It is a Brink, but Brink will not sell you one and it is not listed on Brink's website. In the US most cars have a receiver hitch to allow changing to many towing options. The Brink does not support a receiver hitch. Jaguar does support a receiver hitch on their E-Pace and the frame rail boxes are almost the same distance apart as the I-Pace's frame rails. The similarities end there. See this post: Towing Hitch not available for North America #13 & #18
Hi, thank you for the feedback... got some more knowledge about the Jaguar world and yes it seems that Brink has a separate OEM tow hitch (Brink 5961) as mentioned by Trielectric.
An thank you for the link to the "European" I-pace forum
Just a small followup question, the installation guide emphasize not to use the Jaguar Land Rover Approved Diagnostic Equipment. Does that mean some other tool is required? or is no programming/software configuration required?
It seems like I remember something about the European cars getting a software change after installing the hitch. I suspect the diagnostic software is for the lighting and the suspension. I hooked directly up to the hitch wiring coupler inside the rear trunk area like it said to in the installation manual. I have led lights on my trailer and they glow faintly when the coupling is hooked up with the car off. When the car is on they do not have the faint glow with the lights off. I imagine this could kill the 12 volt batteries after a week or so sitting and the harness hooked up.
I started thinking about a hack to allow tow-hitch bike racks without getting a full hitch... Would it be reasonable to build a hitch receiver that is mounted to the tow hooks in the same way the Jag carrier is mounted? I am sure the vertical bars can be made curved so a straight bar can go across just under the spoiler. That would not add a lot of weight but then any bike carrier that uses a tow hitch could be used. I would nt use it for a trailer, but it opens up a lot of bike rack possibilities...