Jaguar I-PACE is now smarter, better connected and faster-charging

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The Jaguar I-PACE – the world’s first premium all-electric performance SUV – now offers a new fast, intuitive infotainment system, and quicker charging capability, making owning and driving an electric vehicle easier than ever.

Since its debut the I-PACE has won more than 80 global awards, including 2019 World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car, reinforcing its status as the Jaguar which tore up the rule book to become the first and best electric car of its kind. The I-PACE was also recently crowned 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year.

With two Jaguar-designed electric motors at each axle, producing exceptional combined performance of 294kW and 696Nm, aluminium construction and a low centre of gravity, the 
I-PACE offers an unrivalled balance of all-wheel drive performance, refinement, luxury and agility – together with outstanding real-world range and day-to-day usability. 

I-PACE: at a glance

The Jaguar I-PACE now delivers even more technology to make living the electric life simpler and more rewarding than ever. This is the first Jaguar to feature the new Pivi Pro infotainment system. 

I-PACE now comes with an 11kW on-board charger as standard, enabling customers with access to three-phase electricity supplies to enjoy significantly faster charging: when connected to an 11kW wall box 53km* of range (WLTP) per hour can be achieved, while a full charge from empty now takes only 8.6 hours – ideal for overnight charging at home. South African customers with access to single-phase supply only can continue using 7kW wall boxes which charge up to 35km per hour, with a full charge taking 12.75 hours.  When charging ‘on the go’, a 60kW charger will add up to 76km in 15 minutes, whilst a 100kW charger will add up to 127km over the same period. 

With a focus on air quality, occupant well-being is prioritized, with cabin air ionization now featuring PM2.5 filtration to capture ultrafine airborne particles and allergens. The I-PACE can even filter its cabin air before a journey begins.

The exterior design is enhanced with a new Atlas Grey grille tip finish and customers benefit from an enhanced paint palette, new range of wheels, and a luxurious new Bright Pack option, available on all models in the I-PACE range.

Alan Volkaerts, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar I-PACE, said: 

“When we developed the I-PACE we wanted it to be the world’s most desirable electric vehicle and to show what happens when Jaguar goes electric. I think we’ve achieved those ambitious goals, and now we’ve made it even better with a new infotainment system, three-phase charging, and technology that benefits drivers and passengers alike. We’ve also subtly enhanced the design with an Atlas Grey finish to the grille mesh and with the new Bright Pack option. I-PACE was the first premium all-electric performance SUV: every change we’ve made ensures that it’s still the benchmark in its class.”

Smarter, faster and better connected:

The new Pivi Pro infotainment system is a highlight of the I-PACE’s spacious, luxurious interior. The 12.3-inch high-definition virtual instrument cluster, 10-inch, and 5-inch upper and lower touchscreens and multi-function, haptic rotary controllers are matched to crisp, clean, contemporary graphics for engaging, intuitive user experience.

Inspired by smartphones, Pivi Pro is easy to use, while its powerful processor and ‘fast start-up’ ensure the system is ready to go by the time you’re in the driving seat. Supported by a built-in back-up battery, navigation initialization takes just a few seconds. 

The new and intuitive flat menu structure makes navigating the system easy with the features and functions you use regularly accessible via the home screen with just a click. The redesigned navigation system reduces the number of steps required to set a destination by half, and customers are now able to pan and zoom in and out of the map with a pinch of the fingers, just as with a smartphone. 

I-PACE is now available with an optional wireless device charging pad beneath the ‘floating’ center console. Wireless charging also includes signal boosting, ensuring the phone’s signal remains stronger for longer. A Smartphone Pack with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard, as is a dual modem embedded SIM and Bluetooth technology which can pair two phones simultaneously ensuring you’ll always be connected. 

The new Pivi Pro infotainment system will help to get you where you want to go in less time and with less effort. The navigation uses self-learning algorithms to optimize routing, voice guidance even knows to remain quiet when you’re traveling through areas you know, and maps will always be up to date thanks to software-over-the-air (SOTA) functionality. 

Driver assistance and well-being:

The I-PACE has been designed to keep you and your family safe and was awarded the maximum five-star EuroNCAP rating. 

