While the Jaguar F-Pace – the first Jaguar crossover, is not even out, a new report from Automobile Magazine is claiming that the company is already mulling an entry level E-Pace and a full-size J-Pace crossover to extend its range of luxury crossovers.
According to the report, the E-Pace will be a volume maker for the company and be positioned in the compact crossover segment to rival the BMW X3 and the upcoming Mercedes GLC-Class. It would probably be based on the D8 platform that underpins the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque.
The Jaguar J-Pace will be the F-Pace’s big brother to rival the forthcoming Audi Q8 and the BMW X7. As per the report, the Range Rover’s D7 architecture is likely to underpin the J-pace. The brand’s flagship crossover will have a three-row seating arrangement. This means that it will most likely be offered with standard configuration of seven seats and an optional configuration of six seats.
Moreover, to lure Chinese luxury car buyers, a long-wheelbase version could also be launched. Powertrain options will include petrol and/or diesel V6 and V8 engines, and Plug-in hybrid, RS and SVR variants will also be offered at later stages. The report closes stating that the standard version is expected to debut in 2019.
[Source: Automobile Magine]