The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace is set to be launched in India on March 9, 2021, and it will be the carmaker’s first EV in our market. Jaguar also officially started accepting bookings for the EV late last year.
It will come with a 90kWh lithium-ion battery and dual electric motors
The I-Pace will be offered in three trims – S, SE and HSE
Jaguar has partnered with Tata Power for charging solutions
2021 Jaguar I Pace: battery and electric motor details
Powering the all-electric I-Pace will be a 90kWh battery, which will send power to two electric motors that develop a combined 400hp and 696Nm of torque. As per Jaguar’s claims, the 2.2-tonne electric SUV can do the 0-100kph sprint in 4.8sec, and go on to hit a top speed of 200kph. While there is no ARAI-certified range yet, the I-Pace has a 470km WLTP-rated range on a single charge.
To offer its customers some added peace of mind, Jaguar will be offering a complimentary 5-year service package and 5 years of roadside assistance, in addition to the standard 8-year or 1,60,000km battery warranty.
2021 Jaguar I Pace: variant break-up
In India, Jaguar will offer the I-Pace electric SUV in three variants – S, SE, and top-spec HSE. The base-spec I-Pace will come well-kitted, with 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED headlamps and tail-lights, a full-length fixed glass roof, dual touchscreen infotainment system running ‘Pivi Pro’, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, ‘InControl’ connected-car tech and more coming as standard.
The top-spec HSE trim will feature even more equipment like the adaptive ‘Matrix’ LED headlights, a hands-free boot release, adaptive cruise control, a heads-up display, ‘Windsor’ leather sport seats, and a 16-speaker, 825W Meridian sound system, to name a few.
Jaguar will also offer the I-Pace with a number of optional extras, including adaptive air suspension, four-zone climate control, an ionising air purifier with PM2.5 filtration, and a digital rear-view mirror, among others.
2021 Jaguar I Pace: charging network
Jaguar has acknowledged the lacklustre charging infrastructure currently available in India and has partnered with Tata Power to provide home and office charging options to all I-Pace customers. As things stand, Tata Power has set up an EV charging network in India with over 200 charging stations, called ‘EZ Charge’, which I-Pace owners will currently be able to access across 23+ cities.
Additionally, a complimentary 7.4kW AC wall-mounted charger will be provided with the purchase of the EV.
2021 Jaguar I Pace: competition check
Currently, the Jaguar I-Pace EV will only face competition from the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV that was launched in October last year at an introductory price of Rs 99.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The competition in the segment will only heat up with the launch of the Audi e-tron – which is also slated for early 2021.
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