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.
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.