Make no mistake, this SUV is groundbreaking despite its modest price tag of $70,000. The Jaguar 2019 I-Pace is the very first all-electric crossover SUV. The I-Pace is capable of travelling a distance of 240 miles on a single charge, delivering 394 hp with a four-wheel drive system.
The engine can propel the crossover to 60 mph in an impressive 4.5 seconds, which is quicker than the Tesla Model X 100D. So move over Tesla, the Jaguar I-Pace is a realistic contender the crown of SUV all-electric vehicles which are affordable to the masses. The double engine packs a powerful 90-kilowatt-hour battery sandwiched in between, and it is considerably smaller than that used in Tesla Model X models.
The supple, heated seats offer comfortable support while off-roading in the countryside. Passengers seated at the rear receive the same level of luxury with a useful shelf hidden beneath each seat with a USB port for charging your iPad/iPhone, or a compact laptop, something even upmarket models hardly offer. The headroom while seated on the backseats is far better than many SUVs on the market, and the interior is improved further with the exceptional all-ceiling glass roof which creates an incredibly bright, open-air feel. The luxurious materials and interior styling is a Jaguar hallmark, and quality abounds from the engine to every detail of construction.
The I-Pace’s ride comes with an optional air suspension system that is incredibly soft and supple, effectively soaking up the imperfections of rugged terrain and bumpy roads. The I-Pace also marks the debut of the InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system developed by Jaguar and measures up well with the Range Rover’s Velar info-system. Its signature 10-inch touchscreen is augmented by a smaller 5.5-inch screen just below, and the system is intuitive and straightforward to operate and won’t cause a distraction while cruising along.