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Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Jaguar I-Pace undercuts Tesla Model X by $9000

Jaguar I-Pace undercuts Tesla Model X by $9000

Jaguar also said the production version of the 2019 I-Pace will make its USA debut at the NY auto show in April.

Jaguar Land Rover has priced its first all-electric vehicle, a sporty looking 2019 I-PACE crossover sport utility vehicle, at $69,500 in the US market, a base cost that puts it $10,000 below the standard Tesla Model X. Jaguar's I-Pace is an all-wheel-drive SUV (according to the automaker), so the natural competitor is the Tesla Model X. But the Model X is considerably larger than the I-Pace - the X is 198.3 inches in length versus 184.3 inches for the Jag - so it's not an apples-to-apples match-up.

At that time, only United Kingdom pricing was given-but on Tuesday, Jaguar released the USA price for the electric crossover utility vehicle that goes on sale sometime this fall.

The I-Pace is also available in just one powertrain configuration for now: a 90-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery powers an electric motor at each axle and holds enough charge for a claimed 240 miles of range.

As for acceleration, the Jaguar outruns the Tesla model, as well.

Yet when switching from the 75D to the 100D, driver Mitch Evans remarks that you could nearly buy a second $69,500 I-Pace for the difference in price between the two Teslas. With the engine, the I-Pace will only need 4.5 seconds to go from 0-60mph and has a top speed of 124mph. Model X can accommodate seven passengers, while Jaguar's EV seats only five passengers. Using a 100 kW fast charger, you can also recharge the battery up to 80 percent in only 40 minutes.

Introduce a new electric vehicle and it's nearly impossible to avoid comparisons with Tesla.

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