Jaguar I-Pace concept price, specs and release date

Jaguar has revealed the I Pace, a concept that previews an upcoming electric SUV from the British brand. Jaguar hopes this new car will compete in the performance crossover class, offering a cleaner – but potentially faster – alternative to the Porsche Macan.

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Jaguar I-Pace styling

While the I-Pace is officially a concept, only minor details will be tweaked for the production version. The front is instantly recognisable as a Jaguar but elsewhere the I-Pace looks quite unlike any other model in the brand’s range.

Its futuristic body boasts a much more swoopy shape than the similarly-sized F-Pace, while short front and rear overhangs and huge 23-inch alloy wheels lend it a much more aggressive stance. At the back, the broad brake lights look similar to the F-Pace but its sharper design sets it apart from the rest of the current Jaguar catalogue. A slippery aerodynamic body should help the I-Pace eke out every last joule of energy from its onboard battery pack.

Jaguar I-Pace interior

The I-Pace’s interior will probably change more than the exterior by the time it reaches production. The concept’s dashboard is covered in swathes of Alcantara, aluminium and open-grain wood veneers, while the leather upholstery features a laser-cut ‘lozenge’ motif – a design repeated on the door speakers and the panoramic sunroof. The concept’s heavily sculpted rear bench should just about cater for five people.

Elsewhere, the tech-laden cabin features three separate display screens. A 12-inch touchscreen in the centre of the dash caters for the main infotainment functions, while ahead of the driver a second 12-inch screen replaces a regular instrument panel. The final 5.5-inch screen is paired with a couple of rotary dials to control the the air conditioning and climate control functions. Predictably, a heap of connectivity gadgetry – including on-board WiFi – is included, too.

Jaguar I-Pace driving and engines

The I-Pace is set to become the first fully-electric Jaguar when it goes on sale in 2018. It’s driven by two of electric motors – one between the front wheels, one at the back. The pair combine to produce 395hp and a hefty 516lb ft of torque – enough to accelerate the I-Pace from 0-62mph in around four seconds. The battery is said to provide a range of over 310 miles and can be charged at a rapid charge point in little more than two hours.

The battery pack is stored under the floor and between the front and rear wheels to offer a low centre of gravity and even weight distribution. The car’s chassis doesn’t share any common parts with the current Jaguar range – the I-Pace was designed as a fully electric vehicle from the outset – but it could spawn a family of electric cars in the future.

Jaguar I-Pace price and release date

Officially, the I-Pace is just a concept but Jaguar has confirmed the road going model will be largely similar in terms of both styling and technology. The production I-Pace is due for release in 2018. We expect it to cost significantly more than a petrol or diesel powered F-Pace, however. Entry-level models could set you back more than £50,000.

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