Higher trim R-Dynamic models get the special Active Driveline unit to provide rear-wheel drive feel for an improved experience and all-wheel drive traction when it’s needed. On the options list beside that is the Configurable Dynamics system that allows the driver to play with throttle, transmission, and steering settings as well as the optional Adaptive Dynamics suspension system.
The compact crossover joins the larger F-Pace and the upcoming all-electric I-Pace in the automaker’s rapidly expanding lineup, but the new model has its own distinct look. It features LED headlights similar to those on the F-Type sports car, and a raked roofline lends it the appearance of a coupe. Short front and rear overhangs complement a teardrop design to the side windows, another element inspired by the F-Type.
Behind the wheel of the E-Pace was stunt driver, holder of 21 Guinness World Records achievements and all-around badass Terry Grant, who experienced a stomach-turning 5.5 Gs over the course of the flip.
In Europe, the E-Pace is available with a pair of engines in several tunes. A 2.0-liter diesel comes in 148 horsepower (110 kilowatt), 177 hp (132 kW), and 237 hp (177 kW) versions. A 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline-fueled engine has 245 hp (183 kW) or a range-topping 296 hp (221 kW). The lowest-spec diesel models are available with a six-speed manual, and the rest of the lineup comes with a nine-speed automatic. To learn all the ins and outs about Jaguar’s smaller crossover, check out Motor1’s story detailing the E-Pace’s debut.