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Jaguar Testing 2018 E-Pace in Arctic Circle and Dubai

Compact SUV to Be Revealed Next Week

Jul 6, 2017
The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace compact SUV will be revealed to the world on July 13, but until then, the company is building anticipation for its smallest crossover.
The latest teaser, embedded below, shows the E-Pace undergoing all-weather testing in climes as varied as the Arctic Circle and Dubai. According to Jaguar, the E-Pace underwent 120,000 hours of testing courtesy of more than 150 prototypes and more than 500 individual engineers, seeing temperatures as high as 118 degrees and as low as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
In addition to the heat and cold, the E-Pace was also subjected to 400 laps of the Nürburgring, fine-tuning its on-road performance and durability in high-stress situations. Furthermore, it saw altitudes exceeding 5,000 feet above sea level in rural China, though rest assured, the production model will likely be tested in places nearly 15,000 feet in the air. And Jag engineers even left one mule parked for an hour in 1.5 feet of standing water with the doors opened and the engine shut off. The E-Pace was then started and driven out of the pool.
Photo 2/3   |   2018 Jaguar E Pace Testing Nurburgring
Based on Jag’s rear/all-wheel-drive iQ platform (shared with the F-Pace SUV and XF and XE sedans), the E-Pace may also hint at the size and mechanical underpinnings of the next Range Rover Evoque, which is currently built on a Ford-designed small car architecture. Expect two 2.0L Ingenium turbocharged I-4s: a gasoline engine with 247 hp and 269 lb-ft or a diesel with 180 hp and 318 lb-ft. Jag may also offer its 340hp 3.0L supercharged V-6 in the E-Pace, saving the 380hp variant of the same engine for the XE S and F-Type S.
Due to be revealed via Facebook Live and YouTube next Thursday, the E-Pace will represent the entry-level Jaguar crossover, starting at $38,600 ($3,465 less than the F-Pace).
Source: Jaguar
Photo 3/3   |   2018 Jaguar E Pace Testing Mud
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