Tesla’s Model S has some major competition in the form of Jaguar’s I-Pace concept. The model that was on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week was close-to-final, with plans to release a production model by the second half of 2018.
On looks alone, Jaguar’s sleek concepts bests the Model X. And that’s saying something, because Tesla’s crossover is one of the market’s most futuristic-looking vehicles.
Jaguar says the I-Pace’s 90kWh battery should get over 200 miles of EPA-estimated range, offering drivers 394 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. That’s good enough to go from 0-60 mph in about 4 seconds. Certainly not as quick as the Model X but still plenty fast.
Because the I-Pace lacks a huge engine up front, there’s more room for passengers on the inside—more than larger SUV, according to Jaguar. A 12-inch touchscreen sits in the center for navigation and the like, while a 5.5-inch screen sits under that. That lower screen controls climate, infotainment, etc.
Tesla’s Model X has some competition
When it hits the road, drivers will be able to charge the I-Pace as quickly as 0 to 80-percent in about 90 minutes, or completely charged in about 2 hours. That’s about the length of a movie, which is to say not very long at all.
It’s unclear how much the Jaguar I-Pace will cost when it becomes available. For now, feast your eyes on the vehicle in the gallery above.