In this issue, we introduce a fresh new addition to the Jaguar family with the launch of the E-PACE. F1 racer Romain Grosjean reveals his passion for Jaguar while the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team give an insight into their preparations. Plus, we get to grips with the fast-paced sport of drone racing and spend a unique day with the XF Sportbrake.
I think when customers
I think when customers first THE DRIVING EXPERIENCE CHAMPION drive the E-PACE, all those MIKE CROSS – CHIEF ENGINEER feline adjectives that people VEHICLE INTEGRITY apply to Jaguars will come to mind. It feels poised, agile and precise. We don’t see why it should be any less Jaguar-like just because it rides a little higher and has all-road ability. The E-PACE is an amalgam of what we learned with the XE saloon and the F-PACE. The XE is closest in size to the new E-PACE, and I believe it has one of the best steering systems we’ve ever done. That was our benchmark - we wanted to have the same steering precision. But it’s important to find the right balance. We didn’t want to trade any comfort for that precision, and this new car’s refinement is at least a match for our saloons. From F-PACE, we took the experience of instilling those hallmark Jaguar dynamic qualities into a taller, higher-riding vehicle, and it got a great reception from the critics. The E-PACE actually made our task slightly easier because it’s a little more compact. As you’d expect, there’s a lot going on under the skin. One key aspect is our new Active Driveline system. In steady driving in good conditions it’s primarily front wheel drive for optimum fuel efficiency. On poor surfaces, or during spirited driving, it can send power to rear, actively dividing the torque between the rear wheels, adding more to the outside rear to help turn the nose into a corner, for example. Active Driveline effortlessly gives you that classic Jaguar rear-drive feel, but with the absolute security of all-wheel drive. ENGINE OPTIONS • Petrol Ingenium 4-Cylinder Turbocharged: 249PS, 300PS • Diesel Ingenium 4-Cylinder Turbocharged: 150PS, 180PS, 240PS “IT FEELS POISED, AGILE AND PRECISE” 24 THE JAGUAR
I actually have a classic THE THRILL SEEKER 1985 Jaguar XJS that I drive TASSILO HAGER – MANAGING EDITOR, in Munich over the summer. PLEASURE SNOWBOARD MAGAZINE It’s a really cool car. I owned a modern Jaguar before that, but when the snow comes and the snowboarding season starts I need a car with all-wheel drive, good ground clearance and plenty of space in the back. An SUV is perfect for me, and I’ve had two in the past. The only reason I haven’t had a Jaguar as my winter car is that the company hadn’t made a smaller SUV, until now. My preference is for a more compact car, so while I love the F-PACE, the smaller size of the E-PACE is ideal for me, and it would still be fine with a couple of kids too. In my winter cars I usually fold down one seat and throw a board bag in the back, and there it stays until April! I bring a load of other stuff too, such as boots, outerwear, and a helmet. Plus, I like to bring my friends along as it’s more fun. Looking at the rear legroom and the boot space of the E-PACE, I can tell that we would all fit in no problem. And I love the design too. There’s simply nothing else like it in this segment. You can really get a sense of the Jaguar DNA, as you can see the F-TYPE and the F-PACE, but you still see a car with its own personality. Pretty much everything that I think of as being ‘Jaguar’ is in the E-PACE, and no other compact SUV allows you to say, ‘I drive a Jaguar’. That’s important. “THERE’S NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT” DRIVER ASSISTANCE • Lane Keep Assist • Driver Condition Monitor • Rear View Camera • Front and Rear Parking Aid • Optional Park Pack • Optional Drive Pack • Optional 360 degree Surround Camera THE JAGUAR 25
Jaguar Magazine celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from beautiful design to cutting-edge technology.
In this issue, we explore the art of creativity from the Brazilian masters who devised the graceful art of Capoeira, to the Irish artists mixing new culture with old. You will also discover the creative line that links Victorian wallpaper to the iPhone. While the multi-talented actor and performer, Riz Ahmed, explains why it is the right time to reveal his true self to the world.
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