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Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV started mass production

Tinuku ~ Electric SUV by Jaguar will begin production. Jaguar Cars who first launched an electric-powered crossover at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2016 has started the production phase. The electric SUV is the Jaguar I-Pace assembled at the Magna Steyr plant in Austria. Estimate the mass production version will launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Tinuku Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV started mass production

The Jaguar I-Pace mass-production version uses new aluminum platform developed by Jaguar specifically for electric cars. This car is driven by two electric motors each for the front wheel and rear wheels.

Electric motors for each axle produces 400 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Power uses 90 kWh lithium-ion battery. The battery is charged quickly and enables carrying cars up to 500 kilometers in single charge.

Tinuku.com Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV started mass production

Magna Steyr’s President Karl-Friedrich Stracke said I-Pace's rapid transition from concept to production because the manufacturing team was involved in project early on to process the right product from the start. Product design in right way from the beginning allows manufacturingability perspective.

"Magna Steyr was invited very early in product development to provide our manufacturing engineering processes and proposals," said Stracke.

The I-Pace ready production looks to have some minor differences compared to concepts like larger side mirrors and front bumper design. Jaguar I-Pace will be sold in Europe starting later this year. After that another market will follow.
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