When Jaguar unveiled its I-Pace concept, less than a year ago, the Feline brand surprised his world. However, this study was not unrealistic: our spies come to surprise the model series, which will take the road next year.
Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV
Arriving late in the compact SUV segment, Jaguar will however a pioneer in another category, more anecdotal: the electric fighters. Presented at the Los Angeles 2016 Salon , the concept I-Pace should indeed turn into model series a few weeks, to Frankfurt , and land concession in the second half 2018. With a look almost identical to that of the Study style, as shown by our latest batch of spy shots. Despite its unusual camouflage, the prototype can not hide its tapered optical, its receding stern, wide almost rectangular grille and its small rear window.Even the interior has hardly changed a iota, with its slender center console rather slanted that houses two wheels and its large touchscreen.
Performance and autonomy
The concept sheet should also be retained. This I-Pace will therefore receive a large lithium-ion battery of 90 kW, which will allow it to claim a range of almost 500 km … on the European approval cycle almost impossible to reproduce in reality. Performance will also be high-flying. Thanks to 400 hp and 700 Nm, the 0 to 100 km / h would be completed within 4 s. On the other hand, even if the two electric motors, one in front and the other behind, will provide this “crossover” with four-wheel drive, the skill at crossing promises to be very limited. The I-Pace should be even less comfortable in this exercise than the E-Pace and F-Pace ,