It has been known for months now, that Jaguar Land Rover is planning a pure vehicle to be made in Austria, and according to a report from last month, this EV will likely be the Jaguar E-Pace compact crossover. Now a new report from Autocar provides more details about the forthcoming battery-powered crossover.
The 2017 Jaguar E-Pace will be revealed next year and go on sale in 2017, as per the new report. It will borrow some styling cues from the James Bond Spectre starrer Jaguar C-X75 concept. It will have a range of around 300 miles (483 km). Its potential rival Audi Q6 e-tron (name unconfirmed) which will be launched in early 2018 will have a range of more than 500 km.
The Jaguar E-Pace though, will likely challenge with the same force in terms of styling, the report suggests. It will be revealed as a concept first, maybe at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, six years after Jaguar C-X75 concept was first unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The production version’s styling is said to be almost same as the concept car, just like what we saw with the Jaguar C-X17 Concept and its production version Jaguar F-Pace.
The Jaguar E-Pace will be based on the same aluminum architecture as the Jaguar XE and Jaguar F-Pace. The modular platform was designed with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric powertrains in consideration. The first production electric vehicle from the British luxury automaker is said to be built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, and become a profitable product only if 20,000 units of it are sold annually.