2021 Jaguar E-Pace Is Getting A Major Update

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The exterior changes look subtle, but the cabin will get some big upgrades.

For the 2021 model year, Jaguar updated the XF Sedan and F-Pace SUV with fresh styling, new interior tech, and new engines. Now, it's nearly time for the Jaguar E-Pace to receive a refresh matching the styling of its larger F-Pace sibling. For the first time, our spies have caught Jaguar testing the updated E-Pace at the Nurburgring. Unfortunately, the prototype is still covered up in camouflage, but the changes applied to the 2021 F-Pace give us an idea of what to expect.

We're expecting the exterior to be updated with a new larger grille, as well as slimmer LED headlights and a redesigned front bumper with larger intakes.

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At the back, the rear bumper appears to have been tweaked but the taillights look identical to the current model's. This could change, however, as the 2021 F-Pace features slimmer taillights than its predecessor.

While the changes to the exterior look subtle, the interior is expected to get some major improvements. The 2021 F-Pace's interior is a massive step up from the old model, with a redesigned dashboard layout featuring a new center console, more premium materials, and a larger 11.4-inch touchscreen replacing the previous 10-inch unit with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto. Wireless charging is also offered as standard and an even larger 12.3-inch display is also available. Hopefully, these changes will carry over to its smaller E-Pace sibling.

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Like the F-Pace, the 2021 E-Pace could gain a mild-hybrid powertrain to improve the performance and economy. Other engine options should carry over. The current E-Pace is offered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 249 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque or 296 hp and 295 lb-ft. Jaguar's 2.0-liter turbo is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels.

Jaguar hasn't announced when the 2021 E-Pace will debut, but it could be unveiled either later this year or early next year.

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