New Jaguar E-Pace breaks barrel roll jump world record

Jaguar E Pace and Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar E-Pace Revealed | Price Debut Barrel Roll breaks Guinness World Record, see Video

Yes, the Jaguar E-Pace as bagged the Guinness World Record for breaking the record in the daredevil barrel roll.

Ian Callum, director of design at Jaguar, said: "We designed the E-Pace to be a Jaguar for active people who need space and practicality, but see no reason to compromise on performance". The Jaguar E-Pace which is company's cheapest SUV, will directly compete with existing rivals including the likes of the BMW's X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Audi's Q3. The engine line-up will include a 300PS petrol unit producing a 0-60mph time of under six seconds. The company says it didn't shrink the "kids" nor the F-Pace and instead took inspiration from the sporty F-Type in designing the exterior of the new crossover.

Now we have some early indicative Australian pricing for the model with Jaguar Australia telling us the E-PACE is likely to land in Australia with a starting price around $48,000.

The new SUV will be the first Jaguar to be produced outside the United Kingdom after the company said its West Midlands plants were close to capacity.

According to the Tata-owned marquee, you would love the E-Pace, when it gets launched later this year.

It's been said before about new Jaguars, but the E-Pace really does look like it'll be a game changer.

The top model of the Jaguar E Pace is powered by a 2-litre four-cylinder Ingenium engine while power will range between 148 bhp, 177 bhp and 237 bhp on the diesel, and 247 bhp and 297 bhp of power for the petrol variants respectively. However all but entry-level E-Pace variants will have an all-wheel-drive powertrain. The car's 4G wi-fi hotspot will provide content streaming through up to eight devices simultaneously, while a Touch Pro infotainment system will allow occupants to access their favourite smart device apps through the vehicle.

In case you missed it, Jaguar revealed the E-Pace and had the vehicle do a barrel roll stunt to set a Guiness World Record.

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