The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle, and Ian Callum broke every rule in the brand’s book in designing it. The concept hows just how much the British car maker has grown and evolved in recent years.
Although the British company showcased a few courageous prototypes throughout the years (the RD6 Concept comes to mind), the I-Pace is in a league of its own, tackling a product-concept foreign to the Tata-owned company.
As if the idea of an electric Jag wasn’t intriguing enough, Ian Callum – the brand’s chief designer – decided to give it an exotic form. Visually, although Jaguar calls it an SUV, it’s a mix between a high-riding crossover and a hatchback. Moreover, its shape also dictated the amount of space inside, as the I-Pace’s cabin is airy and well-sorted out.
Powering the vehicle are front and rear electric motors that produce a combined power output of 400 hp and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque – enough to make everyone forget about the supercharged Jags. Thanks to a 90kW battery it can travel up to 500 Km (300 miles), without recharging.
What’s more impressive is that Jaguar plans to put it on sale in the second half of 2018, so here, take a look at it.