2019 Jaguar I-PACE : 394 hp, 386 km

At least, after teasing us for the past year, Jaguar presented the production version of its fully electric I-PACE at the Geneva Auto Show.

From a styling standpoint, the SUV is a spitting image of the concept, apart from a few details that the untrained eye won’t even notice. It boasts a low roofline, an almost flat rear window and short overhangs, giving it a stubby, but muscular silhouette.

The official output figures are also very close what was initially announced. With one electric motor at each axle, the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE features an all-wheel drivetrain, along with 394 combined horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. According to the brand, the SUV will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 km/h.

Thanks to a 90-kWh battery pack, driving range is estimated at up to 480 kilometres, based on the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) in Europe, or up to 386 km according to the EPA test cycle. With a 100-kW charging station, the I-PACE can recover 80% of its battery capacity in 40 minutes, or approximately 100 km in 15 minutes. With a home charger, the vehicle’s battery can be fully replenished in an estimated 13 hours. In addition, the SUV features one-pedal driving when the high regenerative mode is set.

The cabin can accommodate five passengers, while the cargo area has a volume of 638 litres, or 1445 litres with the rear seatbacks folded down. The I-PACE features a panoramic sunroof, Luxtec, leather or premium Kvadrat textile upholstery, a 12.3-inch driver instrument panel and a Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with tactile and physical controls as well as stacked 10- and 5.5-inch touchscreens.

An InControl remote app with an Amazon Alexa Skill will be available, too. Owners will be able to ask his or her handheld device questions such as “is my car locked?” or “do I have enough range to get home?” I-PACE owners will also be able to pre-heat or pre-cool the SUV’s cabin while it’s plugged in, schedule charging times and more.

The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE will be available in second half of 2018 in S, SE and HSE trim levels, while a First Edition variant will be available for the first year. Pricing for the Canadian market has not yet been set, but will start at £63,495 in the U.K., which amounts to roughly CAD$113,000.

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