Production-spec Jaguar I-Pace to be revealed at Geneva
8th Dec 2017 8:00 am
The Tesla Model X rival is expected to carry forward the design previewed on the concept; likely to be powered by 400hp electric motors.
Jaguar has confirmed that it will bring the production version of its electric SUV, the I-Pace, to the 2018 Geneva motor show in March.
The brand’s first all-electric model was shown in concept form at the 2016 LA Auto Show. The production model is expected to retain the concept’s design in most places, though there will be a slight toning down of the styling. The SUV has short front and rear overhangs, creating space on the inside for passengers while liberating room for the heavy battery pack.
While the concept car was powered by an electric motor at each axle (providing all-wheel drive), producing a combined 400hp and 700Nm of peak torque, the production version’s powertrain is still not known for sure. As per Jaguar’s claims, the concept’s 90kWh battery could power the I-Pace for 500km on a single charge.
Our colleagues at Autocar UK drove an early concept and reported the I-Pace was typically electric car-like with the instant torque masking the SUV’s considerable weight. They also said it felt quicker and lighter than its nearest rival, the Tesla Model X.
While the I-Pace is expected to go on sale in international markets after its Geneva debut, there is no word on Jaguar bringing the electric SUV to India.
Jaguar I-Pace concept image gallery
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