Concept cars are usually flights of design fancy, but nobody at Jaguar got the memo about being wildly impractical when designing the new I-PACE Concept EV. Making its striking debut at the LA Auto Show 2016 today, the beautiful concept takes a homegrown EV platform good for 0-60 mph in around 4.0 seconds and combines it with styling cues from the F-PACE andC-X75 concept. Best of all, this is no flight of far-off fancy: Jaguar says we can expect a production version of the I-PACE Concept in 2018.
Jaguar may be most closely associated with Britain – as is Sir Ian Callum, the famed designer who created the I-PACE Concept’s lines – but there’s a big reason for the car to be officially revealed in the US. North America is, the company’s execs say, the epicenter of electrification. While the I-PACE production car will be a global vehicle, it’s places like Los Angeles which are expected to flock to it first.