Manama: The Jaguar E-PACE, a five-seat, compact SUV packing the design and performance of a sports car into a spacious, practical and connected all-wheel-drive vehicle is expected to hit the Bahrain street soon, said its sales agency Euro Motors. It is available with a powerful 300PS Ingenium petrol turbo engine powering the sporting SUV from 0-100km/h in just 6.4 seconds before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 243km/h. The E-PACE is now available at BHD 14,620.
Its exterior is inspired by the F-TYPE sports car and characterized by the distinctive Jaguar grille, muscular proportions, short overhangs and powerful haunches. These give the E-PACE a bold and purposeful stance, instantly communicating dynamic agility. The sports car DNA is also evident in the fast sweep of the roofline and the distinctive side window graphic.
The new model is both connected and intelligent. The 10-inch touchscreen comes as standard and connects customers to their favorite apps, including Spotify. Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl system allows one to keep the vehicle secure by tracking it on the smartphone. It also automatically alerts emergency services in an accident and allows fuel level check and mileage remotely via a smartphone or smartwatch. Customers can warm up the car, cool it down and even start it remotely using InControl.
Digital connectivity can be found throughout the cabin, ready for every need of the modern family. There are up to four 12-volt charging points and five USB connections as well as a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices.
It has exceptional interior space for its class. The large luggage space is made possible by the vehicle’s sophisticated Integral Link rear suspension architecture and can fit a pushchair, a set of golf clubs and a large suitcase.
Configurable dynamics gives the driver even more control over individual settings for the throttle, automatic transmission, steering, and, where fitted, the adaptive dynamics suspension system. Adaptive dynamics senses driver input, body and wheel movements and pre-emptively loads the suspension and chassis. It adjusts the damping for improved roll control and agility in all conditions.
The models’ active driveline all-wheel-drive system is a technological first for Jaguar. The intelligent set-up combines phenomenal traction with the unmistakable rear-wheel-drive character. The system’s torque-biasing capability delivers optimal stability, dynamics and fuel efficiency in all conditions and all weathers.
The E-PACE features the very latest safety and driver assistance technologies. A stereo camera which supports lane keep assist and also combines with the electric power assisted steering system and rear radars to deliver a blind spot assist function, to help reduce the risk of sideswipe collisions on multi-lane roads. A new forward traffic detection system also warns drivers of approaching vehicles at junctions where visibility is restricted. Advanced active safety features include a pedestrian airbag, which deploys from beneath the trailing edge of the bonnet in the event of a collision.
The SUV is Jaguar’s first to feature the next-generation head-up display technology. The advanced display can project up to 66 percent more information onto the windscreen using large, full-colour graphics with enhanced clarity. Essential information including vehicle speed and navigation directions are in full view at all times, with alerts and updates for the infotainment, safety, and convenience features all projected directly into the driver’s eyeline – reducing the need to look away from the road.
An optional 12.3-inch full color digital instrument panel and choice of two premium audio systems developed with Meridian put the E-PACE on a par with vehicles from the class above when it comes to interior technology.
The E-PACE is also available with Jaguar’s innovative wearable activity key. The waterproof and shockproof wristband has an integrated transponder, allowing the driver to lock the main key inside the vehicle when enjoying outdoor pursuits such as running or cycling. Whenever it is activated, by holding the wristband up to the upper edge of the number plate surround on the tailgate, any conventional key fobs left inside the vehicle are disabled. The strong chassis also allows owners to tow up to 1,800kg (braked), ideal for customers who use their E-PACE for both business and pleasure.