If you’re interested in luxury electric cars, prepare yourself to add another non-Tesla brand name to the list: Jaguar. The car manufacturer has unveiled the brand new I-Pace, an electric SUV– or hatchback, offered its low-slung look.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Release Date
The I-Pace is technically still a concept, but Jaguar says it’s production-intent for U.S. 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 ended up being (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, complete 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 manages sit curiously low, aligned with the top of the front wheel well. The nose and tail tread familiar Jaguar territory (think F-Pace), however that’s an advantage, as the brand name is on a styling roll nowadays.
Missing the garish features and impractical proportions that typically characterize pure principle cars, the I-Pace looks near-production ready. Minus the enormous wheels and tiny mirrors, this could largely become what you see at car dealerships in 2018. Jaguar states a production version will debut in late 2017, so stay tuned.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Interior
Things get a little more conceptual inside, where the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace has a highway overpass of a center control panel that towers above the remainder of the console. Elsewhere are lots of overlapping panels and interesting-looking textures, with high-res screens for the gauge, multimedia and climate readouts. The cabin seats 5, with futuristic chairs that appear 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 Under the Hood
The 2019 Jaguar 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 efficiency: With electrical motors driving both axles, the I-Pace makes a combined 400 horse power and 516 pounds-feet of torque– enough to hit 60 miles per hour in a lickety-split 4 seconds or so, which is about as fast 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 surpass. 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 Price
Prices is perhaps the greatest secret here, but it’s safe to presume that the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace won’t be cheap. Electric vehicles are normally more pricey than fuel-powered cars, with the most economical examples priced from around $30,000 before rewards. However we’re speaking about non-premium vehicles, so I would not bank on this Jag being that inexpensive. Opportunities are it will cost a minimum of $50,000, if not $55,000 before alternatives. When those rewards kick in, you might be able to purchase one for less than $50K though. Some sources declare that the first electrical Jag could in fact cost as much as $70,000 though.