The Jaguar crossover. Just as the F-Pace is Jaguar’s SUV rival to the Porsche Macan, BMW X3, Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the smaller, cuter E-Pace supposedly fights the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA.
Don’t be confused by the name: ‘E’-Pace does not mean electric. For fully electric crossovers with a Jaguar leaper on the boot, you’ll want the I-Pace. The E-Pace now has mild-hybrid boost for all engines and a P300e plug-in version that’ll do most of the school run on battery power, but the all-electric Jaguar family is still a few years away.
Engines are all turbocharged, and all have four cylinders. Helpfully, the cars are all named after their power output in metric horsepower, so you simply have to choose between D165 and D200 diesels.
Same goes for the petrols, and their P initial: choose from P200, P250 or P300 variants. No matter which trim level you plump for, your petrol E-Pace will have all-wheel drive and the nine-speed automatic gearbox.