New Jaguar SUV coming to South Africa

Following the successful launch of its F-Pace SUV in South Africa a year ago, Jaguar will unveil its E-Pace in the country in early 2018.

While pricing will be announced closer to launch, the mid-sized premium SUV has been priced in the UK from about £28,500  – just shy of R500,000.

The luxury car maker noted that up to eight devices can stream content using E-Pace’s 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, with four 12-volt charging points and five USB connections, while the Touch Pro infotainment system connects customers to apps on the move.

Additional tech includes a 12.3-inch full colour TFT driver display, while configurable dynamics technology enables drivers to personalise throttle, steering and transmission settings.

The compact SUV is 4,395mm long with short front and rear overhangs of 882mm and 832mm respectively.

Under the bonnet, E-Pace features Ingenium petrol and diesel engines. The 221kW Ingenium petrol turbo engine powers E-Pace from 0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds, before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 243 km/h.

The E-Pace and E-Pace R-Dynamic are available with Standard, S, SE and HSE specification packs and a choice of five powertrains, with three diesel and two petrol engines.

The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel powerplant is available in 110kW, 132kW and 177kW outputs, while the pair of 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol turbo units deliver 183kW or 221kW .

All models are fitted with a ZF nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

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