2021 Jaguar E-PACE Banks on Updates to Rise From the Bottom
The centre stack has been redesigned and incorporates new buttons and switches under a new 11.4-inch curved HD touchscreen. The latter is powered by Jaguar’s latest-generation Pivi Pro infotainment system offering a simplified menu structure.
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On the centre console, a sleeker, lower-profile shifter improves access to storage that’s right behind. Elsewhere, the driver benefits from a revised steering wheel and a new, available 12.3-inch HD digital cluster with enhanced graphics and a configurable layout for full-screen navigation mapping with turn-by-turn instructions, digital dials, media, contact list or infotainment details.
Let’s move to the exterior where the 2021 Jaguar E-PACE features redesigned headlights with new hockey-stick LED signatures. There are fender vents with the "Leaper" Jaguar cat logo, as well as subtle tweaks to the front grille and taillights.
The chassis has been fine-tuned to deliver more stability and better ride quality. However, the same turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine returns, producing 246 or 296 horsepower depending on the trim level (the latter with a mild hybrid system). Unlike Europe, we don’t get the plug-in hybrid variant.
Canadian pricing for the 2021 Jaguar E-PACE will be announced just before it goes on sale early next year. This small luxury SUV has a steep hill to climb, currently dead last in terms of sales behind the Lexus UX, Cadillac XT4, Volvo XC40 and every German competitor.