No copy cat

Wheels (Australia) - - First Drives -

For E-pace, Jaguar didn’t just clone the larger F-pace. In­stead, it aimed for a sort of F-type-in­fused cross­over, as seen in the fa­mil­ial front and rear light shapes, mus­cu­lar haunches, coupe roofline and dash­board. Alu­minium bon­net, front guards, roof and tail­gate com­bine with one of Jaguar’s stiffest body struc­tures (be­hind I-pace and F-type), built in Aus­tria. E-pace’s highly mod­i­fied (though still Ford own­er­ship-era de­rived) D8 plat­form is from cousin the Rangie Evoque. Changes in­clude a so­phis­ti­cated four-link rear sus­pen­sion, in the name of greater dy­namic prow­ess.

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