Jaguar has a surprise planned for 2019. Known for high end luxury and sportiness, it enters the arena of automakers who do their best to take care of the planet. The anticipated vehicle is revealed as the newest member of the family in an electric crossover version. Jag may have waited to make this move that lands them firmly into the EV era, but there’s a lot to tell about the new I-Pace.
Design done well
Leave it to the geniuses at Jaguar to take their time and do it right. The electric crossover SUV is their first example that features a long range electric format. From what we’ve seen in the concept, the traditional Jag nose and haunches are present with an alteration in the length. A little shorter, the signature design is still recognizable as distinctly Jag. The profile takes on a wagon shape that offers drivers and passengers a it more height with a tail that’s truncated. It’s as though they took the E-Pace and shortened the overhangs and compressing the body with a slightly minimized aesthetic.
Don’t be fooled by appearance
We have to compare the new kid on the block with the E-Pace, and although it has the look of a shorter auto, there’s actually an additional foot of length. It’s all in design and application. In all fairness, the XE sedan belongs in the lineup for comparison as an influence on the length of the I-Pace, which is similar with a length of 184 inches, but this is where the similarities end. In many ways, this model signals a departure from other models with a foot of extra space between the wheels of the E-Pace and an extra six inches compared to the XE. It’s the assumption that this detail was intended to offer more interior space for a bit more room on the luxury scale. The construction has its own unique all-electric platform.