Wa­ter and elec­tric­ity do mix

Wheels (Australia) - - First Drives -

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

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