Introducing the Jaguar I-PACE
Winning an award is always a tremendous day for any manufacturer, but to have produced a model that gets named World Car of the Year is an entirely different achievement worth celebrating. But then, the Jaguar I-PACE is more than worthy of this kind of accolade.
What distinguishes the I-PACE from the rest of the competition is the daily usability it brings to the table. The large battery ensures the range is more than suitable for real-world use, while the innovative touches that Jaguar have implemented are engineered to make the transition to electric power much easier.
In comparison to a petrol or a diesel Jaguar, you can expect lower running costs and, due to emitting zero tailpipe emissions, you can even enter the London Congestion Zone free of charge; making the I-PACE a great luxury SUV for life in the city. But if you still need more convincing continue reading.
Design and Practicality
Boasting the proportions of an SUV, the I-PACE is proof that motorists can enjoy excellent practicality when making the transition away from cars powered by internal combustion.
Inside, there is acres of room in the front and rear for passengers to enjoy. In fact, even the leggiest of passengers will not struggle for comfort thanks to the high roofline. Families will find it easy work fitting a child's seat because the rear doors offer a wide opening; an added benefit is that the rear arch does not impede on the entrance.
Boot space is suitably huge, with 656 litres available with the rear seats folded up. Of course, fold those rear seats down and there is 1,453 litres at your disposal.
Technology and Safety
It is hardly a revelation to learn that the futuristic Jaguar I-PACE features a number of innovative technologies. There are three digital displays; one is sat behind the steering wheel and portrays a wide array of driver information (the visual layout can also be changed); the second contains the slick infotainment system; and the third provides controls for the climate control.
The Pivi Pro infotainment system itself is a fantastic piece of kit, it responds deftly to the touch and offers intuitive menus that are easy to navigate. It also features satellite-navigation, DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as standard. The navigation system will even illustrate the closest EV charging points when battery power is getting low.
Safety features include:
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
- Driver Condition Monitor
- Roll Stability Control (RSC)
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Emergency Braking
Range and Performance
Despite the car's SUV proportions, drivers would be forgiven for thinking they are piloting a sports car. I-PACE utilises two electric motors, which combine to deliver an astonishing 395bhp to the front and rear wheels. As a result, the I-PACE will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
Perhaps more impressively is the range. According to Jaguar, it is possible to drive up to 292 miles in the I-PACE. This may sound underwhelming compared to its fossil-fuelled counterparts, but it is still more than ample for the weekly commute and costs considerably less to recharge in comparison.
The aluminium architecture, low drag co-efficient, and driver modes ensure the I-PACE is a genuinely fun car to drive. After all, the transition to electric should never compromise on the driving thrills where a Jaguar is concerned.
Regardless of your residential situation, charging the I-PACE is simple. You can plug-in the electric SUV overnight so that its ready and fully charged for the next day. If you have off-street parking, the optimal method of charging is an AC wall box, which will recharge the battery from empty to full in 13 hours.
Not everybody has the luxury of off-road parking and that is not a problem when it comes to charging the I-PACE. Using the Mode 2 Home Charging Cable, that comes as standard, and a domestic three-pin plug socket, you can gain up to seven miles of range each hour. This means you could gain 56 miles, more than enough for the average daily commute, in an overnight charge.
Running low on power whilst out and about? Do not worry there are thousands of public charging points located around the UK, some even deliver charge rates as high as 50kW or 100kW for rapid charging.
- 19" Style 5055, 5 split-spoke, Gloss Dark Grey with contrast Diamond Turned finish alloy wheels
- LED headlights
- Manual tailgate
- Heated, electric, power fold door mirrors with approach lights and auto-dimming driver side
- Luxtec sport seats
- 8-way heated semi-powered front seats
- Meridian™ Sound System
- Pivi Pro with 10" touchscreen
- Interactive Driver Display
- Emergency Braking
- Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter
- Driver Condition Monitor
- Lane Keep Assist
- 3D Surround Camera
- Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
Key features in addition to S:
- 20" Style 6007, 6 spoke, Gloss Sparkle Silver alloy wheels
- Premium LED headlights with signature DRL
- Headlight power wash
- Powered tailgate
- Heated, electric, power fold, memory door mirrors with approach lights and auto-dimming driver side
- Grained leather sport seats
- 12-way heated electric memory front seats with 2 way manual headrests
- Blind Spot Assist Pack: Blind Spot Assist, Rear Traffic Monitor and Clear Exit Monitor
Key features in addition to SE:
- 20" Style 5068, 5 spoke, Gloss Dark Grey with contrast Diamond Turned finish alloy wheels
- Matrix LED headlights with signature DRL
- Animated Directional Indicators
- Powered gesture tailgate
- Windsor Leather Sport Seats
- 16-way heated and cooled electric driver and passenger memory front seats with 2 way manual headrests
- Head-up Display
- Meridian™ 3D Surround Sound System
- Front and Rear Parking Aid
- Driver Assist Pack: Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Condition Monitor and Rear Collision Monitor
Test drive the Jaguar I-PACE
There are a number of features to love about the Jaguar I-PACE, while some of you may be wondering how different the recharging process is compared to refuelling. The reality is the I-PACE is very easy to live with and offers an enticing option for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint without compromising on essential features.
If you are still unsure, then we recommend booking a test drive at your nearest Stratstone Jaguar retailer today, or browsing our latest offers.
Alternatively, we have answered the most common questions in this blog.