Review of the electric first-born of the Jaguar crossover company electric car Jaguar I-Pace Concept – the first news. Photo and video, price and specifications, specifications – electro car Jaguar, a forerunner of the serial model Jaguar I-Pace, the output of which on the world and Russian market was expected in 2018
The public premiere of the new electric SUV concept Jaguar I-Pace was held on November 14, 2016 as part of a special event at the Los Angeles Auto Show . Despite the prefix Concept, the first fully electric model Jaguar looks almost a serial car, ready for production. And apparently really ready, the manufacturer even announced the cost of the new Jaguar I-Pace, the price of electric first-born will be about 55,000 pounds.
Designers awarded the novelty so bright, aggressive and dynamic appearance that the American crossover Tesla Model X is clearly lost to many buyers. Having learned about the impressive technical characteristics and the moderate cost of the British electric crossover, motorists in general can “forget” about the electric cars Tesla .
Representatives of Jaguar presenting the concept in every possible way hinted that the serial Jaguar I-Pace will almost fully correspond (body design, interior decoration and even huge 23-inch wheels) to the stylish image of the prototype. The novelty, of course, will receive economical full-color LED lighting (headlamps, fog lights, side lights), excellent lush body shapes with smooth lines and transitions, a coupé-like silhouette of the body with compact overhangs, impressive almost 3 meter-long wheelbase dimensions allowing Salon an acceptable supply of free space not only to the driver and the front passenger, but also to those sitting in the second row. It is possible that the conveyor variant of the electric crossover from the Jaguar will sport such exquisite exterior rearview mirrors and touch-sensitive door handles as the concept.
- The external dimensions of the body of the Jaguar I-Pace Concept 2016-2017 are 4680 mm in length, 1890 mm in width, 1560 mm in height, with 2990 mm of wheelbase.
- The coefficient of aerodynamic drag of the body of the British electric crossover turned out to be quite high and is 0.29 Cx (in the Tesla Model X it is only 0.24 Cx), and this despite the many tricks of aerodynamics specialists.
In the presence of a huge slot on the hood, directing the flow of air from the engine compartment to the roof of the car, like a rear engine sports car, a sloping roof dome, a heavily lined tailgate with a spoiler on top, a flat bottom, an impressive size diffuser … there are not even brushes wipers. No, of course, nothing critical in this figure, the coefficient of aerodynamic drag of the body, but the Briton looks phenomenal.
The concept is equipped with 23-inch alloy wheels with tires 265/35 R23. Let’s share the information that the serial version will also be equipped with large 22 and 23 inch wheels.
The salon of the new Jaguar I-Pace crossover with an eye for the interior of the concept shows modern trends in equipping cars with modern equipment.
There is a multifunction steering wheel with three spokes and touchpad controls, a digital instrument panel with a 12-inch full-color screen, an advanced multimedia complex with a 12-inch touch screen, four-zone climate control with a 5.5-inch touch screen, a full-color projection on the front Glass, first-row seats with anatomical shape with electric adjustment, heating, ventilation and massage, a welcoming second row, supplemented with heated and ventilated seats, panoramic roof and premium e materials and finishes … this is Jaguar.
Cargo compartment of the concept with a useful volume of 530 liters. In addition, under the hood of the crossover there is a 28-liter cargo hold, and under the rear seats there are capacious tanks for small things. The doors of the novelty are equipped with door closers, like an expensive representative saloon.
The specifications of the Jaguar I-Pace Concept 2016-2017 will most likely become the property and serial version of the electric first-born Jaguar.
At the heart of the electric crossover is an original platform with a forward-shifted saloon, a sandwich floor of the company’s own design, which houses a 90 kW lithium-ion battery with nickel-cobalt-manganese cathodes, consisting of 36 modules.
The power frame of the body of the novelty and the hinged panels are made of aluminum. Suspension of the electric crossover was obtained from the model F-Pace (front two-lever, rear multi-lever).
Two electric motors with a power of 200 forces each with permanent magnets (Jaguar development) installed on the front and rear axle and providing the crossover with a full drive drive the electric car. The car can boast an ideal 50:50 weight distribution along the axes. Electric motors are very compact, 500 mm long and 234 mm in diameter.
Electric engines give out 400 power and 700 Nm of torque, which allows to provide the crossover dynamics of acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.0 seconds. According to the manufacturer, the power reserve of the electric SUV with full charging of the batteries is about 500 km (according to the NEDC cycle). Restoring the stock of electric fuel in batteries using a DC charger of 50 kWh to 80% takes 90 minutes, and up to 100% full charge is not much more than two hours.