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The I-Pace is being developed to go head to head with the Tesla Model X.

Karl-Friedrich Stracke, Magna Steyr's president, had some words to give autoweek.com when they had a little interview.

"The acceleration is unbelievable; it is faster than Tesla. You press the accelerator and it pushes you back into the seat. The steering is very agile and nimble and you don't feel the mass of the car," Stracke said. "The chassis performance is gorgeous. It's unbelievably quiet. There is some fine-tuning going on with the suspension, but that's normal work. I am 100 percent certain it will challenge a lot of cars on the market today."
They're claiming that the I-Pace is going to be the first real competitor for the Model X.

The I-Pace is important for Jaguar for a number of reasons. First, it places Jaguar in direct competition with Tesla. The Model X, partially because of its troublesome falcon-wing doors, has not met Tesla's sales expectations, and the I-Pace will be its first real competitor.
Jaguar aiming to make a Model X killer with the I-Pace
 

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Well yea, the Model X was a porker thanks to those falcon doors and the extra weight makes it accelerate slower. Someone was trapped in a burning Model X because of those doors. And the I-Pace looks infinitely better IMO, more aggressive with the air vents compared to Tesla bumpers.
 

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Now the question is which version of the Model X, cause I doubt it'd be the P100d as that thing hits 0-60 in 2.4 seconds or something and is a mid 10 second 1/4 mile car.
 

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Jaguar will have a lot of catching up to do because the Model 3 will be out soon, a big part of Tesla's growth, which will have an effect on other current models from them.

The other part of it is Tesla has a sort of appeal that Jaguar doesn't, the masses like Tesla by default, Jaguar is different.
 

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The Model 3 won't be taking away any sales from the I-Pace and that's something I firmly believe. The Model 3 is going to be an "entry-level" EV much like the Chevy Bolt. The I-Pace is on a completely different page from that.
 

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We have to look at the I-Pace's price range as well. Tesla cars are notoriously expensive and the only one within the I-Pace's estimated price is the 75D and that thing goes from 0-100 kph in 6.2 seconds.
 

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Price range is the biggest thing that will separate any sort of thought of comparing the Model 3 and the I-Pace.

Aside from the performance aspect, the I-Pace looks leaps better than anything on Teslas lineup in my opinion. Much more character and definition to it.
 

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Tesla has a futuristic approach to their lineup and the design reflects that; missing front grille, huge touchscreen interior, weird wing doors. That caters to people who likes the aesthetics and then there are people who likes the look of the average car but want to drive an Ev as well.

the I-Pace both looks good and it'll be more affordable than Tesla for what you're getting.
 

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We still haven't seen the Model 3's interior, so I'm not expecting much from them when it comes to the morel affordable model. But Jaguar interiors are generally beautiful and more so with the EV theme running throughout the I-Pace. Jaguar's model will be quite the looker and it doesn't need a giant tablet to do it.
 

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I think there was either teaser photos or spy shots of the interior and it is extremely basic to say the least. Other than the fancy screen you get, that's essentially the only thing to look forward to.
 

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We still haven't seen the Model 3's interior, so I'm not expecting much from them when it comes to the morel affordable model. But Jaguar interiors are generally beautiful and more so with the EV theme running throughout the I-Pace. Jaguar's model will be quite the looker and it doesn't need a giant tablet to do it.
We still haven't see a production version as yet though so you will have to reserve some of your observations for that moment. As production model looking as the concepts interior gets, I'll wait...

 

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Definitely always best to wait and see the fully finished production model before making any sort of assumptions that it'll be like what the concept looks like. Really hoping that center stack stays though as it does have a very sleek and architectural appeal to it
 

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I'd like to see Jaguar keep those bolstered seats because they look clean cut and very comfortable, similar to what you'd find in the F-Pace, but with a sportier design thanks to that hunchback.
 

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The back of the seat will most likely look similar to what you'll see in the average Jaguar sedan/crossover and the seats will undoubtedly be well padded if it's similar to what you find in the F-Pace.
 

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Speaking of seats, if Jaguar wants ton hit Tesla's model x sales hard, maybe they'll release a third seat option down the line even though it eats into the cargo space.
 

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I can't see it being three row EV SUV. I can't even imagine a three row Jaguar in general as that's not really there thing but more so something from Chevy or Dodge... Honda even.
 

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Speaking of seats, if Jaguar wants ton hit Tesla's model x sales hard, maybe they'll release a third seat option down the line even though it eats into the cargo space.
You might be on to something although it could mean a longer I-Pace for certain markets only, China I bet will be one of them but North America could be put on the back burner. Its barely a 5 seater...so already they're up against a lot.
 

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China does seem to get quite a few of the extended models actually, I didn't think about that. Didn't Jaguar just release the XE L down there??
 

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Yup, it seems like China is getting all the long wheelbase models and it wouldn't surprise me to see a longer version of the F-Pace and maybe I-Pace if there's enough incentives for people to go clean.
 
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