The 2021 Jaguar J-Pace has been confirmed more than half a year ago and since then, we are eagerly waiting for new details about it. As time is passing, we are getting more and more details about the new model. At this point, we already know some of the key features and design characteristics. This particularly refers to the size, mechanics and styling. On the other side, there are still numerous things that can be nothing more than an object of speculation at the moment.
At this point, we can only speculate about things like powertrain options and the exact interior design. Also, many rumors already suggest the implementation of various advanced technologies, particularly in terms of semi-autonomous driving technologies. According to the latest reports, the new model is expected to hit the market by the end of the year and it will be the company’s new flagship crossover.
2021 Jaguar J-Pace Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, some of the things about the 2021 Jaguar J-Pace are pretty obvious. Given the company’s current lineup, it’s pretty clear that the new model will be a mid-size crossover, designed to compete with rivals like BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Acura MDX etc. Still, the new J-Pace could come in a more versatile manner, reports say.
This particularly refers to the platform design, which should be highly modular in terms of powertrain options, as it is expected that the new model will come in classic internal-combustion variants, as a hybrid, and maybe even in all-electric version. At this point, we are still waiting to hear something more from the officials on this matter.
It terms of the size, we count on a wheelbase that measures somewhere between 114 and 118 inches, which would be more than enough to provide enough space for the optional third row.
Competition in the segment is extremely tough and one of the ways to stand out is to offer attractive styling. Throughout history, aesthetics have always been one of Jaguar’s key trump cars, so we don’t expect that the things will be much different from the 2021 Jaguar J-Pace. Therefore, we count on an aesthetical approach that is similar to what we have seen in the new I-Pace. This refers mostly to the front end, which should look quite similar.
On the other side, the overall body layout should come in a little bit different manner, with a more rugged appearance and typical wagon-like body. Also, we presume that the 2021 Jaguar J-Pace will feature notably higher ground clearance compared to the I-Pace, which looks more like a hatchback in this aspect.
Some previous models from the British carmaker received a lot of critics for the overall quality, which seems good but still notably lower compared to key rivals. Therefore, we have no doubt that the company will put a great effort into making the 2021 Jaguar J-Pace interior look as best as possible. This means utilization of hi-quality materials, such as Windsor leather upholstery, real wood, aluminum trim etc.
Of course, the dashboard will look very stylish, while we also count on loads of the latest tech goodies. Most controls should be digitalized and most functions should be operated via large touchscreen, A digital instrument cluster is another thing we expect to see.
In terms of size, we count on a spacious and very comfortable cabin. Most likely, base versions will come with two rows of seats, while the third row should be optional. Also, the new cabin should be full of advanced safety features, while many reports also suggest semi-autonomous driving systems.
2021 Jaguar J-Pace Engines
As we already mentioned, the 2021 Jaguar J-Pace should feature a pretty wide engine lineup. Most likely, base models will come with the new Ingenium turbo-four engine, while the latest reports also suggest the arrival of a new turbo inline-six engine. Of course, a hi-performance SVT version should be in the offer as well. European models should be available in diesel variants as well.
Also, we count on two or more electrified version. Of course, one of the first that comes to mind is a four-cylinder PHEV system with around 400 horsepower. Some sources also suggest an all-electric version, which would feature the same electric motors as the I-Pace. That system delivers around 400 horsepower. However, the 2021 Jaguar J-Pace would probably come with an even bigger battery package. Of course, in order to provide a competitive max range.
2021 Jaguar J-Pace Release Date and Price
Although we are still waiting for the exact details from the officials, it looks like the new 2021 Jaguar J-Pace will hit the market in the second half of the year. Also, our reliable sources suggest starting price around 65.000 dollars, while the most expensive versions will definitely go over 100.000 dollars. Key rivals should be models like BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q7 etc.