The Jaguar R-Pace will be manufactured in Austria thanks to an agreement with Magna Steyr

Jaguar I-Pace Concept

The Jaguar R-Pace will be manufactured in Austria thanks to an agreement signed with Magna Steyr.

Has been one of the big stars that have been presented at the Auto show in Los Angeles in 2016 that is taking place these days. I speak of the Jaguar I-Pace Concept, an important prototype with the Jaguar we anticipate that it will be the first electric vehicle of its history. A SUV electric named Jaguar I-Pace that will hit dealerships in the year 2018.

Although there is still enough time to get to know in your production version, the Jaguar I-Pace Concept because we anticipated many of the features that will be the first Jaguar to electric. Especially at the technical level and mechanical. And we say that there is still a lot to reach the market due to that it is only a few hours of our photographers have returned to hunt the Jaguar I-Pace during its development testing (on Spanish roads).

however, the reason that we talk again in a same day of the future Jaguar I-Pace of production, are the statements that have been made Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar-Land Rover. And is that Speth has confirmed that the Jaguar I-Pace will be manufactured in Austria. The state central will be responsible for producing the first electric vehicle of Jaguar. All of this is thanks to the signed agreement with Magna Steyr.

Jaguar I-Pace Concept

The Jaguar R-Pace Concept (in pictures), we anticipate the production version of the Jaguar first electric.

it should Be noted that this cooperation agreement comes from behind, since in July of 2015 Jaguar-Land Rover has already initiated the way to translate the heading in the agreement with Magna Steyr. Although, at that time not noted models of JLR, which will produce the above-mentioned company. Ralf Speth has confirmed that the I-Pace will be one of the two vehicles that Magna Steyr will make for JLR.

on the other hand and as a reminder, it is interesting to note that the Jaguar I-Pace Concept, a foretaste of the production model, equip two electric motors that produce a total of 400 HP and 700 Nm. Has a configuration of all-wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in about 4 seconds. Your package of lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 90 kWh gives a autonomy above 500 miles (NEDC).

today, Magna Steyr manufactures the Mercedes G-Class and the MINI Countryman. However, at the end of this year will replace the Countryman by the new generation of the BMW 5-Series. To these models we add in a little more than a year, the new Jaguar R-Pace. Has already started the construction of the extension of the factory of Magna Steyr in the locidad of Graz, located in the southeast of the country austrian.