From the beginning of the year, the Jaguar E-Pace 2021 will make the choice even more difficult for those looking for a luxury compact SUV. If the British F-Pace-inspired model so far exuded excessive sobriety of lines on its exterior and exterior, now, its design has become much more modern.
On the market since 2017, Jaguar claims that this new E-Pace is based on a totally new architecture that, among other benefits, enables the existence of a hybrid variant and another plug-in in the new range of the compact SUV. Inside, like its range brothers, it receives a large touch screen, although it is not floating as in the F-Type.
On the front of the Jaguar E-Pace, which will basically continue to be a miniature F-Pace, there is a more aggressive grille with a logo framed in red, in the style of the 70s models. The LED headlights, there are some as an option. Pixel-LED- with inverted double-L signature highlight the chrome grille surrounds and air intakes. The front direction indicators are dynamic for the first time on the model.
The bonnet has four ribs, two central and two on each side, which gives a more dynamic appearance to the entire front. In the wake of the 2021 E-Pace, the lights are also finer and more integrated finishing; below, there is a new bumper with double exhaust outlet as standard, for aesthetics, to the entire range of this SUV composed more of three and four-cylinder engines (there are up to 21 options, then we go with them).
According to Par Patel, Jaguar’s exterior design manager during the video of the presentation of the E-Pace 2021: “the changes in our SUV go far beyond what is seen in its body since it is based on a new architecture which now allows hybrid and plug-in versions on this model “.
Plug-in version with 55 km of autonomy
Craig Heargraves, Engine Manager at Jaguar, assures about the chassis of this new model: “the new E-Pace has been the first model of the brand manufactured on the new transversal premium platform that provides more interior space and the possibility of hybridization to 48V and a plug-in model. This compact architecture, with a brand of aluminum and high-strength steels, minimizes length, and increases space. ”
In fact, the E-Pace 2021 P300e Plug-in hybrid – the name of the plug-in variant – has the same space inside despite the fact that the battery is housed under the passenger compartment, right in the center of the vehicle. The engine of this version is the standard for the entire range of the SUV, three-cylinder gasoline and 1.5 liters of displacement, with 200 HP of power.
Right in the middle of the rear axle, to save space and provide instant all-wheel drive, the hybrid E-Pace will have a 100 hp electric motor – capable of developing up to 309 hp and 540 Nm on time. The 15 kWh battery (charges to 80% in 30 minutes) allows charging at 7 or 32 KW in alternating current and higher powers in continuous.
The range in 100% electric model of the Jaguar E-Pace 2021 P300e Plug-in hybrid is located at 55 km homologated in the WLTP cycle and has an average consumption of 2.0 l / 100 km. On the other hand, the model achieves an acceleration from 0 to 100 km in just 6.5 s. The management of the entire system is carried out through a nine-speed automatic transmission and there are three driving modes available: Hybrid, Electric, and Save (to safeguard the battery charge).
In the case of plug-in non-hybrid models, the E-Pace 2021’s all-wheel drive is ensured by the Active Driveline system, which engages or disengages the rear axle in 30 milliseconds through a differential. Inside the E-Pace, while somewhat less refined than the F-Pace, there is a large center screen and a digital cockpit, both with the PiviPro operating system.
The dashboard has a design, with many metallic details that seem to envelop the driver thanks to an arm that ends in the gear field, around which there are more storage space and a wireless charging surface.