Jaguar's EV will offer an estimated 240-mile range and the ability to reach 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
Upon arriving in the United States in the latter half of this year, the new Jaguar I-Pace EV will start at $70,495 after the $995 destination fee but before any federal or state incentives. The stylish electric crossover will come standard with a 90-kilowatt-hour battery, and it'll allow for an estimated driving range of 240 miles (386 kilometers).
The all-wheel-drive I-Pace will pack a total output of 394 horsepower (293 kilowatts) and 512 pound-feet (694 Newton-meters) of torque. This setup lets the electric crossover reach 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in only 4.5 seconds. Jag limits the SUV's top speed to 124 mph (200 kph).
In addition to its sporty acceleration, the I-Pace should offer a comfy ride because of the standard Active Air Suspension. Buyers looking for even more control over how the SUV drives can order optional adaptive dampers, too.
Inside, Jaguar gives the I-Pace a stylish mix of technology and high-end finishes. For example, the firm fits its new InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system that uses two touchscreens. The one on top of the center stack measures 10 inches for handling work like navigation, and the lower 5.5-inch display is for duties like the HVAC controls. Amazon Alexa support also allows for voice commands to control some of these features.
The cabin is available in traditional upholsteries like leather or the new Kvadrat textile – a mix of wool and a suede cloth from recycled material. Brushed metal and wood trim add to the luxury.
As a fully electric SUV, comparisons between the I-Pace and Tesla Model X are inevitable – even if the Jag is a smaller vehicle. It's too soon for any independent tests, but Jaguar's own video suggests that the new EV offers performance on par with the Model X 100D, which shouldn't be confused with the performance-oriented, quicker P100D trim.