Jaguar E-Pace Is Finally In Malaysia - Thank You For Your Patience

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Jaguar E-Pace Is Finally In Malaysia - Thank You For Your Patience

Jag’s baby SUV is here, after years of speculation and waiting. Does it bring enough to the table?


The most compact of Jaguar’s SUVs, the E-Pace, has now finally made its Malaysian debut after about 3 years of on-again, off-again rumours surrounding its local arrival. There were previously a few examples spied on our roads as recently as 2019, but its launch certainly took a more casual pace, excuse the pun.

Now that the E-Pace is on sale, the compact SUV will definitely see some stiff competition from the BMW X1, Volvo XC40, the Lexus UX, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA (which is a generation behind), especially as the fully imported Brit is priced rather steeply at RM403,216.

2019 Jaguar E-Pace R-Dynamic

Mind you, this already has the 50% sales tax waiver applied. Ironically, that makes its cousin, the new Range Rover Evoque, the E-Pace’s fiercest rival.

For that much coin, the E-Pace does at least come well equipped. As standard, there are 20-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, automatic wipers, keyless entry, a powered tailgate, as well as the Black Exterior Pack with darkened accents. However, body colour options are limited to either Yulong White or Firenze Red, both metallic.

2019 Jaguar E-Pace R-Dynamic

Inside, there’s the usual lashings of grained leather upholstery, which are most pronounced on those seats that feature 14-way electric adjustment at the front. The 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment system is new and quite slick, but also has support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and outputs to a 380W Meridian Sound System.

Jaguar has added a 360-degree camera to the E-Pace along with Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Driver Condition Monitor, and Rear Traffic Monitor. That is, of course, in addition to 6 airbags.

2019 Jaguar E-Pace R-Dynamic

Up front, there’s a sole powertrain offering that comprises of a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol from JLR’s new Ingenium family of engines, producing 200PS and 320Nm at their respective peaks. Drive is sent through a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels, and the resulting 0-100km/h sprint can be dealt in a respectable 8.2 seconds.

Each new E-Pace also comes with the Jaguar Care programme which covers the SUV with a 5-year warranty that includes a 5-year free servicing and 3 years of free roadside assistance.



Jim Kem

Jim Kem

Content Producer

There's just something about cars. It's a conveyance, it's a liability, it's a tool; but it can also be a source of joy, pride, inspiration and passion. It's much like clothes versus fashion. And like the latter, the pursuit of perfection never ends.


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