The new Jaguar E-PACE P300e Plug-in Hybrid offers an electric range of 34 miles, official WLTP combined fuel economy up to 141mpg, and CO2 emissions of 44g/km – and is capable of a 0-60mph time of 6.1 seconds.
The three-cylinder petrol PHEV is also capable of a 0-80 per cent charge in as little as 30 minutes if using 32kW or greater DC public charging.
There’s also a refreshed exterior, enhanced interior and the latest Pivi Pro infotainment system.
The new P300e PHEV powertrain combines a 200PS 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine and a 109PS (80kW) Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) motor, powered by a 15kWh lithium-ion battery located under the boot floor.
Apart from the 309PS P300e PHEV, with its 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo, an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, the new engine line-up is comprised of a petrol MHEV 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo with 200PS, 249PS or 300PS, and a nine-speed automatic transmission and AWD.
There’s also a diesel engine, a MHEV 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo with 163PS or 204PS and a nine-speed automatic and AWD. Finally there’s a 163PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel with a six-speed manual and front-wheel drive.
On the four-cylinder petrol and diesels, the MHEV system uses a Belt integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) in the engine bay to harvest energy usually lost when slowing and braking, which is then stored in a 48V lithium-ion battery located beneath the rear loadspace. It’s able to redeploy the stored energy to assist the engine when accelerating and delivers a more refined and responsive stop/start system.
The new E-PACE’s AWD system utilises second generation ‘Standard Driveline’ technology, which automatically distributes the torque between the front and rear wheels to ensure traction is always maximised.
For the first time, Standard Driveline features Driveline Disconnect technology. During cruising, the set-up disengages the AWD system, sending power only to the front axle, delivering increased fuel efficiency.
All E-PACE models have Jaguar Drive Control featuring Comfort, Eco, Rain-Ice-Snow (on FWD models) and Dynamic modes, which can be chosen manually by the driver based on the road conditions. The settings adapt the E-PACE’s steering, transmission, throttle and (when specified) Adaptive Damping calibrations.
Additionally, new Adaptive Surface Response, which replaces Rain-Ice-Snow mode on all AWD models, automatically determines the most appropriate of three separate settings by monitoring the surface conditions every tenth-of-a-second and reacting within half a second.
The new E-PACE features Jaguar’s advanced Electronic Vehicle Architecture, ‘EVA 2.0’, which supports a range of new technologies to ensure the vehicle is always connected and always up to date.
The latest Pivi Pro infotainment technology is claimed to offer almost instantaneous start-up, thanks to its own dedicated power source, so navigation is ready as soon as the driver is behind the wheel, while the embedded apps available – including Spotify, Deezer and TuneIn – provide full functionality even without a smartphone.
Pivi Pro is fitted as standard to the whole E-PACE range in the UK, and it also supports navigation functionality via the driver’s smartphone using Apple Carplay or Android Auto™ as standard.
Cabin Air Ionisation improves interior air quality through Nanoe technology, which removes allergens and unpleasant odours. The advanced system features PM2.5 filtration, which captures ultra-fine particles – including PM2.5 particulates – to improve occupant health and wellbeing and is activated by pressing the ‘Purify’ button within the central touchscreen.
A second-generation wearable Activity Key can be used to lock, unlock and start the vehicle without the need for the conventional key fob to be present in the vehicle. The rechargeable device incorporates a watch and has a battery life of seven days between charges.
The new E-PACE also features Jaguar’s ClearSight Interior Rear View Mirror technology for the first time, giving the driver an unobstructed view of the road behind. Using a wide angle rear-facing camera, the system feeds images to a high-definition screen within the frameless rear view mirror.
The latest 3D Surround Camera technology delivers advanced 3D functionality using the latest camera technology to provide more detail and a choice of real-time viewing options when manoeuvring the vehicle. The selection of settings includes Junction View, 3D Perspective View, and ClearSight Plan View.
All derivatives of E-PACE are available to order now. Customer deliveries of Plug-in Hybrid models will begin in Spring 2021.