Johannesburg - If you’ve been budgeting for a new Jaguar I-Pace, you can now prepare your finances with more precision. Jaguar South Africa has confirmed three trim grades, a variety of specification levels, and a 'First Edition' that will be available for one year from launch.

I-Pace S R1 687 200
I-Pace SE R1 745 400
I-Pace HSE R1 820 900
I-Pace First Edition R1 920 700

All variants come with identical powertrains comprising a 90kWh battery positioned in the floor for a low centre of gravity, and two axle-mounted synchronous electric motors paired with concentric single speed transmissions. 

Its 294kW/696Nm peak outputs are enough to launch the all-wheel drive SUV from 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds, and a single full charge provides a range of up to 470km on the WLTP cycle – which Jag says is more than enough to cover the average weekly commute of 300km. 

Here's what you can expect in terms of appointments across the I-PACE range:

I-Pace S: 20" 6 spoke alloy wheels, LED headlights, 'Luxtec' sport seats (8-way semi-powered upfront), Touch Pro Duo 31cm Interactive Driver Display with satnav, Meridian Sound System, Connect Pro Pack, Smartphone Pack, reverse camera, cruise control and Park Pack with 360° Parking Aid, Rear Traffic Monitor and Clear Exit Monitor.

I-Pace SE: Adds Premium LED headlights with signature DRL Headlight power wash, grained leather sport seats (with 10-way electric memory upfront), powered tailgate, auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights and Drive Pack consisting of: Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, High-speed Emergency Braking and Blind Spot Assist.

I-Pace HSE: 20" 5 spoke alloy wheels with Diamond Turned finish, Matrix LED headlights, powered gesture tailgate, Windsor leather sport seats (18-way adjustable as well as heated and cooled upfront, and heated in the rear). 

I-Pace First Edition: Based on the HSE trim grade but adds 20” split spoke alloy wheels with Technical Grey finish, fixed panoramic roof, heated windscreen, heated steering wheel, Activity Key, Active Air Suspension, metal treadplates with First Edition branding, and configurable ambient interior lighting.

Inspired by I-Pace Concept, the First Edition specification also includes special Photon Red paint and a choice of Ebony or Light Oyster interior in combination with suede cloth headlining and Gloss Charcoal Ash veneer.

Note that pricing for Jaguar's high-power Home Charging Stations will be announced closer to time of launch in early 2019. Home charging cables compatible with normal wall sockets come as standard equipment.

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