After months of speculation and teaser images, Jaguar has officially confirmed production of a compact performance SUV, which will be called the Jaguar E-Pace.
On the back of the successful Jaguar F-Pace comes a smaller performance compact SUV. The new E-Pace will slot in below the F-Pace and will be followed by the all-electric I-Pace in 2018. Jaguar is going all out with its SUV range and given the popularity of luxury SUVs, the E-Pace will surely be a success. It's interesting to note that the Jaguar F-Pace boosted the brand's sales by 83%, so a smaller and more affordable luxury SUV offering is definitely going to make sound business sense.
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said: “The combination of sports car looks with Jaguar performance will ensure that the E-Pace stands out. Every Jaguar is designed to excite the senses, and we think E-Pace will do just that, albeit with its own individual character.” While we haven't seen the full car in its entirety yet, some details have been released ahead of its world reveal on the 13th July 2017.
We know that it will feature all-wheel drive technology and will be powered by an all-Ingenium line-up of petrol and diesel engines. It'll feature a range of connected technology and safety features, and Jaguar has said that the E-Pace will have indicative pricing from £28,500 in the United Kingdom. That translates directly to R471 231.84 using the exchange rate on 21 June 2017. Based on import duty and estimates, we predict that pricing for the new Jaguar E-Pace will start from R550 000. We'll have more details after the reveal next month, so stay tuned!