The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace is set to be launched in India on March 23, 2021. Jaguar’s first EV in our market was previously set to launch on March 9 though the carmaker has now pushed back the launch to later in the month. Jaguar 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.