The cute new Jaguar E-Pace is now on sale in Australia, coming in as the British marque’s first small SUV and only second SUV it has ever made. Unsurprisingly, the new model is also one of the most powerful in the class.
As announced in July last year, the new E-Pace comes in four different guises, with the base E-Pace, E-Pace S, SE and HSE. Buyers can also apply the R-Dynamic package to all, while special First Editions are also being offered for a limited time, packing in a range of desirable features as standard.
Three diesel engines are on offer, ranging from the 110kW/380Nm D150, the 132kW/430Nm D180, to the 177kW/500Nm D240. Meanwhile, two petrol units are also offered, from the 183kW/365Nm P250, up to the 221kW/400Nm P300. This latter option is one of the most powerful non-performance-specific options in the segment.
It doesn’t matter if you go for the S, SE, or HSE, all E-Pace models in Australia come with Jaguar’s latest Touch Pro multimedia touch-screen with a 10-inch display, packed with a 125W sound system (at minimum), with Bluetooth connectivity and voice control. Also standard across the range, you get dual-zone climate control with second row venting, four 12V power sockets and two USB ports, LED headlights and taillights, auto wipers and headlights, and 17-inch alloy wheels (at minimum).
Moving up to the range gets you things like a 380W Meridian sound system, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, up to 20-inch alloy wheels, power tailgate, and unique interior colour combinations and upholstery options including grained Windsor leather and various dash highlights and trimmings.
The special First Edition is being offered during the first full year of sales. These come with the 132kW D180 engine, and are based on the R-Dynamic SE trim, adding 20-inch wheels, a TFT head-up display, Windsor leather in Ebony with red stitching, and special carpet mats.
Prices start at $47,750 for the base E-Pace D150, and span to $77,493 for the HSE P300. The R-Dynamic starts from $52,550 for the D150, up to $83,733 for the P300 R-Dynamic HSE.