Definitions can be limiting. When you get labeled or defined as a specific type of person or with only certain qualities, in other people’s minds, you’re limited to those characteristics. Jaguar decided to build a vehicle that can’t be defined or labeled as one thing other than its name. The new I-Pace model is expected to be an SUV, but it can also be a hatchback and it can also be a wagon. What is this new Jaguar model? It’s amazing and perfect for many different drivers who want to have true versatility in their luxury vehicle.
Surprise, it’s an EV
The new Jaguar I-Pace is a vehicle that rides on an electric powertrain. I guess it was too “on the nose” to call the electric SUV the E-Pace, which is also being added to the market. This vehicle is powered by two direct-drive single-speed permanent magnet electric motors that produce 394 horsepower and 512 lb.-ft. of torque. This gives the I-Pace the ability to reach sixty mph in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 124 mph while also offering a range of 240 miles of driving when the batteries are up and full.
This new EV model from Jaguar wears the name and moniker of an SUV, so we’ll call it that for now. The I-Pace can wade through up to 20 inches of water thanks to the standard height-adjustable air suspension. The low roofline and FWD look makes this a vehicle you could look at as an active hatchback for the drive, but the long and large rear cargo area with the stylish hatch that opens to offer you room for your gear makes this a vehicle that can be easily classified as a wagon as well. All in all, you’re going to love what the I-Pace is when you take it out for a spin.
Built the Right Way
All around the I-Pace, you’re going to find storage and cubbies to take advantage of. The fact this is an EV means that Jaguar was able to put a small storage compartment up front under the hood to make it an extremely useful vehicle if you need to load up gear and head out with your family. In addition to offering you the storage you want, this SUV is built using an all-aluminum architecture to make sure you have a lighter weight and the stiffness you want, making it easier for the batteries to do what they need to.
The battery pack is positioned in the floor of the vehicle, which gives the I-Pace a lower center of gravity. The 90 kWh battery pack weighs in at 1,300 pounds on its own, which is why the rest of the vehicle needs to be made as light as it can be. Using a regular 240-volt plug the charging time will take around ten hours while a fast charger that offers 100 kW can give you eighty percent of the full charge in only forty minutes.
Stepping into the I-Pace
The interior area of this SUV is absolutely gorgeous. You can have the black leather appearance of the seats and dash with offset stitching to offer a sophisticated appearance. There’s plenty of metal trim around the dashboard and throughout the cabin to make sure you have a complete look. You’ll even see a smattering of wood trim to bring a bit of nature into the cabin. Once you’ve admired what the I-Pace offers from the inside, you can step on the accelerator and take off to enjoy the drive that’s engaging, easy to experience, and confident on the road.
If you’re looking for a new vehicle that appears to be ready to break through some barriers, the Jaguar I-Pace could be the right choice for you. This new SUV is one that offers you excellent acceleration, concept styling, a ton of cargo space, a luxurious interior, the instant torque, and a great drive. Let this EV become the one that allows you to have the drive you want and change your mind about what an EV should be. The new Jaguar I-Pace can be the right vehicle for you to drive, and when you choose it you can figure out how you want to classify this vehicle.