Revised E-Pace adds another PHEV to Jaguar line-up

Jaguar has added a second plug-in hybrid model to its range, with the E-Pace small SUV joining its bigger brother F-Pace as part of a mid-life revision.

The P300e PHEV model will come in three trim levels starting from £45,950 and offer an electric-only range of 34 miles and emissions of 44g/km. The powertrain combines 200hp 1.5-litre engine and 80kW electric motor, and joins a line-up that also includes two diesel and three petrol powertrains. It will be added to the range in spring 2021, with all models available to order now.

The entire range is now four-wheel drive and come with an automatic gearbox and mild hybrid powertrain, apart from the entry 163hp diesel engine, which is also offered in manual front-drive form without the MHEV system.

Aside from the PHEV and mild hybrid additions, the big changes with the E-Pace revision are a new grille, LED headlights and bumper for the front end, as well as cabin and technology upgrades including the ability to update the car’s software systems remotely.

Jaguar E-Pace facelift screen 2020The interior gets a new 11.4-inch curved-glass HD touchscreen running Jaguar Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system, while the cabin is also claimed to benefit from increased use of soft-touch and metallic materials and a revised Drive Selector lever. Engineering changes, according to Jaguar, deliver enhanced dynamics, comfort and convenience.

“New E-PACE features key design elements from across the Jaguar family, enhancing the exterior and introducing beautiful new details to the interior,” said Julian Thomson, Design Director, Jaguar said. “All this ensures the latest model has a more grown-up appeal while retaining its compact performance SUV sensibilities.”

Aside from the PHEV, the manual front-drive 163hp diesel model is the most efficient in the range, kicking off at 159g/km and a P11D of £31,980, while the four-wheel drive auto version of the same engine starts from 168g/km and £35,280.

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