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    New Jag i-Pace EV. Looks pretty nice.

    Concept, but production version coming next year with sales in 2018. Looks pretty nice IMO. They said the concept should be quite close to the production model, and given that it's less than a year away from introduction, I'm guessing it will be quite close indeed.

    https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/14/jaguar-introduces-its-first-electric-concept-car/


    Re: New Jag i-Pace EV. Looks pretty nice.

    Actually, this is the most beautiful ELV I've seen so far... kiss

     


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    Honestly, if I were in the market for a new, higher-end SUV, I'd wait a year before jumping into anything. EVs are going to make a big push here in the next couple years and we're going to see tons of modern, next-gen interiors along with them.

    I don't think there is a single SUV out right now that's a good purchase.


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    noone1:

    Honestly, if I were in the market for a new, higher-end SUV, I'd wait a year before jumping into anything. EVs are going to make a big push here in the next couple years and we're going to see tons of modern, next-gen interiors along with them.

    I don't think there is a single SUV out right now that's a good purchase.

    This is why I lease... Smiley

    ELVs? Only leases. Technology could change/improve constantly, so they could loose a lot of value (resale).


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    Am I the only one who thinks the "i" prefix is way overdone? Surely they can come up with more unique names...


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    Re: New Jag i-Pace EV. Looks pretty nice.

    Well, to be fair, Jaguar has been in that area of the alphabet for a while and have a history of alphabetical names. I know what you're saying, but "i" isn't totally out of the ordinary.

    XE, XF, XJ, XK, C-Type, D-Type, E-Type, F-Type.


    Re: New Jag i-Pace EV. Looks pretty nice.

    If the price is right and the design as it is now, this car will sell like hotcakes. Really liking what I'm seeing.

     


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    The design of this is proof that Tesla makes shit interiors, especially for the price.


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    As an electric car owner, I now really appreciate these things. But electric and English cars? smiley


    Re: New Jag i-Pace EV. Looks pretty nice.

    Haha ^ 

    I LOVE THIS THING!! 

    Adrian Belew, front man of famed progressive rock band King Crimson and collaborator with Bowie, Zappa, and the Talking Heads, released a prescient song in 1982, but we didn't know exactly how prophetic it was until this week. The song was titled Big Electric Cat, and its lyrics seemed to predict nearly 35 years ago the unveiling of Jaguar's first all-electric vehicle, a production-ready crossover concept with the not-so-ingenious name, I-Pace.

    She arrives like a limo/Smooth and moving/On the prowl through the crowd/To the beat of the city/She glows in the dark/Wherever she parks/Concrete crumbles and the night rumbles.

    At first glimpse of the I-Pace, you may not have precisely the same feeling of disintegration as the roadbed Belew mentions, but there is no denying that the new Jag is important for the brand. Flush with investment from its corporate overlords at Tata, the company is on its most robust product offensive ever, rounding out its lineup to become a full-range manufacturer, investing in autonomous driving and projective head-up technologies, nearly doubling global sales, and now going electric.

    "This is probably the most important car since the E-Type, I really mean that," says Jaguar director of design Ian Callum. "And when we get this car out into production and it gains recognition and popularity, I think history will show it's a significant step for the brand. Not only because we're embracing the future, quite openly and honestly, but because we're going to beat the rest of them. Tesla is there already, but none of the rest."

    As a challenger brand – one not in the top of mind consideration set like rivals at MercedesAudi, or Lexus – Jaguars are made or broken on this kind of differentiation. The I-Pace is certainly distinctive, and looks like nothing else on the road. Like many contemporary Jaguars, its rear three-quarter view is its most compelling, with the slender half-round taillights inspired by the legendary E-Type that were first revived on the F-Type and have since become a signature. But here, the rear end is shaved off and in an angular concavity that seems an effort to take as much mass as possible out of the back, and one that echoes elsewhere on the vehicle: in the scalloped sides, in the continuous path of glass from the base of the front windshield to (almost) the base of the rear liftgate. But especially in the foreshortened and deep-nostriled hood.

    jaguar i-pace

    "I see excitement in the profile of cars, so long as you have some extremity in some way – you can have a long hood or a long bonnet," Callum says. "We went for the cab forward because, without an engine up there, we could – it gives you more space inside and it's more honest. But also you have to get that sense of drama and tension. Whereas a conventional car, with the engine in the front, you throw all of that toward the rear, we've thrown it toward the front, much the same way as in a mid-engine car. That really was the inspiration for this, to try to capture that sense of speed in an original way."

