Water and electricity do mix
The I-pace’s optional Active Air Suspension can lift the body by up to 48mm above the normal height setting at speeds of up to 50km/h. Should you manage to really get out of your depth off-road, the I-pace also has an automatic ‘Extended Mode’ that will attempt to lift the body if it grounds or exceeds its 500mm wading depth.
Even the standard coil-sprung I-pace is fitted as standard with All Surface Progress Control (ASPC), which delivers off-road cruise control and hill descent functionality.
Future developments may well involve Jaguar borrowing tech from sister company Land Rover, whose ‘Cortex’ is a project that aims to deliver Level 4 and Level 5 off-road autonomous technology. Cortex-developed vehicles are promised to be “fully capable in any weather condition: dirt, rain, ice, snow or fog.”
PRACTICAL AND COMFORTABLE: I-PACE BOOT CAN SWALLOW 656L, WHILE A ‘FRUNK’ IN THE BONNET OFFERS AN ADDITIONAL 27L