Jaguar's first all-electric vehicle, called the I-Pace, is expected to arrive in South Africa in 2019. Here's how much it will cost.
The I-Pace is fitted with an in-house designed, liquid-cooled 90 kWh Lithium-ion battery and is capable of rapid charging where it will obtain 80% charge in only 45 minutes using a DC 100kW charger. A 7 kW home charging wall box will achieve the same result in just over 10 hours. Owners will be able to pre-condition the I-Pace before a journey using the vehicle's InControl system or the Remote smartphone app, priming it for both extreme cold or hot conditions.
The I-Pace compact SUV is powered by electric motors driving the front and rear axles with total outputs of 294 kW and 696 Nm of torque. Jaguar says the response is immediate with no lag, which means the I-Pace will offer fast acceleration with the sprint to 100 kph taking 4.8 seconds. With the battery placed centrally between the 2 axles, a 50:50 weight distribution and low centre of gravity are achieved. Ride comfort comes courtesy of a front double wishbone and integral link rear suspension with optional air suspension and adaptive dynamics.
The I-Pace is capable of driving across various terrain and has an electric range of 480km.
The I-Pace also features electric all-wheel drive, All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) and Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) to tackle more challenging terrain. It has a range of about 480km and with an average daily commute of between 40 and 50 km, the I-Pace will only have to be charged once a week.
In terms of interior features, the I-Pace will be equipped with a Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with a new EV navigation system. 'Smart Settings', using AI algorithms will identify individual driver preferences and will tailor driving and interior setting to preference. More so, I-Pace will be the first Jaguar to provide software over-the-air which means updates will be seamless.
In terms of practicality, the I-Pace offers 890 mm rear legroom as well as a large 10.5-litre central storage compartment made possible by the absence of a transmission tunnel. Rear passengers can also make use of tablet/laptop stowage under the rear seat. Luggage capacity is rated at 656 litres which expands to 1 453 litres with the rear seats folded flat. Jaguar engineers invited a potential customer from Sweden to drive the I-Pace in extreme conditions, watch the video below to see what unfolded.
Jaguar I-Pace Price in South Africa
South Africa will be getting the Jaguar I-Pace in EV400 90 kWh AWD specification, with 4 levels of trim. Pricing for Home Charging Stations will be announced closer to the time of launch in early 2019. Home charging cables compatible with normal wall sockets come as standard equipment
S R1 687 230
SE R1 745 540
HSE R1 829 880
First Edition R1 920 700