Published on: 3/29/2018

2019 Jaguar E-Pace Off-Road Review

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Taking E Pace into water

Try to work out how deep the water is. In static shallower water, explore on foot and use a stick to gauge the depth - or watch another vehicle go through. It’s a good idea to keep a pair of wellies or waders in the boot.
If there are other vehicles ahead, wait until they’ve left the water. Unsettled water can make a safe passage more challenging.

'Drive through the water very slowly at first, then build up momentum.' Do not slip/ride the clutch as this reduces control of the vehicle. Ease off the accelerator as you reach the other side.
E-Pace can manage submersion of between 50cm and 90cm. 500mm is the maximum wading depth. 

Driving on Hills

Wherever possible, investigate the area on foot. 'You should always know what’s on the other side of the hill.' Remember your approach angle: Is the wheel or nose going to hit the ground first? Approach the hill straight on rather than diagonally to avoid a roll. Use the highest gear in which the vehicle will ‘pull’ comfortably. Never attempt to turn your 4x4 on a steep slope. Be prepared for a failed climb, it happens to the best drivers. Work out an escape route and take note of where the obstacles are.

Stop one vehicle-length before the descent so you have enough time to make any corrections. Remember your departure angle: Is the back of your vehicle going to hit the ground? Choose the lowest gear possible and select All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) if available.
If using APSC, try to keep your foot away from the pedal and avoid the temptation to brake. If you do need to brake, apply progressive rather than strong pressure. If you don’t have APSC, just use your lowest gear.

Follow the natural fall line the route water would take down the slope and keep your wheels straight. If the vehicle starts to slide, increase throttle to match the ground speed and regain steering control.
If driving a manual, never roll or reverse downhill in neutral or with the clutch depressed. And never turn your 4x4 on a steep slope, as it could lead to sideways sliding.

Driving on Gravel

Select All Surface Progress Control and use the highest gear possible for the conditions. 'Gravel is a constantly changing, low-grip surface, so drive at a slow speed.' This reduces the risk of losing traction when you stop, accelerate or take a corner. Always leave a generous gap between you and other vehicles to minimise the risk of damage from flying gravel. Avoid dust clouds as they reduce visibility.

The most effective tyres on gravel are those with a large tread as this helps to clear away the looser gravel particles and grip on the harder, more stable parts of the road. Wider tyres are more effective than thinner tyres, since grip increases with the area of the contact patch of the tyres. Make sure your tyres are properly inflated, but also be mindful that over-inflation can reduce grip.

It's a Jaguar with Land Rover at the heart. Thats JLR. 2019 E Pace is totally different from 2018 model apart from the look and the name. Smooth and refined engine, suspension is lightweight in all the right places to minimize unsprung weight, and stiffened to improve precision which comes with the all-wheel-drive transmission. That's E-Pace.

From the freezing Arctic Circle to the dust and heat of Dubai, the Jaguar E-PACE has been subjected to a diverse testing programmes, ensuring it is not only a driver’s car but a dynamic and entertaining performance SUV too.

Jaguar unleashed hell* and high water** to ensure that E-PACE worked on all surfaces and in all weathers. More than 150 prototypes were built during a gruelling 25-month test programme which took place across four continents to ensure not only extreme durability but that the vehicle lives up to the Art of Performance philosophy.

From the demanding Nürburgring circuit and high-speed Nardo test track to the deserts of the Middle East, E-PACE has proved itself in the world’s most challenging environments. Jaguar’s engineers braved the -40C temperature of the Arctic Circle and the high altitudes and rivers of China’s most remote provinces to ensure E-PACE can withstand a lifetime of use in the hands of the most active and demanding customers.

Jaguar’s new compact performance SUV will face its final test in a world premiere that will be aired on Facebook and YouTube on Thursday 13 July. Jaguar will demonstrate the E-PACE’s combination of agility and true Jaguar performance, as well as how entertaining it is to drive.

