It will remain faithful to the concept.
A near-production Jaguar I-Pace prototype has been spotted on the streets Monaco completely shorn of disguise. The brand’s very first EV was shooting for a promotional video which may be used as part of its full global debut this summer.
Even though the video is not of the highest quality, it’s easy to see the production version will carry over the style of the concept first seen in November 2016 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. There are probably a few changes here and there, but nothing of great significance. Expect it to thus look very similar to our speculative render from a month ago:
Jaguar has already announced the I-Pace will feature a generous 90-kWh battery pack that will run for more than 310 miles on a full charge in the optimistic New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). In the more realistic United States EPA tests, the zero-emissions crossover will do 220 miles between charges. Should you be in a real hurry, 90 minutes of charging with a 50-kW DC charger will fill up the battery pack to an 80-percent level.
An all-wheel-drive crossover, the 2018 Jaguar I-Pace will be driven by two electric motors — one for each axle. In total, the combined output is going to stand at a respectable 400 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. That’ll be enough electric punch for a sprint to 60 mph in around four seconds. To put that into perspective, it will be only a tenth of a second slower than an F-Type R.
The Frankfurt Motor Show in September seems like the perfect venue to host the EV’s debut, although we won’t be too surprised if images and full details were released ahead of this. Estimated to cost somewhere in the region of £60,000, the Jaguar I-Pace will enter production early next year at Magna Steyr’s Austrian facility.