Last week, reports said that the model in the below patent image from USPTO is the Jaguar I-Pace facelift. Now, we have come up with an exclusive rendering of the new I-Pace that reflects all the changes from the patent pictures in color and full detail.
What is alleged as the facelift looks very close to the Jaguar I-Pace Concept unveiled in 2016 but not without a few changes. At the front, the Jaguar I-Pace reportedly loses the neat little horizontal slats inside the honeycomb mesh upper grille. However, it gains two blades on the sides of the lower bumper with thin accent strips below them and more technical-looking modules inside the headlamps. These changes make it look sportier than the current production model.
On the sides, expect new wheel designs and at the rear patent images have shown that the lower portion of the bumper has been revised to incorporate a sporty grille and an accept strip on the sides. There’s also a new full-width garnishing at the bottom of the bumper.
The Jaguar I-Pace was unveiled in March 2018, and next year there is an anticipation for the I-Pace facelift. However, the current model received several enhancements just a few months ago, in June. The Tesla Model Y rival has faster home charging now, thanks to a new, 11 kW on-board charger. The new charger allows charging using an AC domestic wall box (three-phase) to charge at an increased rate of 33 miles (WLTP) per hour. A full charge now takes only 8.6 hours, which is ideal for overnight charging at home.
The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace is also available in a new, cheaper EV320 variant that returns the same range but is slower due to lower outputs. The EV320’s motor generates 236 kW (316 hp) and 500 Nm (369 Lb.-Ft.) of torque. It takes 6.4 seconds to accelerate from 0-62 mph and it can achieve a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph). The EV320 variant is not accessible to all markets though.
Also new in the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace are Pivi Pro infotainment system, 360-degree camera, ClearSight digital IRVM, wireless smartphone charging including cellular network booster, updated 12.3-inch HD instrument cluster with completely revised graphics and improved cabin air ionization with PM2.5 filtration.
Given the significant updates brought to the original Jaguar I-Pace so recently, it is possible that a new Jaguar I-Pace facelift is scheduled to be launched in 2022 with the tweaked design.