Slightly smaller than the F-Pace, the Jaguar E-Pace was spotted cold weather testing with its production bodywork for the first time.
Previously, spy photographers have spotted test mules of the E-Pace using a modified Range Rover Evoque frame and now we have images of a distinct body style similar to that of the F-Pace hidden under the camouflage.
Essentially looking like a smaller and chunkier F-Pace, the new premium compact crossover seems to be sporting slender headlights similar to its larger sibling and the bonnet may also follow the same design language. What sets them apart is the side profile with a steep rear windshield rake, shorter wheelbase as well as overhangs, and shoulder lines that makes the rear appear squat.
While it may be too early to speculate on the E-Pace's powertrain options, we're most likely going to see Jaguar's new Ingenium family of engines including the 2.0-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel. The automaker may even come out with a hybrid variant as one E-Pace mule was registered as a 2.0-litre diesel electric hybrid.
Set to rival the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Mercedes GLA in the compact luxury crossover segment, Auto Express is expecting to see it debut sometime this year and arrive on showroom floors in 2018.