New Jaguar E-PACE to debut in the UAE

Isaac Cain
March 8, 2018

Jaguar Land Rover has priced its first all-electric vehicle, a sporty looking 2019 I-PACE crossover sport utility vehicle, at $69,500 in the USA market, a base cost that puts it $10,000 below the standard Tesla Model X.

For comparison, the Model X 75D starts at $80,700, approximately $10,000 more than the I-Pace.

The exterior design is inspired by the Jaguar F-TYPE sports vehicle and characterised by the distinctive Jaguar grille, muscular proportions, short overhangs and powerful haunches that give the new Jaguar E-PACE a bold and purposeful stance, instantly communicating dynamic agility. Also, Tesla offers its Model X in different versions with various battery sizes. In the US, the lower pre-tax price will make the brand more competitive in the luxury segment for electric cars.

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While Tesla is expected to launch a less expensive and smaller Model Y crossover in 2020 or thereafter, for the moment the Jaguar seems priced competitively if you don't need that third row. The I-Pace's 90-kilowatt-hour battery pack gets an automaker-estimated range of up to 240 miles on a full charge, on par with the Chevrolet Bolt EV but a bit behind the Model S' 249 to 335 miles of range, depending on the variant. The Model X 75D takes 4.9 seconds to achieve the same speed.

While comparing the two, Jaguar's charging infrastructure falls behind Tesla's robust network. EPA range figures for the I-Pace are pending.

Another significant advantage of the Tesla is the seating. Comparisons are done with regards to the relative value of both electric vehicles, with the objective of informing potential buyers. The Model X, on the other hand, can be configured with up to seven seats.

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