Like every other model before it, Jaguar's new E-Pace will have to go through thousands of tests and checks including all weather testing to ensure that their finished products adhere to their safety, durability and quality standards.
In their latest E-Pace YouTube video, Jaguar pieced together a short collage showcasing the rigour testing each model goes through and the amount of miles they rack up, plus the prototypes engineers go through are staggering. 150 prototypes clocked in around 120,000 hours of real world testing through some of the world's toughest conditions.
To the Arctic Circle a prototype went, just to test the E-Pace's all-wheel drive capability and traction toolbox in an environment where temperatures can go down to -40 °C. Opposite of that were the sandy roads of Dubai, where the heat can soar to an unbearable +48°C.
Then there is Walter's Arena with some loose gravel trails in the UK, chosen as the proving grounds for all-surface and all-weather capability testing. Of course, no model test is complete without a few rounds around the Nürburgring track, pushing a vehicle's performance, handling and durability to the limits.
Jaguar's new compact performance SUV will be reveled on July 13 and production models should start hitting showroom floors early 2018.