four-cylinder diesel and its weaker offshoot with 120 kW / 163 PS and automatic. Only the hand-shifted variant with front-wheel drive - all other models on the diesel side are all-wheel drive too - must do without mild hybrid technology.
There is also a push for modernization in the interior. The infotainment system is being converted to the latest software, which is now connected to the Internet and, among other things, allows wireless updates. There is also a new cabin filter that also works with ionization. The lifted E-Pace is externally recognizable by a modified bumper with a new air inlet, LED headlights and a modified radiator grille.
The revamped mid-range SUV can be ordered immediately, deliveries will start in spring 2021. Compared to the current model, entry into Jaguar's crossover class has become around 2.000 euros more expensive - the price list previously started at 36.000 euros.