2019 Jaguar E-Pace Review, Specs and Release Date – The 2019 Jaguar E-Pace is now on sale in Australia. Watch for our launch review to go live in the coming hours, and refresh your memory on the little cat’s pricing and specs with the below story, first published last year.
2019 Jaguar E-Pace Review, Specs and Release Date
2019 Jaguar E-Pace Review, Specs and Release Date, Having struggled for many decades with few and often outdated products, Jaguar made a major step toward getting back on the horse by launching its first-ever SUV, the Jaguar E-Pace. Inspired by the E-Type sports car, the Jaguar E-Pace received a smaller brother, called the E-Pace, in 2019. Designed to compete against the likes of the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, the E-Pace is not yet in dealerships as of July 2019, yet we’re already thinking about what versions Jaguar might release soon. Obviously, a beefed-up SVR variant is at the highest priority on our list.
The Jaguar E-Pace might be the most talked about Jaguar right now, yet that hasn’t stopped the British manufacturer rolling out a raft of upgrades to the Jaguar E-Pace. Jaguar has often lagged behind when it comes to technology, and the Jaguar E-Pace new Smart Settings tech will help that issue. 2019 BMW X1 Hybrid Review. Simply put, Smart Settings is designed to make your life easier.
2019 Jaguar E-Pace Exterior
2019 Jaguar E-Pace Review, Specs and Release Date, Following in the footsteps of other automakers that spread a design language across the entire range of vehicles, the new Jaguar E-Pace is essentially a shrunken Jaguar E-Pace. Sure, there are some key differences, such as the redesigned headlamps, the beefier rear haunches, the coupe-style roof, and the more rounded design of the quarter windows, however both SUV share many cues. The Jaguar E-Pace looks quite sporty as well. The coupe roof helps, yet so do the tailgate spoiler, the short overhangs, and the massive outlets in the front fascia. Could Jaguar Review improve on that? Definitely. We’ve seen some fine examples from SVR in the past, and I don’t see why the Jaguar E-Pace couldn’t become a more aggressive animal.
The recipe is pretty simple and it’s revealed in our rendering. As usual, the grille and all the air vents would receive a honeycomb mesh. The main grille would also sport a thick horizontal slat and a “SVR” badge, while the side intakes would be bigger and sport a slightly different shape. The lower vent would also grow in size, as well get a large splitter, likely made from carbon fiber. A vented hood with carbon inserts would round out the front fascia.
2019 Jaguar E-Pace Interior
2019 Jaguar E-Pace Review, Specs and Release Date, In recent years it became very clear that automakers are moving toward cleaner, simpler, and uncluttered interior layout, and the Jaguar E-Pace is one of the best examples out there. The two-tier dash is smooth and clean on the passenger side, while the wide center stack is organized to be as used friendly as possible. We have the A/C vents to finish everything, the large screen below, and all the control placed between the display and the gear shifter. It doesn’t get easier than that.
The three-spoke steering wheels also includes a bunch of controls, while the digital instrument cluster provides access to all the vital data. In any case, while simple, the dash is in no way, shape or form poor. There’s contrast stitching, leather, and other soft surfaces. After all, it’s a premium vehicle we’re talking about. The same goes for the door panels and the seats, which provide some bolstering even in their base configuration. Speaking of which, the 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster should be standard, to run with the large, 10-inch Touch Pro interface in the center stack. It remains to be seen whether the TFT head-up display will be standard on this model, however you’ll definitely get a premium sound system at no additional cost. Wi-Fi hotspot, 12-volt charging ports, and numerous USB ports are also on the table.
2019 Jaguar E-Pace Engine
The 2019 Jaguar E-Pace Review, Specs and Release Date is already a solid crossover in the performance department. Available with diesel engines rated at 147, 177, and 236 horsepower and gasoline mills with either 245 and 295 horses, it already has everything it needs to give the competition a run for their money. 2019 BMW X4 Redesign and Changes. These impressive outputs come from Jaguar’s relatively new 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplants, which are quite versatile based on those figures.
I guess it’s safe to assume that the gasoline four-pot could be pushed beyond the 300-horsepower mark with bigger turbos, yet this may impact reliability. As a result, I think that Jagur will take a safer route and use the supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 from the E-Type and Jaguar E-Pace. The least powerful unit is rated at 340 horsepower, which would be great for the E-Pace, yet the gap between the range-topping non-SVR model would be a tad too small. Then there’s the 380-horsepower variant that seems just right for the activity. Of course, fitting the V-6 under the hood might be tricky, yet it’s definitely doable.
2019 Jaguar E-Pace Release Date and Price
2019 Jaguar E-Pace Review, Specs and Release Date, Pricing information is obviously not available, yet we do know that the base Jaguar E-Pace retails from $38,600, while the range-topping model will come in at $53,100. As a result, it’s safe to assume that the SVR will cost at least $60,000. That’s a hefty premium of at least $10,000 over the Mercedes-AMG GLA45, however you need to keep in mind that the Jaguar E-Pace SVR will be sold in limited numbers. As we very well know, exclusivity comes at a cost.