If you’re interested in high-end electrical cars, get ready to add another non-Tesla brand name to the list: Jaguar. The automaker has revealed the brand new I-Pace, an electrical SUV– or hatchback, given its low-slung appearance– that made its rounds at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show.
The I-Pace is technically still an idea, however Jaguar states it’s production-intent for U.S. dealers in the second half of 2018 as a 2019 model. That’s originating from a brand name whose C-X16 and C-X17 concepts later ended up being (respectively) the F-Type roadster and F-Pace SUV, so whatever the I-Pace ends up being, the apple shouldn’t 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 extra-large, fender-hugging wheels. The C-pillars frame a rear window that’s sloped enough to deal with a sedan. The door handles sit strangely enough low, aligned with the top of the front wheel well. The nose and tail tread familiar Jaguar area (believe F-Pace), but that’s a good idea, as the brand name is on a styling roll nowadays. Missing the garish features and not practical proportions that typically characterize pure idea cars, the I-Pace looks near-production prepared. Minus the huge wheels and tiny mirrors, this might largely become exactly what you see at dealerships in 2018. Jaguar states a production variation will debut in late 2017, so remain tuned.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Interior
Things get a little more conceptual inside, where the I-Pace has a highway overpass of a center control panel that towers above the rest of the console. In other places are lots of overlapping panels and interesting-looking textures, with high-res displays for the gauge, multimedia and environment readouts. The cabin seats five, with futuristic chairs that look like something from the Enterprise from “Star Trek”– though the tall supports would trigger suitable for Riker. It’s anyone’s guess 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 fast Model S P90D (now the P100D). Jaguar touts significant performance: With electric motors driving both axles, the I-Pace makes a combined 400 horse power and 516 pounds-feet of torque– enough to hit 60 mph in a lickety-split 4 seconds approximately, which is about as quick as an F-Type R with its supercharged V-8. The brand targets around 220 miles of range in EPA test cycles, a figure just Tesla and the Chevrolet Bolt can go beyond. 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 set up for late 2017. The vehicle will go on sale in the second half of 2018, recommending it will get here in display rooms as a 2019 model.
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