Often coined to be more of an appliance, EV’s get a bad wrap on the design front for their functional exterior void of any Pininfarina curves, Bertone angles, or Giugiaro influence. Take one look at your local EV charging complex and you’re instantly reminded why. A sea of white with little curb appeal and a minimalist nature that is by the economy of scale, not design graces the parking lot. Vehicles like the Lucid Air and Hyundai Ioniq 5 are changing things for the better, however, we’re still firm in our stance; The Jaguar I-Pace is the best looking EV on the Australian road.
Don’t agree with us? The latest ‘Black Pack’ option might change your mind.
Customers who wish to enhance the I-PACE’s multi-award-winning design can now choose the new Premium ‘Black Pack’ option, giving I-PACE even more visual impact and presence. Subtle changes, but nonetheless effective, include;
- Gloss Black finish to the grille, grille surround, side window surrounds, door mirror caps and rear badges.
- Striking 22-inch ‘Style 5056’ split-spoke wheels finished in Gloss Black.
- Rear spoiler.
- Air suspension.
The I-Pace with Black Pack is available to order right now Downunder and is also available in Ostuni White for the first time. Pricing starts from $142,580 AUD for the 400SE model and $155,550 AUD for the EV400 HSE.
Outside of the driving experience itself, the Pivi Pro infotainment has been our personal favourite addition to the Jaguar range yet. Any Jaguar in the lineup equipped with this system now gets access to Amazon Alexa with an over the air software update offered to all vehicles, including the I-Pace. Here, the integration extends beyond “turn the TV on,” you can set the vehicle preferred charging period helping owners take advantage of the reduced rate electricity tariff available in many markets. It can also let them set a specific state of charge they want the battery to reach.
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