Jaguar E-PACE Gets Adaptive Suspension And 200PS Ingenium Petrol Engine

Ceria Alfonso
Junio 14, 2018

Launched spectacularly via a barrel roll stunt as 2017 was drawing to a close, Jaguar's E-Pace baby SUV gets a new petrol engine, fancy suspension and more tech.

Jaguar has also added a new entry-level 200PS petrol engine option to the E-Pace.

Fuel economy is a claimed 34.4 mpg combined, but there is a slight anomaly when it comes to the Carbon dioxide emissions of this unit. This gizmo does several things - it can sense when the driver is approaching the auto by scanning signals from the car's key fob and the user's smartphone and takes steps to adjust the seat, climate controls and infotainment system preferences according to what the driver usually selects. If trends and algorithms can be observed - the auto being started at a particular time each day, for example - it allows the vehicle to be tailored automatically to such conditions. So the new cost of admission makes the base E-Pace the cheapest model Jaguar offers, undercutting the £31,505 base price on the XE.

An intelligent phone function will automatically surface contacts around the time the driver usually calls them, too.

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Smart Settings is offered as part of the Connect Pro Pack, which also consists of a 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot, Pro Services and Navigation Pro - offering real-time traffic information, door-to-door routing from your smartphone, street view and parking availability. This provides greater scope to tune the balance between handling responses and body control.

All E-Pace engines are now equipped with a particulate filter for a further reduction in emissions. The system monitors vehicle movement ever 2 milliseconds and recalculates the required damping force every 10.

Alongside the new engine, Jaguar's introducing clever self-learning technology dubbed Smart Settings.

Although adaptive suspension isn't new to Jaguar, it wasn't available with the E-Pace when it was launched a year ago. The Normal mode focuses on comfort while the Dynamic setting is calibrated to provide increased body control and road holding, enhancing driver confidence behind the wheel. The highly efficient filters are neatly integrated to the after-treatment system and trap ultrafine particulates as the exhaust gases pass through.

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