A joy to drive, supremely comfortable to travel in and very practical, the Jaguar I-PACE is also a wholly electric SUV, which makes it ideal for green-friendly and cost-conscious motorists.
With its gorgeous design, which includes a coupé-like profile, the I-PACE doesn’t look like your average electric car. This sporty SUV is available in a range of paint finishes, which are complemented by body-coloured fixtures that include heated door mirrors. The vehicle rides on lightweight, stylish 18-inch alloy wheels, and features a four-door body that enables easy access to a cabin that is bigger than you might expect. There’s room in the back for three passengers – and space for a 656-litre boot that increases to 1,453 litres with rear seats folded.
Two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery combine to deliver 394bhp, 696Nm of torque, 0-100kmph in approximately 4.8 seconds, and a top speed of 200kmph. The I-PACE presents owners with two charging options. A 7kW home charger allows the battery to reach 80 percent from zero in approximately 10 hours. A 100kW supply, meanwhile, cuts the charging time down to around 45 minutes. Upon a full charge, the vehicle is capable of a 470km range.
Technology and safety
For your listening pleasure, an 11-speaker sound system is fitted as standard – as is a 10.2-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system. Also featured are AUX and USB inputs – and Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to stream music and enjoy safe, hands-free mobile phone communication.
The I-PACE’s five-star Euro NCAP rating is a clear indication that it’s a very safe car indeed. As well as multiple airbags, ISOFIX child-seat attachments and seatbelt reminders, driver aids such as Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning System are included. The latter, for instance, will alert the driver should the vehicle ever begin to drift out of lane.