It’s beautiful, but you would never expect anything less than that from a prestigious automotive manufacturer like Jaguar. This is their new Jaguar I-Pace concept car, however its very close to no longer being a concept car, and becoming a full production car, currently set for late 2018. It looks stunning, and also comes out swinging as the first real competitor to Tesla in the electric SUV market.

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Jaguar has equipped the I-Pace with a 90 kWh battery and a low drag coefficient, which will help give the SUV more than 220 miles per charge.  At a press preview, Jaguar executives emphasized the car’s cab-forward design, made possible because of the lack of an engine up front. Instead, the car uses a pair of electric motors to deliver a total of 394 horsepower and 516 foot-pounds of torque via the all-wheel drive system. Jaguar claims the car will go from 0-60mph in around four seconds.


jaguar_i-pace_concept_location_19sm-0-0jaguar_i-pace_concept_location_19sm-0-0Jaguar has clearly taken a lot of ideas from Tesla here, offering increased legroom with the absence of a drivetrain, as well as two touch-screens (a 12 inch and a 5.5 inch). The press was not allowed to use the new electronics system on-board the I-Pace, as it was unclear of whether or not it is fully functional at this time, but overall it does look fantastic.

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Jaguar says the SUV will include 50kW DC charging capabilities, allowing the liquid-cooled battery pack to be charged from 0 to 80 percent in 90 minutes, and to full in around two hours. Jaguar, which fielded a Formula E team for the first time this year, designed and developed the battery in-house. The company says it will learn a lot about cooling and charging batteries from its Formula E efforts, and it will put that knowledge into the I-Pace.

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Jaguar did not make clear the potential price of the I-Pace, however it is assumed that it will be close to Tesla’s model X.

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