India-bound Jaguar I-Pace gets cheaper ‘EV320’ variant, enhancements

Jaguar has refreshed its I-Pace electric vehicle for the 2021 model year with a host of updates. The British electric car now comes loaded with more connected features, new infotainment system, exterior options and quicker charging capability. Read on to find what’s new with the I-PACE.

Jaguar I-Pace EV320

The Jaguar I-Pace has inducted a cheaper EV320 variant with lower-output motors. While the Jaguar I-Pace EV400 generates 400 PS and 696 Nm, the Jaguar I-Pace EV320 delivers 320 PS and 500 Nm. The battery pack is the same 90 kWh unit, and it provides the same range (WLTP, combined) of 470 km (292 miles).

Where the EV400 variant can do a 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.8 seconds and achieve a top speed of 200 km/h, the Jaguar I-Pace EV320 variant takes 6.4 seconds for a 0-100 km/h speed run and its maximum speed is 180 km/h.

In the Netherlands customers can opt for the EV320 powertrain in the all the trims, the base S, the mid-level SE and the top-end HSE. Check out the price comparison below:

TrimJaguar I-Pace EV320 PriceJaguar I-Pace EV400 Price
SEUR 65,990 (INR 58,04,021.82)EUR 81,855 (INR 71,99,396.97)
SEEUR 74,160 (INR 65,22598.24)EUR 90,025 (INR 79,17,973.39)
HSEEUR 81,110 (INR 71,33,871.94)EUR 96,975 (INR 85,29,247.09)
EUR-INR conversion rate as on 27.08.2020: EUR 1 = INR 87.95

2021 I-Pace Exterior

The refreshed Jaguar electric car’s grille gets a new Atlas Grey tip finish. To complement the new finish, Jaguar is offering a Bright Pack option which enhances the looks with a Noble Chrome surround, Atlas Grey door mirror caps, Satin Chrome window surrounds and a diffuser finished in Atlas Grey as well. The existing Black Pack gets an addition of a gloss black finished rear badges. New 19-inch wheels replace the 18-inch on the older model and the new paint palette offers Caldera Red, Portofino Blue and Eiger Grey colours.

2021 I-Pace Interior

The 2021 I-PACE features a new 12.3-inch touchscreen system called Pivi Pro. Along with the larger screen, customers get two smaller touchscreens below, 10-inch and 5-inch in size for climate control and other vital functions. These screens offer haptic feedback and are enclosed by two rotary dials for easier and engaging user experience.

Jaguar says the Pivi Pro is inspired by smartphones and is backed up by a powerful processor which ensures quick start-up every time the user climbs on board.

Pivi Pro features:

  • A redesigned navigation system with an ability to pinch and zoom the contents of the map and the number of steps to set a destination is reduced.
  • Completely revised graphics which gives a clear indication of battery’s state of charge.
  • Changes have been made to the predictive range calculation algorithm to deliver a more accurate and consistent vehicle range estimation which changes dynamically according to the driving style.
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Baidu CarLife (depending on the market) are standard when you choose the Smartphone pack.
  • Now adds charging points to your route automatically and selects optimum charging stations to minimise total journey time. It can also show you the predicted charge level as you proceed.
  • software-over-the-air (SOTA) functionality which can carry out updates in the background.
  • Integrated dual SIM (eSIM) functionality and complimentary 4G data plan.
  • Spotify embedded.

The climate control system gets an update, which now offers independent four-zone cooling. It comes with a new filtration system which captures ultrafine particles like PM2.5 particulates. The I-PACE’s pre-conditioning system can clear the cabin of allergens and ultrafine particles before beginning a journey while the vehicle is plugged in. 

The I-PACE now offers optional wireless smartphone charger which is located just below the centre console. It is fitted with a signal booster to ensure the best possible connectivity at all times during a journey.

2021 I-Pace charging

  • The 7 kW charger is replaced by an 11 kW (AC) domestic wall box which adds 53 km/33 miles of range (WLTP) for every hour of charge and this can now be utilized by customers with three-phase supplies. Charging from empty to full now takes 8.6 hours.
  • Customers using a 7 kW wall box can charge up to 35 km/22 miles of charge per hour with a full charge taking 12.75 hours. 
  • 50 kW chargers will add up to 63 km/39 miles in 15 minutes.
  • 100 kW fast charger will add up to 127 km/78 miles in the same 15 minutes.

Safety technology

A new 3D Surround Camera is provided which offers a 360-degree digital plan view of the surrounding area which is visible through the central touchscreen. ClearSight rear view mirror improves vision and convenience by using a wide-angle, rear-facing camera connected to the high-resolution screen in the frameless glass mirror. The driver can switch seamlessly between the view from the standard mirror and the camera feed using a toggle.

The vehicle’s performance remains unchanged. The twin-motor powertrain pushes out 400 PS & 696 Nm which helps it complete a 0-100 sprint in just 4.5 seconds. It offers a range of 470 km (WLTP method).

Price & Indian launch

The I-PACE is now available for order and is priced starting from £65,195 in the UK.

As for the i-Pace’s Indian launch, we’re hoping to see an update from Jaguar India in the coming weeks which had announced and was preparing for the launch in the second half of 2020. As it would be a CBU import, JLR will import the latest specification with the features mentioned here. Expect the price to start north of INR 1 crore (ex-showroom) when it eventually reaches Indian dealer showrooms.