Jaguar I-Pace EV update due in July

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Jaguar has announced its updated I-Pace electric crossover, recently detailed, is on track to arrive in Australia during July this year.

The two-car I-Pace lineup is now priced from $148,800 before on-road costs for the R-Dynamic SE, and extends to $165,600 before on-roads for the R-Dynamic HSE.

Pricing is therefore up by between $1943 and $5383, depending on the variant.

One highlight of this update is the new front grille that’s been redesigned and blanked out with a smooth ‘Atlas Grey’ panel. This replaces the previous gloss black lozenge-pattern grille.

Jaguar claims to have chosen this blanked-out grille design to make the front of the I-Pace look cleaner and to “strengthen its inherently electric DNA”.

The front bumper, lower door and rear diffuser finishes are now painted body-colour instead of gloss black.

There’s now a standard black pack which adds gloss black finishes to the grille surround, window surrounds, side mirror caps, and rear badges.

All alloy wheels offered on the I-Pace as standard are now diamond-turned, while the optional 22-inch Style 5069 wheels now have a satin grey finish with carbon-fibre inserts.

There’s now the option to combine the panoramic glass roof with a contrasting roof colour. Previously, this was only available with a body-colour roof.

There are also two new satin exterior paint finishes, including Eiger Grey and Carpathian Grey.

The I-Pace’s dual-electric motor all-wheel drive powertrain carries over with total system outputs of 294kW of power and 696Nm of torque. Jaguar claims it can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.8 seconds and flat out you’ll be doing 200km/h.

It uses a 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a claimed range of up to 470km according to WLTP testing.

Jaguar claims that when plugged into a 100kW DC fast-charger, the I-Pace can add up to 127km of range in 15 minutes.

When plugged into a 11kW home wall box on the other hand, the I-Pace can add up to 53km of range in an hour of charging.

Like last year’s model, the I-Pace has a Pivi Pro infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, integrated Alexa voice control, Spotify, and what3words navigation. Pivi Pro can be updated thanks to over-the-air software updates.

Electric vehicle (EV) sales may have soared last year, but the I-Pace hasn’t kept up. Sales slumped by 47.7 per cent in Australia, with only 23 examples sold during 2022.

It was outsold by the likes of the Tesla Model Y (8717 sales), BMW iX3 (593 sales), BMW iX (477 sales), Porsche Taycan (430 sales), Mercedes-Benz EQC (318 sales), Audi e-tron (129 sales), and even the Genesis GV70 Electrified (44 sales).

The only similarly priced EV the I-Pace outsold last year was the Genesis G80 Electrified sedan. Though it was introduced towards the end of the year, it still came close to matching the I-Pace in sales with 16 examples sold.

2024 Jaguar I-Pace pricing:

  • I-Pace R-Dynamic SE: $148,800 (+$1943)
  • I-Pace R-Dynamic HSE: $165,600 (+$5383)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

MORE: Everything Jaguar I-Pace

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