Today the history of Jaguar has experienced a turning point with the presentation of the Jaguar I-PACE , the first model of the British brand driven 100% by electric power. SUV body, autonomous driving technology, 400 HP and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds . We tell you all the secrets of the most direct rival of the Tesla Model X.
The new Jaguar I-PACE is based on the concept we had already seen in several car shows, since Jaguar officially announced the development of a 100% electric vehicle. Because make no mistake, this medium-sized brother of the PACE family is neither a smaller and more electric F-PACE nor a larger and more electric E-PACE.
Inspiration in the CX75
In its 4.68 meters long we find a car designed from a blank sheet to be an electric SUV. The boot has a capacity of 656 liters and has a compartment in the passenger compartment with 10.5 liters of capacity, located between the front seats.
The new Jaguar I-PACE sports a body with a lot of personality , which is clearly identified as a member of the British SUV range, and at the same time has an original touch as deserves the first Jaguar electric.
It has an aerodynamic coefficient of 0.29, a few marked wheel arches, a front with great character and can carry tires up to 22 inches to perform that muscular aspect that characterizes it.
Two engines with 400 HP
Jaguar has developed the two electric motors that assemble the I-PACE, one in a box axle in transverse position, which makes it a car with four-wheel drive. Both join a concentric transmission that transmits the power to the wheels.
It has lithium-ion batteries made up of 432 cells that have a capacity of 90kWh, which according to Jaguar allows you to declare a range of 480 km , close to the autonomy offered by Tesla in the Model X with which it should compete.
The batteries are located in central position, very low and allow the center of gravity is about 130 mm lower than in the F-PACE.
With a 100 kW DC fast charger you can get a charge of 80% in 40 minutes , while in a conventional outlet the charging time will be 10 hours.
The performance is excellent as usual in electric models: accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds . The battery system is guaranteed for 8 years and service intervals occur every 34,000 kilometers or two years, whichever occurs first.
Price of the Jaguar I-PACE
The new Jaguar I-PACE is already on sale in the network of Spanish dealers and the starting price is 79,100 euros . Has a first rival (smaller) arrived for the Tesla Model X? We will analyze it.