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How Jaguar put the E-Pace through its paces

Wednesday 05 July 2017, By Autovolo

How Jaguar put the E-Pace through its paces

How Jaguar put the E-Pace through its paces

Jaguar has shown their upcoming E-Pace SUV going through rigorous testing before it’s released to the public next year.

To ensure that their rival to the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 can be used in any environment, the Coventry-based manufacturer has subjected the E-Pace to various extreme tests.

150 prototypes were built for a programme that spanned 25 months and four continents. According to Jaguar, the E-Pace completed over 400 laps of the Nürburgring, and an unspecified number at the 7.8-mile Nardo high-speed track in Italy.

It has also encountered temperatures as low as -40°C in the Arctic Circle, as well as 48°C in Middle Eastern deserts. It's even been 5,000 feet above sea level in China.

Graham Wilkins, chief product engineer of the Jaguar E-Pace, said: “Our team of world-class engineers and dynamics specialists have meticulously tuned and developed a true Jaguar.  

Months of intense testing on roads and tracks around the world have delivered a compact performance SUV that is true to Jaguar’s performance DNA.”

The E-Pace will be fully revealed on July 13 through Facebook and YouTube. During this, it’ll also go through its final test, although details of this have yet to be announced.