Industry Experts Left Entranced by the Jaguar I-PACE
The Jaguar I-PACE isn’t just the latest concept from what is quickly becoming a revolutionary brand — this is the first battery-powered electric vehicle from Jaguar, and it’s set to become the first luxury model in the all-electric compact SUV segment. With striking investments and breakthroughs in autonomous driving and heads-up technologies, the company’s new vehicles have become a byword for innovation, and the I-PACE is taking is a big step further into the future of motoring.
Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show as a 3D projection, the I-PACE concept hung suspended in space above the heads of awestruck viewers. Jaguar isn’t going to play it safe with this model — in fact, they’re clearly planning to make rivals look outdated before they’ve even hit the road.
In the words of Jaguar director of design Ian Callum, “I had in my mind for a long period of time to take something as normal as an SUV and turn it into something that’s dramatic and cool.” That goal seems to have been reached. The I-PACE lets form follow function, working around the changes afforded by a battery pack to create something that looks like nothing else you’ve seen.
The cab-forward design stretches out the wheelbase without necessitating much of an overhang at either end, something allowed by the lack of a gas engine up front. A continuous path of glass runs from the base of the windshield nearly to the base of the liftgate, and half-round taillights call back to classic Jaguar models from the past. Inside, you’ll find more space than competing models thanks to these sweeping architectural shifts.
The I-PACE that heads for production should look just like the concept, and, in case you’re worried that this is going to be nothing more than a pretty face, here’s a quick look at what the I-PACE can offer when it comes to performance:
- Dual electric motors for a combined 400 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
- Battery range up to 220 miles.
- Zero to 60 mph in just 4 seconds.
- Battery charge time of just two hours.
The I-PACE Concept is Poised to Set the Standard for Luxury Electric Crossovers
The I-PACE promises to be just as iconic as thither Jaguar models, and other electric vehicles can only expect to follow in its wake. To find out more, just come to Jaguar Freeport. We’re only a short journey from Brooklyn and Uniondale.