Marcus De Guzman / Jaguar, Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | July 06, 2017 14:08
Upcoming Jaguar E-Pace completes 120,000 hours of endurance testing
Months after being spotted by our spies at the Nurburgring, Jaguar has released new photos and details of their all-new E-Pace crossover. To slot below the bigger F-Pace, the soon-to-be-revealed crossover is set to take on the likes of the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.
According to Jaguar, the E-Pace has lapped around the infamous 'Green Hell' more than 400 times to test the E-Pace's handling and performance. Because of it, the automaker claimed that the E-Pace will be a 'dynamic and entertaining perfomance SUV'.
Apart from lapping the Nurburgring several times over, Jaguar also put the E-Pace through the wringer. Prototype versions of the E-Pace endured all weather testing, as well as harsh roads that put the crossover's chassis and body to the test.
“Months of intense testing on roads and tracks around the world have delivered a compact performance SUV that is true to Jaguar's performance DNA. Temperatures from -40 to +48 degrees Celsius have been recorded, so the E-Pace can shrug off a lifetime of use in the hands of the most active and demanding customers,” said Graham Wilkins, E-Pace chief product engineer.
The exact engine lineup of the E-Pace has not yet been revealed though it is highly likely that it will be driven by four-cylinder engines from the company's line of turbocharged Ingenium motors. There is also word of an all-electric variant that will be made for the E-Pace.
As for styling, it appears the E-Pace will look a lot like the F-Pace, albeit smaller and more compact. Short front and rear overhangs, large alloy wheels, a distinct tailgate and sleek roofline are just some of the things that we may expect from the upcoming Jaguar E-Pace.
It is set to make its official debut on July 13, 2017.