Quick Take: The Jaguar I-Pace Once Again Proves It’s No Ordinary Car



The electric revolution is well and truly underway over the sector, including in old-world automaker Jaguar. That fresh ’s first arrow in its EV arsenal is that the I-Pace, a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive luxurious crossover that intends to win over customers looking to live a gas-free life while preventing the somewhat predictable choice of a Tesla.

Our I-Pace came on the heels of our own Arthur St. Antoine’s week with one, and simply going into the item is a ceremony. The door handles puddle splash symbols, and stretch the cushions unfold from the sheetmetal. It functions as a reminder that this is no regular auto and makes a powerful first impression, a feeling reinforced with inserts from the concept-car-for-the-streets $ 1,700 22-inch wheels.

The I-Pace may accomplish the zero-to-60-mph sprint in just 4.5 seconds, and the 512 lb-ft of torque from the dual motors applies immediately. The automobile yanks ahead in a manner that no gas-powered vehicle can. Put aside all of the Jaguar’any other technological bash tricks, and its capacity to tear away from a stoplight is enough to impress (and terrorize) your passengers.

the currently entry-level Tesla Model X 100D, that requires $97,000 to get started. It’s worth noting that the I-Pace does begin at $70,525 with fewer bells and whistles.

The difficulty of finding a charger has been the blemish within my enjoyable stint with the I-Pace, and that could hardly be blamed on the car. For onlookers that are excited, it had been the example theyrsquo;d ever noticed that the Photon Red crossover had tons of pedestrians and fellow motorists craning their necks for a look that is better. With its sculpted outside, rewarding driving experience, and gutsy powertrain, the I-Pace provides the aesthetic and athletic boldness you expect of a Jaguar–just make sure you receive a fast-changer set up on your garage.

2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 First Edition Specifications


 $86,895/$88,595 (base/as tested)

 2 permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 197 hp, 256 lb-ft; mixed output, 394 hp, 512 lb-ft

90.0-kWh ion battery pack

1-speed direct drive

4-door, 5-passengerfront- plus rear-motor, AWD hatchback

80/72 mpge (city/hwy)

234 miles

13 hours (est)

L x W x H
184.3 x 74.6 x 61.3 at WHEELBASE
117.7 at WEIGHT
4,800 lb

0-60 MPH
4.5 sec

124 mph

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