Jaguar I-Pace coming to New York Auto Show 2018

Jaguar I-Pace is coming to New York Auto Show – This 394 HP electric beauty is a beast inside

Mar 26, 2018 | by Iqtidar Ali

This year’s New York Auto Show is starting coming Friday — exciting the senses of car enthusiasts worldwide. Several electric cars are also part of the show which is visited by 1 million people every year.

Jaguar I-Pace was also part of the electric-car roster last year — but the I-Pace was just a concept at the time. Now the compact electric SUV is on the assembly lines in Austria and that makes a huge difference.

Jaguar UK is taking orders for the vehicle and the starting on-road price of the base model is £63,495. I-Pace has a 90 kWh battery pack that deliver 512lb-ft of instant torque, with dual motors it’s a permanent All-Wheel-Drive that produces 394 HP.

Jaguar I-Pace Interior
Jaguar I-Pace Interior

Currently in the Electric SUV sphere I-Pace has a tough competitor in the form of Tesla Model X. The entry level Model X has a 75 kWh battery pack with a range of 237 miles against the base Jaguar I-Pace which gives an estimated 298 miles of range and is even cheaper.

We have covered an extensive I-Pace vs. Model X specs comparison gathering every possible piece of data about the cars as of now.

Tesla’s EVs definitely have a technological edge in the form of Autopilot software — although Jaguar is also introducing over-the-air software updates for the I-Pace but that remains to be seen in the real-world as of now.

Jaguar Land Rover has yet to present a plan about their fast charging network — maybe they will announce something at the 2018 New York International Auto Show — stay tuned for updates.

Carwow UK got their hands on an I-Pace for a three minute ride and handling test at the Geneva Air Port (video below).

Surely the electric SUV has great handling as the battery pack stretches in between the front and rear wheels/axles giving it an ideal center-of-gravity. Also the upper trims get the air-suspension as standard that enhances feel of ride quality and handling.

We’ll be posting more news getting close to the New York Auto Show this year — exciting times — meanwhile checkout how Jaguar I-Pace beats Tesla Model X in a 0-60 mph run.

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Iqtidar Ali
xautoworld@gmail.com

Iqtidar Ali is a long time web developer and now writing for his childhood passion 'cars' further boosted by the advent of electric vehicles especially Tesla.

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