Tesla Model X changed the game and now we can see that electric crossovers can be pretty amazing performers as well. At this point, there aren’t many premium carmakers that can keep pace with the American electric carmaker. This particularly refers to German carmakers, as Audi is the only manufacturer that has finally come with the e-tron. On the other side, BMW and Mercedes are still struggling. Probably the only carmaker that can keep the pace with Tesla is Jaguar. The British manufacturer introduced the first all-electric crossover two years ago. These days, we’ve received confirmation that this model will get a hi-performance in the near future as well. The new version will come as the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace SVR.
At this point, it is still early to talk about details. Still, we may presume the way in which the upgrades will go. Of course, we count on significant output increase but also expect to see novelties in terms of the exterior updates, interior etc. Of course, new standard features are always welcome.
2021 Jaguar I-Pace SVR Specs
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the upgrade in terms of power and performances. The model that arrived two years ago features a dual electric motor design, with a total output of 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. With such amount of power, it’s no wonder that this model needs just around 4.5 seconds to hit 60 miles per hour, while top speed goes around 125 miles per hour.
When it comes to the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace SVR version, we definitely count on a significant power boost. It’s not hard to presume that the company will try to match Tesla Model X’s numbers in terms of acceleration, which goes under 3 seconds.
Another thing we should keep in mind is the battery. The standard model comes with a 90-kWh battery, which ensures a max range of 234 miles. This is quite impressive number, but the real-life problem is the fact that the range becomes significantly shorter if you’re heavy on the pedal. That’s the main reason why we expect from the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace SVR to come with a bigger battery pack.
2021 Jaguar I-Pace SVR Exterior
Of course, more power won’t be the only important upgrade on the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace SVR. We count on various exterior upgrades. One of the first things that come to mind is the suspension. The standard model comes with a nice adaptive air suspension, which even makes this crossover a decent light off-roader. The standard model can raise ground clearance for about 5.6 inches, so the model can actually make through 20 inches of water.
The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace SVR will focus on the road, so we count on notably stiffer suspension setup and even lower ground clearance. Of course, we count on brake upgrades and various other things.
Visual upgrades are also expected. Of course, we count on a more aggressive appearance, with upgraded bumpers and other hardware. Naturally, we count on new, bigger wheels, as well as on a few more exclusive parts.
The standard model already comes with high-quality materials and loads of standard equipment. So, we presume that the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace SVR will continue in a similar way, though with notable upgrades. The first thing that comes to mind is a new pair of seats, which will be sportier and with better support. Also, we count on the implementation of new materials, such as carbon fiber and aluminum. The dashboard will generally remain the same, but we expect to see new color schemes and similar things.
At this point, it is still early to talk about standard features. The base model already comes with loads of equipment, while we expect from the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace SVR to come with all those things that characterize higher trim levels. This includes goodies like an 18-way power-adjustable seat, quad-zone automatic climate control, an activation key, and a heated windshield with heated washer jets. Of course, we also count on a couple of exclusive features, which aren’t available in the current range of models.
2021 Jaguar I-Pace SVR Release Date and Price
The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace SVR has been officially confirmed. However, it looks like the launch will take some time and that sales won’t start before the next year. When it comes to the price, we don’t know the details, as it will depend on the number of upgrades we are about to see. The current model goes in a range from 70.000 to 81.000 dollars, roughly, and the new version will definitely cost notably higher. Of course, Tesla Model X will be the key competitor, but keep in mind the Audi e-tron is also here and that we might see its hi-performance version as well.