The British automaker, Jaguar, is planning to expand its SUV lineup in India with the launch of the Jaguar E-Pace Compact SUV by early 2019.
The E-Space compact SUV had been revealed by Jaguar last year. The smallest SUV of Jaguar is the modified version of its elder sibling, theF-Pace. Once launched, the E-Space will be the first Jaguar product to be manufactured outside the UK at the Magna Steyr’s plant in Austria. When launched in India, this SUV is expected to attract both the SUV lovers as well as driving enthusiasts and become the flagship product of the company in the country.
The Jagua E-Pace will be the first car to be manufactured outside the UK by the British automaker
Considering the excitement and expectation of the Indian buyers for the new Jaguar E-Pace by the British carmaker, we have collected some important information about it. Read on to discover what to expect from this premium SUV.
1. 2019 Jaguar E-Pace Launch Date in India
The E-Pace compact SUV has already available in several international markets. Its Indian launch is projected to be in the first quarter of 2019. We will inform you as soon as Jaguar Land Rover announces it.
2. 2019 Jaguar E-Pace Exterior
Underpinned by the Discover platform, the new E-Pace will be the narrower version of the F-Pace. It will be one of the shortest cars in its lineup with a 4,345mm length; a 1,984mm width and a 1,649mm height as well as a 2,681mm wheelbase. Its boot space will be 577 litres, which can be further expanded when the rear seats are folded, a little bit larger than its counterparts.
New Jaguar E-Pace Dimensions
577 litres and more
The E-Pace SUV is expected to resemble the F-Pace and borrow some features from the F-Type, but still preserves its own identity. While the overall front of the E-Pace looks like the F-Type, the front grille is likely to be identical to the F-Pace. The side profile will come with 21-inch alloy wheels compared to the standard 17-inch ones and a panoramic glass roof. The rear will also take the inspiration from the F-Type, but with new LED tail lamps and novel chicane graphic decorations. The car’s sportiness will be further improved, thanks to the flared wheel arches.
Despite some similar exterior features to the F-Pace, the 2019 Jaguar E-Pace will still keep some unique features
3. 2019 Jaguar E-Pace Interior
The cabin of the 2019 Jaguar E-Pace will also be inspired by the F-Type, providing comfortable travel experience for both short and tall passengers with its high seating position. The passengers on the side of the central console will be offered 360-degree grab handle, like the F-Type. Moreover, the sports stick shifter will replace the rotary gear selector in the new E-Pace.
Other expected interior features of the small new SUV includes a leather-covered driving wheel, a 12.3-inch TFT digital instrument panel, a head-up display and a standard 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with voice control. Nevertheless, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be absent in this vehicle; instead, it will still keep Jaguar’s InControl Pro connectivity feature. The SUV also comes with five USB charging points and a 4-G wifi hotspot which is connectable to 8 devices.
The 2019 Jaguar E-Pace cabin is equipped with a wide range of top-notch features
4. 2019 Jaguar E-Pace Performance
The baby SUV receives the power from Jaguar’s new 2.0L 4-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel motor which is also used in the XE sedan. While the turbo petrol motor can generate 247bhp or 297bhp of max power, the diesel engine can churn out three tune states: 148bhp, 177bhp and 237bhp. Both of these engines are mated to an MT or the 9-speed AT unit. The top-spec 297bhp petrol variant can speed up from a standstill to 100kmph in 5.9 seconds.
2019 Jaguar E-Pace Engine Types
2.0L Ingenium 4-cylinder petrol engine
2.0L Ingenium 4-cylinder diesel engine
5. 2019 Jaguar E-Pace Smart Technology
Jaguar Land Rover has recently equipped a ‘self-learning’ Smart Settings tech and an Adaptive Dynamics suspension set-up in the new E-Pace. The Smart Settings Tech can learn the driver’s habit and adjust the car to help the driver drive more easily and more comfortably. Additionally, the E-Pace can recognize the driver through the key fob and smartphone Bluetooth. The seat, the infotainment system and the seat can automatically adjust, depending on the driver’s habits.
The new Jaguar E-Pace is packed with Configurable Dynamics tech which can adjust the steering, throttle and gearbox. With an aim to providing the driver with a rear-wheel drive feel, Torque Vectoring and Active Driveline are also provided. The SUV offers both all-wheel and front-wheel drive choices.
With the smart technologies on offer, the Jaguar E-Pace is easiest to drive than ever before
6. 2019 Jaguar E-Pace Variants, Price and Competition in India
It has been confirmed by Jaguar Land Rover that the E-Space will be available with three trim levels: S, SE and HSE. The SUV will also come with the sportier R-Dynamic model. In the UK market, the starting price of the SUV is 28,500 pounds, equivalent to Rs 23.77 lakh. Expected to take on the likes of the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1 in the Indian market, the baby SUV of the British automaker will be priced in the range of Rs 32 lakh to Rs 36 lakh.
The 2019 Jaguar E-Pace will have a quite high price when launched in India
The Jaguar E-Pace baby SUV will be a modified but smaller version of the Jaguar F-Pace but with some unique features of its own. With some modern smart technologies and appealing look, it is expected to rival some luxury vehicles in Indian auto market like the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1, and have a quite high price, starting from 32 lakh, which can be considered one of its minus points.
What do you think about the new small SUV of Jaguar and its prospect in the teeming Indian SUV segment in particular and the potential Indian auto market in general? Can its smart technology and attractive appearance compensate for the high price? Share with us in the comment section below.
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