With just a week to go until the launch of the Jaguar X540, check out what the luxury car manufacturer’s first compact SUV is set to offer.

Following the hugely successful launch of the F-Pace, Jaguar’s best-selling model in 2016, the luxury car manufacturer has decided to continue its expansion into the crossover SUV market. They are now planning to release three more SUV vehicles, starting with the E-Pace, a compact SUV that ‘combines head-turning looks with agility and performance’.

Internally known as the Jaguar X540, the vehicle has been in the works for some time. The carmaker will officially unveil its latest product on July 13th, 2017, much to the delight of car enthusiasts.

Jaguar’s latest offering will serve as the F-Pace’s baby brother. Images reveal that the two cars are strikingly similar, but there are some differences.

Jaguar F-Pace. Flickr/Jaguar MENA

The most noticeable difference is the E-Pace’s length. Shorter than Jaguar’s last release, the E-Pace offers less space inside the vehicle and a reduced boot size.

Despite its size, the X540 will still come complete with the latest engine technology and assistance features available, as well as the same luxury finish that every Jaguar vehicle receives.

The interior will likely take inspiration from the F-Pace, featuring a number of high-quality plastic and leather finishes. Optionally, buyers can choose to have Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl Infotainment system fitted.

Can the Jaguar X540 compete in the compact SUV market?

Set to compete with the Audi Q3, Range Rover Evoque and BMW X1, Jaguar have been keen to showcase their product’s superiority ahead of launch.

The car company revealed details of their extensive testing process earlier this month. Over a 25 month period, 150 prototypes were built and more than 120,000 hours were put into ensuring that the vehicle is safe and reliable for consumer use.

The E-Pace has been tested on Germany’s notorious Nurburging Nordschleife route, as well as the Nardo Ring test track. Likewise, it has also experienced extreme temperatures in the Arctic Circle and Middle East.

Source: Jaguar.com

The F-Pace has generated more than 50% of the company’s sales since it launched last year. Jaguar hopes that the E-Pace will be just as successful, if not more. Retailing for as little as £28,500, Jaguar’s latest SUV offers plenty of promise for those looking for quality at an affordable price.

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