e smallest suv pace
Jaguar Magazine|Issue 203
e smallest suv pace
IT IS NOT 'JUST' AN E-PACE, MEET THE NEWEST CHECKERED FLAG EDITION E-PACE, JAGUAR'S COMPACT SUV
LES. HUGHES - TRISTAN HUGHES
IT IS LITTLE SURPRISE TO SEE AN INCREASED NUMBER OF E-PACE SUV Jaguars on the roads. They fill a spot for buyers who don't have a larger family or business needs met by older big brother, the F-Pace. Now Jaguar has simplified the E-Pace range as it has done with each of its models, and added the limited edition Checkered Flag model.

We lived with the top of the range P250 AWD Checkered Flag finished in the formerly I-Pace-only striking colour, Photon Red. It reinforced our earlier thoughts about the E-Pace, and the timing could not have been better for our Road Test Editor who was considering a new SUV for his family.

With Checkered Flag exterior side badging and 19 Dark Satin Grey wheels, the special edition vehicle is available in three colours – Photon Red, exclusive to this model, Corris Grey and Yulong White. It also features Checkered Flag treadplates and eye-catching Ebony grained leather with red stitching.

The Checkered Flag E-Pace comes with a comprehensive list of standard features including 10-way heated front seats, a panoramic roof and a 12.3-inch TFT Interactive Driver Display, an R-Dynamic branded steering wheel, black gearshift paddles and an Ebony Morzine headliner.

Checkered Flag’s exterior features R-Dynamic body-coloured bumpers, twin tailpipes and LED headlamps with the signature J-blade plus a Black Exterior Pack. A powered tailgate and keyless entry add further usefulness and convenience. It also comes with automatic high-beam headlights, and a better infotainment system and Meridian audio system.

The E-Pace has a turbocharged four-cylinder powertrain, and our's was the 246 hp P250, with a nine-speed automatic transmission attached. The R-Dynamic models, including the Checkered Flag, have torque-vectoring technology for improved handling.

The E-Pace was especially comfortable, absorbed road imperfections and isolated passengers. The ride quality upholds the company's luxury mission. It was recently voted unanimously the most fun to drive in its segment. Its light and precise steering was partially responsible for that title.

articleRead

You can read up to 3 premium stories before you subscribe to Magzter GOLD

Log in, if you are already a subscriber

GoldLogo

Get unlimited access to thousands of curated premium stories, newspapers and 5,000+ magazines

READ THE ENTIRE ISSUE

Issue 203