• New all-electric I‑PACE places Jaguar at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution
• Designed from the outset as an electric vehicle (EV), the I‑PACE offers bold aero-efficient design and interior space for five adults and luggage
• Electrifying all-wheel drive performance from twin Jaguar-designed motors with a combined 294kWand 696Nm delivering 0-100km/h in 4.8s
• 90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers up to 470km range, with EV navigation to ensure range-optimised routing
• Bespoke EV aluminium architecture delivers Jaguar’s most torsionally rigid body structure, with 50:50 weight distribution
• Customer peace of mind from eight-year/160 000km battery warranty andtwo-year/34 000km service intervals
• Available now, priced from Rs4 644 300
South Africa, 6 March 2019
Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle, the I‑PACE, will be available in Mauritius from May, 2019.
With a state-of-the-art 90kWh Lithium-ion battery using 432 pouch cells, the I‑PACE delivers a range of 470km (WLTP cycle). Home charging with an AC wall box (7.4kW) will achieve the same state of charge in around 12 hours – ideal for overnight charging.
Brian Hastie, Electrification Team Leader, Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa, said:
“For I‑PACE owners home charging means waking up to a full tank of fuel every day. Stopping at petrol stations to fill up is a thing of the past, and with the I‑PACE’s range capabilities zero emissions driving around the island is a realistic proposition.”
A suite of smart range-optimising technologies includes a battery pre-conditioning system: when plugged in the I‑PACE will automatically raise (or lower) the temperature of its battery to maximise range ahead of driving away.
Two Jaguar-designed electric motors – which feature driveshafts passing through the motors themselves for compactness – are placed at each axle, producing exceptional combined performance of 294kWand 696Nm, and all-wheel-drive, all-surface traction.
The high torque density and high-energy efficiency characteristics of the motors deliver sports car performance, launching the I‑PACE from a standing start to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. The instantaneous performance is matched with exceptional ride comfort and engaging driving dynamics.
The bespoke EV aluminium architecture uses advanced riveting and bonding technology to deliver a light, stiff body structure. Together with the structural battery pack, it has a torsional rigidity of 36kNm/degree – the highest of any Jaguar.
The battery is placed centrally between the two axles, and as low down as possible with a seal between the housing and the underfloor. This location enables perfect 50:50 weight distribution and a low centre of gravity: together with the advanced double wishbone front and Integral Link rear axle with (optional) air suspension and configurable Adaptive Dynamics, this delivers agile handling and outstanding ride comfort.
There will be nothing else on the road that looks or drives like the Jaguar I‑PACE. It is designed and engineered to take full advantage of its smart electric powertrain and maximise the potential of the packaging benefits it brings.
Its sleek, coupe-like silhouette is influenced by the Jaguar C-X75 supercar with a short, low bonnet, aero-enhanced roof design and curved rear screen. This cab-forward design contrasts with its squared-off rear, which helps reduce the drag co-efficient to just 0.29Cd. To optimise the balance between cooling and aerodynamics, Active Vanes in the grille open when cooling is required, but close when not needed to redirect air through the integral bonnet scoop, smoothing airflow.
Inside, the layout optimises space for passengers while sophisticated materials – including the option of a premium Windsor leather interior – and exquisite attention to detail identify this as a true Jaguar.
While a mid-sized SUV, I‑PACE’s cab forward design and EV powertrain means interior space comparable to large SUVs. In the rear, legroom is 890mm while, with no transmission tunnel, there’s a useful 10.5-litre central storage compartment. In the rear, tablet and laptop stowage is found beneath the seats, while the rear luggage compartment offers a 656-litre capacity – and 1,453-litres with seats folded flat.
I‑PACE introduces the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system to Jaguar. Utilising an innovative combination of touchscreens, capacitive sensors and tactile physical controls, Touch Pro Duo is intuitive to use.
With competitive whole-life costs and residual values, the I‑PACE will be a popular choice for private customers, professionals and companies seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and fleet costs.
As a responsible business Jaguar Land Rover is committed to delivering a cleaner future and has plans to prolong the life of its batteries from its electric vehicle with new recycling partnerships and second life energy storage trials.
The I‑PACE will be available in May, 2019 in S, SE and HSE derivatives all inspired by the design of the original concept.
“WHERE OTHER COMPANIES TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE, WE BUILD IT. WE HAVE TORN UP THE RULE BOOK TO CREATE THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE PACE FAMILY, THE ALL-ELECTRIC JAGUAR I‑PACE. WITH ZERO TAILPIPE EMISSIONS, NO CO2 AND NO PARTICULATES, IT MOVES US DRAMATICALLY CLOSER TO OUR VISION OF A CLEAN, SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.”