Jaguar I-Pace is Drop Dead Sexy in Photon Red

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The Jaguar I-Pace concept will debut in a striking Photon Red shade at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show later this month.

The concept, which will debut in production form later this year before going on sale in early 2018, was first shown in a muted silver exterior color at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The automaker has already received 350 preorders for the fully electric crossover, barely a drop in the bucket compared to the 373,000 Tesla received for its Model 3 sedan, but still a positive sign for Jag.

Powering the I-Pace will be a pair of electric motors that together produce 395 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque and a 90-kWh lithium ion battery. Jaguar claims the crossover can sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.0 seconds and achieve a maximum range of around 300 miles. A 50-kW direct current (DC) charging port can charge the battery to 80 percent of its range in 90 minutes and to 100 percent in a little over two hours.

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The I-Pace boasts an all-new aluminum platform that utilizes the same double-wishbone front suspension and the integral link rear suspension as the F-Pace. The lithium-ion battery pack is located low and between the front axles, ensuring a low center of gravity and near 50/50 weight distribution. According to chief engineer of vehicle integrity at Jaguar-Land Rover, Mike Cross, the I-Pace is a “true Jaguar,” and will be “the first electric vehicle developed for enthusiasts who love driving.”

Jaguar says the production I-Pace will cost about 10 to 15 percent more than the F-Pace, which starts at $41,990 in the U.S.

Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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