Jaguar I-Pace To Be Launched By Sime Darby Motors

Yes, finally the very popular in Europe all electric Jaguar I-Pace is coming to Malaysian showrooms and at the right time as the Malaysian government has removed all import duties and also road tax fees on electric cars.

The I-Pace will arrive and compete directly with the BMW iX3 which retails right now at RM336,000 and the soon to be launched Mercedes EQA Crossover which will have a similar asking price.

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This multiple award winning Jaguar crossover took an unprecedented three titles at the 2019 World Car of the Year awards, which were, World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year and the World Green Car.

With a state-of-the-art 90kWh Lithium-ion battery using 432 pouch cells, the I-Pace delivers a range of 480km (WLTP cycle). Owners will be able to achieve a 0-80 per cent battery charge in just 40 minutes using DC rapid charging (100kW). Home charging with an AC wall box (7kW) will achieve the same state of charge in just over ten hours which is ideal for overnight charging.

A suite of smart optimising technologies includes a battery pre-conditioning system: when plugged in the Jaguar I-Pace will automatically raise (or lower) the temperature of its battery to maximize range ahead of driving away.

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Two Jaguar-designed electric motors which feature drive-shafts passing through the motors themselves for compactness are placed at each axle, producing exceptional combined performance of 400PS and 696Nm and all-wheel-drive, all-surface traction.

The high torque density and high-energy efficiency characteristics of the motors deliver sports car performance, launching the I-Pace from a standing start to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds. The instantaneous performance is matched with exceptional ride comfort and engaging driving dynamics.

So what will be the selling price of the I-Pace in Malaysia. Well, the British showroom price is 65,245 pounds sterling (which is about RM367,000). So expect a selling price in Malaysia to be just below RM399,000.

In case you didn’t know this, the Jaguar I-Pace was released in Europe in early 2018 and to prove its versatility as an electric vehicle, it was put into service as a premium city Taxi in the city of Munich (the headquarters of the BMW Group) in July 2018 an proved to be a good running vehicle with no issues.

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With the arrival of the I-Pace in Malaysia, there will be a further boost in fast charging network across the country as the brand guardian, like its rivals, invest in a network to give its customers the confidence in owning and running an electric car across country without hesitation and range issues.

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