It may be a concept model, but the Jaguar I-Pace is already shaking up the EV Market after giving a few lucky people in the motoring press a chance to test drive it in a controlled environment.
One such lucky person is YouTuber Mr JWW and he has given us a close look at what the I-Pace has to offer even though his drive was confined to a London car park. Sitting beside him and answering any cabin related questions he may have is Sandy, the Advanced Design Chief for Jaguar interiors.
Building it from the ground up, his team tried to show enthusiasts their premium luxury vision for Jaguar electric vehicles. The concept’s interior is very close to what we’ll be seeing in the production model, so we should be seeing a blend of beautiful materials and cutting edge technology in that spacious cabin. This was made possible because the front doesn’t have a conventional engine and there’s no need for a traditional transmission tunnel, so the cabin was moved forward and the floor was flattened.
He also had a chance to talk to Matt, Chief Exterior Designer for Advanced Design Jaguar, who confirmed that inspiration for the exterior was taken from the C-X75 and we can see hints of it all around the exterior. They also cleared up the mystery of the bonnet scoop. Turns out, it helps the air flow over the glass and through the profile for aerodynamic purposes.
Aside from its impressive design, the twin electric motor powered I-Pace in concept form is producing 392 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque with a 0-60 mph acceleration time of around 4 seconds. If the production model can perform just as well, then the I-Pace may prove to be a game changer in the EV market.
You can watch the whole exclusive test drive below and let us know what you think.