It seems today that every automotive company is rushing to get in on the electrification race. Jaguar is the latest to pump out an all-electric sport utility with the formal introduction of the new 2019 I-PACE.
The I-PACE will be available in three trims to start, S, SE, and HSE along with a First Edition that will be limited to the first production year. All-wheel drive is standard as is a 90kWh battery. Powering two Jaguar-designed motors, the 90kWh battery pack will deliver an estimated range of up to 240 miles, and will clock in a 0-60 mph time of just 4.5 seconds on its way to a limited top speed of 124 miles per hour. Running low on juice is no issue so long as you have a 100kW DC fast charger available, which will return the vehicles batteries from empty to 80 percent charged in just 40 minutes.
Sleek and aerodynamic are the name of the game with the 2019 I-PACE, which takes inspiration from the C-X75 supercar concept. A low hood, sweeping roofline, and squared-off rear help the I-PACE achieve an extremely low 0.29 coefficient of drag. The interior is exquisitely appointed, as you would expect from Jaguar, and can be outfitted with fine-grain Windsor leather, premium Kvadrat textile, or a more basic Luxtec material. A panoramic glass roof is standard and is designed to absorb infrared light, which in turn helps keep the cabin cool without the need to block the view.
Pricing will be announced tomorrow, March 6th 2018, at the Geneva Motor Show.
- Trucks-365 Staff Source: Jaguar Land Rover
“The I-PACE’s electric powertrain offered us unprecedented design freedom,” said Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design. “Starting with a clean sheet enabled the dramatic cab-forward profile, unique proportions and exceptional interior space – yet it is unmistakably a Jaguar. We wanted to design the world’s most desirable EV, and I’m confident we’ve met that challenge.”