Jaguar is looking to expand its SUV lineup with the introduction of an all-electric E-Pace.
After pulling the wraps off its first ever SUV, malady the F-Pace, unhealthy earlier this year, patient the British based brand is looking to offer an all-electric version of the vehicle as well. According to a recent report published by Automobile Magazine, the vehicle will be called the E-Pace and it will get ultra-efficient aerodynamics to drop its drag coefficient. This will be offered against the Audi E-Tron Quattro production version and the Tesla Model X, and this will be rivaling a similar electric vehicle signed by Mercedes-Benz.
The new Jaguar E-Pace is said to be produced by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, and the company should put together at least 20,000 units annually to make it profitable. We’re not sure at this point if a single electric motor or more will be found on it and what battery technology this will be using. We will remind you that the Jaguar F-Pace has debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, in a premiere. The SUV is an evolution of the C-X17 Concept and it’s bringing a similar exterior design. It’s riding on the aluminum intensive platform, shared with the XE and XF, and it stands at 4,731 mm long, offering a 2,874 mm wheelbase and a trunk capacity of 650 liters. The engine lineup includes the 2.0l diesel with 180 PS RWD / AWD, along with the 2.0l petrol RWD with 240 PS. The 3.0l diesel AWD is rated at 300 PS and the 3.0l petrol automatic is next in the lineup, with 380 PS.