Check Out The Interior Of Jaguar I-Pace In Latest Spy Photos

3 months ago by Adrian Padeanu 28

Jaguar I-Pace

It will remain pretty much faithful to the concept.

History has taught us a concept is usually much more exciting than the production model that comes after it, but we’re happy to report Jaguar’s I-Pace electric crossover will not stray too far away from the original showcar – which was introduced last November in Los Angeles.

Not only will the body, with its retractable door handles, be almost a carbon copy of the concept’s design, but the spy shots show that the interior will also remain pretty much the same.

Check out comparison shot from the original concept’s interior below.

Jaguar I-Pace

The near-production prototype was caught, while recharging, to reveal the cabin will boast a wide touchscreen, and the “floating” center console in the same vein as the namesake concept.

Sure, it may not match the pizzazz of the showcar that preceded it, but keep in mind this is a test vehicle and as such the quality of the materials is unlikely to match the production model’s fit and finish.

Look closer and you’ll notice the steering wheel design as well as the layout of the physical buttons on the lower section of the glossy black center console is similar. The most obvious change from concept to production is the adoption of conventional air vents.

Jaguar I-Pace

Picture the cabin without all of those cables, warning stickers, and the red emergency button to get in the way, and it suddenly becomes more appealing. The prototype seemed to have a digital instrument cluster, which is slowly and surely becoming the norm not just among premium models, but also if you’re shopping for a mainstream car. Heck, even the new VW Polo has one.

As a refresher, Jaguar has already said the final version of the I-Pace will carry over most of the concept’s technical specifications. That means it will likely use a 90-kWh battery good for more than 310 miles (500 kilometers) in the New European Driving Cycle. or 220+ miles (354 km) in the more plausible tests conducted by EPA.

We caught up with the I-Pace while testing in Phoenix, Arizona, and while Jaguar’s test drivers were none-too-chatty, they threw out a driving range of “about 250 miles”.

Jaguar I-PACE Concept’s Interior

Jaguar I-Pace

A pair of electric motors developed 400 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) in the concept, which had an all-wheel-drive layout and fast-charging capabilities by “refilling” the battery pack to an 80% level in 90 minutes.

Jaguar I-Pace

We are likely about a month away from the world premiere of the production-ready I-Pace as Jaguar is expected to take the wraps off at the Frankfurt Motor Show. That being said, an online reveal could take place in the coming weeks.

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28 responses to "Check Out The Interior Of Jaguar I-Pace In Latest Spy Photos"

  1. Ken says:

    They are calling 90 minutes to 80% recharge fast?

    1. Jack says:

      What do you expect? You will get max 50KW from the standard CCS “Fastchargers” at the moment, that’s it… Autoindustry made the CCS Standard when their view was about City-
      /Compliance-EVs with their usual 20-30 kWh Batteries taking ~ 30-40 Mins for 0-80% at those 50KW Chargers…
      At the End just another Advantage for Tesla.

      1. Michael Will says:

        I expect that they make a deal with Tesla and get on the tesla supercharging network. Thats the best way to be able to compete with Model X. The beauty is that both cars address a different customer preference set for electric SUV, but both overlap in that they need fastest charging on long distance trips possible.

        1. speculawyer says:

          I’ve been suggesting that other companies do that for a while. They should have listened. At this point, the Supercharger Network is now a HUGE competitive advantage that Tesla probably wants a pretty steep payment for anyone that wants in on it.

          1. tftf says:

            No need for Tesla and their proprietary network.

            This project…

            https://www.electrifyamerica.com

            and other networks will provide faster CCS and Chademo (both at 150kW+, new specs) nationwide until 2020.

            1. tftf says:

              450 stations by Q2 2019. And that’s just for the first cycle:

              https://www.electrifyamerica.com/downloads/get/38726

              1. Someone out there says:

                That looks very nice. By 2019 there should be a significant charging network, not as well developed as the Tesla Superchargers but it will make a huge difference.

                I wonder what Tesla will do in return? When this network is developed the Superchargers will change from a unique selling point to a maintenance burden. My suggestion would be that Tesla should convert their network to a subsidiary company and possibly sell it off, at least partly. Separated from Tesla I think it would be more attractive for others to join. On the other hand, why join a proprietary network when the open standard network is almost as good?

                1. al says:

                  You’re exactly right. Tesla realizes that, which is why they are trying to make deals with other automakers, but so far they are not taking the bait.

                2. jelloslug says:

                  Did you seriously say that Tesla should sell off the Supercharger network?

                  1. Someone out there says:

                    Yes I believe I did. Converting the supercharger business into its own company and have it be self-financing through connection and charging fees would be a good thing.

                    1. jelloslug says:

                      :facepalm:

              2. Tech01x says:

                TFTF, you seem to have a hard time reading.

                So… VW is going to spend $190 million on their high speed long distance charging network. It’s 240 locations. They expect an average of 5 plugs per station. They are going to spend a ridiculous $158,000 per plug on average. That’s through Q2, 2019 if it is on time.

                That’s less than the book value for the Supercharger network right now.

  2. Stimpy says:

    Those vents are already dating the interior. 😉

    1. Gerhard Hauer says:

      Yeah, the concept was almost 3 like in this regard.

    2. mx says:

      That huge transmission tunnel too, hope it’s holding batteries.

      1. DL says:

        What tunnel? All I see is a flat floor.

    3. L'amata says:

      My 2cents….Busy Busy Busy ..Too much going on Here !

  3. speculawyer says:

    I still don’t understand the massive drag-inducing grille. I know you need some air intake for an EV for HVAC, cooling, etc. but not that much. They just can’t let go of ICE design.

    1. Djoni says:

      I don’t either.
      The cooling requirement for any EV is so minimal that fresh air intake could be funnel under the body or in the wheel pit, making perfect aerodynamic and sexier look.
      Maybe is too much tight pack with stuff under the hood so they couldn’t get around, but it look like a big flaw.

  4. pjwood1 says:

    When the touch screen craze settles, I hope more companies go back to tactile HVAC controls.

    1. speculawyer says:

      I suggest you get used to operating a touch screen. I think automakers will be happy to get rid of all those little mechanical knobs & switches that have to be designed, built, installed, repaired, etc.

      Operating a touchscreen interface probably will take a little getting-used-to but most people seem fine with it.

      1. Skeptic says:

        I absolutely hate touchscreens. I want buttons and especially knobs. The iPace seems to have a radio volume/on-off knob now. That will make the deal for me. I can find it each and every time, even with my eyes closed; and it will operate exactly as I expect.

    2. Mark.ca says:

      I sure hope they don’t. I would rather like to see more controls placed on the steering wheel and have nothing but the screen elsewhere. This interior is pretty nice in its simplicity…love it.

    3. DL says:

      Touch screens are likely to go the way of digital watches. Some geeks will still want them, but most will prefer dials, knobs and buttons

      1. Nick says:

        I think the exact opposite will be true. Who needs dials when the car is self driving?

        1. Dav8or says:

          You are likely to be correct in the long run. In the mean time the crusty old geezers will want the dials, knobs and switches so they can actually drive the car to the destination while in the future the Millennials can sit in the back and sip on their juice boxes while virtual Mom takes them to soccer practice.

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