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02 March, 2018, 08:29 | Author: Kristen Mcgee
  • The squarish rear of the I Pace is better for aerodynamics according to designer Ian Callum

Jaguar has emerged as the first major automaker to take on Tesla with a luxurious, dedicated electric auto. It will offer a five-seat practicality of an SUV, all-wheel drive, and sports-car performance, claims the company. This will give the I-PACE a range of up to 298 miles (WLTP cycle).

"For I-PACE customers - fuel stations are a thing of the past, after overnight charging they'll wake up every morning with a "full tank of fuel"!"

With standard all-wheel drive and an electric motor at each axle, the I-Pace makes 394 horsepower and 512 pounds-feet of torque - enough to hit 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds, according to Jaguar. The vehicle boasts a 90kWh battery and two electric motors producing the equivalent of 395bhp, powering all four wheels. A single-speed transmission shuttles power to the ground.

The 2019 I-Pace crossover SUV marks Jaguar's first ever all-electric vehicle.

. The pricing puts the I-Pace in the same cost range as Jaguar's XJ sedan. Regenerative braking and one-pedal driving help maximize that range, while recharging to 80 percent will takes just 40 minutes using a publicly available 100-kilowatt DC rapid charging facility. An air suspension is standard equipment.

Jaguar's director of design Ian Callum has previously said how the I-Pace's electric drivetrain and lack of conventional engine means he was able to give the vehicle its "cab-forward" design, whereby the cabin is pushed further forward than in other SUVs, thanks to there being no engine in front and no need for a long hood.

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All in, the I-Pace weighs just shy of 4,800 pounds-a hefty figure against the Model 3's roughly 3,800-pound curb weight.

The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE is here. What's more, the rear seats lie nearly flat when folded down, and the passenger area features a large central storage bin and trays for iPads beneath the rear seats.

Inside the spacious interior offers up to 35-inches of legroom for the rear passengers and 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up. I-PACE also uses AI to tailor the driving experience to your personal style. Measuring 184.3 inches in length, the I-Pace is just 2 inches shorter than the F-Pace. That's nearly exactly the same overall length of the Jaguar XE sedan but with a wheelbase that's half a foot longer. I wanted to capture a little bit of that auto we didn't make, the C-X75.

The competition in the all-electric segment of the market is only going to heat up once the I-Pace hits the market, though. Above them is a 5.5-inch screen with climate controls and floating physical dials - similar to that of the Range Rover Velar from Land Rover, Jaguar's sibling brand.

The I-PACE is being built alongside the E-PACE at Graz in Austria as part of JLR's recent tie up with production specialists Magna Steyr.

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