By BennettÂ Oghifo
The new Jaguar E-PACE, which sale began from February 16 (this week) will offer all of the latest Jaguar technologies, according to the automaker.
Along with the intuitive in-car technologies, E-PACE will also be available with Jaguar Land Roverâ€™s range of powerful, efficient Ingenium engines, as well as innovative new driveline technologies.
Every E-PACE features the latest generation of Jaguarâ€™s Touch Pro infotainment system as standard. Natural voice control technology, a 10-inch touchscreen interface and a customisable home screen make interactions with the system quick, simple and highly intuitive.
The 21:9 super-wide format display includes multi-tasking functionality, allowing media to be shown in the main screen while a side panel can show navigation data. This powerful infotainment system is also available with a choice of two premium audio systems developed with Meridian, including an advanced 825W Surround Sound system boasting 15 speakers.
Customers can additionally select a 12.3-inch full-colour digital TFT instrument panel with the ability to tailor the display to show different information, including satellite navigation mapping. E-PACE also offers a next-generation Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Head-Up Display technology. The system can project large, full-colour graphics onto the windscreen directly into the driverâ€™s eyeline, providing essentials information such as speed, navigation directions, engine speed data, and the cruise control settings, at a glance.
E-PACE is also the only vehicle in its segment available with an innovative wearable Activity Key. This waterproof wristband can be used to let drivers to lock the main key inside the vehicle when enjoying outdoor pursuits such as running, cycling, or scuba diving.
E-PACE is fully equipped to integrate with the digital lifestyles of modern families. A total of are up to four 12-volt charging points and five USB connections are available throughout the cabin, ensuring that mobile devices can always be powered.
Under the bonnet, E-PACE is endowed with the full range of powerful and efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel engines.Â
The 221kW Ingenium petrol turbo engine powers E-PACE from 0-100km/h in just 6.4 seconds, before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 243km/h.Â
For customers who want the ultimate efficiency, the 110kW Ingenium diesel engine model returns consumption of only 5.6 litres per 100km and carbon dioxide emissions of 147g/km.
A nine-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive are standard on each E-PACE, and it can also be had with Active Driveline all-wheel drive â€“ a technological first for Jaguar.Â
This intelligent, torque-biasing system combines phenomenal traction with Jaguarâ€™s unmistakable rear-wheel-drive character, delivering optimal stability, dynamics and fuel efficiency in all conditions.
The Jaguar E-PACE goes on sale in Jaguarâ€™s sub-Sahara Africa markets from 16 February 2018. Customers can build their own Jaguar E-PACE using the configurator on the Jaguar website. All new Jaguar cars come with a five-year Care Plan*: a five-year/100 000km service plan and a five-year/150 000km warranty, as standard.
Meanwhile, Jaguar Land Rover has been awarded the company of the year by AutoBest, the biggest automotive expert jury in Europe.
The AutoBest award ceremony was recently held in Salzburg for the first time. The judging panel consisted of 31 journalists from 31 countries, said a statement by the auto company.
â€œAutoBestâ€™s international panel of experts honoured the two brandsâ€™ impressive level of growth and solid financial results despite challenging economic conditions, as well as the introduction of innovative and appealing products.â€
Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, accepted the CompanyBest-Award in the festival theatre with great pleasure.
Currently, Jaguar Land Rover has more than 43,000 employees globally and provides around 240,000 more jobs within their network of dealers, suppliers and the local economy. Apart from production sides in the UK, Jaguar Land Rover has plants in China, Brazil, India and Slovakia, as well as commissioned production at Magna Steyr in Austria.
In 2017, Jaguar Land Rover sold 621,109 cars in 130 countries. Hereby, over 80% of all produced cars were exported.
*Not available in Mozambique, Senegal and Ivory Coast