5 July 2017, Whitley, UK: 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”
Graham Wilkins, Chief Product Engineer, Jaguar E-PACE
The Jaguar E-PACE will make its global debut at 20:00 on 13 July.
Facts and figures from E-PACE’s test programme:
*Hell: Jaguar E-PACE repeatedly lapped Green Hell – the Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring
** High water: E-PACE drove to the centre of a 0.5m deep pool of water in Jaguar Land Rover’s ultimate wading test at Gaydon. The engine was switched off, all the doors were opened and left for an hour, before the car was started back up and driven out