Enhanced Jaguar I-Pace debuts with subtle changes
When the Jaguar I-Pace was introduced in South Africa in 2019, it took the EV fold by storm when it brought with it contemporary looks, superb performance and everyday capability.
Four years later, the British marque is giving the I-Pace subtle changes that come in the form of a more distinctive design, richer specifications, and the addition of R-Dynamic models and metallic shades.
Though the changes are subtle, if you look closer, you can see the smooth front grille finished in Atlas Grey hue, which replaces the forebear’s gloss black lozenge pattern. The same shade is applied on the vertical blades outside the front apertures, while the Jaguar badge is finished in black and silver.
The front bumper finishers, lower door finishers and rear diffusers are painted in body colour instead of the previous model’s gloss black shade. Optionally, buyers can have a contrasting panoramic roof which also enables them to specify a black finish for the rear section of the roof.
For the first time, the I-Pace can be had with a choice of Eiger Grey or new Carpathian Grey.
As for the interior, the refreshed I-Pace comes equipped with the Pivi Pro infotainment system that supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and what3words navigation.
Powering the I-Pace is a 90 kWh battery pack that gives it a range of up to 470 km. With electric motors mounted on both axles for a total system output of 294 kW and 696 Nm, the I-Pace hurtles from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds before hitting its top stride at 200 km/h.
The battery pack can be recharged using a 100 kW DC charger which, according to Jaguar, can add up to 127 km of range in 15 minutes. Owners can also charge the I-Pace using a 3-phase charger and an 11 kW home wall box that adds up to 53 km in an hour and a full charge in 8.6 hours.
On the other hand, single-phase electricity with 7 kW wall boxes can add up to 35 km in an hour and a full charge in 12.75 hours. Jaguar has also updated the timed charging functions and preconditioning systems.
We expect the enhanced Jaguar I-Pace to arrive locally towards the middle of the year.