Jaguar E-Pace goes on sale
The new car, designed to compete with the likes of the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, looks set to become Jaguar's best-selling new model. That €36,000 price is for a special introductory version, the E-Pace 2.0D i4 150hp, as normally prices would be around €2,000 higher than that.
The exterior styling draws on both the F-Pace SUV and the F-Type sports car, and has been called 'Jaguar's hot hatch.' It will be available with optional 21-inch alloy wheels, while inside, the touchscreen infotainment system includes Spotify music streaming and a wifi hotspot. There's also a new ten-inch touchscreen for the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, and the option of a 12.3-inch digital instrument pack.
There's also a big bundle of safety equipment, including a stereo camera that underpins the advanced Emergency Braking system, which also provides pedestrian detection and supports Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition, as well as the Adaptive Speed Limiter and Driver Condition Monitor features. Front and Rear Parking Aids are standard on every model. There's also blind spot assist and a pedestrian-impact airbag that inflates under the rear edge of the bonnet to help reduce head injuries.
For those with more active lifestyles there's the optional Activity Key - a waterproof wristband that allows you to lock and unlock the boot while you go swimming or surfing. There's also a maximum 1,800kg towing weight.
For one year from launch, Jaguar will offer a First Edition model, using either the 180hp diesel or the 240hp turbo petrol engine. It can be had in a unique colour - Caldera Red - with the option of black or white paint as well. Launch Edition models get satin-grey finish 20-inch alloys, Windsor leather with contrast stitching and a head-up display.
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