Jaguar I-Pace Gets Rendered

7 months ago by Adrian Padeanu 10

Jaguar I-Pace render

The real deal will debut in just a few months.

While some concepts are just too outlandish to ever morph into production cars (see the Qoros Model K-EV), Jaguar decided to keep its I-Pace closer to reality for its debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. That’s why attempting to see into the future of the road-going model shouldn’t be that hard as the concept’s design was already feasible for a production car. Jag’s Design Chief, Ian Callum, even said the vehicle from L.A. had approximately 80 percent of the final look.

Recent spy shots have shown the road-going model will indeed echo the design of the show car from the City of Angels, so this digital design exercise coming from our Italian colleagues at OmniAuto was an easy task to accomplish.

Jaguar will host the world premiere of the I-Pace at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, but we might see it on the World Wide Web a few weeks sooner.

Jaguar I-PACE Concept

Jaguar I-Pace Production-Intent Spotted.  Full story/more photos here. (Photo: licensed via KGP Photography)

The brand’s very first EV, the I-Pace is going to pack a large 90-kWh battery with enough juice to last for more than 310 miles (500 kilometers) between charges as per the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Refreshingly, Jaguar has already given a low-ball real world range of 220 miles (354 km), which we think we ultimately be lower than the US EPA ratings when the I-Pace comes to market.

Power will be provided by a pair of electric motors, one driving the front axle and the other sending its output to the rear wheels to enable an AWD setup with 400 hp (300 kW) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-meters) of torque.

Jaguar I-PACE Concept Interior

Described by Callum as being perhaps the “most important” Jaguar model since the launch of the iconic E-Type, the new I-Pace will have the performance to match its sleek body. Getting from 0 to 60 mph (96 kph) is going to take approximately four seconds, so it will be only a tenth of a second slower in the sprint than the F-Type R, a full-blown sports coupe.

Sales of the I-Pace are expected to commence in early 2018, once production at Magna Steyr’s Austrian plant begins.

As far as pricing is concerned, reports are indicating it will cost 10 to 15 percent more than an equivalent F-Pace. With the 380-hp F-Pace S beginning from $60,000 in the United States, the I-Pace could start from just under $70,000.


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10 responses to "Jaguar I-Pace Gets Rendered"

  1. Rich says:

    Is that a HUD system behind the instrument cluster hump on the dash?

    1. hector says:

      I think it is! otherwise why there is a hole on top of the dashboard?

  2. Ivan says:

    It’s more beautiful on photos that in real life, I saw it in Geneva and it was meeh…

    I also saw the Model X and wasn’t a great fan of the looks but it was a pleasant surprise.

    1. Hauer says:

      Funny that this is always compared to the Model X when it is AT LEAST one class smaller.

      Depending on price i might be interested. And it is built here in Austria, too.

      At least we should know prices and availability before I have to novert my Model 3 reservatin into an order.

  3. Mr T says:

    A strong contender

  4. Eco says:

    It looks Ok except for the huge grille and the spoiler at the top of the back window which appears to interfere with smooth air flow down the window hence poor aerodynamics 🙁

    1. Hauer says:

      No, the spoiler is indeed reducing drag.

  5. GreenMD says:

    Looks nice, but I think a “render” is kind of silly when it looks almost identical to the near-production prototype making rounds at auto shows.

  6. Chris O says:

    So basically Model S money but without the Support of a Supercharger network. Hmmm….

    It does have the ultra popular crossover form factor going for it though.

  7. RobJK says:

    I’m not crazy about the interior shot which shows a narrow foot well due to the intrusion of the front wheel. Can you even mount a dead pedal in such a restricted area? Apparently, this is one of the compromises of such a cab forward design.
    The show car looks much better than the Model X porpoise design, but it needs the extra large wheels of the concept car to pull it all together.