When small is more

Jaguar's facelifted E-Pace offers more bang for the buck with a 1.5-litre three-cylinder front-wheel-drive powertrain

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A Jaguar sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a tiny engine powering the front wheels is an oddity. Up till now, the Coventry-based marque has relied largely on engines no smaller than 2 litres. And almost always, they power the rear wheels. Or all four.

The facelifted E-Pace compact SUV, however, has a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine driving the front axle.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 28, 2021, with the headline When small is more. Subscribe