Jaguar's latest crossover is still under heavy camouflage, but these spy shots captured by a Carscoops reader in Tessenderlo, Belgium, lets us take a closer look at the E-Pace's body.
Poised to sit under the F-Pace in Jaguar's crossover lineup, the prototype is sporting the heavily sloping rear screen and rising waistline that's distinctly a Jaguar design feature. There's also Jaguars large grill and air intake vents in the front.
What caught our eye are the additional black mouldings on the side, perhaps as a way to throw us off from where the pinched metal lines on the production model will be or it could be hiding the front fender air intakes similar to those found on the F-Pace.
We can expect the E-Pace to feature Jaguar's new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system and cabin materials of improved quality, both of which will help it compete against other models in the segment including the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Audi Q3.
Because of the F-Pace platform's space inefficiencies, the E-Pace will share its underpinnings with the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque. Meaning the E-Pace is likely to come with the new 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel Ingenium engines, which are capable of producing 240 horsepower.
A future hybrid powertrain is possible, but for now we'll only see the petrol/diesel models at the E-Pace's expected debut this summer.