With the F-Pace crossover flying off Jaguar dealers’ lots, it only makes sense for the British automaker to add a smaller, more affordable utility vehicle to its lineup.
In about a year, expect the E-Pace to make its debut, probably in Europe first, then the United States.
Believed to be based on the same platform that underpins the Range Rover Evoque, the E-Pace is slightly smaller than the F-Pace and will be powered by Jaguar Land Rover’s four-cylinder Ingenium engine family, which include gasoline and diesel engines available with several horsepower ratings.
The E-Pace will be the third crossover in the Jaguar lineup after the F-Pace and the larger J-Pace, which was spotted undergoing testing last year.
The E-Pace is not the same vehicle as the upcoming I-Pace electric SUV. That vehicle uses a new and specifically designed platform with batteries mounted in the floor and front and rear electric motors.
The E-Pace and I-Pace, however, do share styling cues, according to spy photos.
Last year, thanks to the F-Pace and the new XE compact sedan, Jaguar was the fastest growing luxury brand in the U.S.