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.
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.
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.