The E-PACE is a stylish entry-level Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in the Jaguar Line.

Exclusively distributed locally by Indera Motors, the compact SUV which has a driver-focused cockpit sitting at the heart of a family-focused interior, giving an exciting Jaguar driving experience and adds everyday practicality.

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Easy on the Eyes Exterior

On the road, the car is definitely a head-turner with its precision-led design sculpted to every curve of the bonnet to its muscular rear haunches.

In front, the handsome SUV features a bold honeycomb mesh grille framed by LED headlights with signature ‘J’ blades giving the E-PACE an unmistakably sporty and premium exterior.

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It exudes a truly distinctive and captivating road presence with its dynamic and sweeping roofline which design cues are visible on the Jaguar F-PACE and I-PACE.

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Impeccable Intimate Interior

The five-seater SUV stunning looks extends to its interior style. Every component you can see and touch has been meticulously designed to deliver a refined, tactile experience. 

Sit back and relax inside the premium interior of E-PACE that has been designed to provide equal space and comfort for both driver and passengers.

The cockpit wraps around the driver, putting all controls and dials within easy reach.

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Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Small touches throughout the E-PACE include the 3-spoke leather steering wheel that incorporates key controls for ease of use.

The SUV also features best-in-its-class interior storage from its deep centre cubby box and to its sculpted door bins. 

Within the deep stowage in the centre console, a 12V socket and two USB sockets are available for charging, while the rear of the console has three optional USB sockets for passengers in the back.

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Trailblazing Technology

As far as technology goes, the E-PACE is rich in innovation.

The Jaguar E-PACE is designed with state-of-the-art technology, making driving safer and enjoyable for both the driver and passenger.

The SUV is equipped with a standard Jaguar InControl infotainment system which features intuitive and advanced integrated technologies to ensure 

In addition to that, the standard 10-inch touchscreen at the heart of the centre console supports swipe and pinch to zoom gestures and delivers Jaguar’s richest ever audio-visual entertainment.

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Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Practicality, Power and Performance

When it comes to performance, the power and sheer driving pleasure of the E-PACE is engineered for fuel economy and refinement

The five-seater SUV is powered by the petrol P200 Ingenium engines. 

To ensure optimum gear control and maximising fuel efficiency and acceleration, E-PACE’s 9-speed Automatic Transmission has nine closely spaced ratios. Gear changes are almost imperceptible.

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Image: Fazizul Haqimie

In terms of practicality and efficiency, the Jaguar E-PACE’s wide tailgate has been designed to allow easy access to the large and versatile loadspace, which measures up to 1.3 metres wide. 

In addition to the ample loadspace that is befitting for an SUV, the Jaguar E-PACE also has an impressive towing capacity of up to 1,800kg.

Safe and Secure

Complementing the strong performance of the Jaguar E-PACE, the mid-size SUV is designed and engineered with optimum safety in mind. 

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Image: Fazizul Haqimie

From a wealth of safety features that includes Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Condition Monitor, Cruise Control and Speed Limiter, Front and Rear Parking Aids and many more.

R-Dynamic S: Revving the Road with a Roar

The Bruneian team had a chance to try out the Jaguar E-PACE R-Dynamic S model. Although smaller in size than its brother F-PACE, it has the prowess of a sports car.

Powered by a sturdy 2.0-litre 4 Cylinder Turbocharged Petrol 200ps engine, the SUV accelerates from 0 to 100km/hr in just 8.2 seconds.

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Image: Fazizul Haqimie

During our journey from the Indera Motors showroom in Beribi to the Serasa beach in Muara, the drive felt planted and inspired more confidence behind the wheel

When we tested out the engine on the Tutong-Muara highway it is just as seamless and refined as ever even when it begins roaring when we increased our speed.

Moreover, the cabin was also exceptionally quiet and tranquil with the muted road, wind, and traffic noise. 

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No matter where you sit, the 5-seater boast cushioned comfort and premium sports mesh materials for both driver and passenger. 

Nonetheless, the SUV is no doubt a good choice for long-distance travelling.

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Moreover, along with the twist and turns and the tight roads of the Serasa beach, the responsive steering and handling are good and there was minimal body roll.

Overall, combining good looks, agility and dynamic driving the Jaguar E-PACE is the perfect compact SUV for those looking luxury yet practicality 

To view the SUV up close, head over to Indera Motor’s new and state-of-the-art showroom in Beribi and visit their Instagram @jaguarbrunei or call them at 2391000 for more details.

This article was first published on November 14, 2020 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 115

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