Jaguar I-Pace is considered the most radical of all vehicles Jaguar has ever produced. This is definitely the start of what is expected to be a long-standing discussion and excitement towards this new all-electric-powered SUV by the luxury car manufacturer. After its concept recently shown in Geneva, interest on the upcoming SUV will not die down anytime soon.
According to Auto Car, the Jaguar I-Pace made its debut recently coming in as a concept I-Pace in Photon Red. This is one of the official colors that the I-Pace will have upon official release. From the images acquired and published, it is obvious that the concept's key features are likely to be carried over. It is also expected to be 10 to 15 percent more expensive than the F-Pace.
The I-Pace is reported to be using a battery-electric vehicle architecture designed in-house. It will also be aluminum-extensive which is key in reducing body weight. It is also capable of producing 395-bhp and 516 pound-feet of torque. Because of this, the I-Pace can accelerate from zero to 60 in just 4.0 seconds.
The maximum range on a fully charged battery can cover a distance of 310 miles. Upon charging, it will reach its 80 to 90 percent in less than two hours. However, it can be fully charged in a little over two hours but not going over three hours.
Jaguar is also committed to having the concept version be the best in terms of ride, handling, and refinement. The I-Pace uses the same double wishbone front suspension and integral link rear suspension which has proven to be effective in the F-Pace. The concept also rides on 23-inch alloy wheels and bespoke 265/35 R23 tires and uses electromechanical steering.
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The Jaguar I-Pace also has new cockpit design philosophy around three display screens. As it promises to have more screens, the primary interface is 12.0-inch touchscreen. The infotainment and climate functions are controlled in the 5.5-inches operated by two aluminum rotary controllers.
As added by Top Gear, since battery warming and cooling is expected as one of the issues that the I-Pace may have, engineers have devised a plan to combat this problem. The Jaguar I-Pace batteries can perform for longer periods without generating the heat one would normally expect in using such technology.
It also has heat scavenger at the front of the car so scavenge temperatures and bring it back to the battery even in sub-zero temperatures. At the end of the day, the Jaguar I-Pace is expected to be central to Jaguar. Upon official release, it is expected to even be the best compared to its rivals. By next year, the Jaguar I-Pace will start to astonish and car enthusiasts are definitely looking forward to that.