Radical Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV Revealed
March 5, 2018
Jaguar has officially launched the I-Pace, the company’s first all-electric SUV.
Available to order now, it will be priced from £63,495 in the UK (excluding government incentives).
The I-Pace gets electrifying all-wheel drive performance from twin Jaguar-designed electric motors with a combined 400PS and 696Nm delivering 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds.
Its 90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers a range of up to 298 miles, and it can be rapid charged publicly to 80% capacity in 85 minutes, while a 30-minute charge will give about 80 miles.
It will be offered with an eight-year battery warranty for that extra peace of mind, along with 21,000-mile/two-year servicing intervals.
Designed from the outset as an electric vehicle (EV), the I-Pace is radically styled for maximum aero-efficiency (it has a drag co-efficient of just 0.29Cd) and there’s enough interior space for five adults and luggage.
Naturally, the I-Pace is packed with technology, introducing the slick Touch Pro Duo infotainment system (already seen in the Range Rover Velar) to Jaguar.
A new EV navigation system assesses the topography of the route to destination and insights from previous journeys, including driving style, to calculate personalised range and charging status with exceptional accuracy for maximum driver confidence.
I-Pace will also launch an Amazon Alexa Skill. This means owners will be able to ask an Alexa-enabled device for information held in the Jaguar InControl Remote app. For example: Is my car locked? What is the charging level? Do I have enough range to get to work?
“We set out with a clean sheet approach to harness new battery electric technology with an architecture engineered from the outset to optimise performance, aerodynamics and interior space.,” said Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar I-Pace.
“The result is the I-PACE – a true Jaguar and truly driver-focused EV. For I-Pace customers – fuel stations are a thing of the past, after overnight charging they’ll wake up every morning with a ‘full tank of fuel’!”
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Gareth Herincx