Jaguar has today unveiled the I-PACE Concept, an all-electric performance SUV. The I-PACE production model will be on the road in 2018, with precise, agile driving dynamics as yet unseen on an electric vehicle.
"The I-PACE Concept represents the next generation of electric vehicle design," commented Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar. "It's a dramatic, future-facing cab-forward design with a beautiful interior - the product of authentic Jaguar DNA, electric technology and contemporary craftsmanship."
"This is an uncompromised electric vehicle designed from a clean sheet of paper: we've developed a new architecture and selected only the best technology available," added Dr Wolfgang Ziebart, Technical Design Director, Jaguar Land Rover. "The I-PACE Concept fully exploits the potential EVs can offer in space utilization, driving pleasure and performance."
The I-PACE Concept transforms the electric driving experience and offers the driver-focused performance and response Jaguar is renowned for. To help deliver this, the I-PACE has electric motors on the front and rear axles. Their combined output is 400hp and 516-lb ft. of torque - the same torque rating as the F-TYPE SVR.
"The interior of the I-PACE Concept is finished with beautiful, premium materials and an unwavering attention to detail," Callum concluded. "Throughout the interior you will discover a host of beautiful details to surprise and delight. From the expansive panoramic glass roof to the sporting, beautifully finished seats, every feature bears the hallmark of British craftsmanship."