The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace gets a handful of updates to iron out some of the weak links of Jaguar’s first electric SUV. At the time of publishing this story, the company has not announced when it will launch the Jaguar electric car in the US, or its prices. However, we expect deliveries to start in early 2021.
2021 Jaguar I-Pace vs. 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Exterior
Designers have made subtle tweaks to the I-Pace electric car for the 2021 model year. The grille gets a new Atlas Grey tip finish, and a new Bright Pack option adds a Noble Chrome grille surround, Atlas Grey door mirror caps, Satin Chrome window surrounds and Atlas Grey for the rear diffuser. The existing Black Pack option adds gloss black finish to the rear badges.
The color scheme is updated to include new options such as Caldera Red, Portofino Blue and Eiger Grey. New 19-inch wheel designs are being offered for the first time on the 2021 I-PACE, and replacing 18-inch wheels as standard equipment on S models in select markets round up the updates to the exterior.
2021 Jaguar I-Pace vs. 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Interior
The highlight of the 2021 I-Pace is the addition of the new Pivi Pro infotainment system which features a 12.3-inch high-definition virtual instrument cluster and 10-inch and 5-inch upper and lower touchscreens.
The Pivi Pro uses a new software which features self-learning algorithms to optimize routing, and changes to the predictive range calculation algorithm are claimed to deliver a more accurate and consistent estimate of vehicle range. The Pivi Pro can also add charging stations to the route and features an algorithm to optimize charging cycles, thereby minimizing total journey time.
Wireless charging with signal boosting is another option available on the updated Jaguar electric car as is a dual modem eSIM with 4G data and unlimited music streaming via Spotify, Deezer or Tunin, which ensures customers no longer need to buy a sim.
The 2021 I-Pace adds Jaguar’s ClearSight rear view mirror (which uses a camera supplying feed to the internal rear view mirror), a new 3D Surround Camera with 360-degree digital plan view, and PM 2.5 particulate filtration as new features, and that rounds up the changes to the interior.
2021 Jaguar I-Pace vs. 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Charging
The most significant update on the 2021 I-Pace is the 11kW on-board charger as standard, enabling customers with access to three-phase electricity. When connected to a 11kW wall box, 53 km/33 miles of range (WLTP) per hour can be achieved, and a full charge from empty now takes 8.6 hours as compared to the 2019 I-Pace’s near 13 hour requirement due to a slow 7 kW single-phase charger. However, peak charging continues to be at 100 kW which can add up to 39 miles in 15 minutes.
Prices for the 2021 I-Pace should be announced shortly, though we expect pricing to remain largely unchanged. The I-Pace starts at USD 71,000 for the S variant, USD 78,000 for the SE and USD 82,000 for the HSE.