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Topic # 242503 31-Oct-2018 16:19
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Just received (paging @nate)

 

 

The first all-electric Jaguar I-PACE deliveries are expected to be available to New Zealand customers from April 2019, with local pricing for the premium SUV starting at $159,900.

 

Jaguar NZ general manager Steve Kenchington says the I-PACE will offer motorists an exceptional driving experience with best-in-class battery range and acceleration.

 

“The I-PACE’s 90kWh lithium ion battery delivers a range of up to 470km for a single charge - the equivalent of more than 14 days travel for the average Kiwi motorist driving 12,000km per annum.

 

“At the same time, the onboard powertrain provides 400PS and 696Nm of usable instant torque and with All Wheel Drive as standard, the I-PACE can reach 100kmph in just 4.8 seconds,” he says.

 

Kenchington says local prelaunch demand has been exceptionally strong with dozens of customers purchasing a vehicle based only on reviews of the model and the enduring respect for the brand in this market.

 

“With numerous industry accolades from around the world since it launched earlier this year, the I-PACE has already exceeded expectations globally.

 

“At the same time more than 50 deposits have been received from around the country, months before pricing details became available for this market,

 

“The Jaguar brand has a particularly loyal following in New Zealand and the trust in that brand has seen a large number of customers show their support for this evolutionary new model,” he says.

 

Kenchington says the international interest in this model has led to supply constraints and customers are advised to register their interest with their local dealers as limited stock will be available in the coming year.

 

He says that retailers will now be using virtual reality to help demonstrate the vehicle to customers wanting to purchase before the first shipment arrives here.

 

“From this month, dealers will also use an augmented reality app to help give prospective customers a sense of the vehicle’s dimensions and style.

 

“We also expect this sales figure to lift significantly once the first demonstrator models arrive in January,” he says.

 

The Jaguar I-PACE will retail from $159,900 for the S model, with an SE model from $169,900.

 

The HSE model which includes 20” alloys, matrix headlights and daytime running lamp, gesture tailgate, windsor leather seats (18-way), 825W Meridian surround sound, surround camera and adaptive cruise control with steer assist will start at $179,900.

 

The Jaguar I-PACE uses Artificial Intelligence algorithms to customise the vehicle’s interior and driving settings to each driver. The SUV is also able to calculate charging status and range, taking into account changing climate conditions and topography amongst other driver inputs.

 

The new model also comes with a five year, free service plan which ensures all work on the vehicle is carried out by Jaguar Trained Technicians, using Genuine Jaguar Parts. The I-PACE’s battery warranty will extend for eight years or 160,000kms and warranties are transferable if the vehicle is sold.

 

Kenchington says the I-PACE will be on display for the first time in NZ at the ASB Classic in December where Kiwis will be able to get inside the new model.

 

“Our partnership with ASB Classic will provide us with the perfect opportunity to showcase the new I-PACE, we will have expert staff on hand to answer questions and give customers a first opportunity see this exciting addition to the Jaguar range”, he says.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2117476 31-Oct-2018 16:30
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Nice, but it won't be enough to prise @linuxluver away from the LEAF wink


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  Reply # 2117477 31-Oct-2018 16:34
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I don't think my negotiation skills would be good enough to convince my wife that this would be a good buy.





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  Reply # 2117480 31-Oct-2018 16:37
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If Powerball comes in for me (I should buy a ticket...), then this will be near the top of the list.

 

It's a great looking car, let alone EV. I like the fact it has a front grille, I find the EVs without them (Tesla mainly) look weird.


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  Reply # 2117481 31-Oct-2018 16:39
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Pretty much bang on the same price as 100D Tesla model X.... no real surprise....


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  Reply # 2117506 31-Oct-2018 18:17
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I wonder how long I can buy petrol for my Range Rover for that amount of money? Somewhere around 25 years I should think!

 

 

 

It strikes me that it will be some years yet before this type of vehicle becomes available on the used market at a price that puts it in reach of even someone willing to spend $50k on a good used car.

