The day that an old-school car manufacturer offers an electric crossover to go against Tesla has finally come and that car is the new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace.
Jaguar managed to beat the Germans into the EV market with the I-Pace, which manages to blend rather successfully the necessary SUV shape with the dynamic lines of a sportier car.
Ian Callum took advantage of the freedom provided by having an electric powertrain and created a car that doesn’t look awkward and unnecessarily futuristic, giving valuable points to the I-Pace from the get-go.
Underneath its curvy bodywork, the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace uses a pair of electric motors mounted on each axle for a combined output of 395hp (400PS) and 513lb-ft (696Nm) of torque. A 90kWh battery pack is providing enough juice for a total driving range of 240 miles (EPA) or 298 miles/475km (WLTP), depending on which side of the pond you live in.
That’s enough power to send the I-Pace from 0 to 60mph (97km/h) in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 124mph (200km/h). Plug it to a home charger and it’ll take 10 hours to charge up to 80 percent but if you have access to a 100kW fast charger, then this drops to 45 minutes.
In addition, the new Jaguar I-Pace is cheaper than the physically bigger Tesla Model X in the US, as it’s priced from $70,495 before any federal and local government incentives. There’s a lot going on for the market’s latest electric SUV and if you want to dig deeper, we’ve gathered the first driving impressions from Top Gear, Autocar and Edmunds on the playlist linked below.