In honour of the late Roger Moore the Jaguar SUV took on the iconic jump, made famous in the film ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ from 1974. Stunt driver Terry Grant was the man behind the wheel as he broke the Guinness World Record for the furthest barrel roll in a production vehicle, and it was his 24th personal world record.
While entry-level models in some countries will come with front-wheel-drive and a manual gearbox, all Australian E-Pace models including the cheapest version will come with a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive.
There are 11 exterior colours which can be specified: either Caldera Red (First Edition only) or Fuji White (Solid); Borasco Grey, Firenze Red, Caesium Blue, Yulong White, Indus Silver, Santorini Black or Corris Grey (Metallic); and Farallon Pearl Black or Silicon Silver (Premium Metallic).
Other notable features include the usual arsenal of active safety features, available 825-watt Meridian 15-speaker sound system, 4G wi-fi hotspot, and a windshield-projected head-up display.
Jaguar reckons that worldwide, about 80 per cent of E-Pace customers will be new to the brand which will only add to the extraordinary success of the F-Pace, which was largely responsible for the brand lifting sales by a staggering 83 per cent in the last 12 months.