The F-Pace's smaller sibling is also getting a refresh for the 2021 model year.
Earlier this week, we got our first look at the upcoming 2021 Jaguar F-Pace facelift. The F-Pace is Jaguar's best-selling model and has been on sale since 2016, so a refresh should help Jaguar maintain the SUV's strong sales. Since the F-Pace is getting a facelift, it makes sense to also update its smaller E-Pace sibling.
Just a few days after the 2021 F-Pace was spotted, our spies have caught a prototype of the new E-Pace facelift being put through its paces ahead of its debut. Like its larger sibling, the E-Pace will receive some minor exterior and interior tweaks to keep the crossover looking fresh.
The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace prototype is hiding under thick layers of camouflage, but the front and rear fascias appear to have some revisions including a new grille, updated headlights, and a different front bumper. Expect to see similar changes at the back, which will be updated with new taillights and an updated rear bumper.
We don't have any photos of the interior yet, but the cabin could be updated with a larger infotainment screen, but we aren't expecting any major changes apart from that. Powertrain details are a mystery for now, but Jaguar Land Rover could introduce a new efficient mild-hybrid system to the engine lineup.
If so, it will likely use the same setup as the Range Rover Evoque, which uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The current Jaguar E-Pace, on the other hand, is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 246 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, this setup enables the E-Pace to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.6 seconds.
The refreshed Jaguar E-Pace is expected to debut later this year and go on sale next year as 2021 models. Since it's been on sale longer, the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace is likely to debut first.