Jaguar's big bet for the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, The Jaguar I-PACE Electric SUV has already been revealed. Jaguar's first electric vehicle will be one of the main attraction at the event and will have key features that will make Tesla Model X looks obsolete.
Here are 5 key features that make the Jaguar I-PACE so impressive.
The Jaguar I-PACE electric SUV is one of the most visually striking concepts created by Jaguar to date. Inspired by the Jaguar C-X75, it captures one's attention with its coupe silhouette combined with traits of the SUV segment, according to USA Today.
It has a long wheelbase as it stands at 2,990 mm. Thus, a spacious interior in which five adult passengers can travel in comfort is achieved. Its profile has a very elaborate aerodynamics, curved lines that combine a very interesting way with a robust defense. The design conveys performance, innovation,and style.
Elements such as its robust wheel arches where we find 23-inch tires Nighthawk reveal that this is a strong and capable model in every way. The side skirts also optimize aerodynamics by channeling air around the wheels more efficiently. Moreover, the shape of the hood helps accentuate its sportier character. We must also bear in mind the headlights full LED slim design.
Futuristic and Spacious Interior
Thanks to the design of the hood and jagged overhangs, the Jaguar I-Pace Concept offers the driver a unique view of the road and the environment surrounding the vehicle despite the low driving position.
Details such as the center console, the low position of the instrument panel or horizontal lines and minimalist shapes make this a very innovative interior. Finishes materials include Windsor leather inserts carbon fiber and Alcantara moonstone and put the feeling of exclusivity. It is also important to note the panoramic roof that extends the viewing angle of the windshield to flood the interior with natural light.
Technology and connectivity everywhere
Today technology and connectivity are critical and Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV is no stranger to it as touch screens and intuitive rotary switches and multifunction buttons move us to a near future in which the digital world will be present in all aspects of our daily lives, according to Fox News.
The main interface of I-Pace Concept is a TFT 12-inch touch screen that works perfectly with the instrument panel. Another secondary 5.5-inch touch screen allows you to configure the system Infotainment and regulate climatizdaor while receiving information on the full 12-inch screen located in the upper zone.
And if that were not enough, the new prototype Jaguar also has a HUD (Head-Up Display) and the system of information and entertainment InControl Touch Pro with which to enjoy a fully connected environment and use different tools and applications .
Electric Range Exceeds 500 Kilometers
The most important key offered by the new Jaguar I-Pace is its electrical mechanics. In its core, this prototype incorporates the power train will see in the production model. It has a total of two electric motors each acting on an axis that yields a total output of 400 hp and 700 Nm while enjoying four wheel drive.
The Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV can also accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in about 4 seconds. But more importantly, with its 90 kWh battery Jaguar I-PACE will be able to travel 500 kilometers without stopping to recharge. As for recharging the batteries, it can be recharged to 80 percent in just 90 minutes and 100 percent in just over two hours.
Ready For Marketing
Last but not the least, unlike any other concept vehicle where it takes too long to arrive, the Jaguar I-PACE is said to be ready and available in the market at the end of 2017.
The Jaguar I-PACE Electric SUV is only the beginning. Soon, the brands that have always been associated with high performance, luxury and exclusivity will jump to the electric vehicle market. Porsche has been working with the production version of the Porsche Mission E Concept and soon, all Ferrari cars will be electric. Watch out Tesla, tough competition coming.