The Latest News on the Jaguar I-PACE Concept

March 23rd, 2017 by

Jaguar remains a bastion of upper-class luxury and track-inspired performance, and news of the upcoming Jaguar I-PACE concept demonstrates a future-focused approach for the automaker. The I-PACE EV (electric vehicle) was first displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, when Jaguar promised it as a concept that would serve as the basis for a production model. The production I-PACE model is expected to debut next year, and the latest concept, which was just unveiled in Geneva, is a stunning look at what’s to come.

Eco-Friendly Performance

The Jaguar I-PACE promises to reinvent EV expectations by combining the exhilarating performance of a traditionally-powered Jaguar with the clean and soundless drive of an eco-friendly model. “The I-Pace Concept is a radical departure for electric vehicles,” said Ian Callum, Jaguar’s director of design.

This will be Jaguar’s first foray into the electric segment, but sources indicate that they know exactly what they’re doing. The I-PACE will be motivated by two motors—one mounted at the front and one at the rear—to supply up to a combined 400 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Those figures should provide a 0-to-60 mph time of just four seconds.

Also likely to raise eyebrows is a predicted range of around 310 miles on a single charge. That’s enough to make it from Wayne to Boston or from Newtown Square to Pittsburgh without needing to recharge. Better yet, a 50KW DC home charging point should achieve an 80% charge in just 90 minutes, or a full charge in around two hours, and an available 7KW Jaguar home charging point will also be available.

Space and Features

The battery pack of the upcoming Jaguar I-PACE will sit low in the floor, with motors mounted on the front and rear axle. Such a design frees up plenty of passenger and cargo space, allowing the feature-packed cabin to feel more open and inviting than you might expect. While no full features list has yet been released, what we have heard is very encouraging. The traditional instrument panel will be replaced by a stunning 12-inch touchscreen system for superior visibility and effortless control, with a 5.5-inch touchscreen mounted lower using rotary dials for infotainment and climate control. Further confirmed features include a Wi-Fi hotspot and smartphone connectivity for on-the-go app use.

We Can’t Wait to Introduce Drivers to the Stunning Jaguar I-PACE

Drivers across the country are naturally eager to hear more about the upcoming Jaguar I-PACE, and you can consider Jaguar West Chester your trusted source for all new information. If you’d like to find out more, contact our team today!

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