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The Jaguar E-Pace (codename X540) is a subcompact luxury crossover SUV produced by the British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). It was officially revealed on 13 July 2017 and was the 2nd production Jaguar SUV.[1]

Jaguar E-Pace
2018 Jaguar E-Pace R-Dynamic SE Diesel AWD 2.0 Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerJaguar Land Rover
Production2017–present
Assembly
DesignerIan Callum
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact luxury crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
Layout
PlatformJLR D8
Related
Powertrain
Engine2.0 litre 4 cylinder Ingenium engine Petrol and Diesel versions.
Transmission9–speed 9-HP automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,681 mm (105.6 in)
Length4,411 mm (173.7 in)
Width1,984 mm (78.1 in)
Height1,649 mm (64.9 in)

The car is built in Graz, Austria, by Magna Steyr and from 2018 is also scheduled to be built by Chery Jaguar Land Rover, JLR’s joint venture with partner Chery, in Changshu, China.[2][1]

OverviewEdit

Designed under the direction of Jaguar chief designer Ian Callum, the car is based on a modified version of the JLR D8 platform as used by the Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery Sport.[3]

The car dimensions are: length 4,411 mm (173.7 in), width (mirrors folded) 1,984 mm (78.1 in), width (mirrors unfolded) 2,088 mm (82.2 in), height 1,649 mm (64.9 in) and wheelbase 2,681 mm (105.6 in).[4]

The car has a transverse front engine and is available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions.[4]

Stunt driver Terry Grant performed a world record barrel roll jump in the car for the reveal which took place at the London ExCel centre.[2] The car did a 270 degree barrel roll and travelled 50 feet (15.3 metres) through the air.

EnginesEdit

North American models receive two variants of the 2.0-L Ingenium engine that produces either 247 hp (184 kW; 250 PS) or 296 hp (221 kW; 300 PS), all of which are mated to a 9–speed ZF 9-HP automatic.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tisshaw, Mark (13 July 2017). "2018 Jaguar E-Pace officially revealed: release date, price and interior". Autocar. Haymarket Media Group. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b Tovey, Alan (13 July 2017). "Jaguar Land Rover changes up a gear with E-Pace launch". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  3. ^ Fowler, Steve; McIlroy, John (13 July 2017). "New Jaguar E-Pace SUV unveiled: £28k baby F-Pace due in 2018". AutoExpress. Dennis Publishing. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b "New Jaguar E-Pace Specification and Price Guide" (PDF). Jaguar E-Pace. Jaguar Land Rover. July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.

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