Like the F-Pace, the smaller E-Pace promises to combine sports car design with everyday practicality and a bit of soft roading, thanks to AWD and a fairly high ground clearance. The E-Pace follows on from the F-Pace which helped boost Jaguar’s sales by 83 per cent last year and the all-electric I-Pace concept which will go into production in 2018.
Not much is known about the E-Pace as far as the mechanical bits are concerned. That being said, the vehicle will make use of the same set of petrol and diesel units from Jaguar-Land Rover’s Ingenium engine range. Also found in the new Discovery Sport and the Evoque, these engines will also be offered as hybrid powertrains in the E-Pace.
The F-Pace is attracting a huge demand globally. The smaller E-Pace, then, ideally should generate enough volumes for Jaguar to make a serious impact in the compact crossover market.