Jaguar’s F-Pace has skyrocketed to the top of the sales chart in just its very first year on the marketplace. A total 45,973 of the SUVs were sold in 2016, equating to roughly 30 percent of Jaguar’s sales. Little surprise then that the British automaker is currently at a sophisticated stage of development on its second SUV– a prototype for which has simply been spied once again. Jaguar’s next SUV will sit below the F-Pace, suggesting that it will be called an E-Pace.
Our spy shots reveal much of the design. The percentages resemble those of the F-Pace though the E-Pace looks to be the sportier of the 2. Try to find a rectangle-shaped grille up front, slit-like lights at both ends, and a five-door body. For the interior, we should elements borrowed from the F-Pace and XE models. Try to find Jaguar’s common three-spoke, multi-function wheel and rotary-dial equipment selector. The infotainment system will be Jaguar’s most current 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 current variation of Jaguar Land Rover’s LR-MS platform, which made its launching in the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport. The platform is likewise allocated for the upgraded Range Rover Evoque and potentially a model from moms and dad company Tata.
It’s too early to talk powertrains but expect Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium inline-4 engines to feature predominantly. We’re not likely to see anything larger offered, but we could see the vehicle feature a brand-new inline-3 Jaguar Land Rover is investigating. A hybrid alternative is also a possibility further down the product cycle.
A debut ought to happen in late 2017 or early next year. We’re presently expecting the E-Pace to get here on the market in 2018, as a 2019 model.