2021 Jaguar E-Pace Revealed, Comes With MHEV & PHEV Powertrains
With the latest update, the exterior design has been tweaked, while the interior too has been worked upon.
Jaguar has unveiled the 2021 E-Pace with enhanced exterior, revised interior and with new Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrains.
For the 2021 model year, the car comes with restyled exterior which includes an aerodynamically optimised bumper, revised lower apertures, LED headlights with DRLs and a new grille design.
At the rear, there are new LED tail lights, the lower bumper features a new mesh insert which sits between the integrated tail pipes (standard with 4-cylinder petrol engines), while all the other engine derivatives gain new slim horizontal blade finishers.
Customers can also buy the car in R-Dynamic specification which features a series of distinct styling elements and further, all models are available with the additional Black Exterior Pack as well.
On the inside, the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace gets a new steering wheel, a 11.4-inch curved glass touchscreen for the Pivi Pro infotainment system, new drive selector, metallic speaker accents and metallic vent finishes.
The new petrol engine line-up comprises a 160 PS 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbo MHEV unit (FWD), 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo MHEV unit in 200 PS, 249 PS and 300 PS guises (all AWD) and a 309 PS 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbo PHEV unit (AWD). The smaller petrol uses an 8-speed auto while the larger petrol uses a 9-speed auto.
The P300e PHEV unit is aided by a 109 PS (80 kW) Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) motor that provides the car up to 55 km electric range.
On the other hand, the MHEV system uses a Belt integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) to harvest energy usually lost, which is then stored in a 48 V lithium-ion battery located at the back.
The diesel lineup has a 163 PS 2.0-litre turbo unit with a 6-speed manual (FWD) and two MHEVs using the same engine in two tunes – 163 PS and 204 PS. Both come in AWD and are mated to a 9-speed auto gearbox.
There is a range-topping 300 Sport variant that uses the 2.0-litre petrol engine that makes 300 PS and 400 Nm and enables the compact luxury SUV to do the 0-100 km/hr sprint in 6.6 seconds.
Other features offered with the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace include the new AWD system that now has driveline disconnect tech to improve efficiency, Jaguar Drive Control featuring Comfort, Eco, Rain-Ice-Snow (on FWD models) and Dynamic modes.
Furthermore, kit like Activity Key, ClearSight IRVM, 3D Surround Camera tech, Driver Condition Monitor Tech, Adaptive Driving Beam capability are also offered.
Built on a new Premium Transverse and Electronic Vehicle Architecture, the E-Pace is available to order now in the UK and costs from £32,575 (Rs. 31.47 lakhs).