Jaguar I Pace 400 Sport debuts with styling and specification tweaks
Jaguar’s I Pace EV is in for a late-life update, but there’s no large-scale reboot in sight
The Jaguar I Pace has been subtly updated for the 2024 model year, with a new range-topping 400 Sport model set to be available exclusively in the UK. The changes bring with them a selection of trim and styling updates, with the new model available to order now with prices starting from £69,995 for the entry-level R-Dynamic S, rising to £79,995 for the 400 Sport.
The new 2024 model is visually defined by the aero-focused grille section on the front bumper now being finished in smooth grey plastic, rather than a faux grille mesh. Previously gloss black elements around the lower bodywork and front and rear bumpers are now finished in the corresponding body colour.
All models except the base-level R-Dynamic S come with black styling accents around the window surrounds and grille, with 400 Sport models adding fresh 22-inch wheels finished in dark grey, with an optional wheel design incorporating carbonfibre blades built into the spokes. The flagship also features heated and cooled bucket seats up front, wrapped in high-quality Windsor leather.
Also standard on the 400 Sport is Jaguar’s air suspension system paired with adaptive dampers, while all other models utilise steel coil springs and passive dampers. Both spring and damper systems are built around a double wishbone front and integral-link rear suspension design.
Jaguar has not issued any mechanical changes, with the I Pace still featuring the same dual-motor setup that’s capable of producing up to 394bhp and 513lb ft of torque. All I Pace models will reach 62mph in 4.8sec and go onto a limited top speed of 124mph.
Energy is drawn from a 90kWh battery pack placed between the axles, capable of a maximum 100kW charging speed. The quoted WLTP range estimate range at between 286 and 261 miles depending on the wheel choice, we've experienced figures of between 210-230 miles in every day driving.
Due to the pace of EV and battery development, the Jaguar I Pace’s figures – both in terms of performance and efficiency – are now falling behind key rivals from Audi, BMW and Porsche, let alone electric vehicle tech leaders like Tesla and Kia. And while the I Pace was always one of the sharpest EVs to drive, Porsche and Kia have continued to move the game on, making the I Pace’s 2024 update more important than ever.