The 2019 Jaguar I Pace, not to be confused with the new E-Pace internal combustion crossover, will be marketed in the US later in the year with a 240-mile reach and a pretty interesting look to be really interesting.
There will be nothing else on the road that looks or drives like the Jaguar I-Pace. It is designed full advantage of its intelligent electric powertrain and maximize the potential of the packaging benefits it brings. Its sleek, cut-out silhouette is influenced by the Jaguar C-X75 supercar with a short, low, aerodynamic hood. improved roof design and curved rear screen. This front cabin design contrasts with its square rear, reducing the drag coefficient to only 0.29Cd. To optimize the balance between cooling and aerodynamics, the active shutters of the grille open when needed cooling, but they close when they are not needed to redirect the air through the integrated scoop hood and smooth the airflow.
Inside, the layout optimizes the space for passengers while the sophisticated materials – including the option of a high-end Kvadrat textile interior – and the attention to detail reveal that this is a real Jaguar. Powertrain refers to interior space that is comparable to larger SUVs. At the rear, the legroom is 890 mm while, without a transmission tunnel, there is a useful central storage compartment of 10.5 liters. In the rear, the storage of tablets and laptops is under the seats, while the rear luggage compartment has a capacity of 656 liters – and 1,453 liters with seats folded flat.
I-Pace introduces the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system to Jaguar. Using an innovative combination of touch screens, capacitive sensors and touch-sensitive physical controls, Touch Pro Duo is intuitive to use. A new EV navigation system evaluates the topography of the journey to the destination and the ideas of previous trips, including the driving style. The advanced system uses ‘Smart Settings’ technology – driven by AI algorithms – to identify individual driver preferences and then adjusts the driving and interior settings of the I-Pace accordingly. This means that owners will be able to ask a Alexa-compatible device for information in the Jaguar InControl Remote app. For example: is my car locked? What is the charge level? Do I have enough autonomy to go to work? To keep up-to-date with the latest infotainment, telematics and battery energy monitoring software, 2019 Jaguar I Pace will be the first Jaguar to deliver live software – providing continuous updates.
Let’s get right to the heart of the matter, then – under the body is a pair of electric drive units, one at each axle. The I-Pace boasts a net horsepower of 394 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque, and with four power-driven wheels, it will climb to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Despite all these performances, its 90 kWh battery will maintain I-Pace for an estimated distance of 240 miles (EPA and European measures are still to come).
With a 100 kW DC fast charger, it can go from 80% to empty in about 40 minutes. If you are using a 7 kW level 2 home charger, it will take about 10 hours to add the same amount of charge. The night loading will be your best friend here. The vehicle can also pre-condition its interior using only the wall power, so you do not need to waste a little of your battery charge to ensure a warm seat when you ride.
The 2019 Jaguar I Pace will be fully unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this month, but is available on order for US buyers starting today. According to rumors, the price could be around $ 76,000, but official prices will be announced on March 6 and deliveries will begin at the end of the year.