Jaguar’s baby crossover – the I-Pace has been spotted on test again. This time, however, we have also got our first look at the production interior. Inside, we can see that the I-Pace maintains nearly all of the design cues from the concept, but in a more production-oriented form.
The I-Pace is expected to have nearly 350km of driving range on a single charge and it will be able to climb to 100kmph in around four seconds. A 90-kWh lithium ion battery will sit between the axles, driving two rare earth magnetic electric motors for a total power output of 395bhp and 700 Nm of torque.
Although the car is marginally smaller than the F-Pace (around 50mm shorter, 90mm lower and 40mm narrower) its wheelbase is 115mm longer, meaning there’s more room inside. In fact, Jaguar says it has 10mm more kneeroom than a BMW 7 Series.
The I-Pace features an all-new aluminum platform. Much of its hardware is derived from the F-Pace SUV, including the double-wishbone front suspension and the compact integral link rear suspension. The lithium-Ion batteries have been developed in-house and use pouch cells for their energy density and efficiency. They can be fully charged in just over two hours from a 50kW DC charging point.
When launched, the I-Pace will take on the likes of BMW X4 and the Porsche Macan.