British luxury car maker Jaguar has officially taken the wraps off the new I-Pace SUV. The I-Pace is the first all electric vehicle from the Leaping Cat and the first in the line of many more to come. The next gen Jaguar XJ is also expected to get electrification.
The I-Pace is powered by two electric motors developed by Jaguar that develop 400 horsepower and 696 Nm of torque. It can go from 0 to 100 kph in 4.8 seconds and features a 90kWh Lithium ion battery that gives a driving range of up to 480 kms. Fast public charging (100kW) can charge the I-Pace to 80 percent power in just 40 minutes and a 15 min charge can give you a 100 km range.
The I-Pace comes with bespoke EV aluminium architecture which gives it Jaguar’s most torsionally rigid structure with 50:50 weight distribution and low centre of gravity. it also gets advanced double wishbone front and Integral Link rear axle with (optional) air suspension and configurable Adaptive Dynamics.
On the interior, the I-Pace will offer high quality materials including optional premium textile Kvadrat trim. There is 890 mm of rear legroom and a 10.5 litre storage in the centre due to the absence of a transmission tunnel. Tablet and laptop stowage is provided below the rear seats. The I-Pace has a boot capacity of 656 litres that can go up to 1,453 litres with seats folded flat.
With the I-Pace, Jaguar is introducing the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system. It features combination of touchscreens, capacitive sensors and tactile physical controls. There is a new EV navigation system assesses the topography of the route to destination and insights from previous journeys, including driving style, to calculate personalised range and charging status.
The advanced system uses ‘Smart Settings’ technology – driven by AI algorithms – to identify individual driver preferences, and then tailors the I-PACE’s driving and interior settings accordingly. I-PACE will also launch an Amazon Alexa Skill. This means owners will be able to ask an Alexa enabled device for information held in the Jaguar InControl Remote app.