After months of expectations of the long-awaited Jaguar electric sport utility vehicle, we have some great news. The brand-new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV has just made its first appearance at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. This luxury crossover SUV will find its major rivals in the Tesla Model 3, Hyundai Kona EV, and Chevy Bolt EV. With a spacious cabin, standard all-wheel drive configuration, and a range of 240 miles and more, the newest Jaguar EV won’t be easy to beat.
The upcoming Jaguar I-Pace will be based on the Concept model which has been first presented at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Compared to this concept version, the new I-Pace will feature the same sleek look and traditional boxy design of an SUV. Inside the cabin, the Jaguar will be based on a minimalist design with simple lines, and futuristic look. And there is a large touchscreen on the center of the dash. As for the engine, the I-Pace is an all-electric vehicle which has two electric motors and provides strong performance and great range. However, it is equipped with one single battery size. Furthermore, it will be available in several trim levels and those include S, SE, HSE, and First Edition versions.
Engine, performance, and range of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV
The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV is an all-electric car and it is powered by two electric motors. The one is placed at the front while the other is placed on the rear axle. There is also a lithium-ion battery pack of 90 kWh and the all-wheel drive system is standard. This engine has the output of 394 horses and the torque of 512 pound-feet. It is able to reach 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and has the top speed of 124 mph. The battery provides the range of 240 miles on a single charge. Furthermore, with the DC 100-kWh fast charger, the battery can provide 80 percent of range in just 40 minutes. However, with the 50-kWh fast charger, it takes less than 90 minutes for the 80 percent capacity. At home, the battery needs 10 hours to get 80 percent.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV will be based on the Concept model and will feature recognizable SUV boxy shape with sleek and elegant appearance.
Inside, the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV will offer exceptional space and it is able to welcome five passengers comfortably. The dashboard is equipped with a 12.3-inch touchscreen for infotainment system.
Speaking of the safety, the base S model will be equipped with a 360-degree surround-view camera, blind-spot assist, adaptive cruise control with steering assist, and high-speed emergency braking. The First Edition will add leather upholstery, Meridian surround sound stereo with 15 speakers, LED headlamps, and 20-inch alloy wheels.
Expected arrival and price
The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV has just been revealed and it should go on sale later this year. The price will most likely start at around $70,000.