It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that most of us are talking about concept cars just a week after the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. In fact, some of you have probably heard of the Jaguar I-Pace, as it made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2016.
Just four months after it was first announced by Jaguar as its first electronic vehicle, the first ever I-Pace was already spotted hitting the streets of London. This time, in striking Photon Red paint. This one’s a head-turner. But don’t get too excited. The firm just decided to take its all-electric crossover out for a photo shoot. The I-Pace will be built in Austria and is targeted to be launched in the second half of 2018. That’s only about 15 months from now.
And why is this car doing a photo shoot in London? First off, it doesn’t look like Jaguar’s current model range. It’s chunkier and has a wider stance, and has got a low and sleek hatchback silhouette. It’s still beautiful nevertheless. But other than having a beautiful exterior design, the designers gave it a minimalistic cabin, for a change. Some say that the interior resembles that of the new Range Rover Velar, giving it a high-tech look.
Moving on to the technical specifications, Jaguar injects power into the I-Pace, giving it an ability to run to 60 miles per hour (96 kph) in just four seconds. Thanks to its 400 electric horsepower (around 300 kilowatts) and an instant torque of 700 Newton-meters. That’s pretty fast for a battery-operated car. Well, it has got to be, since it’s a Jaguar.
Furthermore, the electric SUV is equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack that can reach over 310 miles (500 kilometers). And what’s more impressive about this is that the battery pack can be recharged up to 80 percent level in just an hour and a half (90 minutes), and about two hours to fully charge it. Pretty decent, huh? So, there is no need to worry.
So now we know that the I-Pace isn’t just about looks or performance. It’ a balance of both. And if you want an electric crossover that comes with beauty and power, you’ve got to be willing to shell out around £60,000.
Being Jaguar’s first electric crossover, plus the overall design and specifications of the car, the I-Pace is likely to be the next big thing, with all the attention it has been getting lately. So which of the electric cars from the Geneva Motor Show do you think will be a crowd favourite?