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Everything you need to know about the Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar's first foray onto the world of full-electric vehicles has proven to be a hit and several years after its release, the I-Pace is still a popular choice amongst electro-savvy consumers.

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Is the Jaguar I-Pace a good car? 

First introduced locally in 2019, the Jaguar I-Pace is the first full-electric offering to come from Jaguar. Coinciding with the launch of the I-pace came a massive, R30-million Rand investment into the charging infrastructure in South Africa. The full-electric I-Pace is a compact, sports crossover capable of traversing both the urban and actual jungle, thanks to its all-wheel drive drivetrain.

Who is the Jaguar I-Pace a good car for?

If you’re looking to save fuel or looking to go green, you probably know about the Jagua I-Pace and its rivals. We’ve made no secret of our affinity towards electromobility and will encourage those that are able to afford it, to certainly consider opting for an electric vehicle. Forward-thinking individuals and trendsetters alike will appreciate the execution of the Jaguar I-Pace.

Is the Jaguar I-Pace a good first car?

As with any electric car, the Jaguar I-Pace is packed with modern technology that can help and assist drivers. We would recommend that the I-Pace only be purchased by experienced drivers as handling the power on offer from the electric motors requires a fair amount of driving skill. If you’re an experienced driver but looking at buying your first car, check out some of our EV ownership tips first before pulling the trigger on a new Jaguar I-Pace.

Is the Jaguar I-Pace a good family car?

The Jaguar I-Pace offers you seating for four adults with a five-door configuration. There is ample space for both young and old in the Jaguar I-Pace and there’s no reason why you should struggle with your family’s needs, thanks to the 656-litre boot which further expands to 1453-litres with the rear seats folded forward.

Is there a Hybrid Jaguar I-Pace?

There is only a single model on offer at the moment, the Jaguar I-Pace EV400 S Black – a full-electric offering with no option for a hybrid drivetrain. The I-Pace uses no fossil fuels at all.

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What’s it like to drive? 

Reviewer’s opinion

“Despite the fact that it’s heavy with all the batteries, the I-Pace will sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8-seconds. That’s faster than a 3.0-litre supercharged Jaguar F-Type; that’s rather impressive. The best part of electric cars is the performance; it’s the instant torque. It doesn’t matter what speed or throttle position, put your foot down and it launches super hard! It is addictive. “

– Chad Luckhoff, AutoTrader

What does it look like?

Exterior

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Interior

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What is the Jaguar I-Pace like inside? 

The I-Pace remains largely familiar and anyone who has experience with a Jaguar or Land Rover product will find the interior to be rather similar. The only major change is the gear selection which, on the I-Pace, consists of several gear selector buttons, rather than a dial or level.

The trimmings are of a high quality and the overall fit and finish is excellent, providing a true premium experience for all occupants. The strong slope to the dashboard makes the Jaguar feel more car-like than SUV-like.

 

Style

While the I-Pace has large-looking proportions, the overall size is rather manageable and the vehicle itself is fairly easy to drive. The I-Pace has a fastback, coupe-like style that makes it feel sporty and athletic, an impression augmented by the deep scalloping and air vents in areas like the bonnet. The I-Pace still has a traditional (but non-functional) front grille and enough traditional styling elements so that it doesn’t look out of place.

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Tech features

  • Pivi-Pro infotainment system
  • ClearSight digital rear-view mirror
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist
  • 11kW on-board charging
  • software-over-the-air (SOTA) updates

Price and specs

Which is the cheapest Jaguar I-Pace?

There is only a single model on offer at a base price of R2 029 800 with a maximum price of R2 277 660 with all high-end options selected.

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How much does it cost?

Model Price
Jaguar I-Pace EV400 S Black R2 029 800

*Pricing correct at time of publishing and subject to change without notice.

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Chad LückhoffWith over 18 years of motorsport commentary and a passion for 90s Japanese Sports Cars, Chad Lückhoff is happiest when surrounded by drift cars and smoking tyres. His experience as the Technical Editor of the country’s top tuning magazine means that it’s the nuts and bolts of motoring that tickles his fancy. As comfortable in front of the camera as he is behind it, he’ll take you behind the wheel with his video reviews, written recounts, and invoking photography. One of the first to join the AutoTrader fray, Chad has been living his passion at AutoTrader for over 7-years.View News & Reviews

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