Initially then, it will be the I-PACE's near 300 mile range that you will hear trumpeted (or as the Vehicle Line Director exclaims in Jaguar's press release: "For I-PACE customers - fuel stations are a thing of the past, after overnight charging they'll wake up every morning with a "full tank of fuel"!").
The interior of the production I-Pace isn't as close to the concept's as the exterior, but it combines numerous same elements with the infotainment interface from the recently launched Range Rover Velar, so there's still plenty of wow factor.
It's courtesy of the battery pack being mounted low in the auto, between the axles in the floor. This will not be possible though when the I-Pace launches.
The final design is expected to closely resemble the original concept shown in 2016. In comparison, Tesla's Model X does 0-60 in about 4.8 seconds and its range sits at about 295 miles. The I-PACE is expected to be unveiled in the US for the first time at the New York Auto Show later this month. It's similar in length to Jaguar's XE midsize sedan at 184 inches. The vehicle is powered by a 90kWh battery pack, slightly smaller than the 100kWh cell fitted to the most expensive Tesla Model X, but larger than the 75kWh Tesla.
The I-Pace, like the Tesla Model S and Model 3, has been called sleek, sexy and powerful, although it bears nearly no resemblance to the long, low Jaguars of the past.
When it came to explaining the technology behind I-PACE, host comedian Jack Whitehall enlisted the help of Jaguar's newest vehicle experts, nine year olds Lola and Hudson. The vehicle will also have 240 miles of range per charge and be able to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. On 100-kilowatt DC quick charging, 80 percent takes 40 minutes.
The I-PACE was introduced at Jaguar-Land Rover's manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria in a webcast hosted by British comedian Jack Whitehall. The Touch Pro Duo infotainment system uses touchscreens, capacitive sensors and tactile physical controls loaded with a new EV navigation system and Smart Settings. The metals are riveted and bonded the same as the rest of the Jaguar range.
Additionally, Jaguar has created an Alexa skill that works in conjunction with its "Jaguar InControl Remote App" for the I-PACE.
More numbers. The range is a claimed 298 miles on the new, harsher, WLTP cycle. A fully specified First Edition costs 81,495 pounds.
Jaguar South Africa tells us that the I-Pace will become available locally during 2019. It takes 8 hours to build one I-Pace at this factory. OTA is a first for Jaguar with this new EV offering.
But they are now the two only all-electric SUV (the Audi e-tron quattro is coming though) so they apparently insist on comparing it with the Model X with a video about it - with a focus on acceleration.