Jaguar I-Pace, the most anticipated SUV at the Geneva Motor ShowAutomotive News
A vehicle that is positioned between the E-Pace and the F-Pace by size, which offers 480 kilometers of electric autonomy and whose batteries allow a fast recharge
I-Pace, the third Jaguar SUV arrives
Jaguar puts on sale the new I-Pace, an SUV that has been designed to be a pure model of high performance being the first electric vehicle of the British. It has a very aerodynamic design and two electric motors of 200 horses each, with a total usable power of 400 horses. Its price in Spain starts at 79,100 euros. A highly anticipated vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show that next Thursday will open its doors to the public.
The I-Pace is the third SUV of the British brand, following the F-Pace, a large high-performance SUV, which arrived in 2016, and the compact E-Pace SUV, which was launched on the market last summer. The new I-Pace is positioned between both with respect to its size and the difference with its brothers of this crossover range is in its motorization, completely electric. The new model is equipped with a lithium-ion battery of the latest generation of 90 kWh composed of 432 cells. Thanks to her, this new model of the English brand offers an autonomy of 480 km, according to the WLTP cycle (the new homologation system much more real than the previous one and which came into force at the end of last year).
As for its batteries, this new Jaguar SUV can recharge 80% of its capacity in 40 minutes in a fast 100 kW DC charger. With a conventional charger for a total recharge it will take more than ten hours. The battery pack is located in the center, between the two axes, which allows a weight distribution of 50:50 and a center of gravity about 130 mm lower than the F-Pace.
Very sporty style
The Jaguar I-Pace has two electric motors, one on each axis, which makes it possible to have four-wheel drive permanently. These two engines provide a total power of 400 HP, and with them the new British model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds. It has an EV aluminum chassis, an evolved double triangle suspension, front, and multi-link type configuration behind. Among the options, pneumatic suspension and configurable driving modes.
To design the exterior line of the I-Pace, Jaguar engineers relied on the supercar C-X75, with a short and low bonnet, an aerodynamic roof and a curved rear window. To improve aerodynamics, the new SUV is equipped with active blades on the front grille that only open when more cooling is required.
The interior offers a configuration for five passengers. The completion has been very careful, with the use of quality materials and with the utmost attention to detail. The space in the rear seats benefits from the absence of a transmission tunnel and a good wheelbase of almost three meters (2,990 mm). There are also several storage spaces, such as a central storage space of 10.5 liters. It also includes a small table and a space to store a laptop under the seats. For its part, the trunk has a capacity of 656 liters expandable up to 1,453 liters to completely lower the rear seats.
The first electric
The I-Pace has been designed and developed by Jaguar in its center in the United Kingdom but it is manufactured in a plant in Austria. It is based on the concept of the same name that was presented at the end of 2016. It is the first Jaguar to equip the Touch Pro Duo entertainment system. This system consists of touch screens, capacitive sensors and physical controls, which allows a very intuitive use of the equipment. A new EV navigation system monitors the topography of the route to be followed, including the driving style, to make a personalized calculation of the autonomy and the ideal use mode to adopt.
The system uses a ‘Smart Configuration’ technology to identify the driver’s preferences and adjust the different parameters of the car. The I-Pace will also include the Amazon Alexa assistant. In addition, this is the first Jaguar to offer remote software SOTA (Software Over The Air), which allows the update of the different vehicle systems without cables.