2020 Jaguar E-Pace launched in Malaysia; RM 403k, AWD, AI Tech
Jerrica · Aug 10, 2020 12:45 PM
Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLRM) has launched Jaguar’s sportiest SUV in Malaysia. The 2020 Jaguar E-Pace will come with Jaguar Land Rover’s latest Smart Setting AI technology, full range of safety equipment along with the company’s latest 2.0-litre Ingenium engine for RM 403,217 (excluding road tax, insurance, 50 percent Sales Tax exemption).
The E-Pace is the latest SUV to join the Jaguar F-Pace and the fully electric I-Pace in Jaguar’s extending SUV family, and Jaguar claims the E-Pace is the sportiest in the range yet!
When penning the E-Pace, Jaguar designers looked towards their Jaguar F-Type sports car for inspiration as is evident with the fast sweep of the roofline and the distinctive window graphic.
Other than that, the E-Pace gets the distinctive Jaguar grille, short overhangs and powerful haunches to emphasise the SUV’s sportiness.
On the inside, Jaguar has furnished the E-Pace with high-quality materials for that rich, stylish visual effect. Designers have also made sure that the SUV gives off the classic British charm to pay homage to the brand’s origins.
The E-Pace is also packed to the brim with Jaguar’s latest technology like the company’s next-generation Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Head-up Display technology. An advanced display that projects up to 66 percent more information onto the windscreen using full-colour graphics to enhance clarity.
Jaguar’s Touch Pro infotainment system is also available on the new E-Pace. Jaguar engineers have included voice control technology and made the 10-inch touchscreen display highly intuitive and fully customisable to the driver’s preference for easy and quick interactions.
Speaking of preference, the E-Pace is also equipped with the JLR’s new self-learning technology known as Smart Setting. Like the recently launched 2020 Range Rover Evoque, the E-Pace’s smart system studies the driver’s habits and anticipates their needs.
The best part of the system is its ability to store preferences for up to 8 drivers. The system kicks in to adjust the car, from seats to air-cond controls and music, according to the driver’s habits the moment it senses the driver’s key fob approaching the car or when it is unlocked with a device.
Safety-wise, the E-Pace is expectedly well equipped with systems like Lane Keep Assist, Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Assist, Adaptive Speed Limiter, and Driver Condition Monitor.
Powering the E-Pace is JLR’s latest 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged P200 Ingenium petrol engine that is said to crunch out 200 PS and 320 Nm of torque. Jaguar claims the SUV can manage the century sprint in 8.2 seconds.
In Malaysia, the E-Pace comes only in one spec with an all-wheel-drive option while only 2 exterior colour options, Yulong White and Firenze Red, are available in Malaysia.
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