Jaguar has revealed its I-Pace all-electric SUV concept, with a predicted range of 500km, at the LA Auto Show.
The market is still adapting to the idea of electric vehicles and so Jaguar have cleverly pitched the company’s first EV at the popular crossover market. The I-Pace will compete with Tesla’s Model X and Jaguar hope to have the production model on showroom floors by 2018.
All four wheels of the I-Pace are simultaneously and instantly powered by the two electric motors, one each on the front and rear axles. Jaguar estimates the combined power to be about 294kW with 700Nm of torque.
Jaguar flat-battery pack and no third row (like Tesla’s Model X) allows for a massive 530-litre load space with a flat floor.
Inside the roomy I-Pace concept the cabin is clad with wood, leather, and a felted cloth all encased beneath an expansive glass roof (that lights up at night, thanks to LEDs embedded in the glass).
Chief designer Ian Callum called referred to this car as, perhaps the “most important” Jaguar since the E-Type.