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Jaguar gives a glimpse of all-new E-Pace, debuts July 13

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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.

Jaguar gives a glimpse of all-new E-Pace, debuts July 13

“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.

The all-new Jaguar E-Pace being tested on the Nurburgring

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.