Jaguar E-Pace unveiled in the UK

Jul 16, 2017, 00:39
Jaguar E-Pace unveiled in the UK

The E-Pace will get churned out of factories in Austria.

Jaguar held a presentation of the compact crossover E-PACE, during which the vehicle performed a record-breaking long jump.

The overall size of the newly launched Jaguar E-Pace is 4.4 meters long bringing it on par with the Audi Q3 model. The stunt, performed at London's Excel, has earned stunt driver Terry Grant another Guinness World Record, after performing the 15.3 metre long jump.

This is not the first time Jaguar and Terry Grant have hit the headlines for their record-breaking stunts.

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"As far as I am aware no production vehicle has ever cleanly completed a bona-fide barrel roll", said Grant, "and therefore it has always been an ambition of mine to perform one ever since I was a boy".

Grant was also behind the wheel for Jaguar's last world record stunt: a 19.08-metre-high loop the loop completed at the launch of the Jaguar F-Pace in 2015.

With 25-months of extensive testing in various locations all around the globe, we seen the E-PACE display its full off-road and on-road capabilities.

"This wonderful feat really was a sight to behold", said Pravin.

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In honour of the late Roger Moore the Jaguar SUV took on the iconic jump, made famous in the film "The Man with the Golden Gun" from 1974. Grant now holds 21 Guinness World Record titles. But the E-Pace also introduces some new design cues for the brand, Callum said.

The Jaguar XE was billed as the auto which would see Jaguar's sales soar in the way Land Rover's have in recent years, but it's being outsold by the F-Pace SUV.

This baby is all set to compete with the likes of BMW X1.

There will also be 132kW and 177kW versions of the same diesel engine, while the petrol engine outputs either 183kW or 221kW in what is likely to be the range-topping version costing around $85,000. There is a sportier version that will pump out 296 horsepower and take only 5.9 seconds to go from a standstill to 60 miles per hour. Most E-Paces will come with AWD featuring Active Driveline Tech that distributes power individually across four wheels. The four driving modes one can choose from include: Normal, Dynamic, ECO and Rain and Ice and Snow.

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There is a limited amount of switchgear thanks to a 10-inch infotainment touch screen. The dashboard is crystal clear with little clutter of any sort. Finally, the front seats are cool and the SUV drives just as smoothly as it looks to be from the inside and outside. The headlamps design is similar in concept to those used on the F-type sports vehicle.

Despite being in the compact SUV class, Jag says the vehicle wills eat five in "absolute comfort" thanks to 892mm of rear leg room, plus a generous 484-litre cargo space, which is bigger than many medium SUVs.

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