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In Oc­to­ber Jaguar South Africa will in­tro­duce an en­try-level model of the E-pace with a cost-ef­fec­tive 147 kw two-litre four-cylin­der tur­bocharged In­ge­nium en­gine, added to the ex­ist­ing line-up of 183 kw and 221 kw petrol en­gines, Smart Set­tings, and Adap­tive Dy­nam­ics.

This model com­pletes the 0-100 km/h sprint in 8.2 sec­onds, and de­liv­ers fuel econ­omy of 8.2 l/100 km and CO2 emis­sion of 186 g/km. The new en­gine fea­tures the same ad­vanced tech­nolo­gies found across the rest of the In­ge­nium en­gine fam­ily – in­clud­ing a twin scroll tur­bocharger, con­tin­u­ously vari­able valve lift and vari­able cam tim­ing.

The E-pace now also fea­tures Smart Set­tings, the ad­vanced self-learn­ing tech­nol­ogy of Jaguar. De­buted on the all-elec­tric I-pace, sched­uled for South African launch early in 2019, Smart Set­tings learns the habits of the driver and an­tic­i­pates their needs to make their life eas­ier. The E-pace will recog­nise the ap­proach­ing driver based on both a key fob and smart­phone Blue­tooth sig­nal. The ve­hi­cle will then ad­just the seat, cli­mate, and in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem based on the nor­mal pref­er­ence of the driver. Over time, al­go­rithms tai­lor set­tings based on time, lo­ca­tion, weather, and be­havioural pat­terns. Up to eight pro­files can be set up. It is of­fered as part of the Con­nect Pro Pack, which also con­sists of a 4G Wifi Hotspot, Pro Ser­vices, and Nav­i­ga­tion Pro.

Adap­tive Dy­nam­ics of­fers greater com­fort and agility, al­ter­ing damp­ing rates ev­ery 10-mil­lisec­onds for en­hanced han­dling re­sponse and body con­trol. Rough sur­faces and off-road con­di­tions are sensed im­me­di­ately, and the damp­ing adapts ac­cord­ingly. The 147 kw E-pace is avail­able to or­der from Jaguar Land Rover deal­er­ships now.

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