Jaguar is taking aim at the Tesla Model X by unveiling the I-Pace – an all-electric SUV that’s set to hit the streets in 2018. The I-Pace features a 90 kWh battery, a driving range of around 220 miles, and it generates 394 horsepower and 516 foot-pounds of torque from two electric motors. Jaguar also says the I-Pace will be able to reach 60 mph faster than most sports cars at around four seconds.
Jaguar debuted the I-Pace this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show and according to the automaker, the concept is not far off from the production version. Since the I-Pace doesn’t use a conventional engine, designers were able to maximize space for passengers and their stuff. Thanks to its cab-forward design, the I-Pace will have more interior room than many larger SUVs.
Once inside, you’re greeted with a large center-mounted 12-inch touchscreen and an additional 5.5-inch touchscreen. The traditional instrument cluster has been replaced by another 12-inch screen with a color head-up display.
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“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,” stated Wolfgang Ziebart.
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