(MAHWAH, N.J.) – March 1, 2018 – Jaguar has revealed the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE via live webcast from its manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria.
Arriving at U.S. retailers in the second half of 2018, the production I-PACE offers customers an exciting design influenced heavily by the concept vehicle, revealed in 2016; which in turn was heavily influenced by the C-X75 supercar concept. Featuring a number of smart interior storage solutions and interior space normally found in a vehicle a size above, the 2019 I-PACE takes advantage of the inherent benefits found with EV packaging, all while offering the driving dynamics expected of all Jaguar vehicles.
In addition, the 2019 I-PACE will be available in three trim levels. Those are: S, SE & HSE, with an extra First Edition model available for the first year only. Most noteworthy all featuring all-wheel drive as standard.
Expect a meaty 90kWh battery powering Jaguar-designed electric motors. Cool alert! They placed Electric Motors on the front and rear axles. Combined and estimated, the I-PACE delivers an estimated range of up to 240 miles1.
Just like Top Gun and the need for speed. Can you say 0-60mph acceleration in as little as 4.5 seconds. Oh yeah, on its way to a top speed of 124mph. With 432 pouch-cell lithium-ion battery pack can fast charge from empty to 80 percent in about 40 minutes. Fast Charging times are when plugged into a 100kW DC fast charger3.
This 2019 Jaguar I-PACE in production is virtually unchanged from the I-PACE Concept. Jaguar has transformed electric vehicle (EV) design. A long wheelbase of 117.7in (2,990mm) with an overall vehicle length of 184.3in gives the vehicle a similar footprint to the Jaguar F-PACE. So cool factor is with the interior space of a larger vehicle.
Jaguar’s bold proportions are a direct result of the advanced electric drivetrain. Hence, let’s not forget sick architecture that underpins the vehicle. Aka Jaguar’s cab-forward profile of the I-PACE is a natural progression. As well, the well-established design language of the Jaguar brand stands out. Some a the grille design and distinctive sweep of the window frames. These make it ready to identifiable as the newest member of the brand’s expanding ‘PACE’ family of SUVs.
With its exciting proportions and sleek coupe-like silhouette, the I-PACE takes inspiration from the Jaguar C-X75 supercar concept. By incorporating signature design elements that include the following features. They are: sweeping front fenders, integral hood scoop, cab-forward driving place, dramatic curves, muscular haunches. Also, let’s not forget and a striking waistline. As well as imposing available 22-inch wheels.
Aerodynamic features including a low hood, sweeping roofline and squared-off rear. Features that aid the I-PACE in achieving a drag coefficient of just 0.29Cd. Thereby, channelling airflow through the integral hood scoop. Plus over the windshield on a coupe-style roofline to cut drag. Coupled with Airflow for battery cooling and the climate control system passes through. Airflow goes through the grille and active vanes in the front bumper apertures. Opening of course when required.
So I love this part. Just like with the Tesla Model S, the door handles only open out when needed. Yes, Emerging from the door panels at the push of a button on the key fob, or when touched. Badass feature. So badass! Common, flush door handles keep the clean lines and give superb aerodynamics. Total focus on aerodynamic efficiency continues to the standard air suspension system.
I know, they drop the car by up to 0.4in (10mm) at speeds above 65mph (105km/h). If ya don’t know, it acts as a way to further cut drag.
Available Premium LED headlights emphasize the clean lines of the I-PACE and feature a compact design that incorporates the trademark Jaguar ‘double-J’ signature daytime running light design.
Talk about a generous interior offering a 40.9in (1,040mm) and 35.0in (890mm) of front and rear leg room. Love that it even includes clever storage areas for drinks, bottles and other miscellaneous items. With no transmission tunnel, there is room for a 0.43cu. ft. (12.3 liter) compartment in the center console. Can you say room for phones, keys and other small items. Trays built under the rear seats also give perfect storage for tablets and laptops. Rear luggage compartment capacity of 25.3 cu. ft. is also larger than most medium-sized SUVs, increasing to 51.0 cu. ft. with the seats folded.
Standard glass panoramic roof runs the length of the car and floods the cabin with light, giving the interior added sense of space. Both the roof and side windows absorb infrared light, keeping the cabin cool and shading the interior.
A 90kWh lithium-ion battery consisting of 432 pouch cells, chosen for their high energy density and superior thermal management, delivers an estimated EV range of 240 miles.
Standard air suspension with available Adaptive Dynamics featuring continuously variable shock absorbers also give the I-PACE true sporting agility and balance. Self-levelling systems are designed to keep up the best suspension geometry. Yes, that’s even when the vehicle fully loaded and lowered vehicle when at speed to optimize aerodynamic efficiency. As a result, occupants enjoy supreme comfort. Therefore, as the suspension provides combining bump absorption and body control that feels calm and natural in a variety of conditions.
EXTRA BATTERY TECHNOLOGY
I-PACE owners will be able to make use of both AC and DC power to charge their vehicle3. Each USA based I-PACE will ship with a Mode 2 universal cable as standard.
According to research, a little over 80 percent of Americans drive no more than 30 miles. That’s been talked about regularly as part of their daily commute. Meaning most charging needs can be met at home.
Estimated Charging Times:
0 – 80% Charge
0 – 100% Charge
AC Charge Time – Domestic
7kW – (Single Phase, 230V/32A)
Approx. 10.1 hrs
Approx. 12.9 hrs
DC Charge Time – Commercial
Approx. 85 mins
DC Charge Time – Commercial
Approx. 40 minutes
In conclusion, Figures based on research conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Urban Institute. Visit http://newsroom.aaa.com/2015/04/new-study-reveals-much-motorists-drive
Source: Jaguar / Land Rover