Published on May 12th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Refreshed Jaguar E-PACE Arrives In Singapore
An updated range of Jaguar E-Pace SUVs are now in Singapore.
Late last year, Jaguar gave the E-Pace a minor facelift. Malaysia had only just gotten the original E-Pace model in August 2020, so we weren’t expected it to be refreshed here so quickly. However, our neighbours down south in Singapore have been luckier. Wearnes Automotive just launched the new model there and here are the major talking points.
- It has a refresh exterior design
- An improved interior finish and design
- New Pivi Pro infotainment
- Over-The-Air software updates
- The engine choices are all electrified with a new PHEV variant
- includes a new 1.5-litre 3-cylinder engine in MHEV and the PHEV variant
In Singapore, cars are fully imported and can in premium vehicles like this new Jaguar E-Pace, there are plenty of optional equipment and trim pieces available. Here’s the press release with more information.
With a refreshed exterior, enhanced interior, the latest Pivi Pro infotainment, new vehicle architecture and a choice of powerful and efficient engines – including an advanced Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)^ powertrain – the new Jaguar E-PACE is more assertive, connected, refined and efficient than ever.
Inside, customers benefit from the latest Pivi Pro infotainment, which provides intuitive control of the vehicle systems with simplified menus and enhanced connectivity, including Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) updates.
REFRESHED EXTERIOR: DYNAMIC AND BOLD
The new Jaguar E-PACE features exterior enhancements for a more dynamic appearance, while the new interior benefits from crafted, luxurious materials seamlessly integrated with the latest connected
technologies. The new E-PACE features a revised front lower aperture design with a blade element running through it for a more assertive presence. The grille is finished with a new mesh design with diamond detailing – influenced by the Jaguar heritage logo – and features a Noble Chrome finish for a heightened sense of luxury.
The E-PACE’s chiselled plan-shape and sculpted bonnet highlight its performance credentials and showcase the precision of its overall design. The dramatic roofline and side window graphic accentuates this sense of dynamism and are inspired by the striking design of the Jaguar F-TYPE
Coupe sports car.
New, all-LED headlights give E-PACE an even bolder appearance, day and night. The front lighting design features the ‘Double J’ Daytime Running Light (DRL) signature graphic and the latest technologies, including a Pixel LED option. Front and rear animated directional indicators are standard.
At the rear, the lower bumper features the new slim horizontal blade finishers and the all-LED rear lights are inspired by the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE and feature Jaguar’s chicane graphic, showcasing the advanced technology and modernity of the overall design.
The attention to detail is also evident on the side vents, which now feature the iconic Jaguar Leaper for instant recognition.
The new Jaguar E-PACE is available with the optional Black Exterior Pack, which delivers an even more dynamic appearance with bespoke elements finished in Narvik Black, including the grille surround and tips, lower bumper mesh inserts, side vents, window surrounds and rear badging.
A choice of 12 wheel options includes four new diamond turned designs: a new 18-inch five-spoke wheel with Satin Black inserts, a 19-inch five-spoke design with Satin Dark Grey inserts, a 20-inch five-spoke version with Satin Dark Grey insert and a 21-inch 10-spoke design featuring Gloss Black inserts.
BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED INTERIOR: CONTEMPORARY AND DRIVER-FOCUSED
New E-PACE interior delivers heightened luxury, enhanced connectivity, and greater refinement. The focal point of the new interior design is the new curved 11.4-inch HD touchscreen integrated into the central instrument panel. Chemically strengthened, the glass screen features two coatings; one which is anti-glare and a second which makes wiping away fingerprints easier. The large touchscreen operates the new Pivi Pro infotainment system, which provides greater clarity than before. The intuitive system allows the driver to carry out 90 per cent of common tasks within two taps from the home screen thanks to its simplified menu structure. The seamless integration of new technology is integral to Jaguar’s new design DNA.
Optional cabin air ionisation technology is designed to remove allergens and now also features a filtration system capable of capturing ultrafine particles – including PM2.5 particulates – for improved occupant health and wellbeing. The driver-focused interior also provides easier access to the stowage area behind the new Drive Selector that houses the 15W wireless device charger. Driver touchpoints around the cluster are now wrapped in soft touch materials whilst the knee side contact area has been sculpted to provide improved luxury and comfort.
The new Drive Selector epitomises Jaguar’s approach to contemporary controls. The soft upper trim wraps round the ‘palm grip’ and proudly features a ‘cricket-ball’ stitch, inspired by iconic British craftsmanship. Below, the precision-engineered metal cradle is sculpted for added tactility and an engaging quality feel.
The attention to detail extends to the metallic rotary dials and the new steering wheel, which is influenced by the design in the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE performance SUV and features hidden-until-lit switches and metal gearshift paddles.
An embossed Jaguar Leaper on the headrests and ‘Est.1935 Jaguar Coventry’ upholstery tags form a part of the ‘historical layering’ process whereby inspiration from Jaguar’s rich heritage is brought to life in a contemporary way. Additional beautiful details include Jaguar animal pattern in the central cubby and in front of the Drive Selector.
