2019 Jaguar I-Pace
If you have an interest in high-end electrical cars, prepare to include another non-Tesla brand name to the list: Jaguar. The car manufacturer has revealed the all-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, but 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 name whose C-X16 and C-X17 principles later on became (respectively) the F-Type roadster and F-Pace SUV, so whatever the I-Pace ends up being, the apple should not 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 oversized, fender-hugging wheels. The C-pillars frame a back window that’s sloped enough to work on a sedan. The door deals with sit strangely enough low, aligned 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 is on a styling roll these days. Absent the garish features and not practical percentages that frequently characterize pure idea cars, the I-Pace looks near-production ready. Minus the enormous wheels and small mirrors, this might mainly become what you see at dealers in 2018. Jaguar says a production version will debut in late 2017, so stay 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. Elsewhere are lots of overlapping panels and interesting-looking textures, with high-res displays for the gauge, multimedia and environment readouts. The cabin seats five, with futuristic chairs that look like something from the Enterprise from “Star Trek”– though the high 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 utilizes a 90-kilowatt-hour battery pack, the same capability as Tesla’s ludicrously fast Model S P90D (now the P100D). Jaguar promotes considerable efficiency: With electric motors driving both axles, the I-Pace makes a combined 400 horsepower and 516 pounds-feet of torque– adequate to hit 60 miles per hour in a lickety-split 4 seconds or so, which is about as quick as an F-Type R with its supercharged V-8. The brand targets approximately 220 miles of variety in EPA test cycles, a figure only Tesla and the Chevrolet Bolt can go beyond. The I-Pace accepts DC fast charging, and Jaguar says it can strike 80 percent of its charge in 90 minutes.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Price
Pricing is arguably the most significant mystery here, but it’s safe to assume that the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace won’t be inexpensive. Electric vehicles are usually more costly than fuel-powered cars, with the most inexpensive examples priced from around $30,000 before incentives. But we’re talking about non-premium vehicles, so I wouldn’t bet on this Jag being that low-cost. Chances are it will cost at least $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 declare that the very first electrical Jag might really cost as much as $70,000 though.