2018 Jaguar E-Pace Concept

It appears that the rumors about a 2018 Jaguar E-Pace have been all but confirmed. The car has been spotted wearing camo and doing rounds already and the numerous spy photos confirm it. This has been a desire by Jaguar for a long time already as they have been looking for a car to slot down below their F-Pace model. The baby F-Pace, as some are already calling the E-Pace, has been discussed like an Evoque vehicle so there were a lot of mistakes that the people made initially, but this only confirms that the model is going to carry the underpinnings of the same platform and give the baby SUV the ones form the Evoque.

The E-Pace is still a long way off from its release, but as the spy photos tell us, the model is pretty much done and is nearing its production model. Even with the heavy camouflage and the fact that they decided to mask it as an Evoque still leaves us with a lot of information that could make a clearer picture of the new Jaguar E-Pace. There are a lot of leaks and news already made and it is quite enough to give us an image on how the car is going to look like.

The best way to start is that the model is going to combine the looks of the bigger F-Pace and use the older platform of the Evoque car in order to make the basis for their 2018 Jaguar E-Pace. Even with the older type of the platform utilized here the model may prove to be a good choice and it might hit the nail right on the head with their choice. That said, there are still some major design cues that will be added and made as the time passes and as the release date nears, but till then check out the initial review of the Jaguar E-Pace 2018.

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace side

 

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Exterior

The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is going to heavily rely on the design borrowed form the larger Jaguar F-Pace model. The front side of the car sees a similar  grille, air damns, headlights and corner vents, with the main difference that everything is made in a smaller scope. Body cladding are now placed on the lower portion of the fascia with contrasting inserts in the corner vents parts. Some clean lenses are used for the daytime running lights which replace the orange ones from before. The hood is also almost the same but has more pronounced lines then before.

2018 Jaguar E-Pace spy shots exterior

The side of the car has identical mirrors as the F-Pace model but the fender vent is excluded. The sharp body liens form the F-Pace are also going to be left out here but towards the bottom part of the door there are going to be similar body lines which go between the front and back wheel arches. But the most significant changes have been saved for the rear end of the car.

The stationary window behind the rear doors is kept, but it is smaller than before. It is going to be a whole ten inches shorter compared to its F-Pace bigger brother. It will also come with new wraparound taillights which are also going to be an inch or two shorter. The overhang on the rear hatch is going to be kept and will give a sportier appearance to the car as well.

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace rear side exterior

 

Interior Review 2018 Jaguar E-Pace

The interior of the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is still going to need a lot of work. In fact, there aren’t many pictures of the inside available and the car has yet to release the offered look for the inside. But luckily there are a lot of information already available which can give us a glimpse on how it is going to appear. But the thing is for sure that the model is going to have the same kind of a design seen in an Evoque model. The layout and the basis is going to be taken from the Evoque, that is for sure, but it will use the details borrowed form the F-Pace of course.

Thus the steering wheel, the center console layout and the instrument cluster is going to be the same as in the Jaguar F-Pace and it will also feature a dual-cockpit design. There is going to be a biased infotainment screen making the majority of the center stack of the car with a high-sitting center console placed between the two front seats.

 

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace interior 2018 Jaguar E-Pace seats

Engine Performance of 2018 Jaguar E-Pace

There are several options imposed when it comes to choosing a powertrain for the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace. First of all, based on the underpinning it might just transfer the Evoque’s engine. This means using the inline four-cylinder engine with an output level of  240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. That is not a bad idea actually, but Jag might also offer it with a updated version of that engine giving it a boost of 255 or 260 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The European version will most certainly come with a couple of diesel options, like the TD4 diesel making around  150PS and 180 PS.

2018 Jaguar E-Pace engine specs

 

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Release Date and Price

The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is still a long time away from its production and may take a lot to come out. As they are labeling it as a 2018 model, the car might get a release date around the end of next year or the beginning of the 2018 season. In fact the price is going to be between $30,000 to $35,000 range, so there are some good news as the pricing is almost familiar.

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