Coventry Motors, the official distributor of Jaguar-Land Rover in the Philippines, has a lot in store for the luxury car market next month. The brand will be launching two new “green” models from both Jaguar and Land Rover this coming July 7, 2020. The two “eco-friendly” model vehicles in question are the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace and the Ranger Rover Plug-in Hybrid.
Probably the most interesting of the two models is the I-Pace, Jaguar’s very first all-electric vehicle. The crossover made its global debut last 2018 featuring design cues inspired by other Jaguar models, including the F-Pace and even the F-Type. Thanks to its styling, the I-Pace doesn’t look like other pure-electric vehicles available in the market.
Possibly the I-Pace’s most prominent feature is its fully electric powertrain. Driving the I-Pace is a pair of electric motors developed in-house. Jaguar says the motors are placed at each axle and feature a compact design with driveshafts directly going through the motors. Power is rated at 394 PS and 694 Nm torque, allowing the electric crossover to sprint from 0 to 97 km/h in just 4.5 seconds.
A 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack gives the I-Pace a maximum range of 386 km. Recharging the battery to 80% takes only 40 minutes using a quick charger. It takes longer, however, when using a standard 230V outlet.
If you’re still a bit iffy about driving pure electric vehicles but want something more eco-friendly, then the Ranger Rover Plug-in Hybrid might be more for you. Called the Range Rover P400e, it features a 2.0-liter Ingenium turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine. A ZF automatic 8-speed transmission, which also houses the electric motor together with the on-board charger, then sends power to all four wheels. The combined output of both the engine and electric motor is rated at 404 PS and 640 Nm torque. On electric power alone, the 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery has enough range for 50 km.
Despite having an electrified powertrain, the plug-in hybrid variant looks like any regular Ranger Rover available today. As such, you still get all the luxurious touches and features as you would in a standard Range Rover but with a more efficient powertrain.
There’s no word on the price of both the Jaguar I-Pace and Range Rover PHEV just yet. But what’s interesting would be the price of the I-Pace as it would be the second pure-electric vehicle sold in the country following the Porsche Taycan. With the I-Pace and Taycan coming soon, it might not be long before more electric vehicles are offered locally.