Johannesburg - Jaguar has announced local pricing for its new E-Pace SUV ahead of its launch in March.

Starting at R598 500, it undercuts the cheapest F-Pace by R160 000, although bear in mind that while the latter and other Jaguars are built around an advanced aluminium-intensive architecture, the E-Pace is steel bodied and based on the Range Rover Evoque in order to save on cost. 

While some overseas variants are front-wheel-driven, all South African models feature all-wheel-drive and there’s a full spread of four-cylinder Ingenium turbocharged engines to choose from, with the 2-litre diesel version offered in 110kW/380Nm, 132kW/430Nm and 177kW/500Nm guises and the 2-litre petrol available with either 184kW/365Nm or 221kW/400Nm.

All five engine variants are paired with an nine-speed automatic gearbox.

The E-Pace is shipped with Jaguar’s 25cm touchscreen infotainment system and buyers can opt for a range of ‘InControl’ apps, up to four 12-volt charging points and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.

Key standard features include dual-zone climate control, push-button start, front and rear parking aid (with rear camera), voice control and auto headlights and wipers. 

There is a wide selection of trim grades and option packs (see the brochure for more detail), including the R Dynamic styling package which Jaguar lists as a separate model.

PRICES

Jaguar E-Pace

2.0 diesel 110kW Base R598 500
2.0 diesel 110kW S R659 900
2.0 diesel 110kW SE R698 900
2.0 diesel 110kW HSE R734 900
2.0 diesel 132kW Base R619 500
2.0 diesel 132kW S R680 900
2.0 diesel 132kW SE R719 900
2.0 diesel 132kW HSE R755 900
2.0 diesel 177kW S R735 100
2.0 diesel 177kW SE R774 100
2.0 diesel 177kW HSE R810 100
2.0 petrol 184kW Base R667 800
2.0 petrol 184kW S R729 200
2.0 petrol 184kW SE R768 200
2.0 petrol 184kW HSE R804 200
2.0 petrol 221kW S R783 400
2.0 petrol 221kW SE R822 400
2.0 petrol 221kW HSE R858 400

Jaguar E-Pace R Dynamic

2.0 diesel 110kW Base R632 500
2.0 diesel 110kW S R693 900
2.0 diesel 110kW SE R732 900
2.0 diesel 110kW HSE R768 900
2.0 diesel 132kW Base R653 500
2.0 diesel 132kW S R714 900
2.0 diesel 132kW SE R753 900
2.0 diesel 132kW HSE R789 900
2.0 diesel 177kW S R769 100
2.0 diesel 177kW SE R808 100
2.0 diesel 177kW HSE R844 100
2.0 petrol 184kW Base R701 800
2.0 petrol 184kW S R763 200
2.0 petrol 184kW SE R802 200
2.0 petrol 184kW HSE R838 200
2.0 petrol 221kW S R817 400
2.0 petrol 221kW SE R845 400
2.0 petrol 221kW HSE R892 400

Jaguar E-Pace First Edition

2.0 diesel 132kW R851 600
2.0 petrol 184kW R895 700