Interior colourways include Ebony, Light Oyster, Deep Garnet, Caraway and Cloud options. The new range-topping 300 SPORT features a collection of the latest design enhancements. Available in all exterior colours, the 300 SPORT has 20-inch five-spoke Diamond-turned with Black accent wheels, Black Exterior Pack and powered tailgate. On the inside are Illuminated Jaguar treadplates, Meridian Audio, Ebony Suedecloth headlining and R-Dynamic Taurus Sport seats available in Ebony, Cloud and Deep Garnet.
POWER, TRANSMISSION AND PERFORMANCE: NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGY
New E-PACE utilises Jaguar’s Premium Transverse Architecture, which has been designed and engineered to accommodate the latest electrified powertrain technologies. This includes the new 1.5-litre Inline three-cylinder powertrain which feature Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. Advanced features include smooth-shifting automatic transmissions, ensuring the new E-PACE delivers the confidence-inspiring dynamics, traction and refinement expected from a Jaguar.
The new engine line-up comprises:
• 160PS MHEV 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo, eight-speed automatic, FWD
• 200PS MHEV 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, nine-speed automatic, AWD^
• 249PS MHEV 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, nine-speed automatic, AWD^
• 300PS MHEV 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, nine-speed automatic, AWD^
• 309PS PHEV 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo, eight-speed automatic, AWD^
The advanced 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine is the latest member of the modular, flexible Ingenium engine family, and is available in E-PACE with both PHEV^ and MHEV technology.
The lightweight new aluminium engine – 33kg lighter than the four-cylinder – delivers strong performance and refinement with low levels of friction which contribute to excellent efficiency and fuel consumption. The exhaust manifold is integrated into the aluminium cylinder head, contributing to the rapid warm-up times and minimises the distance from the exhaust ports to the turbocharger’s turbine wheel for improved responses.
The three-cylinder configuration delivers a better flow of exhaust gases, ensuring the turbine wheel delivers boost pressure almost instantaneously. A highly efficient Watercooled Charge Air Cooler means the density of air being drawn into the combustion chambers remains high, further enhancing performance and efficiency across the engine’s operating range.
The new P300e PHEV^ powertrain combines the 200PS 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine and a 109PS (80kW) Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) motor. This ensures impressive performance and efficiency, with 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds, CO2 emissions from 44g/km and fuel economy up to 2.0L/100km (WLTP TEH combined).
The advanced Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) features a light, compact and efficient synchronous permanent magnet motor. To optimise package space, the driveshafts are concentric with the motor and single-speed transmission, while the inverter is also integrated within the ERAD casing.
The ERAD module is neatly integrated within the Integral Link rear suspension system and powers the rear wheels exclusively. At speeds above 135km/h, the electric motor is decoupled to reduce drag and therefore optimise efficiency, seamlessly re-engaging when the speed drops back below 135km/h.
The compact high-voltage junction box (HVJB) under the front seats is another engineering innovation. This comprises the DC:DC converter (changes high-voltage current from the hybrid battery to low
voltage to support the 12-volt network) and the 7kW on-board charger used to charge the hybrid battery when the vehicle is plugged in.
There are a number of charging methods available to owners, including:
• Fast Charging (32kW DC or greater), estimated charge time 0-80 per cent in as little as 30 Minutes
• Mode 3 Charging (up to 7kW), estimated charge time 0-80 per cent in as little as one hour and 24 minutes
• Mode 2 Charging (up to 2.3kW), estimated charge time 0-80 per cent in as little as five hours
Drivers are able to select between three driving modes depending on the nature of their journey, from making short urban journeys or covering longer distances:
- EV (Electric Vehicle) mode – enables the vehicle to run solely on rear-wheel drive only electric power using the energy stored in the battery, for quiet, zero-tailpipe emissions journeys.
- HYBRID mode (the default driving mode) – combines petrol and electric drive. This mode optimises the comfort and efficiency of the hybrid system, automatically and seamlessly combining the electric motor and petrol engine. The strategy adapts to the driving conditions and the remaining charge in the hybrid battery. Additionally, entering a destination in the navigation system enables the Predictive Energy Optimisation (PEO) function, which intelligently integrates route and GPS location data to maximise efficiency and comfort for every journey.
- SAVE mode – prioritises the combustion engine as its primary energy source, maintaining the battery State of Charge, for deployment at a specific point in the journey – for example when entering urban areas. In addition, the mode will charge the battery whilst driving and at 70mph
will take 90 minutes to achieve 85% charge.
On both the three-cylinder petrol, and four-cylinder^ engines, the MHEV system uses a Belt integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) in the engine bay to harvest energy usually lost when slowing and braking, which is then stored in a 48V lithium-ion battery located beneath the rear loadspace which enables it to redeploy the stored energy to assist the engine when accelerating and delivers a more refined and responsive stop/start system.
With MHEV technology, the new 160PS 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine (FWD only) achieves CO2 emissions from 155g/km and fuel economy up to 6.7L/100km.
CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES: ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE
The new Jaguar E-PACE delivers advanced connected technologies to ensure the compact performance SUV is always connected and up-to-date, all supported by Jaguar’s latest Electronic Vehicle Architecture, dubbed EVA 2.0, which supports a range of new technologies to ensure the vehicle is always connected and always up to date.
The latest Pivi Pro infotainment technology is accessed through a new curved glass 11.4-inch HD touchscreen. Key benefits include enhanced clarity – the screen is three times brighter and 48% larger than the previous screen – and the simplified menu structures allow drivers to access or view up to 90 per cent of common tasks from the homescreen in two taps or less.
To enable almost instantaneous start-up, Pivi Pro has its own dedicated power source, so navigation is ready as soon as the driver is behind the wheel, while the embedded apps available – including Spotify – provide full functionality even without your smartphone. Further connected features include Google and Microsoft Outlook calendar integration which enables the driver to view work diaries and even join important calls through the hands-free system.
Pivi Pro connectivity is provided by the latest dual-sim technology with two LTE modems enabling the system to carry out multiple functions at the same time, such as streaming media and downloading SOTA updates, without compromising performance. The cutting-edge connectivity also ensures minimal interruptions caused by coverage blackspots as it roams across network providers for the strongest signal.
Advanced SOTA connectivity enables customers to download and install software updates without having to visit a Jaguar retailer. Updates are downloaded in the background, with customers notified by an alert detailing the key changes. For updates that require the vehicle to be switched-off, customers can schedule a convenient time for installation.
Complementing the central 11.4-inch touchscreen is the latest 12.3-inch HD Interactive Driver Display with enhanced graphics and a configurable layout which can show full screen navigation mapping with turn-by-turn instructions, digital dials, media, contact list or infotainment details. The interactive driver display works in conjunction with the optional latest generation full colour TFT Head-up Display which is brighter, with a larger information area and enhanced resolution.
Optional Cabin Air Ionisation improves interior air quality through Nanoe technology, which removes allergens and unpleasant odours. The advanced system features PM2.5 filtration, which captures ultra-fine particles – including PM2.5 particulates – to improve occupant health and wellbeing and is activated by pressing the ‘Purify’ button within the central touchscreen.
For enhanced convenience, the optional second-generation wearable Activity Key can be used to lock, unlock and start the vehicle without the need for the conventional key fob to be present in the vehicle.
The rechargeable device incorporates a watch and has a battery life of seven days between charges. Keeping digital devices topped up is easier thanks to 15W wireless device charging, with signal booster. Occupants simply place their smartphone on the charging pad to quickly recharge. The system also uses an external antenna to improve the smartphone’s signal when being used inside the car.
Pivi Pro uses Machine Learning+ to remember regular journeys and automatically displays an estimated time of arrival based on current traffic conditions and your typical journey time for the most likely destinations, without having to set a destination. It is also able to tailor routing to the roads the driver prefers to use unless there are known delays.
On a regular commute, if faster routes are available using roads the driver doesn’t regularly use, the system includes the option to automatically enable voice guidance in unfamiliar surroundings. Once the driver returns to familiar roads, Pivi Pro’s Smart Voice Guidance then automatically mutes again allowing the driver to listen to their chosen media source without interruption.
To keep tabs on the E-PACE from afar, Jaguar’s Remote App technology allows customers to view key vehicle information using a smartphone, including the fuel level, the vehicle’s location and journey history. The app even allows owners to lock or unlock the vehicle remotely and initiate the climate control, to heat or cool the cabin before a journey.
New all-LED headlights with ‘Double J’ Daytime Running Light (DRL) signatures are available with optional Pixel LED technology. This advanced system delivers increased resolution and brightness as well as optional Adaptive Driving Beam technology, which evaluates the road ahead using on-board cameras and automatically adapts the high beam pattern to take account of traffic or road signs.
The system tailors the light beam by illuminating different LED segments, to optimise visibility without distracting other drivers. The new Jaguar E-PACE comes with front and rear animated directional indicators and Premium LEDs featuring Auto High Beam Assist, which automatically switches between high and low beam, reducing the risk of dazzling oncoming drivers.
The latest 3D Surround Camera technology delivers advanced 3D functionality using the latest camera technology to provide more detail and a choice of real-time viewing options when manoeuvring the vehicle. The selection of settings includes Junction View, 3D Perspective View, and ClearSight Plan View.
The latest camera technology supports Jaguar’s 360° Parking Aid, which provides the driver with audio-visual feedback to gauge the distance to obstacles on all sides, to help when making low speed manoeuvres. Any obstacles around the vehicle are highlighted and marked as a threat when they are in the path of the new E-PACE.
Jaguar’s Driver Condition Monitor technology is able to detect if the driver is beginning to feel drowsy and alert them to take a break. The technology uses inputs from thousands of data points, some of which are measured every one thousandth of a second – including steering, pedal inputs and general driving behaviour – to detect signs of tiredness. In addition, Adaptive Cruise Control maintains a set distance to the car in front, for more relaxed, enjoyable and less tiring long-distance journeys.