Jaguar is sweetening the warranty deal on its all-electric I-Pace, changing its current five-year/200,000km warranty to five years and unlimited kilometres.
The new warranty applies to all variants of the I-Pace, including the performance version, while the I-Pace high-voltage battery warranty remains the same at eight-years and 160,000km.
Jaguar’s I-Pace SUV with 90kWh battery and around 400km real-world range has been on the Australian market since late 2018.
Available in three trims (S, SE and HSE), it is priced locally from around $140,000-$165,000 and offers a fare swig of grunt, with the even the base model offering 294kW power from the motors and 696Nm torque.
“This warranty revision is an important change, one we see as a key progression for the Jaguar brand in Australia and one that is permanent,” managing director Mark Cameron said in a statement, expressing the opinion that the new warranty will “add to the buying and ownership experience and enhance vehicle value.”
The premium electric SUV nabbed the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria’s 2020 “EV of the Year over $65,000”, but Jaguar has sold just a little over 220 units in 2019 and 2020 combined out of some 14,000 electric vehicles sold over those two years, accounting for less than 1% of the premium large SUV market.
When compared with Mercedes-Benz EQC sales of just over 200 since late 2019 it would seem that the I-Pace’s early mover status may have left those looking for an all-electric premium SUV waiting to see what other entrants would offer.
In fact, Jaguar’s new warranty is now on par with the EQC, and beats the Audi e-tron’s three-year/unlimited warranty (Audi owners can optionally extend this).
Jaguar was also the first to cut a deal with DC electric car charging network Chargefox, enabling new I-Pace owners to access five years’ unlimited free charging at its DC fast chargers across Australia.
Bridie Schmidt is lead reporter for The Driven, sister site of Renew Economy. She specialises in writing about new technology and has been writing about electric vehicles for two years. She has a keen interest in the role that zero emissions transport has to play in sustainability and is co-organiser of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum.