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Appears that Jaguar has released info on the 2024 I-PACE here.
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Quite a few other publications are running with this as the 2024 model. I am assuming it is since it has some physical differences from what is on the 2023 i-PACE US website but did not see a specific indicator of year on the website. Would seem strange to announce a 2024 model so soon.

Anyway, I do like the change in grill, but not so happy the limited number of other changes. Also, not having a gallery ready on this announcement is beyond dumb. This "mock up" with a colored background just doesn't have enough for a full announcement like this for an existing change with minor changes.
 

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I didn't see any change in range noted in the Jaguar announcement.
"I-PACE’s 90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers a range of up to 470km/292mile range (WLTP)3. When charging using the fast-growing network of public chargers, a 100kW DC charger can add up to 127km/78 miles of range (WLTP) in just 15 minutes. Customers with three-phase electricity and an 11kW home wall box can add up to 53km/33 miles of range (WLTP) per hour; a full charge takes only 8.6 hours. Customers in single-phase markets using 7kW wall boxes can achieve up to 35km/22 miles of charge per hour and a full charge in 12.75 hours."

The front panel just gets referenced as a "distinctive" design element. Well, distinctive from previous model years, but I see it as just a "me too" design matching Mach-E, Bolt, etc.
 

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I didn't see any change in range noted in the Jaguar announcement.
"I-PACE’s 90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers a range of up to 470km/292mile range (WLTP)3. When charging using the fast-growing network of public chargers, a 100kW DC charger can add up to 127km/78 miles of range (WLTP) in just 15 minutes. Customers with three-phase electricity and an 11kW home wall box can add up to 53km/33 miles of range (WLTP) per hour; a full charge takes only 8.6 hours. Customers in single-phase markets using 7kW wall boxes can achieve up to 35km/22 miles of charge per hour and a full charge in 12.75 hours."

The front panel just gets referenced as a "distinctive" design element. Well, distinctive from previous model years, but I see it as just a "me too" design matching Mach-E, Bolt, etc.
Ugh. I prefer the "real" looking grill. That flat panel stuff takes away any character like those fake panels that they used to put in the air vents when you were too cheap to get air conditioning.
 

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Is the front bypass still functional? LOL. Doesn't look like it only for "aerodynamic appearance."

"Jaguar I-PACE features a bold front Matte Graphite Atlas front grille shield and a sculpted bonnet scoop for an aerodynamic appearance."
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If the front bypass no longer functions they could've redesigned the hood and increased frunk size. I like the look of the bypass but does it actually improve the drag?
 

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Is the front bypass still functional?
It does bring to mind, that from what we were told on the old cars, was that the hood scoop/hood dump in the front of the car, helped the aerodynamics. I did always question the rough grill on our old cars, but with aerodynamics you never know what really works and what doesn't. Does there appear to be a small space at the bottom of the new grill ??
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It does bring to mind, that from what we were told on the old cars, was that the hood scoop/hood dump in the front of the car, helped the aerodynamics. I did always question the rough grill on our old cars, but with aerodynamics you never know what really works and what doesn't. Does there appear to be a small space at the bottom of the new grill ??
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Remember aerodynamics is more than just drag. The air flow thru the grill and over the windshield may be contributing to the smooth air flow and the handling of the car.
If the new grill is solid, you'd think that the designers would simplify the hood design as well and save a few pennies/cents. However, it does look this there might be room for air flow beneath the flat panel from these pictures, but this new grill will certainly change the flow thru the bonnet scoop.
 

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The air channel is still there at the top of the front panel. It just isn't as prominent due to the shape of the flat panel.

One would not put the air channel below the flat panel. The air there would just run into the heat exchanger and be uncontrolled or just hit a "blank wall". It wouldn't be aerodynamic to take a 90 degree turn up then another 90 degree turn aft to flow the bonnet channel.

The air flow for the heat exchanger is in the smaller grille area below the large one. The active vanes are behind it to control flow of air through the heat exchanger.
 

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The air channel is still there at the top of the front panel. It just isn't as prominent due to the shape of the flat panel.

One would not put the air channel below the flat panel. The air there would just run into the heat exchanger and be uncontrolled or just hit a "blank wall". It wouldn't be aerodynamic to take a 90 degree turn up then another 90 degree turn aft to flow the bonnet channel.

The air flow for the heat exchanger is in the smaller grille area below the large one. The active vanes are behind it to control flow of air through the heat exchanger.
Yeah, I'm not sure about that. Look again. It's similar to what Volvo has done to the first models of the XC40 Recharge front grill. Why would Jaguar describe it as "aerodynamic appearance" rather than just say for "aerodynamics?" I don't think Jaguar redesigned the duct work underneath the frunk for the bypass.
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