Jaguar unveiled a new production concept, the I-Pace, a battery-electric sport utility vehicle slated for production as a 2018 model. The BEV will have a four-second 0-60 mph time, a range of over 500 kilometers (311 miles), and a 90kWh battery with rapid-charge capability.
The Jaguar I-Pace was unveiled in a world-first virtual reality reveal experience in which the audience was fitted with VR helmets and given the opportunity to enter a virtual world with Ian Cullum of Jaguar Land Rover and celebrities for a virtual look at the new I-Pace.
The full production preview of the Jaguar I-Pace will be unveiled next year at an undisclosed event. The concept in physical form is on display at the LA Auto Show, going on now. Cullum said “the I-Pace Concept represents the next generation of electric vehicle design. It’s a dramatic, future-facing cab-forward design with a beautiful interior – the product of authentic Jaguar DNA, electric technology and contemporary craftsmanship.”
The Jaguar I-Pace was designed from the ground-up to be an EV entirely in-house at Jaguar Land Rover. A full charge can take as little as 2 hours.