The performance-oriented Jaguar E-Pace compact crossover will slot in one of the market’s hottest segments, has a starting price under $40,000, and is loaded with connectivity and safety features, such as head-up display and a semiautonomous off-road driving system that allows the driver to take his or her feet off the pedals while the vehicle drives over slippery terrain. The E-Pace is also fast, with one model reaching 60 mph in under 6 seconds.
Finbar McFall, Jaguar Land Rover’s global product marketing director, says that the company expects 80 percent of customers to be new to the Jaguar brand. He said the E-Pace may be a family’s only vehicle and that it has been designed to cater to those who value connectivity. He said that there is a USB port for every passenger. There are also four electrical sockets in the interior and the E-Pace comes standard with a Wi-Fi hotspot. The five-passenger E-Pace is powered by Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium 2.0-liter gasoline engine available in 246- and 296-hp variants. Read more