British luxury auto brand Jaguar Land Rover’s first all-electric model will come in the form of the highly awaited and speculated Jaguar I-Pace SUV. The all-electric I-Pace SUV was introduced as a concept back in November, 2016, when the Tata Motors owned brand said that the concept model will be hitting the production line by 2018. True to its words, Jaguar is now all braced up to unveil the I-Pace SUV on 1st of March, 2018.
The Jaguar I-Pace has been a highly anticipated new car launch and its extensive testing has been keeping auto enthusiasts and spying cameras busy taking its spy pics and adoring its fabulous design language. As has been already revealed through innumerable spy pics, the exterior styling language of the Jaguar I-Pace will not stray far from its concept model and thus, will retain its striking visual appeal with its futuristic styling. The all-electric sporty SUV will get a sloping bonnet, highly stylized honeycomb pattern grille, sleek LED headlights and a wide central airdam making up its face. The SUV flaunts stylish alloy wheels, turn light integrated wing mirrors and a sculpted rear façade with eye-catching taillights. Jaguar has been rigorously testing the I-Pace with over 200 test prototypes in extreme temperatures ranging from -40 degrees to 40 degree celcius and across extreme road conditions covering more than 1.5 million test miles.
On the inside as well, the I-Pace’s will be unique and alluring with massive touchscreen display offering easy access to most of the in-car controls. There will be a floating type centre console is another key attraction of the cabin. The steering wheel and seat upholstery will be similar to the ones in the F-Pace and the E-Pace.
More than the stunning design and a plethora of luxury features, the real magic of the I-Pace lies under its hood. Its powertrain comprises of two electric motors sitting at the front and rear axles of the vehicle that offer a combined power output of 395 bhp along with a peak torque of 700 Nm. The e-SUV comes empowered with an AWD system. Being a sports SUV, the I-Pace can do the 0 to 100 kmph sprint in under 5 seconds, while offering a range of over 500 km. The SUV draws it juice from a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that comes with fast charging capabilities and can charge up to 80 percent in just 45 minutes with the help of a 100 kW DC rapid charger.
While Jaguar Land Rover will officially reveal the new Jaguar I-Pace all-electric SUV on 1st March, the SUV will be making its first formal public appearance at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show that will commence on 6th March. Jaguar will also officially commence accepting the pre-launch bookings of the I-Pace, while deliveries are likely to start in the second half of 2018.
When the Indian car market is concerned, there’s yet no word about the launch of the Jaguar I-Pace. However, going by the Indian Government's vision of having an electric vehicle dominant Indian auto market by 2030, Jaguar might launch the I-Pace soon in future.