2019 Jaguar I-PACE Is A 395HP, All-Electric Tesla Model X Rival

Jaguar has just unveiled it’s first ever all-electric vehicle, the I-PACE. It promises sports car performance, next-gen AI technology, combined with the practicality of an SUV.

Thanks to a 90kWh Lithium-ion battery with 432 pouch cells, the I-PACE claims a maximum range of 298 miles (475 km), with owners then able to charge the car to 80% in 85 minutes using 50kW DC charging. Go for a 100kW rapid charger, and that time drops to just 40 minutes.

“We set out with a clean sheet approach to harness new battery electric technology with an architecture engineered from the outset to optimize performance, aerodynamics and interior space. The result is the I-PACE – a true Jaguar and truly driver-focused EV,” stated company exec, Ian Hoban.

“For I-PACE customers – fuel stations are a thing of the past, after overnight charging they’ll wake up every morning with a ‘full tank of fuel’!”

Those who will utilize home charging via an AC wall box (7kW), will get to 80% charge in just over ten hours, so overnight should be fine, as long as you plug the car in no later than the evening.

In order to get it moving, Jaguar placed two electric motors at each axle, producing a combined 400 PS (395 HP) and 696 Nm (513 lb-ft) of torque, with everything getting sent to all four wheels.

Drivers can launch the I-PACE from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.5 seconds. As for handling characteristics, this SUV features a torsional rigidity of 36 kNm/degree, the highest of any Jaguar model, plus an optional air suspension and perfect 50:50 weight distribution thanks to the placement of the battery – the British automaker used phrases like “exceptional ride comfort” and “engaging driving dynamics” to describe what the I-PACE is like to drive.

The design of the I-PACE is sleek, almost coupe-like, an according to Jaguar, it was influenced by the iconic C-X75 supercar. Thanks to the cab-forward design and squared-off rear, the drag co-efficient is just 0.29Cd. Meanwhile, to strike a balance between cooling and aerodynamics, there are Active Vanes in the grille which open whenever the car needs air.

Inside, passenger room is comparable to that of a large SUV, says the automaker, despite the I-PACE’s overall mid-size dimensions. You get 890 mm (35 inches) of legroom in the rear, and 656 liters (23.1 cu.ft) of luggage space, or 1,453 liters (51.3 cu.ft) if you fold the seats.

As for tech, the I-PACE comes with Jaguar’s new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, combining touchscreens, capacitive sensors and tactile physical controls. Other features include the new EV navigation system, Amazon Alexa Skill and over-the-air software updates – the first ever Jaguar model to do so.

The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE is priced from £63,495 in the UK and is already available to order in S, SE and HSE specs, along with a First Edition model.

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  • caddy45

    This looks incredible. Just wish it had closer to 300 mile range, unless it’s priced a good bit below the Model X base model.

  • TrevP

    The Tesla has a 7-seat option. That’s all I’m going to give it though.

    • IF IT WEREN’T FOR TESLA THIS WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN CREATED.

      • Moveon Libtards

        You are stupid.

        If there werent gasoline cars invented, Tesla would NEVER have been created. If it wasnt for billions of dollars in American taxpayer money being funneled to Tesla (and it is still losing money!), there would not be any Tesla. Try actually making money like other car companies, Tesla.

        Thanks though for admitting this is so much better than the Tesla.

      • Mark Hawthorne

        If it wasn’t for emissions regulations and dieselgate this wouldn’t have been created is, I feel, 100% more accurate. Tesla gets way too much credit for starting the trend rather than being the first to see and react to the looming legislation IMO.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Yeah, and how many people actually ride in a Tesla at once? One or two 90% of the time.

      The Tesla Model X is a failure sales wise because people obviously dont want it. Something to do with the ridiculous price, poor quality, and general viability of the company maybe…

      I will take this much better looking and priced, not to mention much better handling, Jaguar over the Tesla anyday.

    • Knotmyrealname

      Exactly. 7 seats? No? Not a Model X rival.
      Next!

  • Status

    Despite how Jag gets maligned for it’s reliability, they have never lost the ability to make exceptional beautiful cars.

    • Jason Panamera

      Front is lovely.

    • Jason Panamera

      But in my opinion they lost their vibe for interiors in XE and XF.

      • Status

        I meant for their exteriors, but I have to agree that the F-type and F-pace are a little disappointing. They can’t always nail it, but when they get it right (as the above shows), they get it right.

        • SgtBeavis

          Yup, I have an F-Pace and I love driving it. However there is no denying that the interior finish is lacking.

