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New to the forum and new to Jaguar.

Over the recent years I noticed Jaguar trying to revamp the brand, coming out with new products to reshape its image and so far i've been liking it, but not enough to pull the trigger and buy.

Been open to getting either a gasoline or electric vehicle, it just comes down to what I like, primarily that starts with design (which the I-Pace has a lot of) and goes down the list from that point on.

Maybe the I-Pace will be mine?....here I will figure that out.
 

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Jaguar really has been trying to make a splash in the automotive market these days and going where the market blows, which is EV right now. I was looking at the F-Pace but then I heard about the I-Pace and that seems like a better model for me as I'd prefer to charge my car than go to the gas station.
 

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Jaguar has come a long way this turn around with their new designs. However so far the only thing that really stood out to me was the F-Type of course. The new I-Pace is finally a design that I'm really looking forward to, the only thing now is to see what the production model looks like opposed to the concept.
 

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F-Pace was a nice addition to the market but I feel they could have done better on design, but what's most important from all of that is seeing how well a Jaguar SUV (a first for the brand) is received from the market.

Apparently now they're delving even deeper into the SUV/Crossover market by offering an E-Pace..

 

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Funny how that naming could have played out. Typically the use of "E" would be for the electric vehicle either as an add on or whatever the case is. Nonetheless, I actually did like the way the F-Paces looked. Thought they were pretty nice, in certain specs. Seems like everyone is digging into the SUV segment a bit more now though.
 

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Valid point and it would have been great if they went about it that way but given the lettering sequence of the segments they're giving these letters to I guess it would have been weird. At the end of the day it won't matter anyways, just as long as the product is good.
 

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For sure, I could care less about the name. The name has no relevancy to what the vehicle will be like and what not. But for something coming from Jaguar, I can already anticipate a very well put together vehicle that'll provide good value.
 

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Wasn't the F-Pace very popular once it went on sale? People loved the quality of the build and its performance. Jaguar is most likely going to repeat their success with the I-Pace and maybe even set a new world record like they did with the F-Pace.
 

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The F-Pace did a great response when it came to market. The build quality was a bit iffy just because they had panel fitment issues and what not but overall, very very great response. The I-Pace could definitely hit that level as well but it's really going to be down to pricing. Remember the F-Pace, you can buy one starting from $42k, very easily attainable.
 

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The F-Pace did a great response when it came to market. The build quality was a bit iffy just because they had panel fitment issues and what not but overall, very very great response. The I-Pace could definitely hit that level as well but it's really going to be down to pricing. Remember the F-Pace, you can buy one starting from $42k, very easily attainable.
But people expect that here, they know brits in all their infinite wisdom have problems with building cars but excel in a lot of other areas, excelling in areas that can stuff issues under the rug for some. So those issues aside, the F-Pace was a true success.
 

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Without a doubt, from the time it was released last year, publications are still talking about it and giving it praise so that says a lot. Especially now that they have an SVR being tested, it's just going to re-ignite that fire although it hasn't even died down yet.
 

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With the F-Pace's continued success and attention, Jaguar will need to deliver an exceptional vehicle in the I-Pace and meet the high expectations set forth by the F-Pace. Not saying we'll see another 360 degree loop record, but maybe longest road trip in an EV.
 

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They could make the longest road trip but it'll definitely not be the most efficient and that alone could work as a negative for them. They really don't even need to attempt any of those though, they can do it based on design and performance solely.
 

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Best way to go about it is making people pay for more range by deciding on a certain package much like what Tesla has going on. But at the same time i can see how different packages could dilute sales too much and result in increased overhead costs, maybe monospec is the answer? or something similar?
 

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I feel just sticking to what they have and keeping the one option is perfectly fine. According to some link I was reading a while ago, it actually proves more worth it to drive an ICE on a long trip opposed to an EV (of today) because of the inconveniences of charging, cost of charging, etc.
 

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The charging infrastructure is actually expanding pretty rapidly and it's even better if you take into account private chargers that other EV owners are allowing the public to use (plugshare). By the time Jaguar's I-Pace goes on sale we should have a lot more fast chargers.
 

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Tesla is a good example of this since they're focused on setting up charging stations along routes taking people to major destinations. So when its been happening on that scale from just one company (among the many right now) its just a matter of you mapping out where the stations are and going from their.

Just look at any forum based on an EV in production for at least a year or two and you'll see.
 

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I think there's a few charging companies out there and they're building up the charging infrastructure. Like you said, if Tesla can establish something on that scale just on their own, imagine the charger saturation a few companies can accomplish.
 
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