Jaguar I-Pace full-electric SUV launch date, range and pricing revealed
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The first full-electric Jaguar I-Pace deliveries for New Zealand customers are expected to take place from April 2019, with the first demonstrator arriving in January for Kiwis to sample, Jaguar NZ has confirmed.
The Jaguar I-Pace range will retail from $159,900 for the S model, with an SE model from $169,900.
The top-of-the range HSE model will start from $179,900 and includes 20” alloys, matrix headlights and daytime running lamp, gesture tailgate, windsor leather seats, 825W Meridian surround sound and adaptive cruise control with steer assist.
The new full-electric SUV will come with a five year, free service plan and the the I-Pace’s battery warranty will extend for eight years or 160,000kms. The warranties are transferable if the vehicle is sold.
Jaguar NZ general manager Steve Kenchington says the I-Pace will offer motorists best-in-class range and acceleration.
“The I-Pace’s 90kWh lithium ion battery delivers a range of up to 470km for a single charge - the equivalent of more than 14 days travel for the average Kiwi motorist driving 12,000km per annum," said Kenchington.
“At the same time, the onboard powertrain provides 400PS and 696Nm of usable instant torque and with All Wheel Drive as standard, the I-Pace can reach 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds.”
Kenchington says local prelaunch demand has been exceptionally strong with dozens of customers purchasing a vehicle based only on reviews.
"More than 50 deposits have been received from around the country, months before pricing details became available for this market."
Kenchington says the international interest in this model has led to supply constraints and customers are advised to register their interest with their local dealers as limited stock will be available in the coming year.
While retailers wait for the first shipments to arrive, local dealers will use virtual reality to help demonstrate the vehicle to customers.
The I-Pace will debut in NZ for the first time at the ASB Classic in December where Kiwis will be able to get inside the new model.
“We also expect this sales figure to lift significantly once the first demonstrator models arrive in January,” said Kenchington.