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JAGUAR UNVEILS ALL-ELECTRIC I-PACE CONCEPT, SLATED FOR PRODUCTION IN 2018. MERCEDES-AMG UNVEILS E63 EXECUTIVE SALOON CAPABLE OF HUGE SPEED.
Jaguar has unveiled the I-pace, an all-electric concept car that will go into production in 2018.
It may look like a large hatchback, but it’s actually a medium-sized SUV, and will be Jaguar’s first all-electric car ever. Certainly, we think you’ll agree with us that Jaguar has done a good job with the looks of the thing.
But the design goes further than the looks of the I-pace. Because there’s no petrol engine, Jaguar has been able to increase the cabin size while keeping the exterior proportions relatively small. The lack of a big engine also allowed Jaguar’s designers to create the swooping good looks that are normally typical of much sportier cars.
The interior is decidedly futuristic, building on the design language of Jaguar’s latest models but bringing them firmly into the electric era. There are screens everywhere, but unlike most concept cars, the interior looks comfortable and welcoming, rather than cold and technical—it’s a neat trick to have pulled off.
Power comes from two electric motors— one at the rear axel, one at the front—kicking out about 200 bhp each and, between them 700 Nm of torque. That means a 0-100 km/h time in the range of about 5 seconds. Certainly, the I-pace should live up to Jaguar’s reputation for creating sporty cars.
And don’t think that, because the car is all-electric, the I-pace will have plenty of performance but no stamina. Jaguar is claiming a range of up to 400 km. That means that, even in a city as car-reliant as Dubai, the car should be pretty usable.
And before you roll your eyes and claim that production cars never turn out like the concepts they were based on, industry insiders claim there’s evidence that the I-pace will look pretty much the same as this concept when it goes into production. What’s more, Jaguar has a pretty good track record of turning its stunning concepts into reality.