Jaguar I-Pace concept key features
- 400PS 700Nm all-electric all-wheel drive powertrain
- 310-mile range for everyday use
- Sports performance with 0-62mph in 4sec
- 5-door 5-seat SUV
- 13% company car tax banding
- 100% first year Corporation tax write-down
- First deliveries 2018
JAGUAR has unveiled its first ever electrical vehicle the I-Pace concept performance car at the Los Angeles Auto Show – home territory for target rival Tesla – for launch next year and hitting the roads in 2018.
The aim is a big slice of the zero emission executive SUV car market and the delivery is scheduled to coincide with the introduction of ultra low emission zones in London and other UK cities while it will also find a ready market in the pollution-fighting Jaguar brand-loving USA.
With a host of A-list stars present for the reveal, Jaguar used a virtual reality presentation for the global event to showcase their car’s ambitions.
Pitched against the Tesla Model-X seven-seat SUV with its falcon-wing doors, the I-Pace is a pure electric silhouette version of the F-Pace five-door five-seater SUV launched earlier this year to great acclaim.
If you’re looking for a SUV, the new all-wheel-drive I-PACE with 400PS and 700Nm torque accelerates to 60mph in around 4 seconds, with a range of around 310 miles and rapid charging of the 90kWh battery.
Like the Tesla, the battery module is sandwiched in the floor and feeding electric motors on both front and rear axles for all-wheel drive.
Ian Callum, director of design, said: “The interior of the I-PACE Concept is finished with beautiful, premium materials and an unwavering attention to detail. Throughout the interior you will discover a host of beautiful details to surprise and delight.
“From the expansive panoramic glass roof to the sporting, beautifully finished seats, every feature bears the hallmark of British craftsmanship.
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“And there is digital craftsmanship too, with two touch screens serving up information when and where you need it, limiting distraction and improving the driving experience”
Ian Hoban, vehicle line director, described the set up to guests who were able to use virtual reality to get under the skin of this ground-breaking technology. He said: “Electric motors provide immediate response with no lag, no gearshifts and no interruptions.
“Their superior torque delivery compared to internal combustion engines transforms the driving experience. With 700Nm and the traction benefits of all-wheel drive, the I-PACE Concept accelerates from 0-60mph in around four seconds.”
Diesel vs Electric: Company Car Tax Bands in 2018-2019
|Model||Jaguar F Pace 3.0 Diesel First Edition 300PS|
|Company car tax banding 2018/19||35%|
|Corporation tax||8% WDA|
|Model||Jaguar I-Pace & Tesla Model X|
|Company car tax banding 2018/19||13%|
|Corporation tax||100% FYA|