Is The Jaguar I-Pace A Worthy Tesla Model X Rival?

That’s a pretty daring question to ask, considering that Jaguar’s new electric crossover has not been unveiled yet, but everything about it sounds promising.

Starting with the elegant exterior, moving through the high-tech cabin that offers plenty of space for passengers, and ending with the driver assistance equipment, the Jaguar I-Pace seems to have plenty going for it.

Even the numbers look good: 0-100km/h (62mph) in about 4sec, and 400PS (394hp) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque coming from the electric motors mounted on both axles, backed up by a 90kWh battery that’s believed to allow it to cover some 500km (310 miles) between charges.

The sporty suspension may be on the stiff side, but the Jaguar I-Pace absorbs most bumps in the road comfortably, even when equipped with 22-inch wheels.

However, is that enough to worry Tesla and BMW’s upcoming ‘ix’ range of fully electric SUVs after it debuts next March, at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show? Let’s see what AutoExpress have to say in their shotgun review of a pre-production model, in sunny California, but we’ll give you a hint: it’s exciting.

VIDEO

  • British Graffiti (Mel’s)

    So, around $80K USD. Bloody expensive I’d say for a compact vehicle. Love the camo.

    • SgtBeavis

      It’s roughly the same size as the Model X but significantly more affordable. That said, it’s probably more than I’m willing to spend. I’m still thinking my first electric will be the VW ID Buzz because my wife will kill me if I don’t buy one for her.

    • CarCzarDesigner

      I think if the production version is able to maintain the exotic looks/ Wow factor of the Concept car, and it doesn’t get watered down & stupid looking (like they usually do) then I think buyers won’t mind paying the big money for it.

  • roy

    No it is not, in the sense that this offers only five seats while the model x offers more than that

  • Daniel

    it is admittedly a great looking car.. and likely even better once it’s finally revealed. where do people recharge their Jags? Tesla has the infrastructure in place and expanding.

    • BobV12

      At their mansions, duh

      • Daniel

        ahahahahahahaha faaark you’re smart. ok, how about when they need to recharge and they’re nowhere near home

        • BobV12

          Here in France some recharge stations are popping here and there, installed by cities and malls. with 500km of juice I think it starts to be convenient. The main problem will be the charging time though.

    • botornot387

      This vehicle will use a standardized plug, which there are already many in place, especially in EV friendly states like California, as opposed to, Tesla which uses proprietary plugs. Also, many of the automakers and I believe shell stepped forward to install standardized plugs across the nation (Europe is getting ready to do the same) which all automakers are using.

  • BobV12

    I want one ! Unless there’s an electric Cayenne by the time I have the money. Finally an electric car with a pedigree.

    • Daniel

      you just countered your original statement… rendering the original statement obsolete. you don’t want one… just wait for the cayenne.. maybe by that stage, they will know how do design an attractive SUV

  • brn

    Per the video “Tesla should be worried”. Why? This is exactly what Elon wants to happen. He was pushing the industry, in hopes the industry would be forced to advance.

  • THE WHEEL ARE MUCH TOO LARGE. YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHY THE SUSPENSION IS JACKED UP SO HIGH.

Tesla Sits Helplessly As Cameras Record Rear-End Collision

This incident took place in Mesa, Arizona and the Tesla was rendered a total loss due to the damage sustained by the impact.

Low-Mileage BMW E39 M5 Is Certainly Desirable – But $150K Desirable?

The Imola Red M5 for sale in Cincinnati has just 9225 miles on the clock and looks great, but maybe, just maybe, is a bit overpriced…

Mercedes-Benz E-Class, AMG E63 S Estates Recalled As Rear Spoiler Could Fly Away

According to the NHTSA, the driver (and any occupants) will just hear a rattling noise before the part detaches from its mount.

Aussie Mother Sent To Prison For Leading Police On 140 MPH Chase With Mercedes-AMG E 63 S

The judge ruled that the 28-year-old showed no remorse but boasted and showed off on social media instead.

Are You The 2020 BMW M3?

The car sports a four-tailpipe exhaust system and a controversial body-colored diffuser.

Ford Needed The Explorer To Be A Hit, What They Got Was A Nightmare

The Explorer is suffering from chassis, transmission and suspension issues – just to name a few.

Subaru Outback Owns US Wagon Market With Astounding 85.7 Percent Share

Wagons make up only 1.4 percent of U.S. car sales, and the Subaru Outback alone accounts for 1.2 percent – need we say more?.

Roush Performance To Launch Its Most Powerful Mustang Ever At SEMA

The new Roush-tuned Ford Mustang will be capped to just 60 examples in the U.S. and will have more than 710 HP.

Hyundai Teases HDC-6 Neptune Fuel Cell Semi Concept

The concept features an art deco design and a fuel cell powertrain.

VW Golf Countdown: 2003-2008 Mk5 Climbed Up The Premium Ladder

The Golf Mk5 had high-end features including bi-xenon headlights, rain sensing wipers and a panoramic sunroof.