Jaguar I-Pace Spotted Minus Camouflage – Video


Good news — it will remain faithful to the concept.

We are a few months away from the official debut of Jaguar’s all-electric crossover, but thankfully already the biggest piece of the puzzle has fallen nicely into place. We’re talking about its design as what looks like a near-production prototype was spotted recently at night on the streets of Circuit de Monaco without any sort of disguise. The brand’s very first EV was shooting for what will be a promotional video to show off the I-Pace’s green credentials and stylish design.

Speaking of design, even though the video is not of the highest quality, it’s easy to notice the production version will carry over most of the concept’s traits. This might just be an understatement considering the vehicle looks virtually the same as the concept introduced back in November 2016 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. There are probably a few changes here and there, but nothing really of great importance that would make you say the road-going version doesn’t look as exciting as the showcar. Once the press images will be out, these should be very similar to our speculative render from a month ago:

Jaguar I-Pace render

Not only is the design pretty much known already, but also most of the specifications. Indeed, Jaguar has already announced the I-Pace will feature a generous 90-kWh battery pack and that will last for more than 310 miles (500 kilometers) on a full charge in the optimistic New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). In the more realistic EPA tests, the zero-emissions crossover will do 220 miles (354 km) between charges. Should you be in a real hurry, 90 minutes of charging with a 50-kW DC charger will fill up the battery pack to an 80-percent level.

An all-wheel-drive crossover, the 2018 Jaguar I-Pace will be motivated by two electric motors — one for each axle. In total, the combined output is going to stand at a respectable 400 horsepower (300 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-meters) of torque. That’ll be enough electric punch for a sprint to 60 mph (96 kph) in around four seconds. To put that into perspective, it will be only a tenth of a second slower than an F-Type R.

The Frankfurt Motor Show set for September seems like the perfect venue to host the EV’s debut, although we won’t be too surprised if images and full details will be released a few days or weeks sooner. Estimated to cost somewhere in the region of $70,000, the Jaguar I-Pace will enter production early next year at Magna Steyr’s Austrian facility.

Hat tip to Riff Raff

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17 responses to "Jaguar I-Pace Spotted Minus Camouflage – Video"
  1. georgeS says:

    not very good range for 90 kwh battery.

    1. Nebula1701 says:

      The Tesla model X P90D 90 kWh gets 250 Mile range.

      If the two are similar sized this I-Pace must be much heavier.

      1. Toni says:

        Weight does not matter much for range.

    2. R,S says:

      Those are range estimations. I would take them with a grain of salt.

      I expect the final car, to end up closer to 250, than to 200 miles.

  2. Someone out there says:

    So a 90 kwh battery will only provide 220 miles of range while the 60 kwh on the Bolt gives 240 miles? That’s pretty weak.
    Also 50 kw max charging is a mistake, it should have 150 kw

    1. zzzzzzzzzz says:

      It may be max, but Jaguar doesn’t say it is max.

  3. pjwood1 says:

    Think Jaguar’s customers and this: “Should you be in a real hurry, 90 minutes of charging”. It tells me the I-Pace will be a rare sight away from its nest.

    Less than this being about range, a Tesla can load 130 miles in 30 minutes. What’s interesting is the I-Pace should be able to hold 50KW, versus the way Tesla Supercharging ramps down. But still, a steady 50KW will mean closer to 70 miles in 30 minutes for the Jag.

    Maybe drivers will only need 15 minutes, because few like taking >250 mile trips. I hope Jaguar educates.

  4. William L. says:

    With the 220 miles range and 50kw max charging, iPace starting price should be around $55k, even consider it carries Jaguar name brand.

    1. leafowner says:

      No way under $60k

    2. Mn says:

      yep, 55k or under

  5. pjwood1 says:

    Anyone missing the pull of Jag’s old V-12’s, is going to love how the I-Pace feels off the line.

  6. Joe says:

    How much can a average person drive every day 50 miles – 100 miles at the most, not many drive that distance too, base car which provides 80-100 miles would do for most of them.

    1. leafowner says:

      Sorry – but the 80 mile range of my leaf leaves me looking for an alternative way too often. 200+ is the new standard for now. 300 is not far off…….unless they find a good way to wirelessly charge on the highway.

  7. DJ says:

    Have to admit that looks pretty nice.

  8. randomhuman says:

    It looks really great. Now give it a 100kw or 150kw onboard charger and ist is fine.

    1. SparkEV says:

      No one has a 100kW “onboard” charger. DCFC is powered from the station, not the car.