The world is in a steamy love affair with compact SUVs and crossovers, and the #motor industry seemingly can’t build enough of these hatchbacks-on-stilts.
Jaguar wants in on the action and joins the fray with its new E-Pace, clearly inspired by the success of its larger F-Pace SUV which helped boost the British brand’s sales by 83 per cent last year. Jaguar has also announced an all-electric I-Pace will go into production in 2018.
Due to make its world premier on July 13, the E-Pace is smaller than the F-Pace and will go up against the likes of the #Audi Q5 and #Porsche Macan in the premium crossover category.
Details are sketchy but Jaguar says the vehicle will feature sports car-derived all-wheel drive technology and an all-Ingenium line-up of petrol and diesel engines, as well as a suite of connected technology and safety features.
A teaser press release from Jaguar says the E-Pace will combine sports car design and agility with everyday SUV practicality.
“The combination of sports car looks with Jaguar performance will ensure that the E-Pace stands out,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar. “Every Jaguar is designed to excite the senses, and we think E-Pace will do just that, albeit with its own individual character.”
The teaser was accompanied by a close-up picture of the E-Pace’s tail light and a red-washed side shot.