Jaguar has updated the all-new E-Pace with a "self-learning" Smart Settings technology and an Adaptive Dynamics suspension set-up.
The other upgrade applied to the E-Pace is what Jaguar calls Adaptive Dynamics. But times have changed - rather quickly.
Cost-effective 200PS petrol engineE-PACE is now available with Jaguar Land Rover's clean and efficient 200PS 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged Ingenium petrol engine for the first time, priced from £33,260.More news: Trover Saves the Universe arrives early 2019 for PlayStation 4 and PSVR
It's a punchy engine, and can accelerate from 0-60mph in 7.7 seconds, and has a claimed fuel economy figure of 34.4mpg and Carbon dioxide emissions of 186g/km. That's less economical than its more powerful siblings, but that's down to the changeover to WLTP testing figures, so you can be sure the more powerful options will see their economy figures revised shortly. The new technology is scrounged from the all-electric I-Pace.
There's also a new Smart Settings feature that detects the driver based on their key fob and smartphone and adjusts the seat, climate control, and infotainment system accordingly. This gizmo does several things - it can sense when the driver is approaching the vehicle by scanning signals from the car's key fob and the user's smartphone and takes steps to adjust the seat, climate controls and infotainment system preferences according to what the driver usually selects.
For example, this could lead to the system learning to pre-heat the steering wheel and seats on a cold day, or perhaps change the media source on a particular day of the week or time of day because it's learned that's what that driver normally does. The Smart Settings is offered as part of the Connect Pro Pack, which also consists of a 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot, Pro Services and navigation. The highly efficient filters are neatly integrated to the after-treatment system and trap ultrafine particulates as the exhaust gases pass through.More news: Negotiators scramble to put something together for Trump and Kim
For the first time since its launch previous year, the E-Pace will be available with adaptive suspension. In a petrol engine, under normal driving conditions, the trapped soot will be oxidised into Carbon dioxide and the filter regenerated whenever the driver lifts off the accelerator.
The new technology joins the line up alongside Adaptive Dynamics, a system which alters the suspension settings to suit differing road surfaces and driving styles.More news: Ministers win key Brexit bill vote after concession