Jaguar E-Pace SUV tested in extreme conditions

(July 8, 2017) From the freezing Arctic Circle to the dust and heat of Dubai, the Jaguar E-PACE has been subjected to a diverse testing program, to ensure it is not only a driver’s car but a dynamic and entertaining performance SUV as well. Jaguar unleashed hell and high water to ensure that the Jaguar E-PACE performed as designed on varying road surfaces and adverse weather conditions.

More than 150 prototypes were built during a grueling 25-month test program which took place across four continents to test the vehicle’s durability and ensure that the model lives up to the Jaguar brand’s "Art of Performance" philosophy.

Tested on the demanding Nürbur
gring circuit, the high-speed Nardo test track and deserts of the Middle East, the E-PACE has proved itself in the world’s most challenging environments.

Jaguar engineers also braved the -40F temperature of the Arctic Circle and the high altitudes and rivers of China to ensure the E-PACE can handle use in the hands of the most active and demanding customers.

The new compact performance SUV from Jaguar will face its final test during its world premiere to be shared on Facebook and YouTube on Thursday, July 13. Jaguar will demonstrate the model’s combination of agility and true Jaguar performance, as well as how entertaining it is to drive.

“Our team of world class engineers and dynamics specialists have meticulously tuned and developed a true Jaguar car,” said, Graham Wilkins, Chief Product Engineer, Jaguar E-PACE.

“Months of intense testing on roads and tracks around the world have delivered a compact performance SUV that is true to Jaguar’s performance DNA”

The Jaguar E-PACE will make its global debut on July 13 at 3 p.m. EST. Watch the reveal on or

Facts and figures from E-PACE’s test program:

• Coldest temperature: -40°F
• Hottest temperature: +118.4°F
• More than 400 laps of the Nürburgring
• 5,000 feet above sea level during altitude testing
• In excess of 120,000 hours of testing in total involving more than 500 engineer