Since March, Jaguar Land Rover has been allowing media to drive the battery-powered I-Pace crossover around Portugal ahead of its August arrival at dealerships globally. Here are snippets of reviews of one of the most-anticipated vehicles of 2018.
"Arguably the best electric vehicle on sale today. I'm going to go ahead and argue that it is. While it lacks the cult status of a Tesla and its crossover styling will deter those who still complain about such things, it's a striking look that grew on me after just about five minutes of seeing it in person." — Jalopnik
"Whether the I-Pace is better than the Model X or not will be for each individual to decide. I have driven both, and for my money, the I-Pace is the car I would choose." — CleanTechnica
"Jaguar may trail Tesla to the electric party, but it did manage to beat all of the other established luxury players to market with a clean-sheet EV — an impressive, and somewhat unexpected, feat. And the resulting vehicle is so good that you don't have to be an eco-fanatic or tech geek to appreciate it." — Autoweek
"I've [driven] every production model that Tesla has ever produced and, in terms of interior quality and overall driving refinement, Jag's new EV has them all licked. I think it's better looking, too. But while beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Tesla still reigns in terms of outright power and ultimate range — not to mention speed and availability of charging." — CNET
"The I-Pace is fast and fluid, its instant-on torque delivering a creamy surge of acceleration. But it also feels heavy, and not just because of the big wheels and wide tires. Steering requires more effort than expected." — Motor Trend
"Due to its high seating position, and the low placement of its drivetrain components, it provides the sensation that the mechanical action of forward momentum is within the driver's direct and immediate control, but taking place elsewhere. ... It induces the odd feeling that you are riding atop a maglev hovercraft. It's futuristic, uncanny, and fun." — Autoblog