2019 Jaguar I-Pace
If you’re interested in high-end electric cars, get ready to add another non-Tesla brand to the list: Jaguar. The automaker has unveiled the all-new I-Pace, an electrical SUV– or hatchback, offered its low-slung appearance.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Release Date
The I-Pace is technically still an idea, but Jaguar says it’s production-intent for U.S. dealerships in the second half of 2018 as a 2019 model. That’s originating from a brand whose C-X16 and C-X17 concepts later on ended up being (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 back window that’s sloped enough to work on a sedan. The door handles sit strangely enough low, lined up with the top of the front wheel well. The nose and tail tread familiar Jaguar territory (think F-Pace), however that’s a good thing, as the brand name is on a styling roll nowadays. Missing the garish features and not practical proportions that often define pure concept cars, the I-Pace looks near-production prepared. Minus the enormous wheels and small mirrors, this might mainly become what you see at car dealerships in 2018. Jaguar states a production variation will debut in late 2017, so remain 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 board that towers above the remainder of the console. In other places are lots of overlapping panels and interesting-looking textures, with high-res displays 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 suitable for Riker. It’s anyone’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 very same capability as Tesla’s ludicrously quick Model S P90D (now the P100D). Jaguar promotes considerable performance: With electrical motors driving both axles, the I-Pace makes a combined 400 horse power and 516 pounds-feet of torque– enough to strike 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 approximately 220 miles of range in EPA test cycles, a figure just Tesla and the Chevrolet Bolt can surpass. The I-Pace accepts DC fast charging, and Jaguar says it can hit 80 percent of its charge in 90 minutes.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Price
Pricing is probably the biggest secret here, but it’s safe to assume that the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace will not be inexpensive. Electric vehicles are normally more costly than fuel-powered cars, with the most budget friendly examples priced from around $30,000 before rewards. But we’re discussing non-premium vehicles, so I wouldn’t bank on this Jag being that low-cost. Chances are it will cost a minimum of $50,000, if not $55,000 prior to alternatives. Once those incentives start, you may be able to purchase one for less than $50K though. Some sources claim that the first electric Jag might really cost as much as $70,000 though.