The term game changer is easily thrown around these days, and in the context of Jaguar, it has been used to describe the F-Pace, the brand’s first foray into the crucial SUV market and its fastest-selling model yet.
But this, the E-Pace, revealed at a rather elaborate event this evening, feels like it’s the sort of good-looking volume seller to work miracles. I’d take bets that F-Pace's fastest-selling title won't last long with the E-Pace around.
It’s not a surprise that this is set to do well – after all, the compact SUV sector is where almost every mainstream car maker is laying its money, premium or otherwise.
But this E-Pace has a lot on its side – it’s genuinely original and good-looking in design. We all feared it would look just like a baby F-Pace (the Audi effect, I call it) but it doesn’t. It actually has a lot more in common with the F-Type; and the coupe roofline and pretty spoiler almost instantly dates the F-Pace.