Jaguar I-PACE Tested By Kelley Blue Book: Video

JAN 4 2019 BY MARK KANE 15

It has its flaws and charms, but it’s impossible to ignore.

Here is one more review and road test of the Jaguar I-PACE – this time by the Kelley Blue Book, which presents tons of features in a fun way. Definitely worth a watch, even for those who are not in a market for premium crossover/SUV.

The I-PACE has been on sale in the U.S. for just three months. Since October 2018, about 393 were sold – including 223 in December. Year 2019 probably will bring us an answer about how many consumers ithe n U.S. are willing to go electric with Jaguar, rather than with Tesla.

“The first all-electric offering from across the pond’s Jaguar is the 2019 I-Pace. Nope, not the E-Pace, that’s different. This one is an SUV-ish five-passenger crossover that is full of British luxury bits. Kelley Blue Book’s Micah Muzio explains all of them, and why you wouldn’t want to charge this from a regular home charger now!”

Jaguar I-PACE specs:

  • 90 kWh battery
  • Range: 234 miles (376 km) EPA or 480 km (298 miles) WLTP
  • 0-100km/h (62 mph) 4.8 seconds / 0-60 mph (sec) 4.5 seconds
  • Top speed mph 200  km/h (124 mph)
  • two permanent magnet electric motors; synchronous – 400 PS (294 kW) total system output
  • all-wheel drive
  • 0-80% DC fast charging in 40 minutes using 100 kW CCS Combo
  • 0-100% AC charging using 7 kW 0n-board charger in nearly 13 hours

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The Jag i-pace is a nice BE suv, but it is no Tesla , move on.

Tesla fanbois like you hinder the rEVolution and give Tesla supporters (owners and fans alike) a bad name. ☹️

Alternatively…

The Tesla Model X is a nice BE SUV, but it is no Jaguar, move on.

Seriously,
Everyone one of us is an individual and have different likes and dislikes.
Therefore we need a real mix of vehicles, styles and… well everything if we are going to push the EV revolution forward. Just slagging of a car because it is not made by your fanboi brand is not the right way to consign ICE vehicles to the scrapyard.

“It’s no Tesla” is exactly what will sell it to a number of people.

Flaws and Charms, that’s a good way to put it. It’s like people come to realize how charming I am after a time, but for ones that consider that a flaw, since they have no charm themselves, well that just makes their opinion of you worse.
I think of the Jag as a being a ‘Vegas strip car, flashy, showy, and fast, but not something you will drive to work everyday, unless you sell real estate.
Best alternative currently, to Tesla in the space.
The entire production run for the year is sold out, so if you’re not on the list you will not get one, this year.

The Jag is a good choice if you can’t reach up to the Tesla X.
But, it’s intriguing the flaws.
Slow display, slow traditional controls.

Now about that base interior.
The thing is leather isn’t a good seating material.
Cloth breaths better and is warmer in winter and cooler in summer and this can extend your range.
But, the flaw is the center arm rest should be leather.
Like the BMW i3, all touch points are leather or comfortable materials.

It’s a shame some people will upgrade to leather just for the center arm rest.

But, it’s good to see Tesla get some competition.
We buy millions of cars a year, there has to be room for Jag.

This may spur Tesla on to better interiors, and more sales.

You realize that the cloth is a more expensive option on the I-Pace than the standard leatherette or optional leather right?

I liked this review for one thing though.
If you’ve ever watch BMW i3 advertising, zipping thru cities, that’s how that car drives.
This guy drove it like you’d drive an EV and use the instant torque and fly around corners ( sometimes, in a safe way, when you can see around the corner ) like you’d drive it.

That’s rare.

Sadly, regardless i-pace is better or worse than Tesla, Jaguar is not going to sell it at high volume

Tesla’s X is only a 50k a year car globally. They are in the same ballpark in terms of volumes.

If the production is right they’ll probably sell over 50k during 2019 and if in the US model X will probably sell a lot more, in other markets i-pace will probably outsell model X.
My question for Jaguar is how good (or bad) they’ll be when competition gets really serious (2020/2021).

Tesla can’t make more than 100000 of the Modl S&X combined. So they can’t magically sell a lot more Model X.

Why can’t they make more?

My point is Jaguar won’t make more, regardless their production capacity.
I was shopping for a Jaguar last summer. All the sales person in multiple dealers all point out Jaguar’s vehicles are niche product, not volume product

That black front grille design looks so outdated.