          That being said, the I-Pace looks pretty good.

          • Chris Fame

            What if they were cost cutting the Jags before for this car ? Just crossed my mind.

    • LeStori

      Looking a the pictures, the Quality control people are Children…

  • haudit

    This makes the Tesla Model X’s shape and proportions look faintly comical.

    • Jason Panamera

      Model’s X back always looked awkwardly like some semi truck hit it.

      • TheBelltower

        Some angles are better than others. Wheel choice seems to transform the car from being “dumpy looking” to something much more menacing. The shape, particularly the rear, makes it incredibly slippery. This Jag looks really really good. Though I’m not sure why the need for a faux grille. One thing that’s appealing about Teslas is that design elements have been rethought and re-considered. There aren’t many superfluous design elements on the X or the S since the mid-cycle exterior update. The proportions of the I-Pace appear to be much smaller than the X, so I’m not sure how much of a direct competitor it will be. The I-Pace will probably be a more direct competitor to the Tesla Y.

    • THE MODEL X WAS NEVER A LOOKER.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Model X is so dated and not selling.

      Congrats, Jaguar for building a better electric vehicle and not having to require billions of dollars in taxpayer handouts like Tesla.

  • Jason Panamera

    I like wooden inserts, but i’m curious about combo of electric vehicle and jag’s electric stuff reliability.

    • SgtBeavis

      the difference in reliability between automotive OEMs is marginal these days. FWIW, I haven’t had a single issue with my 2017 FPace.

      • Jason Panamera

        In my family used to be and still are few XF’s and to be honest they are pretty realiable cars. Three cars are totally clear, other one has from 5 to 6 electical issues per year, but since 5 years, still is and will be in our use. Imo it’s too early to talka bout reliability for 2017 F-Pace but i hope you won’t have any problems.

  • TheBelltower

    Nice!

  • Jason Panamera

    If current XF had smiliar interior to this one, I’d buy it.

    • haudit

      Interior is a bit of a home run for Jaguar. I’m glad that they chose to take influences from the F-Type and E-Pace interiors rather than the rather cold, sterile XE, XF and F-Pace interiors.

  • Elpatore

    take note everyothermanufacturer, you CAN make beautiful concepts into production cars.

    • PK

      i’m sure mercedes benz and the others know what they’re doing.

      • Zandit75

        I think the original comment was aimed more at Lexus and Subaru!!!

        • Finkployd

          Lexus and Subaru ? I mean ok Subaru is very shy and conservative but Lexus, really ?
          You couldn’t be more wrong as they just scored a major home run with the production model LC

        • PK

          Elpatore said “everyothermanufacturer”. so he means that to mercedes and every other automakers out there.

  • salamOOn

    wauw…..proper, complete, beautiful car….. i love it (despite dual touchscreens inside).

  • LJ

    That interior looks fantastic.

  • haudit

    Jaguar’s design process in taking the I-Pace from concept to reality…

    Exterior:
    • Add some quarter glass to the doors so the windows can go all the way up and down.
    • Steal the Range Rover Velar’s snazzy retracting door handles.

    Interior:
    • Keep the same basic design as the concept
    • Incorporate the two touchscreen solution from the Range Rover Velar
    • Throw in a few items from the E-Pace to keep costs reasonable.

    …job done.

  • Nordschleife

    This looks quite good. Ian can really make that Jaguar face look good on anything. I am impressed.

  • lagunas3ca

    Nothing more cliché than including pictures of your direct competitor in official debut images. Leave that to Kia. Also, this interior is leagues ahead of Audi.

    • Matt

      That’s not a cliche, it hardly ever gets done in official images. In fact I can’t remember any time where this was done?

      You must be getting confused with US TV advertising.

      • lagunas3ca

        That’s my point, it hardly ever gets done in official images for a reason.

  • ErnieB

    Daaauuuummm!

  • LWOAP

    Definitely looking really nice. I’d take one.

  • Sébastien

    Very nice, just cheap from them to no include height adjustable seat belts
    It’s much shorter than a Model X, right ?

  • eb110americana

    Everyone seems to think this car is gorgeous, and while the design is mostly attractive, I find the proportions rather disturbing. It’s like someone welded two cars together at the middle. The front half from the B-pillar forward is from a Prius, and the rear half from a crossover like the Stelvio–but with mid-engine axle placement. I’ve seen one at the autoshow in concept form, but I will hold off judgement until seeing them on the street.

  • SgtBeavis

    So that’s what, about $87K in the US? Pricey but doable with a lease.

  • supermanuel

    The interior is light years better than anything Jag has produced in a long, long time.

