- Jaguar is offering the E-Pace with Smart Settings and Adaptive Dynamic suspensions.
All E-Pace engines are now equipped with a particulate filter for a further reduction in emissions.
Jaguar has revealed new tech upgrades for its E-Pace small SUV, which will see the vehicle equipped with artificial intelligence that learns your preferences and adapts the auto accordingly.
The self-learning Smart Setting technology will apparent learn the driver's habits to learn about them and anticipate their needs.
This allows the vehicle to sense an approaching driver and their smartphone's Bluetooth, and can adjust the seat, climate and infotainment based on a driver's typical preferences. Jaguar's Adaptive Dynamics system, now available on every vehicle in its range bar the XJ, has Normal and Dynamic modes, with the former majoring on comfort and the latter focusing on agility.
For example, this could lead to the system learning to pre-heat the steering wheel and seats on a cold day, or perhaps change the media source on a particular day of the week or time of day because it's learned that's what that driver normally does. Up to eight profiles can be set up on the E-Pace using Smart Settings.
The Predictive Call List feature learns patterns of phone use to suggest calling certain people in your phonebook at a certain time. You can get Smart Settings as part of the so-called Connect Pro Pack, which also brings a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, real-time traffic and parking availability info. View a short film on Smart Settings here.
Adaptive Dynamics provides greater scope to tune the balance between handling responses and body control. The intelligent set-up delivers faster responses and a dedicated off-road tune.
Drivers can select Normal and Dynamic settings for the Adaptive Dampers through the Configurable Dynamics menu in the Jaguar Drive Control system. It responds to the driver's input and road surface changes to provide better control and minimise body roll.
At the moment the E-Pace is available with 247 and 296 bhp engines, but a new unit is being added with 197 bhp to sit in the range below the two existing powerplants.