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New Jaguar I-PACE Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) S

FROM £65,195

  • 18" 15 spoke 'Style 1022' alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • 8-way semi-powered Luxtec front sport seats
  • All-new Navigation System
  • Park Pack
  • Smart Settings

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New Jaguar I-PACE Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) SE

FROM £69,795

  • 20" 6 spoke 'Style 6007' alloy wheels
  • Premium LED headlights
  • 12-way heated grained leather sport seats
  • Touch Pro Duo & Interactive Driver Display
  • All-new Navigation System
  • Blind Spot Assist Pack

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New Jaguar I-PACE Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) HSE

FROM £74,395

  • 20" Style 5068, 5 spoke, Diamond Turned finish
  • Matrix LED headlights
  • 16-way heated/cooled Windsor leather sport seats
  • Touch Pro Duo & Interactive Driver Display
  • All-new Navigation System
  • Blind Spot Assist Pack

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From £65,195

or from £649 per month

New Jaguar I-Pace

The new Jaguar I-PACE, a pure Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) built from the ground up, is the electrifying future of Jaguar Cars and the culmination of many years' innovation, design, engineering and technological advancements. The I-Pace heralds a new era of electric motoring where Jaguar doesn't just predict the future, Jaguar creates it…

Performance - Every Jaguar ever built is designed to feel like no other car on the road, and evolving to all-electric power doesn't change this. In fact, the transition offers even more opportunities to hone the dynamic performance for which Jaguar is renowned. A radical exterior design conceals an exquisite interior with SUV levels of practicality, while the fully electric powertrain provides high performance with absolutely zero emissions.

Cutting-edge technologies developed through Formula E Motor Racing (Shared Synchronous Permanent Magnet Electric Motors & Lithium-ion Battery Cell Technology) work seamlessly to produce a car that’s thrilling to drive, where acceleration is virtually instantaneous with no lag or gearshift interruptions. The dual electric motors produce 400PS & 696Nm of torque, taking you from 0-60mph in a rapid 4.5 seconds, a time that’s firmly in Super Car territory!

Handling - For sports car like agility the two electric motors of the I-Pace are axle-mounted, front and rear using concentric single speed transmissions with All-Wheel Drive (AWD) - The motors are positioned as low as possible, and along with the 90kWh battery placed between the axles they provide an extremely low centre of gravity and near perfect weight distribution, greatly enhancing the I-PACE's control and road handling.

Interior Space – Electric architecture defines the five-seater SUV’s interior character as the front seats are placed further forward than is usual. This creates more space between the front and rear seats, giving rear seat passengers added legroom and all passengers will enjoy an immediate sense of engagement with the car thanks to form-fitting sport seats - Throughout the spacious interior, beautiful, handcrafted touches reaffirm the cars luxury with rich, solid finishers all around while fine twin-needle stitching adds tailored sophistication. Due to the positioning of the 90kWh battery an added storage bonus is achieved by creating a stowage compartment under the bonnet in lieu of the absent fuel tank, with an additional 27 litres of space.

Technology – The Jaguar I-PACE is the world's smartest five-seater sports car, and moreover, is easy to live with and connected like never before as ‘InControl’ technologies seamlessly connect you to your car and the outside world - There's Connect Pro with Smart Settings to learn your preferences, and Pro Services, perfect for finding charging stations on the move. Smartphone Pack makes it easy to use selective apps on the Touchscreen, while Remote lets you securely interact with your car from your smartphone.

At the heart of I-PACE is a 'floating' centre console containing the latest infotainment system and the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system makes controlling all the car's features, and your connected devices, incredibly simple, comprising of a 10" Touchscreen integrated into the dashboard and a lower 5" Touchscreen with multi-function dynamic dials.

A single full battery charge on the Jaguar I-Pace provides a driving range of up to 292 miles on the WLTP cycle, ample to cover the average weekly commute of 186 miles. However, Jaguar recognise that it takes more than just zero emissions to drive sustainable environmental change through motoring habits. That's why from the earliest stages of the I-PACE's development Jaguar has established a comprehensive plan to meet the ‘End of Life Vehicle Directive’ (ELV) - For peace of mind the 90kWh battery comes with a generous 8 year or 100,000 miles warranty. The new Jaguar I-PACE is available to test drive in South Wales, please contact us here at Sinclair Jaguar in Swansea to find out more.

