Jaguar I-Pace Facelift Gets An Early Reveal Thanks To The Patent Office



The I-Pace is less than three years old, but Jaguar is already preparing a facelift for their first electric vehicle.

First noticed by Motor Trend, these patent photos show the I-Pace will adopt a modified front fascia with new intakes on either side of the grille, which appears larger than before and has a pronounced chrome accent that flows into the fog lights.

The sides appear to carry over without any changes, but we can see a redesigned rear end with new vents that are integrated into the bumper. The facelifted I-Pace also adopts a lightly modified fascia and a new trim piece above the diffuser.

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Of course, the most important thing is the powertrain. The current model has a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which powers two electric motors. This gives the I-Pace 400 all-wheel drive as well as a combined output of 394 hp (294 kW / 400 PS) and 512 lb-ft (694 Nm) of torque.

While the model can run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, its EPA-estimated range of 234 miles (377 km) is somewhat disappointing. Despite beating the Audi E-Tron by double digits, the I-Pace is no match for the 326 mile (525 km) Tesla Model Y, which is similarly sized and $20,000 cheaper before incentives.

Right now, it’s unknown if Jaguar has made any modifications to the electric powertrain. That being said, its engineers could find a way to eke out some extra range as part of the facelift. This remains to be seen, but the company did introduce a software update in 2019 that increased the range by up to 12.4 miles (20 km).

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