The all-new Jaguar E-PACE is a follow-up to the company's award-winning...

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...F-PACE crossover. The smaller E-PACE will be slotted below the F-PACE in Jag's brand hierarchy.

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Hence the Jaguar cub in the car's puddle light.

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In the marketplace, the E-PACE is set to take on major players such as BMW's X1,...

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... Audi's Q3, and...

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... Lexus's NX.

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Styling wise, the E-PACE's wheels are pushed to the far corners while muscular haunches that taper towards the back adorn each side of the SUV — creating an aggressive and animistic stance that's undeniably Jaguar.

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"Established Jaguar design principles ensure the E-PACE is immediately recognizable as the sports car of its class," Jaguar director of design Ian Callum said in a statement. "Our new compact SUV combines the interior space, connectivity, and security that families expect with the kind of proportions, purity of design and performance not usually associated with such a practical vehicle."

On the inside, the cabin is stylish yet functional while borrowing heavily from the big brother F-PACE.

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The E-PACE comes standard with a 10-inch touchscreen screen running the latest version of Jaguar Land Rover's InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. However, customers can upgrade to a 12.3-inch screen, a head-up display, and 4G Wifi connectivity.

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In the center console, the E-PACE features built-in smartphone and tablet holders.

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Under the hood, the E-PACE will get two versions of JLR's new Ingenium 2.0 liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Base models will get 246 horsepower while performance spec models get 296 horses.

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Both engines will be paired with a ZF 9-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive. According to Jag, the 246 horse E-PACE can hit 60mph in 6.6 seconds while the 296 hp performance spec makes the sprint in a brisk 5.9 seconds.

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