The Sleuth has viewed the automaker’s new all-wheel-drive I-Pace electric hatchback that heads to market later this year as a 2019 model, and he’s rather keen on the car’s slinky styling and quasi-practical shape. Forget any notion of tameness as this Jag’s twin electric motors (one for each axle) collectively produce 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. According to Jaguar, the I-Pace can sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) from rest in 4.5 seconds. The only possible negative could be the 240-mile (385-kilometre) range, which is considered about average for an electric vehicle these days and falls short of the mark set by Tesla. I-Pace pricing starts at $70,500 in the United States, but Canadian pricing will be available soon.
The Jaguar I-Pace doesn’t have the most range or the most power in its class, but it’s probably the best looking. (PHOTO: JAGUAR)