Jaguar’s new cub comes out to play
We drove the new Jaguar E-Pace in Corsica ahead of its arrival in SA in March
Jaguar design director Ian Callum told Motor News last year that for years he resisted the call from management to design an SUV. Land Rover makes SUVs, but of course things have become more blurry, with Land Rover even considering going into the car market with its future Road Rover model. Callum eventually agreed to let his design team loose on a Jag SUV and the first result was the F-Pace, which now dominates Jaguar’s global sales. It scooped the 2017 World Car of the Year award. It’s all business of course. According to Finbar McFall, global product marketing director of Jaguar sales, the compact SUV segment rose 18% worldwide in 2017 with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) predicting an increase of 23% between now and 2020. Which is why things have really started to gather pace with Jaguar revealing its first battery-electric vehicle, the iPace crossover, which is due to launch later this year. Sources have told us that Jaguar is also working on a model above the F-Pace, the J-Pace which ...