The 2018 Jaguar I-Pace concept car is a preview of the first all‑electric vehicle produced by the prestigious brand. The i-Pace concept is an electric performance SUV that has the role of reviewing the production version scheduled to be launched in the second half of 2018. This 400 hp electric crossover SUV is an all-wheel drive that will aim to compete with Tesla’s popular Model X.
For some time word has been circulated that Jaguar was developing its own RV platform, so an all-electric concept car coming from the auto maker is not entirely a surprise. The i-Pace will be used both as a sedan and an SUV. According to Jaguar, because the I-Pace is built on dedicated electric-vehicle architecture, the designers were able to come with an original vehicle layout.
2018 Jaguar I-Pace – Design
Jaguar’s team of car developers has designed and engineered the I-PACE concept in the best manner that takes maximum advantage of the new opportunities created by electric cars. Everything in this concept all-electric car has been designed for pure excitement. From its dynamic handling to the proportions of its innovative aluminum architecture and its everyday practicality. The SUV comes with an 117.7-inch wheelbase and has an 184.3-inch overall length.
The I-Pace has a dramatic, distinctive look, with flush door handles, aerodynamic hood scoop, and also bold air ducts. Its exterior design helps the electric vehicle to slice efficiently through the air and maximizes its range. The carmaker was successful in overcoming the challenge to design and also build an electric vehicle that’s unmistakable and distinctively a Jaguar. The I-Pace aims to show that an electric vehicle can excite the senses.
Inside, the I-Pace concept is sporty yet spacious. Without the need to accommodate an internal combustion engine. Jaguar designers were able to come with an interior that is exceptionally spacious.
The I-Pace offers luxurious rear passenger legroom and five full seats for adults. The all-electric SUV concept comes also with innovative and ample storage solutions for luggage.
The 5-seater cabin offers an exceptional interior package using advanced technology and also exquisite materials. Its panoramic roof and floating center console combine to create an airy and light interior that highlights.
2018 Jaguar I-Pace – Engine Performance
The I-Pace’s all-electric engine will provide more than 220 miles of range. The car’s all-wheel drive capabilities, instant torque, and aerodynamic design enable it to achieve a very impressive sports car acceleration, reaching 60 mph in a time of only around 4 seconds.
The electric engine includes a pair of permanent magnet AC motors. One AC motor is integrated into each axle and is able to produce 258 lb-ft of torque and 200 hp, for totals of 516 lb-ft and 400 hp. However, between the axles will be located a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of 90.0-kWh.
2018 Jaguar I-Pace – Release Date and Price
The i-Pace all-electric SUV is more than just a concept car. It is a preview of a production car scheduled to hit the road in the second half of 2018.
Being just a pre-production concept car, until a production version appears the full pricing for the Jaguar I-Pace all-electric crossover is still unknown at this stage.