Jaguar improves its World Car of the Year


Jaguar has made a new I-PACE, improving on the SUV that won the 2019 World Car of the Year, 2019 World Car Design of the Year and 2019 World Green Car. In fact, the Jaguar I-PACE has won more than 80 awards.

So why tinker with it? The new Jaguar I-PACE is the same mechanically as before, with 292 miles of range from its 90kWh battery and 395bhp for 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds. It looks much the same although there is a new Atlas Grey grille tip finish. There is also now a rear-facing camera to enhance the rear-view mirror, which was perhaps a bad miss in the original.

Jaguar, Jaguar I-Pace

The main difference in the new Jaguar I-PACE is that Jaguar has installed the Pivi Pro infotainment system, which is in the Land Rover Defender.

“As quick and easy to use as your smartphone, with self-learning navigation that can show you where the nearest available charge station is, how much it will cost and how long it will take to charge,” Jaguar said in a media release.

Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar

Jaguar told Top Gear that setting a destination involves half as many steps as it did before, and that self-learning algorithms and live traffic updates mean you’re always on the optimal route.

Jaguar is keen on promoting air quality, prioritising occupant well-being with cabin air ionisation now featuring PM2.5 filtration to capture ultrafine airborne particles and allergens. The Jaguar I-PACE can even filter its cabin air before a journey begins.

I-PACE now comes with an 11kW on-board charger as standard, enabling customers with access to three-phase electricity supplies to enjoy significantly faster charging. When connected to an 11kW wall box, 53km/33 miles of range (WLTP) per hour can be achieved, while a full charge from empty now takes only 8.6 hours – ideal for overnight charging at home.

Customers in single-phase markets using 7kW wallboxes also benefit from competitive charging capability – up to 35km/22 miles of charge per hour, with a full charge taking 12.75 hours. When charging ‘on the go’, a 50kW charger will add up to 63km/39 miles in 15 minutes, whilst a 100kW charger will add up to 127km/78 miles over the same period.

Jaguar, Jaguar I-Pace

“When we developed the I-PACE we wanted it to be the world’s most desirable electric vehicle and to show what happens when Jaguar goes electric. I think we’ve achieved those ambitious goals, and now we’ve made it even better with a new infotainment system, three-phase charging and technology that benefits driver and passengers alike,” said Alan Volkaerts, Jaguar’s vehicle line director.

“We’ve also subtly enhanced the design with an Atlas Grey finish to the grille mesh and with the new Bright Pack option. I-PACE was the first premium all-electric performance SUV: every change we’ve made ensures that it’s still the benchmark in its class.”

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