|On the road price||£64,495.00|
|Total amount of credit||£50,100.00|
|48 monthly payments of||£599.40|
|Optional final payment (including £10.00 purchase fee)||£30,889.00|
|Total amount payable||£68,570.20|
|Rate of interest (fixed)||5.41%|
The all-new all electric Jaguar I-Pace is an electric vehicle (EV) like no other and a striking, ground-breaking glimpse of Jaguar's to come. For the first time, we have an EV that will truly fit into your lifestyle and deliver all your driving needs and more. The car is built using cutting edge technology to ensure that every efficiency and economy of effort has been made to give you that all-important effective charge/mileage performance. This means the I-Pace will fit seamlessly into your current routine with only 90 minutes required before the vehicle is at 80% charge again. There is however, absolutely no compromise on the Jaguar signature luxury, giving you the most comfortable, most enjoyable, most rewarding drive. Everything on the I-Pace has been designed for pure excitement from its dynamic handling to aluminium architecture, it does after all have the Jaguar racing car lineage. What this means is that you can drive into the future, taking the best of what went before, combined with the future of driving. And we think the future of driving with the I-Pace at your command is very bright indeed!
The Jaguar I-Pace's light and airy 5-seater cabin is both luxurious and sporty. The spacious interior and longer wheelbase of the I-Pace EV offers plenty of space for legroom and innovative storage solutions for luggage and other essentials.
As soon as you open the door, you are aware that you are experiencing something new and different as the Jaguar I‑Pace features a floating centre console. The console is placed for driver convenience and gives further opportunities for storage. This unique design offers a real sense of lightness and space which adds yet further to the enjoyment of driving such a distinctive vehicle.
Travelling in this vehicle is also a whole new experience as once inside, the overriding sensation is of peace and calmness from the outside world. The motor has been encapsulated in such a way to reduce the sound whilst the sophisticated exterior shape effectively minimises wind noise, making this a truly quiet and unique driving experience.
There is absolutely no compromise on loadspace though as the Jaguar I-Pace can boast over 656 litres (1,453 litres with the rears seats folded) and 27 litres in the front storage compartment. Certainly able to meet the needs of a busy, modern action-packed lifestyle!
The I-Pace's bold exterior with dramatic proportions enabled by electric vehicle technology, evolves Jaguar’s distinctive design DNA into a new, revolutionary era.
Designed to be as aerodynamic as possible, with every feature re-examined, so that there are flush-fitting door handles and a rear diffuser, all work together to realise the impressive low-drag co-efficient that preserves the battery power.
The coupé inspired shape, includes a flowing waistline and the bold, distinctive Jaguar grille curves inwards to channel air, with minimal resistance over the body of the vehicle.
Even the lights adhere to the sleek sophisticated style, as they have dramatic sweeping sequential patterns, in the unique "double J" format, to mark this car out as something special in every way.
Sporty, speedy and spectacular. The I-Pace truly deserves its #groundbreaker title>
One full charge provides a range of up to 470km / 292miles on the WLTP cycle, so you can be confident on longer journeys.
WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light vehicle Test Procedure) is the new process that has been phased in from 2017, which measures fuel, energy consumption, range and emissions in passenger vehicles in Europe. This is designed to provide figures closer to real-world driving behaviour. It tests vehicles with optional equipment and with a more demanding test procedure and driving profile.
With a 50kW DC rapid charger – the kind found at most public charging stations – I‑PACE can achieve up to 168 miles of range per hour*.
*Actual charge times may vary according to environmental conditions and available charging installation.
Is the I-Pace a practical alternative to petrol and diesel?
Take a look at this film of the I-Pace being driven from London rush hour, via the 50km Eurostar service tunnel and then along the motorways to central Brussels on a single charge. Total distance 229 miles. The energy used to go all that way was the equivalent of just 41 turns of a wind turbine.
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Rebecca Chaplin puts the new Jaguar I-Pace to the test on road, track and off road to find out if that claimed 298-mile range is realistic and if electric motoring is finally easy for anyone to live with
Electric cars have seen huge growth in their first decade as a readily available mode of transport – but they’ve still not made it into the public consciousness as a viable vehicle for everyday life. Try now to forget all your preconceived ideas about EVs. Forget the gimmicks and concept-like design, and instead imagine a performance Jaguar with enough practicality to suit your nuclear family.
Not only has Jaguar produced a car that looks as desirable as any other car from the marque, it’s apparently capable of travelling up to 298 miles on one charge, takes just 45 minutes to charge to 80 per cent and it’ll be available from just under £60,000 with the government grant. You’re right, it sounds too good to be true.
The I-Pace is a completely new car, designed from the ground up specifically for Jaguar. It’s the first electric car created by the brand – if we forget about the one-off electric E-Type – and follows on from the design language of the Big Cat’s existing SUV ‘Pace’ range.
