Jaguar has released details of its updated I-Pace, handing the all-electric crossover a fresh infotainment system, faster charging capability and a raft of smaller updates.
Scheduled to launch in South Africa towards the end of 2020, the updated I-Pace’s powertrain again comprises an electric motor on each axle, producing an unchanged 294 kW and 696 N.m. For the record, the crossover’s range (on the WLTP system) is a claimed 470 km from its 90 kWh battery, the latter covered by an eight-year/160 000 km warranty.
The electric crossover becomes the first Jaguar to adopt the British firm’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system, which the company says was “inspired” by smartphones (and features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto). Jaguar promises the new “flat” menu structure makes navigating the system a cinch (the redesigned navigation arrangement, for instance, reduces the number of steps required to set a destination by half).
The digital instrument cluster measures 12,3 inches in diameter, while the upper touchscreen is 10 inches and the lower item five inches (Jaguar says the latter is an option on the ‘S’ model and standard on all others). The updated I-Pace will also be available with an optional wireless device charging pad, which includes “signal boosting”. The optional Meridian 3D surround sound system, meanwhile, gains two additional speakers in the cabin headliner for a total of 16 (plus a subwoofer).
Jaguar says the I-Pace has furthermore gained an 11 kW on-board charger as standard, enabling customers with access to three-phase electricity supply to enjoy “significantly” faster charging. Indeed, when hooked up to an 11 kW wall box, 53 km of range can be achieved in an hour, while a full charge from empty takes a claimed 8,6 hours.
SA customers with access to single-phase power can continue using 7 kW wall boxes, says Jaguar, which charge at a rate up to 35 km per hour, with a full charge taking 12,75 hours. A 60 kW fast charger will add up to 76 km in 15 minutes, while a 100 kW charger will liberate 127 km over the same period.
Changes to the exterior design are subtle and include a new “Atlas Grey” grille tip finish, fresh paint colours (such as Caldera Red, Portofino Blue and Eiger Grey) and a new range of wheels. A new “Bright Pack” option will also be rolled out, adding a “Noble Chrome” grille surround, “Atlas Grey” side-mirror caps, “Satin Chrome” window surrounds and an “Atlas Grey” finish for the rear diffuser.
What else is new? Well, Jaguar says visibility has been “significantly enhanced” thanks to a new 360-degree camera, while the so-called “ClearSight” rear-view mirror has been adopted, too. The Coventry-based company says the climate control system has also been enhanced, gaining cabin air ionisation and a filtration system capable of capturing ultra-fine particles.