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This is ar­guably the weak­est as­pect of the I-pace’s en­tire cabin. While the in­te­gra­tion of the twin screens into the up­per and lower dash fas­cia has been ex­e­cuted very tidily in­deed, the re­spon­sive­ness of the soft­ware along with a lack of in­tu­itive­ness are ul­ti­mately the sys­tem’s un­do­ing. There’s a no­tice­able de­gree of lag be­tween in­put and re­sponse that might be ac­cept­able on a more run-of-the-mill in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem but needs to be ironed out when ap­plied to a ve­hi­cle cost­ing in ex­cess of £60,000.

Th­ese grum­bles aside, the level of fea­tures that you get with the sys­tem is at least ac­cept­able. DAB ra­dio, Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity, satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion and a rear-view park­ing cam­era are all in­cluded as stan­dard. That said, Jaguar doesn’t make spec­i­fy­ing Ap­ple Carplay or An­droid Auto com­pat­i­bil­ity an op­tion, which seems like a missed op­por­tu­nity ow­ing to their su­pe­rior in­tu­itive­ness.

Merid­ian sound sys­tems are stan­dard across the board, with an 825W sur­round sound sys­tem avail­able as a £600 op­tion.

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