“Our team of world class engineers and dynamics specialists have meticulously tuned and developed a true Jaguar. Months of intense testing on roads and tracks around the world have delivered a compact performance SUV that is true to Jaguar’s performance DNA”

In this model, Jaguar deploys an option called Active Driveline, which uses a combination of precision power transfer and torque vectoring to transfer nearly all needed power to the front or rear, or even single left or rear wheels.

That means you can power-slide your way through the sand in rear-drive mode and then convert to all-wheel-drive or front-drive within 300 milliseconds of hitting new driving conditions — or, rather, the car can. Dual rear clutches can be “locked” or “unlocked” to replicate a locking rear differential when conditions become more complicated or mixed. The torque vectoring effect comes from braking individual wheels rather than accelerating others, as some systems do, which Jaguar argues is better at balancing the distribution of power between all four wheels. This improves grip and steering control when driven at the limit.

All but the entry-level version have four-wheel drive as standard; an optional Adaptive Dynamics suspension package adds smart dampers that continuously monitor vehicle movements and adapt to the conditions.
Jaguar boasts of the car’s short front and rear overhangs of 882mm and 832mm respectively, which will aid off-roading ability. However, JLR hopes to guide customers wanting a small but tough crossover towards the Evoque, describing the E-Pace as primarily a sports vehicle with practical packaging. In other words, it’s most at home on tarmac.
The suspension is based on the F-Pace’s and tuned for sportiness, so it’s not a stretch to suggest it’ll be one of the more fun SUVs to drive. Jaguar says it has used stiff suspension bushes and anti-roll bars to “enhance the sense of performance by improving steering responses and control while ensuring low roll angles”. In English: don’t expect it to be a pudding.
The Adaptive Dynamics package is designed to take this a step further: it responds instantly to the driver and makes the suspension on the outside edge of a corner stiffer, giving the driver greater control while minimising body roll. As with the F-Pace, the Active Driveline all-wheel-drive system has a rear bias.

Inside, Jaguar provides its InControl Touch Pro infotaintment system, which is among the most easily comprehensible and navigable of the luxury user-interfaces. It offers both a large 12.3-inch full-color TFT display in the instrument cluster and a brighter, crisper head-up display than comparable competitors.

There’s also a choice of two premium audio systems sourced from Meridian, the grandeur of the two featuring an 825W, 15-speaker surround system. Convenience features include a gesture-operated tailgate and an “Activity Key,” which allows you to securely lock up the car via a waterproof and shockproof wristband that will give you access when you wave it in front of a sensor above the rear license plate. In addition, the E-Pace features now-common driver aids to prevent lane wandering and collisions.

People who want a pocket rocket without compromising on comfort and design — one that can bail them out if they get into trouble while scampering off-road. Sure, most off-roadable vehicles rarely, if ever, make it off-road. But legit capability when you do want or need it, even if it bails you out once in five years of ownership, is worth the price of admission.

Model 2019 included the addition to the ‘self-learning’ Smart Settings technology, Adaptive Dynamics suspension and a new 200PS petrol engine. The car was launched last year and proved to be a hit, capturing the qualities of the F-Pace in a smaller, cheaper and more compact package, Now, the new features will broaden the overall appeal of the small SUV.

The self-learning Smart Setting technology will apparent learn the driver’s habits to learn about them and anticipate their needs. E-Pace will recognise the driver approaching when it senses the key fob and smartphone using a Bluetooth signal, and then adjust the seat, climate, and infotainment system based on the driver’s normal preference. Algorithms tailor settings based on time, location, weather and behaviour patterns. One way this can be implemented is, for example, on a cold day it can preheat the seats and steering wheel.

The Intelligent Phone Reminder function will also tell the driver if they forget their smartphone, while the Predictive Call List learns patterns of phone use to cue up popular contacts at the appropriate time. It also comes with a 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot, Pro Services, and Navigation Pro - offering real-time traffic information, door-to-door routing from your smartphone, street view and parking availability. A new powertrain option has been added which is 200PS 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged Ingenium petrol engine. It allows the car to sprint from 0-60mph in 7.7 seconds, delivers fuel economy of 34.4 mpg and 186g/km CO2 emissions.

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