Jaguar’s F-Pace has soared to the top of the sales chart in just its first year on the market. An overall 45,973 of the SUVs were sold in 2016, equating to around 30 percent of Jaguar’s sales. Little surprise then that the British car manufacturer is currently at a sophisticated stage of advancement on its second SUV– a model for which has just been spied once again. Jaguar’s next SUV will sit listed below the F-Pace, recommending that it will be called an E-Pace.
Our spy shots reveal much of the style. The percentages resemble those of the F-Pace though the E-Pace looks to be the sportier of the 2. Look for a rectangle-shaped grille up front, slit-like lights at both ends, and a five-door body. For the interior, we need to elements borrowed from the F-Pace and XE models. Look for Jaguar’s typical three-spoke, multi-function steering wheel and rotary-dial gear selector. The infotainment system will be Jaguar’s newest InControl touchscreen-based system.
The 2019 Jaguar E-Pace will be a compact model targeting the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. The platform is the latest version of Jaguar Land Rover’s LR-MS platform, that made its debut in the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport. The platform is likewise earmarked for the revamped Range Rover Evoque and potentially a model from moms and dad company Tata.
It’s too early to talk powertrains however expect Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium inline-4 engines to feature predominantly. We’re not likely to see anything bigger offered, however we could see the vehicle feature a new inline-3 Jaguar Land Rover is examining. A hybrid choice is also a possibility even more down the product cycle.
A debut must occur in late 2017 or early next year. We’re currently anticipating the E-Pace to show up on the market in 2018, as a 2019 model.