Jaguar has committed to upping its alternative-fuel game, and it is starting with a new electric concept it debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This concept previews the upcoming I-PACE crossover, which Jaguar hopes will deliver all that more affluent green-car buyers want once it hits production in the coming years.
Stylistically, the I-PACE Concept features some signature Jaguar looks, like its grille and headlights. On top of those signature looks, the concept also boasts a look that’s part sports car ad part crossover. Sadly, many of these design cues will likely not carry into its eventual production model, but this concept at least gives us a general idea of the direction Jaguar is going with it. What will likely carry over is the swoopy, coupe-like roofline, and the advanced headlights and taillights.
Inside, this five-seat crossover concept is relatively production-ready. It features plenty of high-end materials, according to the automaker, and, other than its super-thin seats, the looks are quite toned-down for a concept. Notable items include the large display screen in the center of the dash and the digital instrument cluster.
Powering this concept are twin electric motors that produce a combined 400 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. These launch the I-PACE Concept to 60 mph in around four seconds. With its 90 kWh battery, this concept can travel around 220 miles on a single charge. Speaking of charges, it takes only two hours to fully charge the battery on a 50 kW DC charger.
There are no safety ratings available for this concept, of course. But with all the technology going into creating this model, we couldn’t image Jaguar skimping on the safety tech.