Jaguar I-Pace Production Prototype Spotted Looking Great!
Jaguar has been stated that it will beat future competitors to market with its ~220 mile (90 kWh), all-electric I-Pace…and today’s spyshots show a production-intent version of the CUV in Europe that underline Jag’s commitment is real.
The production prototype we spot on the road today is very similar to the original concept; which isn’t surprising, as Jaguar stated the original show car would be near identical in form and funtion to the production version.
Featuring a unique camouflage wrap, the I-Pace was caught testing in the UK this week.
Subtle changes include a slightly less aggressive front look, more “reality friendly” wheels, as well as a more manageable side glass design, and side support pillars. While the fairly unique door handle design seems to be mostly retained.
About the i-Pace:
Expected in the second half of 2018 as a 2019 model, the 90 kWh battery is supply by uber-supplier LG Chem. Given how slippery the I-Pace is (.29 Cd), we think the estimate of 220 miles is well on the conservative side by the time the Jaguar gets its official EPA/real-world rating.
The all wheel drive EV will be actually be built by Magna-Steyr (in Austria) and puts out 400 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque (via two motors).
Some Quick Specs of Interest:
- 0-60 mph in ~4 seconds
- 23-inch wheels
- drag coefficient of 0.29
- liquid-cooled 90 kWh battery with cells via LG Chem
- CCS Combo fast charging
- class-leading regen – up to 150 kW
- all wheel drive, 5 seats
- length: 184 inches, width: 74.4
According to the company, the response to the I-Pace Concept was “fantastic”, so Jaguar isn’t keen to change much on the design heading to production. Design Director Ian Callum said in a statement (via WardsAuto):
“The feedback on the I-Pace Concept has been fantastic. With the I-Pace concept, we’ve torn up the rule book to create a vehicle with supercar-inspired aesthetics, sports-car performance and SUV space in one electric package.”
No pricing has yet been given on the Jaguar I-Pace, but it has been previously strongly hinted that its base price is targeted around that of the Tesla Model S sedan’s entry MSRP, which at the time was about~$68,000 USD; although the 60 kWh version of the Tesla will be discontinued in April (as long expected), making the new base price (S 75 RWD) $74,500.
Below: Some more photos of the I-Pace testing, as well as shots in “Photon Red” from Geneva, and a early test drive review of the I-Pace Concept from earlier this month.