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Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV to be rolled out for Indian market on March 9

Jaguar Land Rover India to launch electric SUV in March this year (IANS)

Jaguar Land Rover India has announced that the Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV will go on sale in India on March 9, 2021.

Prices are expected to start from around ₹ 1 crore for the new Jaguar I-Pace and the model will compete against the Mercedes-Benz EQC in the segment, according to a company statement.

The Jaguar I-Pace is powered by two synchronous permanent magnet electric motors at the front and rear axle respectively, which develop a combined power output of 394 bhp and 696 Nm of peak torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via the AWD system. The SUV can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 4.8 seconds and promises a range of over 480 km. The model comes with a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that will take about 45 minutes to charge from 0-80 per cent using a 100 kW rapid charger, while a 7 kW AC wall box charger will take about 10 hours for a full charge.

The I-Pace is the brand's first launch of the year and also its first electric offering in the country. The upcoming EV will be offered in three trim levels – S, SE and HSE and will be seen in a single powertrain option – EV400.

Speaking on the announcement, Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India said, "After the fabulous response to the digital launch of the Land Rover Defender, we are excited about curating yet another digital experience for the launch of Jaguar I-Pace in India.