Don't expect more power from Jag's only EV, though.
Jaguar's first and only electric car, the I-Pace SUV, has been subtly facelifted ahead of the 2024 model year, adding new styling, an updated trim roster, and various new options to the offering. However, there's still no sign of the long-rumored I-Pace SVR.
Starting with the aesthetics, the svelte profile of the I-Pace remains largely unchanged, which is no great shame as it's a good-looking piece of kit. However, subtle enhancements have been made, with a new smooth 'grille' panel finished in Atlas Grey, a color that also appears on the vertical blades. Housed within its grille is a new interpretation of the Jaguar logo in black and silver. Other changes outside include body-color finishes for the front bumper, lower doors, and rear diffuser in place of the black garnish that was previously visible.
Model-specific changes can also be found in the updated range, with the I-Pace 400 Sport (UK only) benefiting from a tailgate spoiler. This same item is equipped on trims with 22-inch alloy wheels. All wheels across the standard range are diamond-turned in appearance, while the optional Style 5069 wheel has a Satin Grey finish to offset the carbon fiber inserts.
A new Black Pack option - previously a special edition - is standard on the R-Dynamic SE upwards with a gloss black grille surround, window surrounds, wing mirrors, and badges. If you want to go all-out on the black, a contrast panoramic roof option finishes the rear portion of the roof in black to create a fully darkened roof panel.
A daring option made available for the first time is the introduction of satin paints, with a choice of either Carpathian Grey or Eiger Grey to choose from.
Jaguar has introduced R-Dynamic models to the I-Pace lineup for the first time, available in R-Dynamic S, SE, and HSE derivatives. It remains unclear which of these will come to the US, as the 2023 lineup currently comprises a single derivative, the I-Pace HSE.
No mechanical changes have been made, which means the I-Pace retains its 394-horsepower, 512-lb-ft dual-motor electric powertrain with all-wheel drive. Currently, its 90 kWh battery pack achieves an EPA-estimated range of 246 miles with 20-inch wheels, dropping to 217 miles with the 22-inch options. 0-60 mph takes 4.5 seconds, and a top speed of 124 mph is in the cards.
The I-Pace received an update ahead of 2022 to increase its charging ability. At the same time, Jaguar gave it a vastly improved infotainment system.
The 2024 I-Pace retains the Pivi Pro infotainment system, featuring a broad array of functionality, including the standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Amazon Alexa voice control is also standard, and the infotainment is supplemented by built-in Spotify, what3words navigation, and over-the-air updates.
"I-Pace has always offered a comprehensive package of performance, agility, technology and everyday usability that customers expect from a Jaguar, together with the smooth, quiet and effortless driving experience that electrification offers," says Nick Collins, executive director of Jaguar's vehicle programs. "We've delivered exactly that, and now it's our latest model to benefit from our approach of offering more curated, richer specifications."