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.