 

 

 

 






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  Reply # 2117510 31-Oct-2018 18:29
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MikeB4:

 

I don't think my negotiation skills would be good enough to convince my wife that this would be a good buy.

 

 

Just ask for forgiveness when you arrive home with it...


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  Reply # 2117511 31-Oct-2018 18:37
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"He says that retailers will now be using virtual reality to help demonstrate the vehicle to customers wanting to purchase before the first shipment arrives here.

“From this month, dealers will also use an augmented reality app to help give prospective customers a sense of the vehicle’s dimensions and style."

There are cars that already add fake exhaust sounds to the stereo. How long before a set of glasses to add the Jaguar feel to your Leaf?

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  Reply # 2117523 31-Oct-2018 19:16
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Nice if you can afford it!

 

To be honest I am more interested in the price of the upcoming Leaf and Niro EVs.


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  Reply # 2117569 31-Oct-2018 20:11
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Geektastic:

I wonder how long I can buy petrol for my Range Rover for that amount of money? Somewhere around 25 years I should think!


 


It strikes me that it will be some years yet before this type of vehicle becomes available on the used market at a price that puts it in reach of even someone willing to spend $50k on a good used car.


 


 




Would you still buy a brand new Range Rover or an I Pace? Assuming that you are buying a new SUV.

EG, a drunk driver crashes into and writes off your Range Rover. Insurance pays you out for its value. So you now need to buy a new SUV. (assuming delivery time for both vehicles is the same).

Of course your argument is still completely valid. As it is the usual sunk cost problem.





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  Reply # 2117574 31-Oct-2018 20:48
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alasta:

 

Nice if you can afford it!

 

To be honest I am more interested in the price of the upcoming Leaf and Niro EVs.

 

 

The Niro has been priced above the Kona in Norway because they know Hyundai can't supply the Konas. So people have little other choice. 

 

The 2020 Ioniq refresh is my pick for first real affordable EV in NZ. 


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  Reply # 2117578 31-Oct-2018 20:58
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GV27:

 

alasta:

 

Nice if you can afford it!

 

To be honest I am more interested in the price of the upcoming Leaf and Niro EVs.

 

 

The Niro has been priced above the Kona in Norway because they know Hyundai can't supply the Konas. So people have little other choice. 

 

The 2020 Ioniq refresh is my pick for first real affordable EV in NZ. 

 

 

That's a shame. Usually Kias are slightly cheaper than their Hyundai counterparts but with tight supply in the EV market we're not likely to see any discounting for a long time.

 

The Ioniq would be fantastic if it just had an extra 50-100km of range.


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  Reply # 2117590 31-Oct-2018 21:23
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MikeB4: I don't think my negotiation skills would be good enough to convince my wife that this would be a good buy. 

 

Opposite problem here: I need to convince her not buy it herself.


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  Reply # 2117621 31-Oct-2018 22:14
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Geektastic:


I wonder how long I can buy petrol for my Range Rover for that amount of money? Somewhere around 25 years I should think!


It strikes me that it will be some years yet before this type of vehicle becomes available on the used market at a price that puts it in reach of even someone willing to spend $50k on a good used car.





Would you still buy a brand new Range Rover or an I Pace? Assuming that you are buying a new SUV.

EG, a drunk driver crashes into and writes off your Range Rover. Insurance pays you out for its value. So you now need to buy a new SUV. (assuming delivery time for both vehicles is the same).

Of course your argument is still completely valid. As it is the usual sunk cost problem.


My Range Rover is 10 years old and cost $30,000. If it was written off, the insurance money at $30k wouldn't really cover the deposit on a new RR at $200,000! I would never buy a new car with my money - that's a mug's game. Fine if an employer is leasing it for you or whatever but really, why suffer depreciation like most cars offer?


I would not buy the Jag - it isn't big enough for my tastes and Jags no longer really look like my brain tells me they ought to look: they just look like some bland German thing inside, really. Probably at that money I would buy a very low mileage pre-owned RR diesel V8 or if I no longer fancied a 4WD, an Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio.






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