Jaguar ‘E-Pace’ SUV to be first EV, new inline sixes to replace V6s

October 23, 2015

You’ve seen the new Tesla Model X fully electric SUV. Well, it seems Jaguar might be looking to launch a smaller yet fully electric competitor, known as the Jaguar E-Pace.

Jaguar F-Pace

The news stems from an Automobile Magazine report that says Jaguar is working on a fully electric SUV to slot below the new F-Pace (pictured). It’s been tentatively named the E-Pace.

It’s understood Jaguar is looking to take on the popular four-door coupe SUV theme, which was kicked off by the BMW X6, and then followed by the Mercedes GLE Coupe, and soon-to-be Audi Q6.

No specific details have been confirmed at this stage but we can probably expect a decent power output and a range of at least 300km. This will be Jaguar’s first-ever fully electric vehicle.

In related news, Jaguar is also said to be planning a range of new six-cylinder engines to replace the current 3.0-litre supercharged V6 units. It’s believed the British company will be turning to inline layouts, following on from its recent Ingenium four-cylinder family.

Purists will certainly welcome the change to inline sixes as this layout is arguably the essence of a classic Jaguar. Both petrol and diesel units are set to be on the way, with power outputs spanning out to as much as 375kW.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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