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Jaguar I-Pace 2018 gets standard five-year warranty

The electric motors motivating the I-Pace generate a combined total of 294kW of power and 696Nm of torque.

Jaguar Australia will offer a standard five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty with its I-Pace all-electric SUV when it launches locally in November, up from the usual three-year/100,000km assurance.

The English company's first-ever battery-electric vehicle (BEV) will also come with an eight-year/160,000km guarantee for its lithium-ion battery pack, as well as five years of capped-price servicing and roadside assist.

However, the I-Pace is still outdone by its primary competitor, the Tesla Model X, which offers an eight-year/unlimited kilometre warranty for its electric-drive unit and battery pack, as well as a seperate eight-year/160,000km period specifically for electrical and mechanical defects.

When the new Jaguar I-Pace is released in November, it will be available from $119,00 plus on-road costs for the entry-level S, jumping up to $130,200 for the SE and rising again to $140,800 for the range-topping HSE.

However, a limited-run First Edition variant will also be available for $159,700, which adds a number of features including unique 20-inch alloy wheels, special paint, a panoramic sunroof, and First Edition branding.

The vehicle is powered by two electric motors – one for the front axle, and one for the rear – which generate a combined power output of 294kW/696Nm for a 0-100km/h sprint in just 4.8 seconds.

Charging the 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack from empty to 80 per cent takes 40 minutes when a 100kW DC fast charger is used, and is good for 480km on a single charge.

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