While E-Pace is not Jaguar’s first SUV, following in the footsteps of its bigger F-Pace brother, it is the first model in Jaguar’s history to be powered exclusively by four-cylinder engines

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Jaguar E-Pace


Jaguar’s new compact SUV moves the cat into new territories dominated by young families and urban adventurers. The E-Pace gives us a hint at where Jag’s future direction lies.


Desperately wanting to shed the tweed cap and fox hunting image, Jaguar has been moving for some years towards a more youthful profile and has reached this point where a four-cylinder, compact SUV joins the family.


The roads around the island of Corsica off the coast of France are among the best in Europe for spirited driving, with little traffic, yet they are well maintained and combine a mix of open, straight roads across the flats with mountainside passes.


It’s no wonder the Rally of Corsica is so popular on the WRC calendar and here we were, punting a four-cylinder SUV along with great gusto which rewarded us along every mile of the journey.


The Jaguar E-Pace not only looks like a five-door version of the F-Type Coupe on the outside as well as on the inside, but it also drives like one too.


With a choice of five engine options, all four-cylinders comprising three diesels and two petrol options, our test car was the range-topping P300 model that, when combined with its intelligent all-wheel drive system, did the perfect impersonation of bolting like a scalded cat out of corners. [To be continued...]

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