Looks exactly like this one actually. I thought something about it looked different before but after stopping the video multiple times and comparing it to the one that was shown, definitely exactly the same. Rims and all.
Not entirely surprised since the concept wasn't that much of a concept. They didn't get too ambitious with design from the start, instead kept it very practical. This is a growing norm in the market. Taking another emerging brand for example, the new Lexus LC and LS are just like this. Similar execution.
Just missing that strip of blue, which leads me to believe that it is the production model. I can understand manufacturers watering down a production model's design to leave something for the next iteration or update, but it just irritates me to see a beautiful concept brought down to just another car. Glad Jaguar didn't go that route.
This could be the new direction Jaguar will go with all of their future models, sticking as close to the concept as possible and it'll benefit them in the long run if people can get a good sense of what they're waiting for. Hopefully, the interior follows a similar recipe and looks like the concept.
We should at least get the under console storage space since they did kind of concentrate a bit on that area. But I wish we had a few spy shots of the interior, that seems to be the norm when it comes to concept vehicles. We first get the exterior spy shots and then someone miraculously takes a few pictures of the interior.
Even if we don't see any interior spy shots, at least the expected Frankfurt Motor Show reveal is coming up soon. I think it starts on the 14th of September this year and Journalists will most likely see it a day before if not earlier.
Even if it doesn't look like the concept's interior, if the I-Pace has a similar design to the F-Pace then I'll still be happy. The layout is clean and intuitive without the usual clutter you find these days. Doubt we'll get the odd slide out compartment and I hope they don't use fabric for the dash or it'll turn into a dust magnet.
Definitely would prefer premium leather on the dash with some nice stitching over any sort of fabric. Not only because of dust and dirt build up, but fabrics have a higher likelihood of color fading because of the sun exposure opposed to leather and of course even soft touch plastic.
Fabric dashboards aren't really something that you'll find on regular vehicles these days so I doubt we'll be seeing it. Either soft touch plastic as a base model interior and then a full leather interior for a higher trim is what I'm anticipating.
Jaguar's I-Pace was spotted hot weather testing in Arizona around the Phoenix area, more specifically at a outlet mall. Currently the temperatures there is hitting a high of 39-40 degree Celsius and a low of 28-30. That's certainly putting the I-Pace temperature control to the test.
Kind of surprised that in such a public place that there aren't any interior shots of the test mule seen here since its very easy for someone to run up and snap a few shots. At least now we're getting very close to some of the industry shows, wait isn't much longer from now.
That's actually a likely scenario especially if they want to market the I-Pace as a car people can take on trips. Those pit stops at low amp chargers could make or break the I-Pace. I think Bolts have a tendency to slow down the charge ti takes in when the battery is closer to full, which means you have to wait longer for a full charge but still paying the same price.
That's one problem I hope we don't see in the I-Pace though I'm sure there's a reason for limiting the charge when it's almost full. But that;s just not a great thing when people are still wondering if EVs can be road trip cars.
we're at a point where charging stations will be around in enough numbers that you won't have to worry much about how much your battery can hold, but now its more of a case of how you plan your day. getting in a 1 hour charge while running errands at the mall is a powerful move.