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Tell us about your experience when making a deposit and how long of a wait do you expect at your particular Dealership.
 

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Tell us about your experience when making a deposit and how long of a wait do you expect at your particular Dealership.
I made my deposit in 11/2016 and i´m the 4th at the local list. My dealer here in germany told me he will get only 5 cars at the first step.

So i think spring/summer 2018 could be reality!

Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Jaguar says it has over 25,000 confirmed orders for the I-Pace, with customers in big markets in Europe and the U.S. placing "four-figure" deposits, despite the not knowing the exact final price. That order book is almost two year's worth of production at Magna Steyr's contract manufacturing plant in Graz, Austria, where the I-Pace will be built based on capacity predictions from IHS Markit.

The I-Pace was unveiled as a concept at last year's Los Angeles auto show and is due to go on sale next spring/summer. The final version will not deviate very much from the concept, the company has said. JLR plans to reveal the production I-Pace early 2018.
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Wow, that being the case I must say that i'm happy to have you here especially since I haven't put down a deposit as yet. Looking forward to your delivery happening and even some exclusive information they might give you before its arrival.
 

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Guys, do you think that Jag will get the I-Pace available in N/A (especially in Canada) in autumn 2018? I will have then to take a call to keep my MB or change to I-Pace !!!
 

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I placed my pre-order back in April. There was no fanfare and no cool document - just a simple receipt. I placed the order in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and was told I am third on their list.

The failure to launch at Frankfurt is a bit of a blow which leaves one to wonder if the car has the ability to live up to the hype or perhaps its a bit of a mid course correction. My hope is the later given that Audi plans to beat the I-Pace to market with its E-Tron SUV on what appears to be a Q5 platform, and if the speculation is correct - it has a 95 KWH battery. Further Jaguar would have you believe that a 2 hour recharge rate is outstanding using a DC Fast Charger Level III - "not so much" (an estimated 50 KW/hour). Audi's corporate cousin, Porsche is touting a 15 minute recharge-rate on its Mission-E and Tesla's "Level IIII" Superchargers provide about 120 KW/hour which would get our I-Pace charged up and good to go - in 45 minutes. So my hope is that Jaguar will tweak their battery/charger-rate specs or at least offer enhanced capabilities as a reasonably priced option.

Clearly battery and charge-rate are a priority especially as the competition in the premium car models really heats up. I do take solace however, in spite of less than class leading specs, in the fact that the I-Pace is first and foremost a - BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) which was designed as such, from the get-go and not a modified ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vehicle like the Audi and Mercedes and to some extent the Teslas. Ian Callum designed the I-Pace and has beautifully embraced the design potential of a BEV. My BEV shortlist did include the Tesla Model X and as impressive as that car might be - the seats are the pits - they are awful. I cannot image draining the battery once in a day of driving, never mind trying for two, if I had to operate that vehicle from those seats. Jaguar will not make that mistake.
 

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Well, if the I-Pace doesn't live up to your expectations, you can always cancel you deposit assuming it's non refundable. Journalists will definitely get first crack at them and test out all of Jaguar's claims.
 

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At least with this model we have better odds of getting a good product. Jaguar has proved themselves with the F-Pace (from what I have seen) along with some of their sedans, XE is one that I really liked as well. Some of that DNA better make it.
 
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