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We're still waiting for the I-Pace's final reveal and Motor Authority says Jagaur is already producing them at Magna Steyr's plant in Austria! We'll see the first few in European showrooms before they'll go on sale in the States in the second half of 2018.

Maybe they're stockpiling the I-Pace in various configurations so buyers won't have to wait to long to get theirs.
 

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That plant produces multiple vehicles doesn't it? I think the new BMW Z4 is being built there as well. I hope that's what they're doing though because there's nothing worse than having to place an order and wait 6-8 months for it to arrive at the dealership.
 

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I'm sure I'll be tempted to pick one from what they have 'near' my desired spec if it means I don't have a long wait. If it makes no difference, then I may as well spec it to what I want/can afford! :smile2:
 

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I'd spec it to be everything I'd hope for in an EV unless dealerships have what I want in stock. The I-Pace is by no means cheap and I plan to own one for years to come, may as well get the dream package.

From what I usually see, the first few batches are usually fully loaded to appeal to more buyers.
 

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Either fully loaded or base I would think. There are a lot of people who hate waiting though and those will be the ones to scoop up the ones on the dealership lots ASAP. I'm sure depending on how the allotments are set out, we'll have people going to different states to pick them up and bring them back.
 

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No surprise there as Bolt buyers were going across state lines to grab one. The same situation could be seen with the I-Pace depending on roll-out times and supply.

I usually see the higher spec models make it to dealerships before the base models do, at least for higher end brands like Jaguar.
 

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The wise ones will be those that don't jump in right away. Its the first time JLR is creating such a product and people like me are still skeptical. Chevy on the other hand already released the Volt about 8+ years ago, so confidence in the Bolt is that much higher. Anyone who plunges right into this is brave!
 

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Time to put on my knight armour and be the one to take the plunge asap! ;) I'll let you all know if I make it back alive when the time comes haha

How long do you plan on waiting @J.XAU
 

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There will always be those who are willing to take the plunge and I salute you for doing so! I'd rather wait a year and give Jaguar time to iron out the kinks since that's usually when most problems are reported depending on the factory warranty.
 

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You're definitely not the only one. I feel like the ones that plunge for the first ones are ego driven and just want to be "first on the block" with the new car haha ;)
 

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It'll be dependent on reviews as well and how long I can hold out. :D Sure, waiting for and production problems to be fixed is a better option in my mind, but when people start taking their I-Pace on road trips and posting those trip reports here, I may cave.
 

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That is true. Road trip logs from other owners is going to be something I'll be looking at closely before I make my attempt. I never like being the test mule haha. I will be the one reporting any ownership issues however :)
 

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depending on what initial production numbers will be like you guys might change your whole tone about when you want to buy, with all the hype around the I-Pace, you might have to either buy in right away or wait a while later for the second round of allocations.
 

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That's a guarantee. We'll definitely be seeing both groups of consumers on these boards though. The ones that shoot early and the ones that wanted to but just didn't get there in time. All we can really hope for is some good turn around time from placing the build and getting it in hands.
 

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I had a personalised video message from my dealer yesterday, in essence he said that JLR said I-pace deliveries to the UK will be 'at earliest next year' and that E-pace 'is expected this year'. I'm sure you know, despite the confusing naming E-pace is not electric, just a smaller F-pace.
 

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Thanks for keeping us posted! Assuming UK will be one of the first countries to get the I-Pace, other markets not in Europe may have to wait until the middle of next year if not late 2018.
 

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I had a personalised video message from my dealer yesterday, in essence he said that JLR said I-pace deliveries to the UK will be 'at earliest next year' and that E-pace 'is expected this year'. I'm sure you know, despite the confusing naming E-pace is not electric, just a smaller F-pace.
That should mean this years Frankfurt show is when we'll see the E-Pace. Unless there's another show someone has in mind. Its the only one I think Jaguar can see doing good for the e-pace and vice versa.
 

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The Frankfurt auto show is huge, even if the I-Pace doesn't debut there it'll most likely appear anyways. Guess Jaguar really is stockpiling some I-Paces for the release next year, or they could be fine tuning the production process which means a better quality car for us.
 

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the first few to be produced could be labeled as prototypes for additional testing before the real production models meant for sale starts rolling off the line. Heard Jaguar went through a lot of E-Pace test mules so the same could apply to the I-Pace as well, maybe even more since it's Jaguar's first all electric vehicle.
 

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Wouldn't doubt multiple test vehicles being produced. It only makes sense as one vehicle can only provide so much data. There's also consistencies to look for, etc.
 
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