New 2021 Jaguar I-Pace shows its claws

01 February 2021 - 10:49 By Motoring Reporter
The new updated 2021 Jaguar I-Pace is now available in SA. Pricing starts at R1,942,600.
The new updated 2021 Jaguar I-Pace is now available in SA. Pricing starts at R1,942,600.
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A new updated version of the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUV is now available in SA. And some of its headlining features include a refreshed cabin that now comes equipped with the firm's advanced “Pivi Pro” infotainment system that offers simpler and more intuitive operation. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard as does as a dual modem embedded SIM and Bluetooth technology, which can pair two phones simultaneously.

The 2021 I-Pace also benefits from a new 3D Surround Camera that provides the driver with a 360-degree view of the surrounding area and potential hazards (visible through the central touchscreen) as well as a ClearSight rear view mirror. The climate control now sports air ionisation with PM2.5 filtration capable of capturing ultrafine particles and allergens. Available as an option is a Meridian 3D Surround Sound System with TrifieldTM technology. It combines 16 speakers and a subwoofer for a punchy listening experience. 

In terms of under-the-bonnet tweaks, the big news here is that customers can now look forward to a new 11kW on-board charger that allows for faster charging times via three-phase electricity supplies. When connected to an 11kW wall box, 53km 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 with access to a single-phase electricity supply can continue using 7kW wall boxes which charge up to 35km per hour, with a full charge taking 12.75 hours. When charging “on the go”, a 60kW charger will add up to 76km in 15 minutes, while a 100kW charger adds up to 127km over the same period.

New interior highlights include a 'Pivi Pro' infotainment system and cabin air ionisation with PM2.5 filtration.
New interior highlights include a 'Pivi Pro' infotainment system and cabin air ionisation with PM2.5 filtration.
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Range-wise, the 90kWh battery in the I-Pace offers up to 470km (WLTP) between charges.

On the exterior side of things, Jaguar is now offering a new “Bright Pack” styling option. Available on all models in the revised I-Pace range, ticking this box bolts on a “Noble Chrome” grille surround, “Atlas Grey” door mirror caps, “Satin Chrome” window surrounds and “Atlas Grey” detailing for the rear diffuser.

Meanwhile the popular “Black Pack” option has been enhanced with the application of a gloss black finish to the rear badges. Jaguar has also added three new exterior paint shades: Caldera Red, Portofino Blue and Eiger Grey. 

Now available in dealerships, pricing for the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace range is as follows:

EV400 S: R1,942,600

EV400 SE: R2,005,100

EV400 HSE: R2,112,300

All models are offered with an eight-year or 160,000km battery warranty on top of the standard Jaguar Care plan which offers a 100,000km warranty and servicing within a 5-year period, whichever comes first.


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