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The Jaguar E-Pace Compact Crossover Is Made To Make Money

(Image Credits: Jaguar)
(Image Credits: Jaguar)

Smallish vehicles with SUV pretenses and hatchback heritage, which we know and love as “crossovers,” are printing money for automakers and Jaguar wants in. Behold the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace, which appears to be like a Porsche Macan, but British.

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Jaguar credits the larger F-Pace SUV with a significant portion of its recent commercial success, and you better believe the company is hoping that the smaller, cheaper E-Pace will step up to be a volume leader once sales get underway.

The E-Pace’s lowest MSRP starts at $38,600, just a few grand shy of the most basic F-Pace variant.

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The E-Pace is finished and indeed slated for production. The vehicle’s complete details will be revealed to us on July 13, around the same time the 2017 Goodwood Festival Of Speed is going down. So far Jaguar is only sharing two images of the car: this oddly red-tinted one above and a little slice of its backside.

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The E-Pace is not an electric vehicle, that’s the I-Pace which Jaguar says will also be online in earnest by next year.

All E-Paces will apparently be all-wheel drive with several “Ingenium” gasoline engine options, probably be the same powerplants available in the XE sedan.

Jalopnik Staffer from 2013 to 2020, now Editor-In-Chief at Car Bibles

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I see F Type inspired lights and XE/XF rear lighting. Should have the same diesel engine options as well. My only questions is: who is this for? Who wants a Jaguar compact crossover thats going to be pricey for what it is while all the while offering nothing over a XE interior or cargo wise outside of a raised ride height? In a lineup that already has the F Pace and a new XF sport wagon, why would anyone get this over those other 2?