After driving a 2019 FE for the past 7 months (trouble-free, I might add, other than a couple of 'glitches' that resolved with an on/off power cycle), I just today took delivery of a fully-loaded 2020 HSE. (Read my prior posts about my post-purchase discovery and intolerance of the heated windshield nighttime visibility, and months-long indecision and flip-flopping by JLR on whether they could just swap out the windshield for a non-heated version, first ordering me one, then ultimately refusing to allow dealer to install it, leading to a replacement car order.) Literally just got the new vehicle today, so still too early to notice any real differences.
Basically a FE without the FE branding; only changes I made in re-ordering were:
- Got rid of the heated windshield!
- Changed paint from Santorini Black (taken off showroom floor) to Narvik Black (preferred)
- Substituted "Jaguar" illuminated treadplates for the "First Edition" etched ones
- Added the "cooled glovebox" (oh, why not? I hate melted protein bars)
- I (again) had the dealer paint the rear license plate area to match body - (detested the plastic look there)
I got the very first 2020 I-Pace my dealership received, maybe even the first in Florida. Still plenty of 2019s in inventory nationwide, but I (re)ordered mine April 18 and JLR had already cut over production to MY20 (build date May 17). Took just 70 days (JLR expedited) to arrive June 28, but it sat another 3 weeks while we 'worked' through the trade details.
FYI, software version of MY20 at delivery: S_19A, and Telematics Version 16.2. It appears OTA software updates are enabled...? When I click update... it checks, then says "Software up to date" (not *real* proof of it working, however). When I do same for Telematics, I get a slightly different message: "No update available."
I went through all the thumbwheel menus and nothing has changed from 2019 model. I haven't setup phone or a profile yet since I'm getting a new phone this week and didn't want to unnecessarily "confuse" the car.
I ordered mine custom, but dealers are still discounting the inventoried MY2019's substantially, including attractive lease deals. No rebates or discounts on the 2020s.
Lastly, a shameless plug for Crown Jaguar St. Petersburg
! (Florida) They've been awesome throughout this ordeal despite JLR corporate's shenanigans on the windshield issue. They do very large volume, ship all over the country, and have won the Pride of Jaguar Retailer Excellence award for like 9 years in a row! Mike Donovan is their top I-Pace salesman, complete with (authentic) British accent.