AutoIndustriya.com / CarPix for AutoIndustriya.com | June 27, 2017 10:22
Jaguar's first all electric I-Pace said to be unveiled at Frankfurt
Jaguar initially previewed the I-Pace concept back in Geneva a few months ago. From there, we got a first look at what the British marque’s first all-electric vehicle would look like. Our spies however, have recently spotted the electric crossover being unloaded at the Nurburgring, giving us a first look at what the production model I-Pace would look like.
Though still draped in camouflage, the design of the production body I-Pace remains faithful to that of the concept vehicle. In front, one can make out the outline of the upswept headlights, which flank the rectangular honeycomb grill. Below the headlights, the large, aggressive air vents have also been retained.
Towards the side, we are met with more camouflage. Keen eyed readers would have noticed however that the door handles of the I-Pace sit flush with the body, giving it a sleeker look. Interestingly, the unit seen here is sporting small wheels and rides on high profile tires. Meanwhile at the rear, the slim tail lights are the only distinguishable feature.
As for power output, Jaguar has already said that the I-Pace will be powered by two electric motors, one for each axle, which produces a total of 400 PS and 700 Nm of torque. From a standstill, Jaguar claims that the I-Pace will do 0-100 km/h in about four seconds.
Despite the performance figures, the I-Pace is still a fully electric vehicle. Jaguar has already announced that it uses a 90-kWh battery pack which can last more than 500 kilometers on a full charge, based on New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Our spies do mention however in the EPA tests, the I-Pace likely has a range of 354 km.
The Jaguar I-Pace is expected to enter production next year at Magna Steyr´s Austrian facility.