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2018 Jaguar I-PACE

From the outside, the carry-over from the I-PACE Concept is clear. A complete electric vehicle, the I-PACE is bold move from the British manufacturer, ensuring that it competes with the latest and greatest its German rivals offer. And to add to the customer's peace of mind, the battery comes with an eight-year warranty while the usual service interval is 21,000 km/two years.

Driven by an electric motor on each axle, the I-Pace is powered by a 90kWh Lithium-ion battery that delivers 394bhp and 696Nm of torque. It's cab forward design is almost identical to the concept version.

I-PACE can also be accessed using Jaguar's InControl App which lets users remotely see the car's location, battery level and even activate features within the auto such as the heating.

The electro-themed camouflage has come off the new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace today, ahead of an Australian debut in October this year - with a $119,000 price tag to match its enviro-chic image.

"The result is the I-PACE - a true Jaguar and a truly driver-focused EV".

The I-Pace will drive nearly 483 km (300 miles) on a single charge, Jaguar said. On assurances of developers, the internal space in the Jaguar I-Pace at the level of larger crossovers. An air suspension system is standard and should provide a broad mix of comfort and handling characteristics.

All of these elements were present in the I-Pace concept, and while the interior has clearly evolved into a more consumer-ready design, just about everything else has been preserved the way it was originally shown. Lastly the I-Pace will also arrive with Amazon Alexa Sill, which lets owners ask Alexa for information about their auto.

The I-Pace ushers in a new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, which combines touchscreens, capacitive sensors and good old tactile physical controls.

With a "cabin forward" design theme and short front overhang, the I-PACE has wheelbase of 9ft 9ins making for plenty of room inside, a 656 litre boot and space for 25 litres more of cargo under the bonnet.

The battery (mounted centrally between the two axles) can use rapid public charging to give 80% charge in just 85 minutes.

Jaguar also announced plans to undertake second life energy storage trials in order to prolong the life of its electric vehicle batteries with new recycling partnerships. In comparison, Tesla's Model X does 0-60 in about 4.8 seconds and its range sits at about 295 miles. Like other new Jaguars, there will also be a top-spec First Edition.

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