Finally, after teasing us for a year, Jaguar showed off the production version of its electric I-PACE SUV at the Geneva Motor Show.
Design-wise, the SUV is almost identical to the concept, except for a few details that the untrained eye won’t notice. It has a low roofline, a flattened rear window and very short overhangs, giving the I-PACE a compact, yet athletic stance.
The official power is also very close to what was previously announced. With an electric motor mounted on each axle, the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE has all-wheel drive, along with 394 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque. According to the brand, the SUV will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 km/h.
Using a 90 kWh battery pack, the range is estimated at up to 480 km according to the WLTP calculation procedure adopted in Europe, or up to 386 km according to the EPA calculation cycle. With a 100 kW terminal, the I-PACE can recover 80% of its battery capacity in 40 minutes, or approximately 100 kilometers of autonomy in 15 minutes. With the terminal at home, the full charging time is estimated to be 13 hours. In addition, the SUV can driven by pedals, thanks to the most powerful energy saving mode.
The cabin can accommodate five passengers, while the cargo is 638 liters, or 1,445 liters when the rear seats are folded. I-PACE has a panoramic sunroof, Luxtec upholstery, leather or premium Kvadrat screen, 12.3-inch digital screen for the driver and Touch Pro multimedia system. Duo with touch and physical controls along with 10-inch and 5.5-inch displays.
The InControl app with Amazon Alexa skills will also be available. Owners will be able to ask their mobile device questions such as “Is my car locked?” or “Do I have enough rolls left to go home?” “. I-PACE drivers will also be able to heat or cool the SUV’s cabin while it’s still plugged in, schedule charging times and more.
The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE will be available from the second half of 2018 in S, SE and HSE trims, while the first Edition One will be released in the first year of sale. Canadian pricing has yet to be announced, but in the UK the SUV will retail from £63,495, or the equivalent of around $113,000 Canadian.