The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUV begins to go on sale. The first electric car of the British brand will meet with the American Tesla Model X in the market. What are the advantages of these models?
Both the Jaguar I-Pace and the Tesla Model X are two-motored electric vehicles. One engine is on the front and one on the rear axle.
The capacity of the I-Pace engines reaches 400 hp. The Model X has two powertrain variants – 440 and 772 hp (the second is the top P90D version). That is, the I-Pace has 4.5 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h, the Model X has 5.0 to 3.0 seconds, depending on the version.
The autonomy reserve for the British electric SUV is 480 km, for the American – from 417 to 565 km. Again, depending on the battery power.
The Tesla Model X is noticeably larger in size than the Jaguar I-Pace. Although, it is not correct to compare their level of practicality. Generally speaking, the Tesla SUV is a 6- or 7-seater, while the Jaguar is only a 5-seater.
The initial price of the Model X in Europe is about €90,000. The I-Pace in the base will cost €10,000 cheaper.
However, despite the price the Model X is well-sold. According to EAFO, the crossover is among the TOP 10 most in-demand electric vehicles in Europe.
It is also worth noting the off-road factor. Here, the Jaguar I-Pace will give odds to the Tesla Model X – the hand of Land Rover engineers is felt. In deep snow or mud, the “Briton” will not pass, but cope without problems with a country road or shallow roads, especially since the top version has an adjustable air suspension. It allows to increase the clearance to 200 mm.
Even based on these data, it can be concluded that both models are not direct competitors. In the modern market only 2 electric premium SUVs are presented so far, although both Porsche and Audi have been already in full swing preparing their offers in this segment.
As for the Jaguar I-Pace’s chances, it certainly have them in the market. It combines luxury with practicality, and power with environmental friendliness. Another thing is that the Tesla Model X shall not be its main rival.
Upper photo: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace