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2018 Jaguar I-Pace on-sale from $119,000+ORC

The 2018 Jaguar I-Pace has been revealed and is available to order now in Australia from $119,000+ORC.

ELECTRIC CARS IN THIS country are still just a novelty, but that isn’t stopping car makers from pushing hard into the electric future. The Hyundai Kona Electric was revealed earlier this week and might just be the car to turn on the masses to electric vehicles…if the Government can keep pace, and now Jaguar’s 294kW I-Pace has broken cover with Jaguar Australia saying it’ll sell here from $119,000+ORC in entry-level S trim… so, this thing could get pricey.

That said, even its priciest form, the I-Pace should be cheaper than its equivalent Tesla Model X. The Model X 75D lists from $139,834+ORC, the 100D from $172,516+ORC and the P100D from $255,534+ORC.

2018 Jaguar I-Pace

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According to Jaguar, the I-Pace has a range of up to 480km which is great and that owners using a rapid-charging DC outlet can get to 80% of capacity in just 40 minutes; charging from home with an AC wall box will achieve the same charge in more than 10 hours – or by charging overnight.

With an electric motor at each axle meaning the I-Pace is all-wheel drive, the thing offers 294kW and 696Nm of torque…instantly. Interestingly, the I-Pace will be built by Magna-Steyr in Austria via a partnership with Jaguar Land Rover.

According to Jaguar, “The battery is placed centrally between the two axles, and as low down as possible with a seal between the housing and the underfloor. This location enables perfect 50:50 weight distribution and a low centre of gravity: together with the advanced double wishbone front and Integral Link rear axle with (optional) air suspension and configurable Adaptive Dynamics, this delivers agile handling and outstanding ride comfort”.

2018 Jaguar I-Pace

It seems the I-Pace will be roomy, offering 656 litres of boot space which grows to 1453 litres with the back seats folded down. And because it’s an electric car, one-upmanship means the I-Pace can connet to an Alexa device and synced to the Jaguar InControl Remote app…this allows you to ask your Alexa device whether your car is locked, etc; something I’d have thought you’d be able to check yourself by pressing the key fob, but…

There’s no word yet on additional pricing for the I-Pace range but it’s available to order now in S, SE, HSE and a limited-run First Edition variants.

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Isaac Bober

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