The special-edition I-Pace features styling enhancements and new standard equipment.
The flagship electric Jaguar XJ has been scrapped, but the I-Pace lives on as Jaguar's sole electric car after launching for the 2019 model year. While we're still waiting for the electric SUV to get the high-performance SVR treatment it deserves, Jaguar has unveiled a new special edition I-Pace that features some sporty styling enhancements and new standard equipment usually reserved for S, SE or HSE trims.
Simply called the I-Pace Black, the special-edition electric SUV is distinguished by a gloss black finish applied to the door mirror caps, grille, grille surround, side window surrounds, and rear badges. As standard, the Jaguar I-Pace Black edition rides on 20-inch wheels finished in gloss black and comes equipped with a panoramic roof and privacy glass.
Inside, the cabin is appointed with features like Ebony leather sports seats, gloss black trim, and an Ebony headlining. "The I-Pace's dramatic, cab-forward profile, short overhangs and taut, muscular haunches give it a sense of drama which sets it apart from other SUVs. Creating the exclusive I-Pace Black gave us the opportunity to subtly enhance the design, making it look even more dynamic, distinctive and desirable," said Julian Thomson, Design Director at Jaguar.
No modifications have been made to the powertrain. Like the regular model, the I-Pace Black utilizes a dual electric motor setup producing a combined 394 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque.
Thanks to its larger wheels, Jaguar claims the I-Pace Black will last 280 miles on a single charge. In the US, the I-Pace has an EPA-rated range of 234 miles.
In the UK, the Jaguar I-Pace Black is available to order, with pricing starting at £72,445 (approx. $101,000). That makes it around $30,000 more expensive than America's standard Jaguar I-Pace, which starts at $69,850. While the I-Pace is currently the only fully electric car in Jaguar's lineup, this will soon change as Jaguar Land Rover will become a fully electric brand by 2025.