If you’re interested in luxury electric cars, prepare yourself to add another non-Tesla brand name to the list: Jaguar. The automaker has revealed the all-new I-Pace, an electrical SUV– or hatchback, given its low-slung appearance– that made its rounds at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Program.
The I-Pace is technically still a concept, but Jaguar says it’s production-intent for U.S. car dealerships in the second half of 2018 as a 2019 model. That’s originating from a brand name whose C-X16 and C-X17 principles later on ended up being (respectively) the F-Type roadster and F-Pace SUV, so whatever the I-Pace becomes, the apple should not fall far from the tree.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Exterior
It’s a svelte apple at that. The iPace– er, I-Pace– is a low-slung SUV, total with brief overhangs and oversized, fender-hugging wheels. The C-pillars frame a rear window that’s sloped enough to deal with a sedan. The door manages sit oddly low, lined up with the top of the front wheel well. The nose and tail tread familiar Jaguar territory (believe F-Pace), however that’s a good idea, as the brand name is on a styling roll nowadays. Missing the garish features and not practical proportions that frequently characterize pure idea cars, the I-Pace looks near-production all set. Minus the huge wheels and small mirrors, this might mostly become what you see at dealers in 2018. Jaguar says a production version will debut in late 2017, so remain tuned.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Interior
Things get a little bit more conceptual inside, where the I-Pace has a highway overpass of a center control board that towers above the rest of the console. Elsewhere are plenty of overlapping panels and interesting-looking textures, with high-res display screens for the gauge, multimedia and environment readouts. The cabin seats 5, with futuristic chairs that look like something out of the Enterprise from “Star Trek”– though the tall backings would trigger fits for Riker. It’s anyone’s guess just how much of this makes it to the production car.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Engine
The I-Pace uses a 90-kilowatt-hour battery pack, the exact same capacity as Tesla’s ludicrously quick Model S P90D (now the P100D). Jaguar touts considerable efficiency: With electrical motors owning both axles, the I-Pace makes a combined 400 horsepower and 516 pounds-feet of torque– enough to hit 60 mph in a lickety-split 4 seconds or so, which has to do with as quick as an F-Type R with its supercharged V-8. The brand name targets approximately 220 miles of variety in EPA test cycles, a figure just Tesla and the Chevrolet Bolt can exceed. The I-Pace accepts DC quick charging, and Jaguar states it can hit 80 percent of its charge in 90 minutes.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Release Date
A reveal is scheduled for late 2017. The vehicle will go on sale in the second half of 2018, recommending it will arrive in showrooms as a 2019 model.
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