Jaguar on Tuesday unveiled an updated version of its E-Pace. The compact crossover SUV was already one of the best-looking options in its segment, and it has combined the good looks with a few new tech features in the cabin and under the hood.
Starting with the design, the British car manufacturer has altered the front fascia with a new bumper and grille mesh design with diamond detailing. The E-Pace also features all-new LED headlights with ‘Double J’ daytime running light signatures that can be optioned with Pixel LED technology.
As for the rear, the facelifted E-Pace includes a new mesh insert. Jaguar has also fitted new LED taillights inspired by those of the all-electric I-Pace and complete with a chicane-inspired graphic.
You’ll notice the changes inside, however. Eyes will instantly fall to a revised center stack that includes an 11.4-inch curved-glass touchscreen that stretches much lower than before. It’s command-central for Jaguar’s Pivi Pro infotainment system which features everything from Google and Microsoft Outlook to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more. It sits atop a center console with an updated shift stalk, and for the driver there’s a new steering wheel that’s both familiar and different with a dual-spoke design at the base. A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster remains optional, with dials holding steady as standard-issue equipment.
A handful of different variants will be offered depending on the market. Sitting at the base of the range is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 247 hp and 269 lb-ft (365 Nm) of torque and paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. New for 2021 is the E-Pace 300 Sport model, complete with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with mild-hybrid technology and producing an impressive 296 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque.
The E-Pace 300 Sport includes Jaguar’s second-generation Active Driveline AWD system that is able to transfer torque between the front and rear axles. This system works in conjunction with two independent electronically-controlled wet-plate clutches that distribute torque suitably across the rear wheels and with the ability to direct 100 per cent of torque to either rear wheel in just 100 milliseconds.
The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace P250 starts at $42,045, also the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace P250 SE also priced at $47,145. The range-topping 300 Sport starts at 2021 Jaguar E-Pace 300 Sport starts $51,045