Personal Contract Plan

Representative Example*

I-PACE EV400 SE

On The Road Price £69,795.00
Finance Deposit Allowance (FDA) £3,000.00
Customer Deposit £15,990.00
Total Amount of Credit £50,805.00
Purchase Fee (Included in Optional Final Payment) £10.00
48 Monthly Payments £649.00
Optional Final Payment £27,365.00
Total Amount Payable (Including FDA) £77,507.00
Duration of Agreement 49 Months
Representative APR 4.90%
Interest Rate (Fixed) 4.50%

*Important Information Representative Example relates to an I-PACE SE EV400. 4.9% APR Representative available on new Jaguar I-PACE models registered between 1st October and 31st December 2020 at participating Retailers only. With Jaguar Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) you have the option after you have paid all of the regular monthly repayments to: (1) Return the vehicle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. In this example if the vehicle has exceeded the permitted maximum mileage of 40,833 miles, a charge of 16.8p (including VAT at 20%) will apply per excess mile. If the vehicle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded 40,833 miles you will have nothing further to pay. (2) Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the vehicle or (3) Part exchange the vehicle subject to settlement of your existing finance agreement; new finance agreements are subject to status. Representative Example is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles. Credit is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. This credit offer is only available through Black Horse Limited trading as Jaguar Financial Services, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff CF10 5BH. Model shown may include optional features and may not be representative of the offer displayed. **WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light vehicle Test Procedure) is the new process that has been phased in from 2017, which measures fuel, energy consumption, range and emissions in passenger vehicles in Europe. This is designed to provide figures closer to real-world driving behaviour. It tests vehicles with optional equipment and with a more demanding test procedure and driving profile.

Personal Contract Hire

NON-MAINTAINED

I-PACE SE 

Term 48 months
Mileage 10,000 mpa
Monthly rental £735*
Initial rental £8,820*
Excess mileage 24.96ppm

IMPORTANT INFORMATION *Based on an I-PACE SE, 48 month term, 10,000 miles per annum, non-maintained. Contract Hire subject to status. Over 18's only. You will not own this vehicle. Must be returned in good condition to avoid further charges. Excess mileage charges at 24.96p per mile. The promotion cannot be used together with other manufacturer’s promotion and is subject to availability at participating Retailers only for new vehicles ordered between 1st October and 31st December 2020. Provided by Jaguar Contract Hire a trading style of Lex Autolease Limited, Heathside Park, Heathside Park Road, Stockport, SK3 0RB. **Maintenance includes routine servicing, tyres, replacement parts and repairs due to fair wear and tear. Repairs or replacements from accidental or malicious damage and damage caused by driver misuse or abuse are excluded. ***Permitted maximum mileage is 120,000 over the full contract duration for petrol vehicles and 150,000 for diesel vehicles. The contracted mileage will also be pro-rated in the event of any early termination of a contract (contract early termination fees also apply). Model pictured at top of page I-PACE EV400 AWD HSE includes optional Eiger Grey metallic paint (£735), 22" Style 5069, 5 spoke, Gloss Black wheels with contrast Diamond Turned finish and Carbon Fibre inserts (£2,835), Black exterior pack (£360) and Privacy glass (£395), from £735 a month, plus initial rental in advance of £8,820.

Business Contract Hire

BUSINESS CONTRACT HIRE

I-PACE SE EV400 

Monthly rental £630 + VAT
Initial rental £3,780
Excess mileage 20.8ppm

*Important Information: Business users only. Based on an I-PACE SE EV400 standard specification, non maintained. Excess mileage charges (20.8p per mile +VAT). Must be returned in good condition to avoid further charges. Contract Hire subject to status. This promotion cannot be used together with other manufacturer’s promotions and is subject to availability at participating Retailers only for new vehicles registered between 1st October and 31st December 2020. Contract Hire is provided by Jaguar Contract Hire, a trading style of Lex Autolease Limited, Heathside Park, Heathside Park Road, Stockport SK3 0RB.

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Jaguar makes a full-electric vehicle - and a very good one. Jonathan Crouch looks at the I-PACE.

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By Line

Jaguar makes a full-electric vehicle - and a very good one. Jonathan Crouch looks at the I-PACE.

Ten Second Review

Jaguar becomes the first of the premium brand manufacturers to make a long range, practical, battery-powered electric vehicle. If you can afford the £65,000 asking price, you might well have everything you could want here: a 300 mile driving range, 395bhp, potentially zero emissions and a car that might be as comfortable taking to a racetrack as to a gravelly ravine. Welcome to the I-PACE.

Background

It seems to have taken the posh car makers a long time to have got their heads round the concept of full-electric power. Yes, they've dabbled with plug-in hybrids and shown futuristic concepts at motor shows but in terms of products customers can actually buy, the Tesla Model S has had the full-EV premium market for large cars to itself for well over half a decade. But stand by Elon Musk: things are about to get a whole lot tougher. This Jaguar I-PACE delivers a Tesla-style 300-mile drive range but, thanks to proper 50/50 weight distribution and Jaguar know how, handling dynamics that owners of a Model S or a Model 3 could only dream of. Technology people can create an electric car. But only car people can make one like the I-PACE.

