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2019 Jaguar I-Pace Mule Still Looks Like a Baby F-Pace

Jaguar is on its way to reinventing itself for the second time in the last few years. First, it was the rather abrupt change in the design philosophy of the British carmaker, and now it's time to introduce electricity on a broad scale into the Jaguar mix.
2019 Jaguar i-Pace mule 10 photos
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The Coventry carmaker has started work on its first ever production electric car, which was recently previewed by the good-looking I-Pace Concept at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

For the second time in less than three months, we can now check out a pre-production mule of the future electric Jag in the adjacent photo gallery.

Instead of being fooled by the two exhaust tips at the rear and its forced resemblance with the Jaguar F-Pace, you might want to be amazed by the fact that it doesn't seem to feature an engine grille. That, combined with the lack of an engine sound while it drove by our spy photographers is plenty of proof that the prototype in the photos is full-electric.

Even though it mainly looks like a pocket-sized version of the F-Pace, you can expect the production version to lose most of the body panels seen here and replace them with something closely inspired by the I-Pace Concept.

Taking a page from the Tesla book, the first electric Jag will sport two electric motors, one for each axle, with a combined output of around 400 PS and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. The concept had a 90 kWh battery, which apparently can supply enough juice for the model to have an NEDC range of around 500 km (311 miles).

Using a 50 kW DC charger, the concept could be charged in 90 minutes, but we suspect that the production version will have a slightly improved time, along with better range.

Somewhat recently, Jaguar Land Rover signed a long-term contract with Magna to build two mysterious cars at the Graz plant, and it looks like one of them will be the I-Pace, starting with 2018. The first predictions say that Jaguar will build around 10,000 units of its electric crossover annually.

 
 
 
 
 

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