2021 Jaguar I-Pace First Look Review - Yogesta

Here Is The Review, Price, Features, Performance, Driving Dynamics of 2021 Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar entered the formula E racing series in 2016. In 2018 they came out with their all-electric car, the Jaguar I-Pace, it is just about to launch in India. It’s no coincidence that the Formula E race car influences can be seen in the I-Pace as well. The I-Pace don’t look like a race car but while designing a EV low drag is of utmost importance which can be seen in the I-Pace consisting drag coefficient of 0.29. Finally here is the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace First Look Review.

Ex-Showroom Price: Rs.1.05 – 1.12 Cr*|| Variants: S, SE, and HSE.

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Exterior- Formula E car inspiration

This car gets active vents basically the vents remain open when the motor is running really hot. They shut when the motor comes back to normal temperature to aid airflow. At first grill might come across as a little weird to you and a little fake. But actually it’s functional where the air flows through front comes out from the hood scoops. It goes over the car to aid aerodynamics.

Even the cool looking door handles close flush to reduce drag. This aerodynamic shape not only helps the I-Pace look sleek but also done so beautiful. This is also thanks to the different elements that come together to turn the I-Pace into a fine looking machine. Like the sleek Matrix LED headlamps, the bold 19-inch alloy wheels, the wide haunches and the sloping roofline. In making 2021 Jaguar I-Pace first look review, we loved Exterior styling & Design.

Interior

Except for the low and sporty drying position on the inside thankfully there are no similarities in the I-Pace as compared to the race car. Like in other Jaguars, you get a well-appointed cabin that feels sporty and luxurious at the same time. The front seats are really comfortable but the rear seat really surprises you with the amount of space on offer. Despite the I-Pace being smaller than something like EQC you have more than enough knee room. Even headroom is just about enough despite it having a big glass roof. In making 2021 Jaguar I-Pace first look review, we loved the practicality & functionality of car.

Feature Highlights

The I-Pace in terms of features comes pretty well loaded. As standard you get a Meridian sound system, connected car technology, power driver and passenger seats. Also a big panoramic fixed glass roof although the glass roof looks cool, it doesn’t have any cover. How does it fare on hot sunny days is something that we only know after we get to drive it. Coming to practicality Jaguar has done a good job. You get loads of storage spaces in the cabin and even the boot at 656 litres is humongous. But unfortunately the space-saver spare tire sits on the boot floor and eats into the available boot space.

Performance

The I-Pace is AWD because it is powered by dual electric motors one for the rear and one for the front. All combined it makes 394 PS of power which actually is more than a Formula E car.

To give you some perspective the Mercedes EQC is this car’s main rival. While it makes more power and torque for I-Pace, thanks to its lower 2.2 ton kerb weight is actually faster. Also because of the bigger battery pack, it has a longer claim range as well. From the get-go the I-Pace was designed to be a EV as a result it has a long wheelbase. Because of which Jaguar were able to fit a big 90 kilowatt hour battery pack in this car. Talking of range a Formula E car won’t really complete a race, if it doesn’t go long enough. It’s the same with the I-Pace as well. In making 2021 Jaguar I-Pace first look review, the performance from motors is fabulous.

I-PaceBattery Specifications
Battery Type36 module Lithium-ion battery pack
Battery Capacity 90kWh
Claimed RangeUp to 470km [WLTP]

I-Pace Range

The European WLTP range is claimed to be a whopping 475 kilometres. But in the real world we expect it to be around the 350 to 400 kilometres range. If you drive the I-Pace with a lot of pace then it should be in the range of 250 to 300 kilometers.

Driving Dynamics

Ride & Handling

A Formula E car is not only about straight line performance but about handling as well. It’s the same with the I-Pace because first the heavy battery pack is placed really low in the flow. Because of which it has a really low centre of gravity. Then coming to suspension as standard in this car you get coil springs but as an option you can also opt for air suspension. With air suspension you get adjustable damping and ride height. So, when you’re driving this car over your favourite Ghat Road you can set the suspension at its lowest setting. In making 2021 Jaguar I-Pace first look review, the ride quality is brilliant.

If you encounter a rough road you can increase the ground clearance to 230 mm.

To aid handling the I-Pace also gets Torque vectoring and considering it is relatively light. At least by EV standards we expect it to handle like a Jaguar should.

Safety

Safety FeaturesI-Pace
No of Airbags6
ABS With EBDYes
Stability control Yes
Traction controlYes
Front/Rear parking sensorsYes
Roll stability controlYes
Hill start assist Yes
360 degree cameraYes
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System yes

Conclusion

So, that’s the Jaguar I-Pace for you. It is priced at around 1.05 crore rupees Ex-showroom. Jaguar is bringing the I-Pace as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) and it is offered in three variants: S, SE and HSE. It is powered by 400PS dual electric motors and has a large 90kWH battery pack with a claimed range of 475km. The battery comes with an additional 8-year/1,60,000 km and it also comes with gets a five-year complimentary service and roadside assistance.

Pros

  • SUV Coupe styling is developed so well, help the I-PACE command attention.
  • Sporty & agile, it has powerful drivetrain with high power and torque figures.
  • The Air suspension is adaptive can alter according to road surface.
  • Ride & handling is brilliant and offers great handling over bends.
  • With a 240-volt port that can be installed in a home, it takes 8.5 hours to fully charge the battery.
  • The cabin is spacious and premium too, has all modern features.
  • A huge perk of driving the I-PACE is that it comes with a parking-assist package.
  • Considering the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE itself hardly makes a peep with its electric motor, the ride can be very peaceful and serene. 

Cons

  • As an EV, backup can be an issue for long road trips.
  • For an enthusiastic drive and accelerates harshly, overall efficiency and range could drop.
  • The Jaguar I-PACE, Regenerative Braking system isn’t strong.

2021 Jaguar I-Pace Specifications

  • Emission Norm Compliance – ZEV
  • Charging time – 8.5 hours
  • Motor Power – 90 kWh
  • Motor Type – EV400
  • Max Power – 394.26bhp
  • Max Torque – 696nm
  • Gear Box – Single Speed Automatic
  • Drive Type – AWD
  • Top Speed (Kmph) – 200km/h
  • Drag Coefficient – 0.29
  • Front/Rear Suspension – Coil Suspension (Air Suspension optional)
  • Front/Rear Brake Type – Ventilated Disc
  • Acceleration(Top Speed) – 4.8 Seconds

2021 Jaguar I-Pace Specifications

  • Length (mm) X Width (mm) X Height (mm) – 4682 X 2139 X 1566
  • Wheel Base (mm) – 2990
  • Ground Clearance Unladen (mm) – 174
  • Boot Space (Litres) – 656s
  • Kerb Weight (Kg) – 2133
  • Gross Weight (Kg) – 2670
  • No of Doors – 5

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