Jaguar made available one of its I-PACE prototypes for  test rides in Los Angeles in December. The all-electric SUV is nearly a finished product (99% ready).

The final tests are conducted to tweak settings and software for improved driving feel.

With the test US test drives wrapped up last month, we are now waiting to see the final iteration of the Jaguar I-PACE without camouflage.

The build configurator and orders for the I-PACE will be available from March, while deliveries are expected to begin in mid-2018.

The demo rides with Fortune Magazine and Auto Express prove that the acceleration will be impressive. Jaguar also developed two regen modes - low and high (for one-pedal driving).

The electric Jaguar looks attractive.

"The Jaguar I-Pace is one of the most important vehicles to emerge from the British car maker in its 80-year history. With Tesla and BMW’s ‘i’ range in its sights, the striking EV will usher in a new dawn for Jaguar when the production version hits the streets in the second half of 2018. With an anticipated price tag of around £60,000 it will undercut the cheapest Tesla Model S, and after driving this near production-ready model in California, we’re certain the I-Pace is going to be a hit..."

Quick specs (concept):

  • 0-60 mph in ~4 seconds
  • AWD, 400 hp total and 516 lb-ft of torque (two 200 hp electric motors)
  • 220+ mile / 350 km all-electric range
  • liquid-cooled 90 kWh battery with cells from LG Chem
  • 23-inch wheels (pretty standard fare for a concept vehicle)
  • drag coefficient of 0.29
  • at least 50 kW DC fast charging with CCS Combo
  • Heat pump
  • class-leading regen – up to 150 kW
  • 5 seats
  • length: 184 inches, width: 74.4

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