The design of the I-Pace is unlike other Jaguar cars but takes inspiration from the E-Pace and F-Pace, as well as the F-Type.
Jaguar had announced that it will be bringing its first production model electric car in 2018 and at the Geneva Motor Show 2018, the company introduced the world to the I-Pace. Jaguar has been extensively testing the car and in fact the design, according to Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, ‘is developed by using physics’. There’s a lot of time that the company has spent on the development of the car and we have to admit that the I-Pace is one of the most unconventional offering from the company in its long history. The Jaguar I-Pace marks the beginning of a new era for the company as the model will be competing against a host of electric cars in the future including the Tesla Model X, Mercedes EQ C and the Audi e-tron quattro.
Here’s All You Need To Know About the Jaguar I-Pace
- Jaguar has revealed prices for the I-Pace in the UK and the e-SUV starts at 58,995 Pounds (around ₹ 53 lakh).
- The design of the I-Pace is unlike other Jaguar cars but takes inspiration from the E-Pace and F-Pace, as well as the F-Type. Jaguar has also incorporated design elements from the C-X75
- The design hasn’t moved away from the concept but the production I-Pace is slightly narrower, slightly taller and the wheels are smaller when compared to the concept.
- The all-electric car comes with a sloping bonnet, sleek LED headlamps, honeycomb pattern grille and a wide central airdam. The car also comes with a lovely set of alloys and turn light integrated ORVMs.
- It has been rigorously tested across extremes of terrain and temperatures from -40 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius. With over 1.5 million test miles and a further 11,000 hours of rig simulations completed by more than 200 production prototypes.
- The Jaguar I-Pace measures 4682 mm in length, which is about 10 mm longer than the Jaguar XE, but the wheelbase has been stretched by a 160 mm over the sedan at 2990 mm.
- There’s a total of 665 litres of bootspace which is extremely usable.
- Although the I-Pace isn’t pitched as an off-roader, it’s capable of a wading depth of 500mm.
- The cabin sees a similar layout as the Velar and it comes with mobile device charging options aboard, with three 12v sockets, six USB ports and one HDMI/HML port. The electric SUV uses the same radical dual-screen InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system that Jaguar launched on the Range Rover Velar.
- Additionally, the InControl Remote app gets an Alexa skill that will let drivers ask Alexa-enabled devices for information on the I-Pace’s charge level. It also comes with a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot and slots for tablets and laptops under the rear seats
- The Jaguar I-Pace is an SUV and is underpinned by an all-new aluminium platform along with two electric motors and Jaguar’s own battery technology.
- The electric motors are mounted on each axle. The I-Pace uses a 90 kWh battery pack, made up from 432 lithium-ion cells and mounted in a frame that’s an integral structural component in the car’s floor.
- The range is expected to be good for around 483 km; while power output is rated at 395 bhp and 696 Nm of torque. With all that power, the I-Pace can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 4.5 seconds, Jaguar claims.
- The 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack takes 45 minutes to charge from 0-80 per cent using a 100kW rapid charger, or 10 hours using a 7kW AC wallbox.
- Production of the new Jaguar I-Pace starts later in 2018, at Magna Steyr in Austria, alongside the E-Pace and takes 8 hours to build one I-Pace at this factory.