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2018-03-04 17:40

Image: Wheels24 / Stefni Herbert

Cape Town – Jaguar's new compact SUV, the E-Pace, featured at two prominent shows in Cape Town this weekend.

The compact SUV was on display at the second annual Cape Town Motor Show, held at Grandwest Casino in Goodwood and it also featured on stage at the KFM radio KDay.

Earlier this week, Wheels24 editor Sergio Davids spotted Jaguar's new compact SUV - the E-Pace, in Cape Town ahead of its official launch in South Africa.

Davids said: "Despite its heavy camouflage you can make it the new SUV's compact dimensions. The E-Pace is the newest member of Jaguar’s SUV family, joining the World Car of the Year-winning F-Pace performance SUV, and the automaker's first all-electric SUV, the I-Pace."

The local E-Pace range, to be launched in March, will consist of no less than 38 AWD derivatives.

Here's the E-Pace at the two events

Cape Town Motor Show


Jaguar SA said: "The vehicles started their deployment at local dealerships as of Monday, February 26, to showroom floors for retailers to familiarise themselves again with the new E-Pace before its launch in March.

"Local sales will start on March 9."

Will the E-Pace sell in South Africa? Ferdi de Vos, who experienced the new SUV in Corsica, said: "It packs Jaguar’s alluring design and good performance into a spacious, practical and connected all-wheel-drive package, at a good price entry point for the British marque. This will attract many new drivers into the fold, as long as they do not expect real sports car performance in the F-Type vein from its taller sibling."

Under the bonnet, E-Pace features a choice of five Ingenium engines; from a 110kW Ingenium diesel that delivers consumption of 5.6 litres/100km to high-performance turbo petrol that will power the SUV from 0-100km/h in just 6.4 seconds. All derivatives will offer All-Wheel Drive as standard.

Customers can specify the engine that best suits them when configuring their E-Pace or E-Pace R-Dynamic, and Jaguar offers four trim levels - Standard, S, SE and HSE. A flagship E-Pace First Edition is also available on order, only during its first year on sale.

All new Jaguar come with the Jaguar Five-year Care Plan: a five-year/100 000km service plan, a five-year/100 000km maintenance plan and a five-year/100 000km warranty, as standard.

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