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Plenty of details about the all-new Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV has been released before we’ve even set out eyes on its production form. There was the initial concept reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year followed by a number of drive reviews, teasers, spy shots and a new coat of paint for its Geneva appearance.

Now Auto Express claims that the production-spec Jaguar I-Pace will be making its global at September’s Frankfurt Auto Show. Though the publication failed to mention where they received this bit of information from, if it came directly from Jaguar or an anonymous source, the Frankfurt show does fall into the release date provided by the manufacturer.

According to a Jaguar press release from last month, “the Jaguar I-Pace [...] will be revealed in late 2017 and will be on the road in the second half of 2018.”

In terms of styling, Jaguar design chief Ian Callum has mentioned that the concept is about 80 per cent production ready, so the overall design and interior space shouldn’t change much from what we’ve already seen.

Like the bodywork, the I-Pace’s powertrain shouldn’t stray too far from the concept model, meaning performance figures of its two electric motors should be in the neighborhood of 395 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Powering the motors is a 90 kWh battery developed in-house by Jaguar, capable of travelling in excess of 300 miles on a single charge.

For those of who are set on owning a Jaguar I-Pace even before seeing it in all its production-spec splendor, the pre-order books should now be open.
 

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That's not an inaccurate assumption based on what Jaguar has said already and how close to production-ready the concept is. They've even been testing it on the streets of London and not just in a parking garage.
 

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But the wait will be a long one since we have another year to go before the I-Pace hits showroom floors. Maybe even longer if there's a high demand for them and you haven't put down a deposit early enough.
 

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We might have some luck in seeing them promote it in some long web series before launch since that's what they did with the Evoque. But I could be wrong. One thing for sure though is they have enough going on to do some web series
 

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Once the I-Pace is unveiled at Frankfurt, I'm sure a lot of potential buyers will find it worth the wait. The concept is already a beauty, tack on a long drive range, fast charging, Jaguar performance and you've got a winner on your hands. I'm willing to wait a year or more.
 

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I wouldn't really say "long" drive range, but pretty decent drive range and perfect for what I'll need it for (city commuting). There is no EV out there that I would consider great for an actual long drive. Rather rent an ICE and call it a day.
 

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Depends on the trips you take, if you want to drive from point a to b in a short amount of time with minimal stops than a ICE vehicle would be better. But if you're going to take your time, sit down for a nice lunch and whatnot, than the I-Pace's estimated 500km range should be more than enough with DC rapid charging.
 

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Lucky for us the I-Pace couldn't come at a better time since now we're seeing the most growth in charging stations, if this was a few years back then I would be more concerned. That will go a long way in supporting the range we get.
 

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And with helpful apps like Plugshare and what not, it does make it a lot easier. I guess for me, I find it kind of inconveniencing. Either way I still want one for my city commutes and what not but I won't really be going out far with it. Just not for me in that way I guess?
 

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To each their own and that's why EVs are such great cars, it appeals to those who likes to take leisurely road trips and daily commuters. Heard VW has to invest a lot of money into the charging infrastructure too, so it's a great time for the I-Pace.
 

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To each their own and that's why EVs are such great cars, it appeals to those who likes to take leisurely road trips and daily commuters. Heard VW has to invest a lot of money into the charging infrastructure too, so it's a great time for the I-Pace.
Tesla is a great example of that since for even gear heads that were once skeptical about EV's, now they have a prime example of how well they can perform, faster than some supercars which is hard to accept for a lot of people.
 

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The P100d was at one point the "quickest" car produced. That thing was like 0-60 in 2.3? As much as they're seriously fast and all of that though, to me, the feel just isn't there. Which is why along with the I-Pace, I will have an ICE on the side so I can still get back to that feel.
 

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The I-Pace won't be lacking in the performance department, but it won't be able to compete against something like the P100d. The third fastest accelerating production car ever produced doesn't come cheap either.
 

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Oh no it definitely won't be able to compete with the P100d in the performance aspect by any means and they don't need to. They're developed for a different market.
 

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I can see why someone would get a second car for spirited driving since the I-Pace is more of a family hauler, but the standard I-Pace should still have plenty of umph during acceleration to satisfy most divers like me who value practicality over performance most days.
 

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Guaranteed 400+ hp in an EV isn't something to bat an eye at. But it's beyond just the performance of it. Sometimes it's about the sound and the engagement of gears. Sometimes you don't even need all of that power to have a fun spirited drive.

Ever heard the phrase "it's much more fun to drive a slow car fast rather than a fast car fast" ?
 

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Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest - The video link below is long but extremely informative, towards the end they talk with Ian Callum and highlight the I-Pace repainted in white. If I understand the gist of the interview it is beginning to sound like the I-Pace's Production Version will not be at Frankfurt's Auto Show, but rather the prototype in white this time [BOO!]. The electric conversion of the 1968 E-Type may become a side industry for Jaguar.

Note: the Autogefuhl video is in English.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=FMTEZcglCAA
 

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Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest - The video link below is long but extremely informative, towards the end they talk with Ian Callum and highlight the I-Pace repainted in white. If I understand the gist of the interview it is beginning to sound like the I-Pace's Production Version will not be at Frankfurt's Auto Show, but rather the prototype in white this time [BOO!]. The electric conversion of the 1968 E-Type may become a side industry for Jaguar.

Note: the Autogefuhl video is in English.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=FMTEZcglCAA
Sometimes prototypes are very close to being like production models, close enough that they let journalists inside. That to me will be enough and give me some more confidence in the product. Many shows left for the year end so it can't be much longer out from Frankfurt that a production model shows up.
 

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Well that's a disappointment. We know the concept is pretty close to the production model, at least the exterior is, but still a disappointment especially to the 25,000 people with confirmed orders.
 

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Not so much, compared to people getting into other cars, we know more than them about our I-Pace than they know about what they will be buying. The new year is almost here and with that comes lots of new information from the automotive world. Rarely have I seen any car maker go quite at a time like this with a model like the I-Pace.
 
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