Jaguar vows to bring its first electric vehicle to market in 2018. As a preview of what this vehicle could look like, the British automaker has introduced the I-Pace concept, a performance SUV targeting a range of 220 miles once the production version is rated By the EPA.
In preparation for its first electric model, Jaguar created a new EV architecture. The fresh platform allowed Jaguar to explore a completely new design layout. Because electric cars do not come with the same packaging restrictions as internal combustion vehicles, Jaguar opted for a cab -forward design that allows for plenty of interior space.
Compare that to its sibling, the F-Pace which has a much longer dash to axle ratio. The Jaguar I-Pace is considered a midsize SUV and is just 2 inches shorter than the F-Pace in length.
In fact, the Jaguar I-Pace concept has little in common with horses. , I-Pace features a pneumatic hood from the c-x75 hybrid supercar. Also looking for LED headlamps and 23 nighthawks we can not see the production wheels. The roof of the vehicle dropped drastically down to a composite destroyer, high-mounted LED brake lights, narrow LED taillights at the rear. The hydrophobic coating of the glass makes it unnecessary to wiper.
Jump inside the cabin and you will find a variety of materials of aluminum, Windsor leather, Alcantara, open the pores of the walnut veneer. Jaguar claw print is embedded into the suture of the seat, adding a talent. Control touch screen focus. There are five people in the cabin space, and the luggage compartment has two: one in the traditional rear and one under the hood for a total of nearly 20 cubic feet of storage space. Since Jaguar does not choose to create a traditional variable speed, the center console features a large storage area for mobile phones and keys.
Now on to the electric bits. Two electric motors—one at the front axle and one at the rear axle—work together to produce 400 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The all-wheel-drive crossover makes short work of the 0-60 run in approximately 4 seconds, Jaguar estimates. The battery sits flat between the axles. With the help of a 90 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, the EV should achieve an estimated 220 miles on the EPA cycle. And Jaguar says the SUV can regain 100 miles of charge with 20 minutes of charging.
Jaguar will reveal a production version of this concept in late 2017, and the final model should be available for sale in 2018.