If you’re interested in high-end electric cars, prepare yourself to include another non-Tesla brand name to the list: Jaguar. The automaker has actually revealed the brand new I-Pace, an electric SUV– or hatchback, provided its low-slung look.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Release Date
The I-Pace is technically still an idea, however Jaguar says 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 principles later became (respectively) the F-Type roadster and F-Pace SUV, so whatever the I-Pace ends up being, 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 short 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 deals with sit oddly low, aligned with the top of the front wheel well. The nose and tail tread familiar Jaguar territory (think F-Pace), but that’s a good idea, as the brand is on a styling roll nowadays.
Missing the garish features and not practical proportions that typically define pure concept cars, the I-Pace looks near-production prepared. Minus the enormous wheels and tiny mirrors, this might largely become exactly what you see at dealerships in 2018. Jaguar says a production version will debut in late 2017, so stay tuned.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Interior
Things get a bit 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. Somewhere else are a lot 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 high backings would cause suitable for Riker. It’s anybody’s guess 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 same capacity as Tesla’s ludicrously fast Model S P90D (now the P100D). Jaguar touts substantial efficiency: With electrical motors driving both axles, the I-Pace makes a combined 400 horsepower and 516 pounds-feet of torque– adequate to strike 60 miles per hour in a lickety-split 4 seconds or so, which has to do with as fast as an F-Type R with its supercharged V-8. The brand name targets approximately 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 states it can hit 80 percent of its charge in 90 minutes.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Price
Rates is perhaps the greatest secret here, but it’s safe to assume that the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace will not be low-cost. Electric vehicles are generally more costly than fuel-powered cars, with the most cost effective examples priced from around $30,000 before incentives. But we’re talking about non-premium vehicles, so I would not bet on this Jag being that inexpensive. Possibilities are it will cost a minimum of $50,000, if not $55,000 prior to alternatives. When those rewards begin, you may be able to buy one for less than $50K though. Some sources declare that the very first electrical Jag could in fact cost as much as $70,000 though.