  • Bo Hanan

    Truthfully, I hate the commercial and I would never buy this car. It’s pretty but then there’s that whole British electrics thing…

    • Wow there are still people who think British electronics is unreliable? These days it’s no longer the same.

      • Bo Hanan

        Yeah. Uh, huh….

  • Zandit75

    Forget the EV stuff, drop in a nice ICE engine, drop the ride height by 2″ and keep all the looks identical, and you will have a smashing entry level car that will sell in droves!

    • It’s called the E-Pace…..

      • Zandit75

        No where near as good looking as this though, and smaller, and probably heavier too!

        • Fair enough, but I think I-Pace is heavier due to battery pack.

          • Zandit75

            E-pace is a hefty bugger, but I’m not sure which model is the heavier one. Jag come under fire for how heavy the E-pace was.

  • Finkployd

    Oh I’m so glad Jaguar will next year be catching up with the 2016 Tesla X

  • javier

    being an early adapter of this might suck

  • Richard Alexander

    Tesla’s days are numbered.

  • ODD VIDEO, BUT IT LOOKS VERY NICE.
    JUST DITCH THE RIDICULOUSLY LARGE WHEELS.

  • TheBelltower

    The doors are kind of silly, but I do love them. Regarding the spoilers, they retracted for only the first few months of production on the P models. The new ones don’t retract on any model of the X. The iPace looks amazing. Having owned two Range Rovers, I don’t think I’ll ever own a JLR product ever again. They are seductive, but they aren’t engineered well.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Because you own one? Biased.

      But you are only one a few that own one. The market response (sales) shows the Tesla Model X is not very welcomed by consumers.

  • At least in the UK, that price is more make sense than Model X, And we don’t really have a lot pure electric crossover at the moment is it? Jaguar might come into something now.

  • Dennis Scipio

    The car is quite a looker.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Stylish.

  • Moveon Libtards

    THREE ARTICLES TODAY already about Tesla, Tesla, Tesla…Even when Jag launches an incredible new model like this, CS bloggers STILL have to reference Tesla.

    Desperate much? Those super low Tesla sales numbers worrying you? Or is it that Tesla is losing $16 million a day? You really need to take care of that Tesla inferiority complex.

    This Jaguar looks (and will drive) soooo much better than the Tesla Model X and outsell it 10-to-1 at the minimum. Poor Model X is virtually dead in sales and the price and quality issues means it isnt going anywhere up.

  • S3XY

    1. EV competition is good. The more EV’s the better. Elon Musk encourages it and wants it.

    2. Jaguar would have never come out with the I-PACE if it wasn’t for Tesla’s existence.

    3. Jaguar (95 years old) is comparing it’s first EV to Tesla (15 years old). Nothing but flattery. Tesla is Daddy.

    4. I-PACE is extremely innovative featuring a front grill for cooling it’s engine. Oh wait…

    It’s cool. Kind of weird rear but cool. Minus the grill. And minus the pip-squeak screen.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    looks nice, still waiting for real life capability

    • What’s a “real life” capability, modern electric cars is capable for city driving. Hell my mates BMW i3 works well in UK cities, without the range worry.

  • Carenthusiast

    How’s this a Model X competitor? I don’t understand….in terms of vehicle length, this is same as Model 3. Model X is taller, wider, much longer and heavier than ipace so why compare and do a drag race? Show us the trunk and frunk! Strange they haven’t released official images yet….

  • Ermal Morina

    Wow this just looks amazing.It hasn’t changed from the concept a bit.This,the upcoming EQ C and E tron,surely stuff to get excited about.

    Well done Jag,well done indeed

  • Major Lee Gassole

    I love the new life that’s been breathed into Jaguar’s design, but this beautiful model surprises me. Why wouldn’t they try making it a bit more aerodynamic by streamlining the grille? Isn’t this just a big area causing drag vs allowing the air around the vehicle?

  • Marty

    How does that work?

  • Felipe Politano

    When did Jaguar start using Land Rover’s S/ SE/ HSE versions for its models?

  • Jason Panamera

    They should name it Me-Pace to be original, or Brexit-Pace.

  • Hoe

    Weird, unbalanced, strange… the design is really bizarre, out of proportions. But it makes it unique, different and interesting… The first generation of Audi TT was also very weird, but it did not give anything to the automotive world (futile design was), unlike this Jaguar.
    Jaguar’s interiors need new people.

  • Vassilis

    People really find this pretty?

  • Bill

    A grill? Come on that is so 2016. It’s an electric car!

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