New Jaguar E-Pace goes on sale in SA

Jaguar E-Pace significantly refreshed with new tech and engines

Reuben Van Niekerk
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Jaguar E-Pace
Jaguar SUV

The significantly updated Jaguar E-Pace, featuring an enhanced interior, fresh exterior, cutting edge Pivi Pro infotainment and a choice of powerful yet efficient engines, is now available in South Africa.

 

Inside story

At the centre of the refreshed interior is an 11.4-inch curved-glass high definition touchscreen, which is used to control the new Pivi Pro infotainment system. Two special coatings featuring anti-glare and fingerprint resistant technology add to its usability.

 

The redesign provides easier access to the large storage space in front of the updated drive selector, and now also incorporates a 15W wireless device charger.

 

A focus on material selection throughout includes soft touch materials for driver touch points around the cluster, cricket ball stitching on the drive selector and metallic speaker accents and vent finishes which all combine to exemplify the premium interior. An updated steering wheel, features hidden-until-lit switches and metal gearshift paddles.

 

Refreshed exterior

Upfront the all-LED headlights feature double J daytime running light signatures, which are also available with optional Pixel LED technology for increased resolution and brightness. The grille has been treated to diamond detailing and features a contemporary noble chrome finish, side fender vents incorporate the iconic Leaper emblem.

 

The rear bumper has been treated to a mesh insert between the tail pipes. All-LED tail lights now feature Jaguar’s chicane graphic.

 

All models are now available with the Black Exterior pack and can be upgraded further to R-Dynamic trim, which adds a series of performance-focussed design elements.

 

Four engine options

An advanced three-cylinder, 1,5-litre engine has been added to the Ingenium family and is available in the E-Pace with plug-in hybrid technology. Fitted to the P300e PHEV model it combines the 147kW petrol engine with an 80kW Electric Rear Axle Drive motor to deliver a combined 227kW and 540Nm.

 

The updated E-Pace is also available with a next-generation 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines mated to nine–speed gearboxes and all-wheel drive. The D200 offers 147kW and 430Nm.

 

The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine is available in two states of tune. The P250 offers 184kW and 365Nm. In the P300, which is only available in the 300 Sport designation, the same engine boasts 221kW and 400Nm.

 

Smart technology

All E-Pace models are fitted with Jaguar Drive Control featuring Comfort, Eco and Dynamic modes. The settings, selected through a toggle switch next to the new Drive Selector, adapt to the E-Pace’s steering, transmission, throttle and adaptive damping calibrations.

 

Adaptive surface response replaces Rain-Ice-Snow mode in turn automatically determining the most appropriate setting by continuously monitoring the surface conditions.

 

Pricing

E-Pace R-Dynamic S D200

R868 000

E-Pace R-Dynamic SE D200

R898 600

E-Pace R-Dynamic HSE D200

R938 800

E-Pace R-Dynamic S P250

R927 500

E-Pace R-Dynamic SE P250

R958 100

E-Pace R-Dynamic HSE P250

R998 300

E-Pace R-Dynamic S P300e

R1 165 500

E-Pace R-Dynamic SE P300e

R1 196 100

E-Pace R-Dynamic HSE P300e

R1 236 300

E-Pace300 SPORT P300

R1 046 900