That said, while it is recognisable as part of the family, this electric vehicle has a unique style as it’s been created with maximum range in mind.
For the technically minded among you, the I-Pace has two permanent magnet electric motors that each produces 197bhp, putting power directly to each wheel and giving you all-wheel drive. The battery has a capacity of 90kWh.
But what does that actually mean for those who buy one? It means Jaguar has taken the best of both worlds in this car. Performance cars have become synonymous with worsened economy figures, and I’m not going to pretend that if you put your foot to the floor it won’t hurt your range, but this car will manage up to 298 miles on one charge if driven sensibly. That’s paired with blink-and-you’ll-miss-it acceleration thanks to the instantly available 696Nm of torque. There’s only one powertrain available and it has 395bhp.
If you put all of the numbers to one side, there are two key benefits to driving an electric car that you really have to feel to understand. Firstly, because torque is available as soon as you put your foot on the accelerator, power delivery is nearly instant, giving that 4.5-second time of 0-60mph. Then there’s the regenerative braking – something that you can switch between high and low if it’s too aggressive for you on the I-Pace – which means as soon as you pull back off the accelerator pedal the car will start braking for you and you’ll find you rarely need to use the actual brake pedal.
Thanks to the air suspension on the First Edition and available to specify on other models, the I-Pace floats down the road. The stability is increased too by the batteries that sit as low as possible in the car and reduce its centre of gravity. Handling is responsive, although this can be switched up as well by putting the car into Dynamic mode, but Comfort and Eco modes are also available.
There are some key style points that make the I-Pace stand out from other Jaguars. It might be billed as an SUV but it doesn’t really look like one. Designer Ian Callum explained that to accommodate the batteries the car had to be taller, which led to this profile, but at 1.5m the I-Pace still has a sleek, sporty look.
The wheels sit flush with the body of the car, giving it a stockier appearance but aiding with the aerodynamics too. It’s also got a cutaway in the bonnet for cooling that you might not even notice unless you’re standing next to the car.
The interior is unmistakably Jaguar, with a leather finish in the First Edition cars. The dashboard protrudes into the car as if someone had pinched it in the middle and pulled, further giving a feel of elegance and speed inside. Sporty seats in the front and three in the rear give space on a par with other C-segment saloons and SUVs.
There are 656 litres of space in the boot – however, it’s high and flat with the boot lip because of those batteries and motors. At my measly height of four inches over five foot, lifting something heavy from the ground into the boot isn’t easy.
While the whole car might be new, you’ll recognise the infotainment as very JLR. In particular, the dual touchscreen on the centre console is from the Range Rover Velar. You also get a third screen behind the wheel and can specify the car with a head-up display. These features all look the same, but for an EV there are some extra touches to make life simpler.
If you’re planning a route, the I-Pace can tell you how much battery will remain at each destination and this data will update as you drive. It also has other electric-specific features, such as a false futuristic noise you can have pumped around the cabin as you drive. If you’d rather just enjoy the silence, though, you can turn this off, which acts as an exterior noise canceller too.
What’s the best thing about this car? Once out on the open road you could soon forget that it’s an electric vehicle at all if it weren’t for the dials showing your electric range rather than fuel remaining. While the price will still make it unattainable for a lot of drivers, let’s not forget it’s still a Jag and a luxury one at that.
However, compare it with the only other all-electric SUV on the market, the Tesla Model X, and this car is a bargain even in this high-spec First Edition guise. With genuine performance credentials and more range than most owners would ever need, the Jaguar I-Pace makes an extremely convincing case for EV driving.
Terms and Conditions: Representative Example relates to an I-PACE S EV400. 5.90% APR Representative available on new Jaguar I-PACE models registered between 1st January and 31st March 2020. With Jaguar Personal Contract Purchase you have the option at the end of the agreement to: (1) return the vehicle and not pay the Optional Final Payment. If the vehicle has exceeded the maximum agreed mileage a charge per excess mile will apply. In this example, 8p plus VAT per excess mile will apply to each excess mile above the maximum agreed mileage. If the vehicle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage you will have nothing further to pay; (2) pay the Optional Final Payment to own the vehicle or (3) part exchange the vehicle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status. Representative Example is based upon an annual mileage of 6,000 miles. Credit is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. This credit offer is only available through Black Horse Limited trading as Jaguar Financial Services, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff CF10 5BH. **WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light vehicle Test Procedure) is the new process that has been phased in from 2017, which measures fuel, energy consumption, range and emissions in passenger vehicles in Europe. This is designed to provide figures closer to real-world driving behaviour. It tests vehicles with optional equipment and with a more demanding test procedure and driving profile.
^From price includes deducted Government Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) of £3,500 correct at time of publication. To find out more about the benefits of owning an ultra low emission vehicle, including funding for chargepoints, visit www.GoUltraLow.com.