If you have an interest in high-end electrical cars, prepare to include another non-Tesla brand to the list: Jaguar. The car manufacturer has revealed the brand new I-Pace, an electric SUV– or hatchback, offered its low-slung look– that made its rounds at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show.
The I-Pace is technically still an idea, but Jaguar states it’s production-intent for U.S. car dealerships in the second half of 2018 as a 2019 model. That’s coming from a brand whose C-X16 and C-X17 ideas later on became (respectively) the F-Type roadster and F-Pace SUV, so whatever the I-Pace becomes, 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 large, fender-hugging wheels. The C-pillars frame a back window that’s sloped enough to deal with a sedan. The door handles sit strangely enough low, lined up with the top of the front wheel well. The nose and tail tread familiar Jaguar area (think F-Pace), however that’s a good thing, as the brand name is on a styling roll nowadays.
Missing the garish features and impractical percentages that typically define pure concept cars, the I-Pace looks near-production ready. Minus the enormous wheels and small mirrors, this could mostly become what you see at car dealerships in 2018. Jaguar states a production variation will debut in late 2017, so stay 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 board that towers above the rest of the console. In other places are plenty of overlapping panels and interesting-looking textures, with high-res displays for the gauge, multimedia and environment readouts. The cabin seats 5, with futuristic chairs that appear like something out of the Enterprise from “Star Trek”– though the high supports would trigger suitable 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 same capacity as Tesla’s ludicrously quick Model S P90D (now the P100D). Jaguar touts significant performance: With electric motors owning both axles, the I-Pace makes a combined 400 horse power and 516 pounds-feet of torque– adequate to strike 60 miles per hour in a lickety-split 4 seconds or two, which is about as fast as an F-Type R with its supercharged V-8. The brand name targets around 220 miles of range in EPA test cycles, a figure only Tesla and the Chevrolet Bolt can exceed. The I-Pace accepts DC quick charging, and Jaguar says it can strike 80 percent of its charge in 90 minutes.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Release Date
A reveal is arranged for late 2017. The vehicle will go on sale in the 2nd half of 2018, recommending it will arrive in display rooms as a 2019 model.