Jaguar from Great Britain is for sure one of the most attractive manufacturers in the World, they have all types of vehicles with great luxury, style, and power. But now, they have and electric vehicle, ready to compete with Tesla. The first electric model from Jaguar named 2018 Jaguar I-Pace electric concept will be released in near future(less than 2 years). According to Company, this model will arrive in 2018, at the beginning of the year. What can we expect from the newest I-Pace? It is expected to attract a lot of attention of all potential customers, most likely those who hesitate to take expensive Tesla Model X. This model is as we know unveiled at this year Los Angeles motor show, and in the following review, you can learn something more about it.
2018 Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV Concept Exterior design
The exterior design will be as always from Jaguar, very attractive. Everything from the outside is simply great, and everything is perfectly fitted in order to provide a high dose of luxury. The front fascia of this model is like on all newer Jaguar cars(since 2015), like F-pace, XF and others. The front grille will be is also recognizable, attractive as well. In the middle of it, we can see Jaguar logo. Also, there is going to be some chrome materials here. The headlights and taillights are so stylish and modernistic, but also very similar to F-Type and F-Pace. Headlights are very thin, divided into two parts in one whole, while the newest generation of LED technology will power it. Also, the taillights will be powered by the LEDs.
Under the grille, we can see front bumper and below is the large trapezoidal air intake, also two more on both sides of the bumper. At the sides, this concept will ride on large aluminum 23-inch Nighthawk wheels with 265/35/R23 tyres. Also, the entire chassis will be made using the aluminum and others lightweight materials, but its weight will be 2,100 kg / 4630 pounds, which is still high, mostly because of the battery. Weight distribution is 50:50. Drag coefficient is 0.29.
When it comes to dimensions, they are length 4,680 mm width 1,890 mm and a long wheelbase of 2,990 mm. This model is 50 mm shorter, 90 mm lower and 40 mm narrower than famous F-Pace model.
Jaguar I-Pace 2018 Interior design
The interior design of the anticipated and eagerly awaited 2018 Jaguar I-Pace SUV concept is all luxury and style. The cabin is as always in Jag models, very comfortable(five seats). All seats inside will have leather with the mix of cloth and carbon fiber as the standard. We can also see leather, aluminum, and wood on the dashboard and leather on the steering wheel. All finish inside is Moonstone Alcantara. The electric SUV will have a very big glass roof which will give natural light inside of the cabin. Glass roof will have lozenge-patterned ceramic print, that makes the cabin and roof to feel like one. At night, the roof has LED lights, that makes the wonderful and attractive visual effect, also to add that you can choose your own pattern of light.
The infotainment system of this model will be updated compared to the infotainment in F-Pace model. Also, we can anticipate 12-inch HD screen(with rotary controllers) to display instruments as well as one more 12-inch touchscreen located on the floating dashboard as well as smaller 5.5-inch display above that dash. Cargo space will be 530-litre / 18.7 Cubic Feet.
2018 Jaguar I-Pace electric Interior
Engine and Performance
According to Jaguar, this model will have 311 miles of range on a single charge(about 500 km). Great result, if it’s like manufacturer claims, better than Model X, wich is about 240 miles. However, EPA rating is much different, their range is about 220-miles, which is still pretty solid. There will be 90 kWh lithium-ion battery(liquid-cooled) that will be located between the axles. We can also expect a pair of synchronous permanent magnet electric motors and mated to a single-speed epicyclic transmission. Four wheel drive type is provided.
Both 2018 Jaguar I-Pace motors will generate 197 bhp, which means that this model will have a total max power output of 395bhp and 516 lb-ft of torque(258lb ft x2). According to Jaguar, this model will accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4 seconds. Concept can get charged up to 80% for only 90 minutes with a 50kW DC rapid charger, and 100% charged for a bit more than 2 hours.
Price and Release date
As we wrote in the introduction, this release date of new Jaguar I-Pace 2018 electric will be at the beginning of 2018, and this information is officially confirmed by Jag Company. When it comes to prices, we can expect a starting price of around $70.000.