Jaguar E-Pace Mule 2

While it may look like a Range Rover Evoque, this is in fact the Jaguar E-Pace (after a quick check by our spy photographers, it was found that the license plate was registered to Jaguar). The E-Pace is expected to slot below the larger Jaguar F-Pace, just like how the XE sedan is positioned under the XF.

Although the headlamps, rear tail lamps and sloping roofline are that of the Evoque, the mule here (codenamed X540) sports a number of distinctive elements that give it away, such as the front nose that looks quite similar to the F-Pace. Furthermore, the vehicle here sports a longer wheelbase and a wider rear track too.

Engine-wise, there’s no indication yet as to what will power the production E-Pace. It will likely be offered with Ingenium 2.0 litre petrol and diesel units, paired to a ZF-sourced nine-speed transmission. Word is that a fully-electric model of the E-Pace could be a possibility too.

The Jaguar E-Pace should go against the likes of the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. It has yet to be known whether the E-Pace will be built in Graz, Austria or the company’s upcoming plant in Nitra, Western Slovakia.