Automotive News by Richard Truett
Jaguar confirmed that the E-Pace will become the brand’s second SUV/crossover next year. A third crossover, the battery-powered I-Pace, will join Jaguar’s lineup after the E-Pace, also next year.
The E-Pace will ride on the platform that underpins the XE sedan. It will compete against cars such as the BMW X1.
“The combination of sports car looks with Jaguar performance will ensure that the E-Pace stands out,” Ian Callum, Jaguar director of design, said in a statement.
Technical details are few, but Jaguar says the E-Pace will be available with the company’s Ingenium gasoline and diesel engines. The E-Pace will come standard with all-wheel drive.
Jaguar will officially introduce the E-Pace in London on July 13.
The E-Pace, like the I-Pace, will be built by the Austrian contract manufacturer Magna Steyr at its plant in Graz, the magazine Automobil Produktion reported on Wednesday, citing company sources.
“Every Jaguar is designed to excite the senses, and we think E-Pace will do just that, albeit with its own character,” Callum said.
Porsche created the successful template for high-performance crossover vehicles with the Cayenne and Macan.
The F-Pace crossover, launched last year, has been one of the hottest-selling vehicles in Jaguar’s history.
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