British electric SUV gets four trim grades, starts at $119,000
Local pricing and specifications for the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace have been detailed ahead of a launch later this year, with the all-electric SUV range to kick off from $119,000 before on-road costs.
All versions are offered with the same 294kW/680Nm electric drivetrain hooked up to a 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack, with a claimed range of up to 480km.
Standard features on the S include 18-inch 15-spoke alloy wheels, LED headlights, eight-way semi-powered sports seats, 'Luxtec' upholstery, the Touch Duo Pro dual-screen infotainment system, Navigation Pro and Connect Pro, the Park pack – encompassing parking sensors all round, rear cross-traffic alert, and an automated parking assistant – and a Meridian sound system.
The base model gets safety tech like autonomous emergency braking (up to 80km/h), driver fatigue monitoring, traffic sign recognition, lane-keep assist, and a rear view camera as standard too.
Next is the SE ($130,200), which adds larger 20-inch alloy wheels, premium LED headlights with daytime-running lights, 10-way power adjustment for the grained leather sports seats with memory, a powered tailgate, and the Drive Pack – which includes blind-spot assist, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, and high-speed autonomous emergency braking (up to 160km/h).
Sitting atop the core I-Pace line-up is the HSE ($140,800), which gets different 20-inch alloys with diamond-turned finish, Matrix LED headlights, Windsor leather sports seats with 18-way power adjustment, a beefier Meridian surround sound system, and the Driver Assist Pack – adding a 360-degree camera system over the SE's Drive Pack.
Meanwhile, the special Launch Edition is available from $159,700 before on-road costs, and gets extra kit like 20-inch alloy wheels in Technical Grey with polished finished, extended Windsor leather interior, a head-up display, fixed panoramic roof, quad-zone climate control, and configurable ambient interior lighting.
Plenty of individual options and option packs are available, as is the luxury car norm, including black and carbon-fibre exterior packs, along with a cold climate pack – which adds a heated windscreen, steering wheel and washer jets for those who can't stand the cold.
In terms of performance, the I-Pace promises a 0-100km/h time of 4.8 seconds – slightly bettering the ~$182,000 Tesla Model X 100D's claimed time of 4.9 seconds, but not the 3.1 seconds offered by the ~$250,000 P100D's headline Ludicrous Speed mode.
A 7kW AC wall box at home will have the I-Pace charged to 80 per cent in 10 hours. Jaguar hasn't specified a time for a 100 per cent charge, although it is known that most brands will limit regular charging to 80 per cent as a battery preservation strategy.
Charging on 100kW DC public points will deliver around 80 per cent of a full charge in 40 minutes, but a 15-minute charge will return a 100km range.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace pricing
- S - $119,900
- SE - $130,200
- HSE - $140,800
- First Edition - $159,700
All prices exclude on-road costs