2020 Jaguar E-PACE Checkered Flag Edition receives exterior updates and new standard features

The 2020 Jaguar E-PACE is one of the most agile and sporty compact luxury crossovers in the segment. The British carmaker recently announced the new E-PACE is also getting the Checkered Flag treatment. This limited-edition model will be offered in North America for the 2020 model year and comes with unique styling updates and a new list of standard features.

Even when transitioning from car to SUV, the E-PACE has the same Jaguar DNA. It has the familiar attention-grabbing style as the larger F-PACE with the inherent athleticism of the F-Type. And with the new Checkered Flag Edition model, the E-PACE is upping the style points with a bevy of new kit.

The E-PACE is the latest Jaguar model to receive the Checkered Flag badge

The 2020 Jaguar E-PACE Checkered Flag Edition receives distinctive exterior touches including R-Dynamic body-colored front and rear bumpers, new 19-inch satin grey wheels, twin tailpipes, and standard LED headlamps with J-blade daytime running lights. Jaguar also included keyless entry and a powered tailgate for added convenience.

Of course, the vehicle also comes with various Checkered Flag exterior side badging to make it stand out from an ordinary E-PACE. The vehicle is available in three colors including Yulong White, Corris Grey, and Photon Red. The latter is exclusive to the E-PACE Checkered Flag Edition.

The Checkered Flag E-PACE receives turbocharged power

The new Jaguar E-PACE Checkered Flag Edition is based on the S R-Dynamic trim. However, it comes with the base P250 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four motor producing 246-horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. As with all Jag E-PACE models, a nine-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive is standard across the lineup.

And while we love the peppy response and torque output of the smaller P250 engine, the more powerful P300 with 296-horsepower is our top pick. Sadly, this motor is not offered in the Checkered Flag Edition of the E-PACE. But then again, this is a good thing as the P300 engine will command a hefty premium over the smaller mill.

It also gets more standard features

The Jaguar E-PACE Checkered Flag is equipped with a comprehensive list of standard equipment. This includes a fixed panoramic roof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 10-way heated front seats, a new 12.3-inch TFT interactive driver display, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, and upgraded Ebony grained leather upholstery with red stitching. Also noticeable are the Checkered Flag treadplates, black gearshift paddles, and an Ebony Morzine headliner.

If that’s not enough, potential owners can further personalize their E-PACE Checkered Flag with new versatile and practical features along with a wide-ranging lineup of Jaguar accessories.

Jaguar Smart Settings is also available

All Jaguar E-PACE models are available with Smart Settings, a self-learning driving recognition feature designed to make your life much easier behind the wheel. The system recognizes each driver by analyzing the key fob or smartphone Bluetooth signal when approaching the vehicle. Smart Settings can automatically adjust the seats, turn on the climate controls, and pre-tune the infotainment system based on individual preferences.

Also available for the E-PACE Checkered Flag is Jaguar’s Adaptive Dynamics system to improve handling, ride quality, and body control. The system constantly monitors the vehicle every two milliseconds and calculates the desired damping forces every 10 milliseconds. This allows the E-PACE to respond instantly to road surface changes to minimize body roll and offer better handling.

2020 Jaguar E-PACE Checkered Flag Edition Pricing

The E-PACE Checkered Flag Edition has a base price of $46,400. This is $200 less than the E-PACE S R-Dynamic with the larger P300 engine. The base E-PACE P250 starts at $39,950 while the SE starts at $43,700. Meanwhile, the SE and HSE R-Dynamic P300 starts at $9,200 and $53,950 respectively.