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The E-Pace is Jaguar's £28k SUV

It's our first glimpse of Jag's Evoque alternative. Expect to see loads of 'em

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Jaguar has announced a new crossover, the E-Pace. As well as being usefully smaller than an F-Pace, it will be usefully cheaper, too.

It will start at around £28,500. While hardly small change, it’s surely a guarantee that E-Paces will be blooming everywhere from 2018, when it launches. It also means the Range Rover Evoque finally has a proper posh crossover rival, one from within its own ranks.

Click through the images above (respectively the E-Pace, F-Pace and forthcoming, electric I-Pace) from Jaguar’s teasing tweet and you’ll see that the E has much tighter overhangs and is a far tauter looking car. Practicality will have nose-dived over the F, but we suspect the E will be a neater piece of design in person.

Jag’s confirmed the E-Pace will come with all-wheel drive and a mix of its latest turbocharged petrols and diesels. Expect smaller four-cylinder units to be the big deal here, rather than the powerful sixes that shine in the larger Jaguar F-Pace.

The F-Pace is currently Jag’s strongest seller, but the E-Pace ought to wrestle that title from its mitts pretty quickly. Need a reminder on the Jaguar I-Pace? It’s Jag’s electric SUV concept, with a production version due in 2018.

Jaguar will soon have a stronger SUV range than Porsche, then, and one not far off Audi’s and Merc’s for breadth. Who’d have thought that a few years ago?

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