Jaguar E-Pace Does A Record Breaking Barrel Roll At Its Debut

Jaguar has unveiled the E-Pace in spectacular fashion as the model has just set a new Guinness World Record for completing the furthest barrel roll in a production vehicle.

Driven by professional stunt driver Terry Grant, the E-Pace was able to complete a 15.3 meter (50.1 foot) long jump while doing a 270-degree barrel roll at the ExCeL exhibition center in London.

Getting back to the crossover itself, the E-Pace will slot below the F-Pace and become the brand’s entry-level crossover.

Starting with the exterior, the E-Pace has a bold front fascia which draws inspiration from the F-Type. Moving further back, there’s front fender vents, a dynamic greenhouse, and optional 21-inch alloy wheels. Buyers will also find slender taillights and a body-color, black contrast, or panoramic glass roof.

The interior is a little tight but it comes nicely equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Noble Chrome accents, and a 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment system with voice control technology. Other highlights include four 12-volt charging outlets, five USB ports, and 577 liters (20.3 cubic feet) of cargo capacity.

A variety of different options will be available including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and two premium Meridian audio systems. Buyers can also order a heads-up display and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot that supports up to eight devices.

Under the hood, a variety of 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines will be available. The two gasoline units will have outputs of 249 PS (183 kW) and 365 Nm (269 lb-ft) of torque as well as 300 PS (220 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.

The entry-level diesel model has 150 PS (110 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque, while the mid-range variant develops 180 PS (132 kW) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. Last but not least, there’s a range-topping diesel with 240 PS (176 kW) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque.

Depending on which engine is selected, it can be connected to either a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Rear-wheel drive will come standard in the U.K. but all U.S. models will come equipped with all-wheel drive.

On the safety front, the E-Pace will be offered with an assortment of driver assistance systems including an Adaptive Speed Limiter, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, and an Emergency Braking system with pedestrian detection. The crossover can also be equipped with a new Forward Traffic Detection system that warns drivers about approaching vehicles at intersections where visibility is limited.

Pricing starts at $38,600 in the United States and £28,500 in the United Kingdom.

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  • Aporto

    Impressive ! Really cool looking car by the way !

  • Karl

    Bloody jolly good show if you ask me!

  • Karl

    Wow,Jaguar is on a roll literally. I predict a severe shortage when it goes on sale. What a beautiful car!

  • Dennis James

    To do that at the launch event…it means having huge balls 🙂

  • Nordschleife

    It looks a little feminine and a little like a toy but I do like it.

  • DuDE

    Looks like a Jacked up Suzuki swift in a good way

  • roy

    Very good indeed

  • TrevP

    Looks great!

  • SgtBeavis

    1. That was frackin’ awesome. Got a fist pump out of me…
    2. Anyone else noticed the underside of the Jag? Is that in the production car? Looks super sweet, and aerodynamic, like that.

    • Fabián Montiel

      That protection was just for the stunt.

  • Blade t

    Pretty cool….

  • salamOOn

    pretty nice car, cosy interior ( but that gear lever could be smaller 😛 )

  • Six_Tymes

    WHOA! great looking suv too.

  • Stephen Baxter

    Looks great 🙂

  • haudit

    I’m impressed. The proportions are a little bit squished in profile due to the FWD-based platform underpinning it, but they’ve managed to work around those limitations pretty nicely. The F-Type exterior design elements are pretty interesting, and stop Jaguar’s styling from sliding too far into “one sausage, many lengths” monotony. The similarly F-Type inspired interior is much, much better looking than that of the XE, XF or F-Pace too.

  • RATHER HAVE THE EVOQUE.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      I’ll take the Disco Sport.

      • SAW ONE IN NAMIB ORANGE TODAY AND IT LOOKED GOOD.

        • Tumbi Mtika

          I know right? I’d actually consider one. It’s definitely less awkward than the Evoque, that’s for sure.

  • 31/12/2999

    I am in love with this beautifil suv

  • SteersUright

    Damn good looking car. Jag’s on a roll as is their Land Rover sister company. They seriously need to work on quality though. The current Jaguars and Rovers seem to just start to disintegrate shortly after being driven from the dealership lot, with trim falling off and other niggles. They should poach some Honda or Toyota QA’s people. With their awesome design skills and some Japanese quality, these brands would be unstoppable.

    • haudit

      The E-Pace will be built under licence by Magna Steyr in Austria, rather than by Jaguar itself, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be notably better quality than any of JLR’s products assembled in the UK.

  • Yvonne Liu

    Do any reason could explain the following?
    When landing, the lights are lit.
    After landing, there is a while the lights are not bright.
    When leaving, the head and tail lights are lit.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      My guess is poor editing for this video…footage taken from a practice run possibly used with actual WR run footage.

  • Chad Gordon

    My Budget is more CX-5 (saw a new one with the redesigned front, NICE!), but if i was looking lux cuv this would be high on the short list.

  • In a Jeremy Clarkson voice: “JAG… it fucking leaps.”

  • Infinite1

    Impressive

  • Bobby Lee

    Why so much editing of the touch down?
    The interior is as bland, banal and unluxurious as the rest of the lower rung Land Rovers.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Eh, whatever. It’s just a re-bodied Evoque/Disco Sport.

  • This thing is nice man!! Tjerr

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