Jaguar I-Pace is, chronologically speaking, the third SUV coming from the pencil of Coventry engineers. Nevertheless, it is still a first time for the men of the jaguar, as it is the first fully electric Sport Utility Vehicle produced by the house founded by William Lyons.
Jaguar I-Pace: design and interior
The Jaguar I-Pace is a crossover SUV with a sinuous shape and a wide cockpit, also thanks to its dimensions which are anything but contained (4.68 meters long, 201 centimeters relative to the width). The appeal is typically sporty, with the convex mudguards and the wide mask that dominates the front riding on the air intakes, which are also quite showy. The roof follows the sharp lines of the windows, which in turn are drawn starting from the wave-like evolution impressed by the sides along the four doors. The rims are also impressive, with sizes up to 22 inches.
Inside, the Jaguar I-Pace looks extremely modern and is appreciated for certain attention to detail. In addition to leather upholstery, technology is widely used, with three large screens placed on the dashboard, dashboard and console. The instrumentation abounds but is laid out wisely, giving the interior a certain symmetrical harmony.
The spaces are comfortable and the electrically adjustable front seats are accompanied by a rear sofa that guarantees a certain comfort even when you sit in the back three. Finally, despite the space “stolen” from the electric batteries, the trunk is still large thanks to the 656 liters that become 1453 with the sofa lowered.
Engine and performance
As mentioned, Jaguar I-Pace is the first all-electric SUV of the British house. In fact, there are two lithium batteries to feed it, one placed at the front (and connected to the front wheels), the other placed in the rear and in synergy with the rear wheels. Both batteries are capable of delivering 200 horsepower for a total power of 400 hp and a maximum torque of 696 Newton meters. Translated into performance, the English crossover is able to reach 200 kilometers per hour of top speed. While, under the heading of acceleration, it is 4.8 seconds used by I-Pace to go from zero to one hundred kilometers an hour.
Great numbers, especially considering the total weight: 2,208 kilograms of dry mass. These performances can then take advantage of some really interesting options, such as active deflectors for a better balance between cooling and aerodynamics. Not only that, the regenerative braking system for braking energy recovery also stands out.
Returning to the batteries, instead, it is interesting to discover that these guarantee a declared autonomy of 470 kilometers. While the recharge time is estimated around thirteen hours even if, being able to have a quick recharge point (from 100 kW, for instance), the recharge should be completed in less than sixty minutes.
Jaguar I-Pace: price and consumption
Having a single motorization, the price of the Jaguar I-Pace depends primarily on the equipment, as well as on the options. We can, in fact, choose between the basic version S, on sale starting from 82,460 euros, and the versions SE (90,610 euros) and HSE (96,760 euros). Not an economic car, of course, but with high performance in terms of consumption and (of course) emissions.
The British Sport Utility Vehicle consumes between 22 and 24.8 kWh per hundred kilometers of road. While the emissions, as it is easy to understand given that it is a totally electric car, are reduced to zero. In short, if you are looking for an SUV with good performance and that respects the environment, a comfortable car especially in the passenger compartment, the Jaguar I-Pace will surely do for you.
The English crossover is cumbersome and not always easy to maneuver. The Jaguar Sport Utility Vehicle loves to stand out and be discovered. A car suitable for those who know what they want and are looking for something new. Definitely not the usual SUV.