A new report states Jaguar is developing a fully electric E-Pace crossover along with a new array of inline-six engines.

A new report states Jaguar is developing a fully electric E-Pace crossover along with a new array of inline-six engines.

The recently introduced F-Pace won’t remain Jaguar’s sole crossover choice for a very long time as the company allegedly has plans to roll out a smaller E-Pace that is expected to come in the following years. According to sources close to the British marque, it will take the shape of an all-electric vehicle with a sleek design featuring a flowing silhouette and a heavily raked windscreen while the rear end will adopt a tapered configuration.

You could think of it as an equivalent to Audi’s upcoming Q6 e-tron and apparently the second crossover to wear the Jaguar badge will benefit from passive and active aerodynamic aids which will lower the vehicle’s drag coefficient to 0.28. Rumored to be produced in Graz, Austria, the Jaguar E-Pace is expected to use an adaptation of the D8 platform that has underpinned the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

According to the same report, Jaguar has plans to replace its V6 engines with a new lineup of inline-six motors derived from the current crop of Ingenium units. These are expected to show up in production cars towards the end of 2017 and will have a 3.0-liter displacement offered in both gasoline and diesel flavors. Apparently there will be three power stages for each, with the gasoline units getting 300, 400 and 500 bhp whereas the diesels will have 275, 335 and 400 bhp.

This isn’t actually the first time we are hearing rumors concerning inline-six motors as a few months back Motor Trend said just about the same thing and at that point they also mentioned a new family of three-cylinder Ingenium engines.

Source: automobilemag.com

Jaguar allegedly working on electric E-Pace and inline-six engines