2021 Jaguar J-PACE: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - March 27, 2019

Model Preview

Following its debut in the crossover realm with the F Pace and the electrification of the same space with the I Pace, Jaguar will look to create a new flagship crossover, the 2021 J Pace.

According to an Autocar report, the J Pace will sit atop the new, all-aluminum MLA platform, which will eventually underpin every Jaguar vehicle. While there are no preview images available, we expect the J Pace to follow a similar design path as the I Pace with a low-slung, “mid-height” look with a sleek roofline and superior aerodynamics.

Inside, we expect the J Pace to boast al the latest design elements Jaguar has put forth and even launch a few new ones. One such existing design cue we expect to see in the 2021 J Pace is the 2021 XE’s OLED screens. These screens not only minimize power use, but they also add to its perceived value by helping create a clean-looking cabin.

Powering the 2021 Jaguar J Pace, we expect a plug-in hybrid setup with the latest Ingenium straight-six engine as a backup to the battery pack. There is also the potential of a four-cylinder backup engine making its way in for enhanced fuel economy. We expect to see around a 50-mile EV range from the electric motor and battery pack before the gasoline engine kicks in. Because the MLA platform that’ll underpin the J Pace can also accept diesel and gasoline powertrains, there will be the potential for a few gasoline- or diesel-only options.

We expect the 2021 J Pace to have at least the same standard safety features as the current I Pace, which will include low-speed automatic emergency braking and active lane control. For buyers looking for additional safety, it should also have at least the same optional features as the I Pace, including high-speed automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitors.

Pricing & Release Date

It’s way too early to predict precisely when Jaguar will release the 2021 J Pace, so stay tuned for updates. As for pricing, we expect it to start well north of the I Pace, which bases from $70,495 (destination fees included). An $80,000 to $85,000 starting price is possible.

The 2021 Jaguar J Pace will have limited competition that will include the Tesla Model X and the Audi e-tron.

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