Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV launched in India
Jaguar Land Rover has finally launched its much-awaited first electric car, the I-Pace in India. The Jaguar I-Pace is the maiden BEV (battery electric vehicle) to be introduced in India by Jaguar Land Rover. The Jaguar I-Pace is available in three trim levels in India – S, SE, and HSE. In three variants, S, SE, and HSE, the electric performance SUVs are priced at INR 1.06 crore, INR 1.08 crore and INR 1.12 crore, respectively.
“Jaguar I-PACE is the first all-electric SUV that we’ve launched in India and it marks the beginning of our electrification journey. With our electrified products, we look forward to playing a significant role in India’s electrification drive into the future. Jaguar I-PACE will appeal to people who look for and purchase the latest in technology and design, to express their personalities and stay ahead of the curve,” said Rohit Suri, president and managing director at Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL) in a statement.
Here’s a look at the first car in Jaguar’s electric journey.
The I-PACE powertrain provides 294 kW and 696 Nm of usable instant torque. With built-in All Wheel Drive traction, I-PACE accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. The Jaguar I-Pace gets two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors on the front and rear axles. The vehicle is fitted with a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery and the battery comes with eight years or 160,000 km warranty. A 7.4 kW AC wall-mounted charger will be provided in addition to the standard 8 years or 160000 km battery warranty.
I-PACE delivers all-surface, all-weather drivability. Power and torque response is immediate and the electric motors can adapt independently to the driver’s inputs, road surface conditions and available grip. I-PACE’s highly efficient heat pump harvests heat from the outside air and electronic components of the vehicle. The warmth is transferred to the cabin via the heating and ventilation system, reducing the power demand from the battery while maximising range.
Jaguar I-Pace – Interior Design
On the inside, the design is very similar to other Jaguar cars. It looks very premium and quite sporty as well. The first all-electric performance SUV, I-Pace offers a refined, quiet drive. To maintain the calm interior, the vehicle features acoustic laminated glass on the front windows and windscreen, reducing noise entering the cabin from outside.
I-PACE features a floating centre console at the heart of the cabin. This unique, cantilevered design feature gives an immediate sense of I-PACE’s space the moment one opens the door. The top feature will be Jaguar’s Pivi Pro touchscreen infotainment system and a touchscreen for the climate control operation.
Other features include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, ‘InControl’ connected-car tech, a heads-up display, ‘Windsor’ leather sport seats, a 16-speaker, 825W Meridian sound system, hands-free boot release, 3D surround camera, adaptive air suspension, four-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, and ionising air purifier with PM2.5 filtration, and a digital rear-view mirror, and more. There are some standard and optional features.
Jaguar I-Pace – Exterior
Jaguar I-Pace is an electrifying combination of Jaguar performance, technology and style.
The exterior features include LED headlights, automatic headlights, 3-flash lane change indicators, LED taillights, rear fog lights, automatic headlight levelling system, Follow me home lighting, Gloss black lower front blades, body-coloured door mirror caps, Gloss black door claddings, chrome side window surround, rear bumper with Gloss Black valance, Fixed panoramic roof, Tailgate spoiler, Flush exterior door handles, acoustic laminated windscreen, solar attenuating windscreen, rain-sensing wipers, heated rear window with timer, headlight power wash and more.
Charging I-PACE is convenient and safe. Jaguar has built up a robust charging network, thanks to their tie-up with Tata Power. The company claims that 22 retail outlets across 19 cities are now EV ready with over 35 EV chargers installed and more underway. Designed for optimum safety, I-PACE has been engineered to include number of safety features Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Motor Drag Torque Control, Roll Back Protection, Roll Stability Control (RSC), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), All-round exterior LED lighting.
Jaguar Land Rover was previously set to launch its first all-electric Performance SUV, the Jaguar I-Pace on March 9, but the launch was postponed to 23rd March 2021. Leading car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover launched its first all-electric performance SUV I-Pace in India through an immersive digital event open to members of the media, customers, fans and enthusiasts of the brand.