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Jaguar i-Pace listed on Indian website, launch in 2020

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Jaguar’s first electric car, the i-Pace is now listed on the Indian website for the brand. This EV is expected to launch in 2020 and could rival the upcoming EQC form Mercedes-Benz. Currently, the i-Pace comes with a EV400 powertrain which produces 400 PS of power and 696 Nm of torque from the 90 kWh battery pack. The i-Pace is positioned as a performance SUV and it will come with AWD. This EV has a 0-100 kmph sprint time of 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 200 kmph. The brand claims a WLTP range of 470 km on a full charge with a 22.0 kWh consumption /  100 km. The Jaguar i-Pace has 2 permanent magnet synchronous electric motors on the front and rear axles each. The car claims to deliver linear acceleration from 0-12,000 RPM.

Jaguar in the international markets offers the i-Pace in S, SE & HSE variants. This car measures 4682mm in length, 2990mm in wheelbase, 1565mm in height, 2139mm in width and a fully laden ground clearance of 142mm. The battery pack is used as a chassis member on the floor of the car.

Features on the Jaguar i-Pace include active air suspension which lowers the car by 10mm when driving over 105 kmph. It also has adaptive dynamics which monitor the vehicle movement as many as 500 times / second to deliver a good ride quality by taking inputs based on accelerator, steering, and brake pedal. The i-Pace also allows drivers to set the car for their taste with the configurable dynamics. Torque vectoring by braking helps in allowing for safety maneuverability while turning and braking. The low traction launch system helps in slippery condition by reducing the torque delivered till the i-Pace climbs over 30 kmph backed with all surface progress control which works between 3.6 kmph to 30 kmph without having to worry over slippery conditions.

Pricing is currently unknown, but it will surely cost more than the F-Pace.