State-of-the-art digital technology further assists drivers and road users. Visibility is significantly enhanced with a new 3D Surround Camera that provides a 360-degree digital plan view of the surrounding area and potential hazards, visible through the central touchscreen. 

Inside the cabin, the ClearSight rear-view mirror improves vision and convenience by ensuring the driver always has an unobstructed view of the road behind, even with three people in the rear seat or with the 656-liter luggage compartment loaded up to the roof.

ClearSight uses a wide-angle, rear-facing camera linked to a high-resolution screen within the frameless glass mirror. A small toggle switch on the mirror allows the driver to switch seamlessly between the view from the standard mirror and the camera feed.

Neatly integrated within the roof-mounted antenna module, the high-definition camera works in all conditions, including low ambient light, while a protective lip and hydrophobic coating help to repel water and ensure the camera lens remains as clean as possible.

All occupants benefit from the enhanced climate control system, which delivers smart, energy-efficient heating or cooling of up to four zones independently. Cabin air ionization designed to remove allergens also features a filtration system that captures ultrafine particles – including PM2.5 particulates – to improve occupant health and wellbeing. One important benefit to the new filtration system is that, when charging, customers can use the I-PACE’s pre-conditioning system (which optimizes battery temperature) to also purge the cabin of allergens and ultrafine particles before beginning a journey.

Enhanced customer choice:

Complementing the new Atlas Grey grille tip finish is the luxurious new Bright Pack option, available on all models in the I-PACE range. The Bright Pack accentuates I-PACE’s breath-taking design with a Noble Chrome grille surround, Atlas Grey door mirror caps, Satin Chrome window surrounds, and Atlas Grey for the rear diffuser. The contemporary Black Pack option is enhanced with the application of the gloss black finish to the rear badges, and a refreshed paint palette now features colors such as Caldera Red, Portofino Blue, and Eiger Grey. 

Inside, customers can now benefit from the option of an enhanced Meridian 3D Surround Sound System with TrifieldTM technology. The system features two additional speakers in the cabin headliner, meaning the 16 speaker and one subwoofer arrangement delivers an exceptional experience for all occupants. 

Going electric made easy:

The Jaguar I-PACE has been designed to ensure every step of the customer journey delivers peace of mind and makes owning an electric car as easy as possible.

  • With a range of up to 470km (WLTP) from its 90kWh battery, customers with an average daily commute would only need to charge their I-PACE once a week.
  • I-PACE is offered with an 8 year or 160,000km battery warranty.
  • A range calculation tool on www.jaguar.co.za makes it easy to see how factors such as vehicle speed, ambient temperature, and climate control settings can influence the real-world range you could expect to achieve.
  • For queries ‘on the go’ I-PACE customers can also get help 24/7 from the I-Assistance service – at the touch of a button, they’ll be connected directly to an expert to answer any queries about the vehicle. 
  • Jaguar Partners with home-charging providers all over the world, making charging your car as easy as charging your phone. 
  • Every home charging point from Jaguar’s recommended partners comes smartly enabled, meaning you can conveniently activate and deactivate you charging progress straight from your smartphone.
  • When charging in public places the I-PACE’s charging cable locks into place as soon as the car is locked, and cannot be disconnected until the vehicle is unlocked, giving you the freedom to go about your day while the vehicle charges up.
  • The Jaguar I-PACE has an Eco Mode which helps preserve range by reducing energy depletion and encouraging a more efficient driving style. It also makes subtle changes to cabin temperature, air recirculation, and to a number of the car’s other features. You can override these changes by the normal operation of each feature or via the menu settings.
  • The I-PACE is equipped with Software over the Air (SOTA) functionality. This means Systems including infotainment, battery management, and charging can be updated remotely and enable the I-PACE to continuously improve over time.

The updated Jaguar I-PACE is expected to launch in South Africa toward the end of 2020.

 Range added per one-hour/15-minute period is WLTP range
The lower touchscreen is an option on the ‘S’ model and standard on all others.

Based on data captured by Jaguar’s Go I-PACE app in the UK. 


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