Jaguar’s second SUV has been bolstered by a new choice of engine, more safety tech and optional adaptive suspension.
The brand’s 197bhp 2.0-litre petrol unit is now available in the E-Pace at a price of £33,260. With a twin scroll turbo it achieves 0-60mph in 7.7 seconds and claimed economy figures of 34.4mpg.
Adaptive suspension is now available, too. The electronic system reads the road conditions every two milliseconds and adjust the dampers every 10 to manage body roll and improve vehicle control. There are selectable comfort an dynamic settings, that either prioritise a smoother ride or driver engagement.
Smart Settings is a new AI system Jag have introduced to tailor the vehicle settings to your preferences. The self-learning system can accommodate up to eight profiles, and monitors weather, location and your behaviour to learn when you’d want the heated steering wheel on, what type of music you listen to in the morning and so on. Debuted on the new I-Pace, the Smart Settings is part of the Connect Pro Pack, which also includes a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, real-time traffic information and an alert when you’ve forgotten your mobile phone.
All E-Pace models will now also come with particulate air filters on all engines, and are available to order from dealers from £28,500.