Driving Experience

We've enjoyed putting this I-PACE to the test; the prospects certainly are promising. The stuff you need to know here's quite straightforward - by electric vehicle standards anyway. The 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack lies between the axles and Jaguar has specified two electric motors so that it could position the wheels for a perfect 50/50 weight distribution. They're powerful too, giving this 'performance' EV a 395bhp output. Rest to 60mph takes just 4.5s. Drive like that though and the claimed 300 mile operating range will be used up pretty quickly. You'd expect silent refinement and instant acceleration from rest from an electric car but, due to the heavy weight of all those batteries, less than stellar ride quality. Jaguar claims it's put a lot of work into that and offers I-PACE buyers a wide choice of suspension options. You can have passive or adaptive dampers or air springs with adaptive damping. An electric 4WD system is standard - one of those that can put as much or as little torque as is necessary to any wheel. If you were ever brave enough to try your I-PACE off road, you might be surprised at what it could do. Jaguar claims it would wade up to 500mm of water.

Design and Build

In theory, the I-PACE is a kind of SUV. But you might equally want to see it as a coupe, a luxury saloon or even some kind of sportscar. Designer Ian Callum isn't bothered either way. At 4,682mm in length, this model is 10mm longer than Jaguar's XE; it's bigger than the larger XF saloon too, with a 30mm longer wheelbase and 15mm of extra width. There's more of a cab-forward stance than you'd get in a conventionally-engined Jaguar but the silhouette looks very agile in profile. And it retains a traditional big grille, even though the three independent cooling systems (for the electric motors, the battery and the interior) don't really need it. Inside, the cabin's very Jaguar-like, with big comfortable seats that come with faux-leather as standard and real hide at extra cost. You can even have wood trim if you want it. Ahead of the driver sits an all-digital instrument binnacle and the centre-dash infotainment layout is bespoke to the I-PACE too. As in the Range Rover Velar, it's a two-screen package, the upper part dealing with navigation, audio and 'phone functions and the lower part operating informational stuff you'll need less frequently. It's a comfortable five-seater and there's a decent 656-litre boot, with a further 27-litre compartment out-front.

Market and Model

The I-PACE comes in one 'EV400' package with a 90kWh battery and a 395bhp all-wheel drive powertrain. There are three standard trim levels - 'S', 'SE' and 'HSE'. Prices start at around £65,000 and range up to around £75,000. Equipment levels are as generous as you would expect for the money being asked. Even the entry-level 'S' variant comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, full-LED headlights, sports seats, a Meridian sound system, a 'Navigation Pro' infotainment set-up, a rear parking camera, cruise control and heated door mirrors. 'SE' models add leather seats, a powered tailgate and power-folding mirrors. The 'HSE' gets a Meridian Surround Sound audio system, 20-inch wheels, Matrix-LED headlights, super-soft 'Windsor' leather upholstery and a 'Driver Assist' pack including adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree parking camera. The 'First Edition' version embellishes all that with a panoramic roof, a heated windscreen and Jaguar's ADAPTIVE Dynamics and Adaptive Surface Response driving modes, plus active air suspension. Inside, there's four-zone climate control, heated and cooled seats and a head-up display.

Cost of Ownership

Jaguar claims this car has a 300-mile range and that it can be charged to around 80% of capacity in less than 45 minutes, though only if you're fortunate enough to find a DC rapid charging point rated at 100kW (which is pretty unlikely at present). You're more likely to find a public 50kW charging point and using one of these, it would take 90 minutes to charge an I-PACE to 80% of its capacity. As an owner, you'll need to install a wallbox in your garage so you can charge the car overnight; a typical domestic wall outlet would take more than two days to charge the car from empty. I-PACE owners can easily find public charging points using connected navigation features built into the I-PACE's 'InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system'. As usual with EVs, Jaguar provides an app so that you can set charging times on your 'phone, so as to take advantage of low-cost electricity rates. What else? You get the usual unremarkable three year Jaguar warranty, though to be fair it does cover you for up to 100,000 miles. Should anything go wrong, Europe-wide breakdown assistance is part of the deal for three years.

Summary

Would you want one? Perhaps a better question is 'why wouldn't you want one?' To which we'll provide some obvious answers. Firstly, clearly there's the premium pricing to consider. And secondly, despite the great job Jaguar's engineers have clearly done with the handling dynamics of this car, there's no way an EV weighing around 2.2-tonnes can respond and ride quite like a conventionally-engined fossil-fuelled rival. But all the signs are that this one gets very close to that benchmark. If you've been waiting for luxury EVs to get serious, your time may have come here. In the future, there will certainly be better battery-powered electric vehicles than the I-PACE, but we don't think that there are right at present. And we think that in future, experts will look back at this car as the one that made the EV concept properly credible for the premium buyer. Which makes it very significant indeed.

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