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                                    The performance and handling of my Jaguar SUV was noteworthy and enjoyable. Off-the-line acceleration was quick and smooth, thanks to the turbo and plenty of torque from a standstill.
Equipped with technology called “Active Driveline” my tester is able to deliver even greater levels of traction, stability and com- posure in challenging conditions. This feature also optimizes traction and agility and provides rear-wheel drive handling characteris- tics by allowing up to 100 percent of rear axle drive torque to be distributed to either rear wheel according to available grip. So you always feel in control, a display on the touchscreen lets you know what’s happening.
This small vehicle is loaded with so many features, it took me time to operate and appreciate all of them. To improve safety, two latch points for baby/child seat restraints are fitted on each side of the rear seats. A system of six airbags—including driver and front passenger bags, side curtain, and thorax—is standard.
If you’re a “Jaguarista” who loves new or classic Jag automobiles you may find the Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) unit of interest. It customizes the vehicle to your specifications—much like a British tailor might personally craft a made-to- measure bespoke suit for you from his Savile Row boutique.
Jaguar also gives you the opportunity to chose from E-PACE interior and exterior features and colors, along with the engine, wheels and other details that make it your own. Rest assured, there’s a wide range of options to choose from.
The optional Black Package adds a touch of drama. It includes a gloss-black grille and alloy wheels, heated front and rear seats, a panoramic roof, a head-up display, and a surround camera and sound system.
The Jaguar E-PACE I drove included 14 optional features designed to protect me and the passengers—and also provide driver assistance when needed. Among those: Dynamic Stability Control, Electronic Traction Control, Hill Start Assist, Cornering Brake Control, Roll Stability Control and Emergency Brake Assist. An anti-lock system helps to shorten braking distance.
The E-PACE is backed by Jaguar’s
five- year/70,000-mile coverage program, including a limited warranty, complimentary maintenance and roadside assistance. o
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