    Huge 23-inch wheels seem to be there not only to provide clearance, but to offset the visual mass of the lower portion of the body, important in an electric crossover, given the additional physical and stylistic heft required by the placement of the large battery pack in the floor. The undulating beltline seems here as part of the same effort.

    "I had in my mind for a long period of time to take something as normal as an SUV and turn it into something that's dramatic and cool. Because on the whole, they tend to be very vertical things," Callum says. "To get the mass out of that verticality, you just make sure all of your lines go horizontally. When we're creating something, we start with pencil and paper. And you have to make sure you're not drawing things in a geometric way, you're drawing them in a linear way. And that way, you can really get some visual speed in it. It's easier to do it in a car like this because you're not constrained by hard points the way you are in a conventional car."

    The most interesting challenge for a vehicle like this, and for Jaguar, is how to communicate design identity. Brands like Hyundai or Kia can reinvent themselves however they desire; their history, what little there was, has decomposed. Brands like BMW and Mercedes can rely on a history of driving passion and unerring luxury, respectively, to transcend new developments. Even Audi has less reliance on its direct history today than a reputation for technical excellence. But Jaguar lives and dies by design: distinct and distinguished, sophisticated, elegant, British, yet also sporting. Callum has been genius in interpreting that heritage, without pastiche or retro-modernism, for the modern era. As such, he's not concerned with slavish devotion to the past.

    "I don't think it matters. I think people get hung up in this too much," he says. "My philosophy remains the same. You take each line, it's a beautifully executed line. You take each surface, and it's simple. It's the drama and the presence of the car that is all- important to Jaguar, and this idea that they have to be identical throughout their lives is nonsense. And we've proven that time and time again. I never had a problem with that. As long as we keep that sense that it's our job to do what's right, I think we'll be okay. And as I tell everybody, 'I've got the clay model. I do what I want.'"

    If Callum has done his job well, the response to this new car should be something like the one predicted by Belew.

    Everybody's hypnotized/Everybody perspires/Even little children cry./Grown men shout/The dogs bark/The lights go out.

    But he's not familiar with the song. "I know Adrian Belew from King Crimson, but I [can't] recall that song – 1982 was a long time ago,'" Callum says. "We must bring this back, bring back the cat."

     


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    Re: New Jag i-Pace EV. Looks pretty nice.

    Not fair to compare a concept car to one that is actually manufactured...


    Re: New Jag i-Pace EV. Looks pretty nice.

    Exactly, for what it is, it's an exciting concept.. 23" wheels angel 


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    Re: New Jag i-Pace EV. Looks pretty nice.

    23 inch wheels are really heavy. Nice design though.


    Re: New Jag i-Pace EV. Looks pretty nice.

    SciFrog:

    Not fair to compare a concept car to one that is actually manufactured...

    They said in the article that the production model will show up in 2017. They said this concept is the closest one they've ever made to production.

    Given that the production car will be revealed in less than a year and go on sale, I highly doubt they bothered to create a radically different concept with such little delay between production.


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    SciFrog:

    Not fair to compare a concept car to one that is actually manufactured...

    True but you have to admit that it looks quite good.

    I still think that ELVs should look like their fossile energy operated engine counter-parts but if this SciFi look for the ELVs works for buyers, why not?!


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    Re: New Jag i-Pace EV. Looks pretty nice.

    I don't think this car looks sci-fi. I think this is just a solid, modern design.


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    noone1:

    I don't think this car looks sci-fi. I think this is just a solid, modern design.

    Only a bit...this is why I like it. Most ELVs look too modern...forced modern design as I call it. Not very attractive, sometimes even ugly. However, I have yet to find a description for Prius design. Even the word ugly is too flattering. Smiley


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    WAY:

    As an electric car owner, I now really appreciate these things. But electric and English cars? smiley

    Actually think Indian and electric because Tata is the parent.  Oh wait, Tata Consultancy also does critical engineering work of Ferrari's F1 efforts...


    Re: New Jag i-Pace EV. Looks pretty nice.

    It looks really good. I like the airy interior - stunner!


    Re: New Jag i-Pace EV. Looks pretty nice.

    Very nice concept. I am not sold to the EV vehicles yet. In Spain it will take ages to have a charging network.


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    G-Wagon Builders Magna Steyr to Build Jaguar I-PACE http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GTspirit/~3/VfuDijITXYQ/


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    Saw a black Jaguar F-Pace today with black wheels, what a beautiful SUV. With the right engine in it (supercharged V8), I would seriously consider it.


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    RC:

    Saw a black Jaguar F-Pace today with black wheels, what a beautiful SUV. With the right engine in it (supercharged V8), I would seriously considered it.

    I agree the Jaguar F-Pace SUV is beautiful.


     
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