Marketed for the first time in 2018, the Jaguar I-Pace now benefits from a lighter version, both in terms of performance and price. An attempt for Jaguar to boost sales of its electric SUV.
A little less power, but a reduced bill of more than 15,000 euros in return. It's the deal that the British Jaguar offers us with the new version of its I-Pace EV320 electric SUV, announced from 65,990 euros.
Launched in 2018, the original I-Pace was Jaguar’s very first fully electric vehicle. Despite appreciable success, the latter suffers from a starting price of 81,855 euros, considered too high, and strong competition in the sector of "premium" electric SUVs. By offering a less expensive, but virtually identical model, except for a few horsepower, Jaguar hopes to break the deadlock and boost sales.
The equivalent of 320 horsepower instead of 400 on the original model
In its press release, Jaguar naturally says more about the specifics of this new version of the I-Pace. In short, the I-Pace EV320 has the same electric motors as the original I-Pace, but recalibrated to develop " only "235 kW, or the equivalent of 320 horsepower (instead of 400 horsepower previously). For the rest, nothing changes, promises Jaguar … except perhaps the feeling of driving, wanted more flexible.
" The I-PACE EV320's powertrain is the same as that of the I-PACE EV400. The 90 kWh battery capacity is the same, but the electric motors have been recalibrated to reduce the combined power to 235 kW (320 hp) », Explains the manufacturer.
" Thanks to the maximum torque of 500 Nm and all-wheel drive, this less powerful version also stands out for its smooth and lively performance. “, Continues the group in its press release, evoking a passage from 0 to 100 km / h assured in 6.4 seconds. As for the range, it also remains the same, with 470 kilometers announced.
Still, you'll have to be diligent to get your hands on this I-Pace EV320. Jaguar explains that it will only produce this model in " limited volumes Without indicating exactly how many copies will be leaving the factory.