With us already for more than three years, the Jaguar E-pace needed a fresh face and some new updates when it comes to technology. Inside and out, the 2021 E-PACE is restyled.
The exterior of the E-PACE features a revised front lower aperture design with a blade element running through it for a more assertive presence. The grille is finished with a mesh design with chrome detailing – influenced by the Jaguar heritage logo – and features Noble Chrome grille tips for a heightened sense of luxury. Its sculpted hood highlights its performance credentials, and its dramatic roofline and side window lines are inspired by the striking design of the F-TYPE sports car. The optional Black Exterior Pack delivers an even more dynamic appearance, with bespoke elements finished in Narvik Black—including the grille surround and tips, lower bumper mesh inserts, side vents, window surrounds, and rear badging.
The all-LED taillights feature the Jaguar chicane graphic, showcasing the advanced technology and modernity of the overall design. Attention to detail is also evident on the side vents, which now feature the iconic Jaguar Leaper recognized the world over.
Inside, the cockpit of the 2021 E-PACE delivers heightened luxury, enhanced connectivity and greater refinement. The focal point of the interior design is the curved 11.4-inch HD touchscreen integrated into the central instrument panel. Chemically strengthened, the glass screen features two coatings: one that is anti-glare and a second that makes wiping away fingerprints easier. The large touchscreen, which operates the Pivi Pro infotainment system, exemplifies the seamless integration of technology that is integral to Jaguar design DNA.
The driver-focused interior also provides easier access to the storage area behind the JaguarDrive Selector™ that houses the wireless device charger. The JaguarDrive Selector epitomizes the Jaguar brand approach to contemporary controls. The soft upper trim proudly features a ‘cricket-ball’ stitch, inspired by iconic British craftsmanship. Below, the precision-engineered metal cradle is sculpted for added tactility and an engaging quality feel. Driver touchpoints around the cluster are now wrapped in soft touch materials, while the knee side contact area is now sculpted. Optional cabin air ionization technology now features a filtration system capable of capturing ultrafine particles, including PM2.5 particulates.
The attention to detail extends to the metallic rotary dials and the steering wheel, which is influenced by the design in the all-electric I-PACE performance SUV and features hidden-until-lit switches and metal gearshift paddles. An embossed Jaguar Leaper on the headrests and ‘Est.1935 Jaguar Coventry’ upholstery tags bring the rich Jaguar heritage to life in a contemporary way. Additional beautiful details include Jaguar animal pattern in the central cubby and in front of the JaguarDrive Selector.
The interior can be specified in Ebony, Light Oyster, Deep Garnet, Caraway and Cloud. The range-topping 300 Sport features a collection of the latest design enhancements. The 300 Sport has 20-inch five-spoke Diamond-turned with Satin Dark Grey accent wheels, Black Exterior Pack, illuminated metal Jaguar treadplates, Ebony Suedecloth headlining and grained leather sport seats in available in Ebony, Cloud and Deep Garnet.
The 2021 E-PACE is offered with a choice of two, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged Ingenium engines, each of which is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. A 246-hp engine is standard on P250 and P250 SE, and output on the 300 Sport jumps to 296 hp, thanks to mild-hybrid (MHEV) technology. The advanced powertrains feature intelligent Continuous Variable Valve Lift system that works alongside Variable Cam Timing technology to enable complete control of the engine air intake. A twin-scroll turbocharger with low friction bearings, for improved responses, is fed by an integrated exhaust manifold.
All-wheel drive is standard on all models. Second-generation “Standard Driveline” technology automatically distributes the torque between the front and rear wheels, using an electromechanically controlled clutch pack to control the torque transfer between the front and rear axles. By monitoring vehicle data up to 100 times per second, the AWD system can react to changes in conditions. Standard Driveline also features Driveline Disconnect technology, which can send power to the front axle only during steady cruising.
All E-PACE models have JaguarDrive Control featuring Comfort, Eco, Dynamic, and Adaptive Surface Response modes, which can be chosen manually by the driver based on the road conditions. The settings, selected through a toggle switch next to the JaguarDrive Selector, adapt the steering, transmission, and throttle; Adaptive Damping calibration is optional.
The latest Pivi Pro infotainment technology is accessed through a curved glass, 11.4-inch HD touchscreen. To help enable almost instantaneous start-up, Pivi Pro has its own dedicated power source, so navigation is ready as soon as the driver is behind the wheel. Connected features include Google and Microsoft Outlook calendar integration, allowing the driver to view work calendars and even join important calls through the hands-free system. Pivi Pro is standard on P250 SE and 300 Sport; Pivi, which supports navigation functionality via smartphone using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, is standard on P250.