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I ordered a Black i-pace and finally saw one in real life at the dealer for my first test driving (ordered in Aug, still awaiting delivery). The rich black finish was beautiful, but when it came to the rear area where the license plate goes, I though the dull plastic made the car look cheap. Anyone else agree? Thought on how to remedy? It's less noticeable on non-black cars due to the contrast, but I think detracts substantially from jet black vehicle finish. It appears to be a separate piece that Jaguar (or any body shop) could refinish and paint.

Love to hear others' thoughts or suggestions...
 

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Weird, I didn't notice that but typically they intentionally leave areas like that or the rocker panels plastic on low level trims as a way to help distinguish between trim levels. Not the case with I-Pace however!
 

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I ordered the HSE, agree with trim comment. I will likely have to address post-purchase.
 

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it's where it doesn't say iPace or EV400

Weird, I never noticed that funny-shaped space there. I don't think it's going to bother me too much but it is a bit odd that they don't just paint that the car's color ?!?
 

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Really? I'd have taken it if I saw it, but I can't find de-badging anywhere on the configuration site or brochure (USA). Maybe I'll get it done later. Thanks,
 

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Badge Removal not good for dealer, brand...

Really? I'd have taken it if I saw it, but I can't find de-badging anywhere on the configuration site or brochure (USA). Maybe I'll get it done later. Thanks,

The idea has much intrigue, especially since few people will recognize the car without it. I ordered my HSE in Narvik black with black trim option, so stealth mode might be additionally appealing.



I'm sure JLR is not fond of the de-badging option (hence neither promoted to salespeople nor made easy to find online) for obvious reasons. One of my real pet peeves, however, is "dealer badging" that often occurs without owner consent, in some instances requiring screws/bolts (penetration of finish) and therefore impossible to remove without damage.



I just learned today the "Jaguar" door badging (lower panel, aft of the S/SE/HSE) is done with STICKERS, so that should be easy enough to remove. Also saw a video of the "fishline" technique for debadging the trunk (the leaper and I-PACE EV400). De-badge the grill and wheels and only readers of this forum will know what you're driving!
 
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