Jaguar I-Pace updated for 2021

  • Jaguar I-Pace gets modest updates for 2021
  • New infotainment set-up and connectivity
  • Priced from £65,195, available to order now

Jaguar I-Pace (2020) front view

The Jaguar I-Pace has been updated with some minor trim upgrades, an improved infotainment system and quicker home charging. Jaguar claims the charging and software updates were developed more quickly because of its involvement in motorsport.

Less of a facelift and more like a tweaking of the existing model, the 2021 updates help keep Jaguar's impressive EV on the pace. It's needed, with new models entering the fray as the industry accelerates its commitment to electric cars. There are new paint options, alloy wheels and you can now specify a new Atlas Grey finish for its grille.

In addition, there’s an optional new Bright Pack, which adds a small splash of chrome to the front end, mirrors and window surrounds. It’s the lightest of updates, but should help keep things fresh for the I-Pace as it faces the upcoming challenge from the likes of the Audi E-Tron Sportback and Tesla Model Y.

What's changed inside?

The biggest news is the updated infotainment set-up. The I-Pace receives the firm’s excellent Pivi Pro system, which debuted in the Land Rover Defender. This is a big and much-needed upgrade, which should add significantly to the appeal of the I-Pace.

The interior is now dominated by a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and twin 10.0- and 5.0-inch infotainment touchscreens in the centre console. It gets a revised set of menus, over-the-air updates, a modernised sat-nav set-up, live traffic information and integrated route-planning information that takes into account electric charging point information. The online system will advise about charger availability via its complimentary 4G e-SIM set-up.

Jaguar I-Pace (2020) interior

What else is new?

To aid parking and all-round visibility, there's a 360-degree 3D surround camera system seen in the Land Rover range as standard, while the ClearSight digital rear-view mirror is offered as an option. ClearSight uses a screen embedded in the rear-view mirror that relays an image from a rear-facing camera to replace the traditional reflection. This is useful if you have rear-seat passengers, or when the back screen is obscured.

The I-Pace’s inbuilt charging system has also been given an update. Thanks to upgrades, people who charge up from home will now get 33 miles of range added in an hour (meaning it’ll be full from empty in 8.6 hours) on the latest 11kW wallbox set-ups. For those with a 7kW wallbox, you can still add up to 22 miles of charge  in an hour.

For those using public chargers, the 100kW on-board DC charger, will deliver 78 miles of charge in 15 minutes. Recent updates to the I-Pace’s software developed through Formula E racing had already improved its range in daily driving, with the 90kWh battery pack being able to deliver up to 292 miles of range in WLTP testing.

What this means for you

If you're interested in buying or financing a Jaguar I-Pace, these updates will be an added incentive for you. It's not a massive facelift, but the car is still young, and still is the best-driving EV for the money right now. But the improved infotainment system is the icing on the cake, as are the tweaks to the home charging set-up.

The new I-Pace is on sale now, and you can order one, priced from £65,195.

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