Sleek Jaguar I-Pace an ‘incredibly good’ nod to future

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Bunbury Jaguar Land Rover sales manager Michael Locke is thrilled the new I-Pace spent some time in the South West.
Camera IconBunbury Jaguar Land Rover sales manager Michael Locke is thrilled the new I-Pace spent some time in the South West. Credit: Callum Hunter / South Western Times

A new big cat has been prowling the streets of Bunbury and the South West in recent weeks...the new Jaguar I-Pace.

This exact car was one of the first of its kind in WA and the very first to come to the South West, providing a glimpse into the future of motoring.

Bunbury Jaguar Land Rover sales manager Michael Locke said it showed electric vehicles would eventually become the norm on our roads.

“It’s not like they’ve rushed it to the market and done a half-cooked job, it’s incredibly good and is a nod to the future,” he said.

“Plus there’s a nice little tie-in with the lithium...what’s going to be mined down here could end up in some of these cars.”

Bunbury Jaguar Land Rover sales manager Michael Locke is thrilled the new I-Pace spent some time in the South West.
Camera IconBunbury Jaguar Land Rover sales manager Michael Locke is thrilled the new I-Pace spent some time in the South West. Credit: Callum Hunter / South Western Times

With the installation of increasing numbers of electric vehicle charging points, the I-Pace’s arrival in the South West could not have been more timely, especially in the wake of Bill Shorten’s plan to require half of all new car sales to be electric vehicles by 2030.

The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle and retails from $119,000 before on-road costs, has a claimed range of more than 400km and will do 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds.

“There’s been a lot of interest in what it’s like to drive,” Mr Locke said.

“It’s nice to get some local people behind the wheel and show it off as much as we can.”

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