Colin-on-Cars – Update to Jaguar I-PACE

There is more electrickery creeping into the updated Jaguar I-PACE with a new infotainment system, improved driver assistance technologies and quicker charging capabilities.

A new Pivi Pro infotainment system, which is rolling out across various Jaguar and Land Rover models, features a 12,3-inch high-definition virtual instrument cluster together with 10-inch and 5-inch upper and lower touchscreens and multi-function, haptic rotary controllers.

Its flat menu structure makes navigating the system easier than before with frequently used features and functions accessible via the home screen with just a click. The redesigned navigation system reduces the number of steps required to set a destination by half, and customers are now able to pan and zoom in and out of the map with a pinch of the fingers, just as with a smartphone. 

The navigation uses self-learning algorithms to optimise routing, voice guidance even knows to remain quiet when you’re travelling through areas you know and maps will always be up to date thanks to software-over-the-air (SOTA) functionality. 

The I-PACE is now also available with an optional wireless device charging pad beneath the ‘floating’ centre console. Wireless charging also includes signal boosting, ensuring the phone’s signal remains stronger for longer. A Smartphone Pack with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard on all derivatives, as is a dual modem embedded SIM and Bluetooth technology which can pair two phones simultaneously.

I-PACE now comes with an 11 kW on-board charger as standard, enabling customers with access to three-phase electricity supplies to enjoy significantly faster charging. When connected to an 11 kW wall box 53 km of range (WLTP) an hour can be achieved, while a full charge from empty now takes only 8,6 hours – ideal for overnight charging at home. 

South African customers with access to single-phase supply can continue using 7 kW wall boxes which charge up to 35 km an hour, with a full charge taking 12,75 hours.  When charging ‘on the go’, a 60 kW charger will add up to 76 km in 15 minutes, while a 100 kW charger will add up to 127 km over the same period. 

Visibility is enhanced with a new 3D Surround Camera that provides a 360-degree digital plan view of the surrounding area and potential hazards, visible through the central touchscreen. 

Inside the cabin, the ClearSight rear view mirror improves vision and convenience by ensuring the driver always has an unobstructed view of the road behind, even with three people in the rear seat or with the 656-litre luggage compartment loaded up to the roof.

ClearSight uses a wide-angle, rear-facing camera linked to a high-resolution screen within the frameless glass mirror. A small toggle switch on the mirror allows the driver to switch seamlessly between the view from the standard mirror and the camera feed.

Cabin air ionisation designed to remove allergens, also features a filtration system which captures ultrafine particles – including PM2.5 particulates – to improve occupant health and wellbeing. One important benefit to the new filtration system is when charging, customers can use the I-PACE’s pre-conditioning system (which optimises battery temperature) to also purge the cabin of allergens and ultrafine particles before beginning a journey.

Inside, customers can now benefit from the option of an enhanced Meridian 3D Surround Sound System with TrifieldTM technology. The system features two additional speakers in the cabin headliner, meaning the 16 speaker and one subwoofer arrangement delivers an exceptional experience for all occupants. 

The I-PACE is offered with an 8-year or 160 000 km battery warranty on top of the standard Jaguar Care plan which offers a 100 000 km warranty and servicing within in 5-year period, whichever comes first. 

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