New Jaguar I-Pace 400 Sport headlines 2023 refresh

Jaguar has refreshed its premium electric SUV for 2023, with tweaked styling and a revised model range

Jaguar I-Pace - front
  • Mild exterior refresh
  • New trim levels; 400 Sport flagship
  • On sale now from £69,995

The Jaguar I-Pace was one of the first electric SUVs to hit the new car market and now, after five years on sale, it’s undergone a refresh for 2023. The latest version debuts a reworked front end design as well as a revised trim level structure, topped off by a new flagship 400 Sport model.

longest range electric cars10 longest-range electric cars

The updated Jaguar I-Pace is available to order now, with prices starting from £69,995. Since it first launched, Jaguar’s sporty electric SUV has been joined by a number of premium rivals such as the Audi Q8 e-tron, BMW iX and Mercedes EQE SUV. 

Jaguar is renowned for its striking car designs and the I-Pace is one of the most distinctive-looking EVs on sale, thanks to its sloping roofline and squat stance. The update for 2023 introduces a revised front trim piece which resembles a grille from a combustion-engined car – this new ‘shield’ design is complemented by Atlas Grey elements on the front bumper which are intended to draw attention to the I-Pace’s already-aggressive air intakes.

Jaguar I-Pace side

Other subtle visual tweaks include a body-coloured rear diffuser, while the once-gloss-black elements on the doors now match the rest of the car’s paintwork, too. Speaking of which, Jaguar has introduced two new paint colours for 2023: the satin-effect Eiger Grey and the metallic Carpathian Grey. 

Perhaps most impactful to buyers is the revised trim lineup; there are now four specifications to choose from: R Dynamic S, R Dynamic SE Black, R-Dynamic HSE Black and the range-topping 400 Sport. With prices starting at £69,995, you’d expect even the entry-level R Dynamic S to offer a plethora of standard equipment – and it does. All I-Pace models benefit from LED headlights, diamond-cut alloy wheels, a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen, heated front seats and a reversing camera.

The R Dynamic SE Black and R Dynamic HSE Black each start from £73,495 and £77,495 respectively, each providing an ascending level of equipment. Finally, the new 400 Sport model boasts exclusive 22-inch alloy wheels, adaptive air suspension for sharper handling and a better ride, a subtle boot spoiler and 14-way adjustable Windsor leather performance seats, which can be heated or cooled at the press of a button.

Jaguar I-Pace interior

No matter which model you choose, all examples of the I-Pace come fitted with the same powertrain setup; twin electric motors provide an output of 396bhp, as well as all-wheel-drive. The sprint from 0-62mph takes just 4.5 seconds.

On a single charge, Jaguar claims the I-Pace will be able to cover 292 miles before needing to be plugged-in – this is significantly behind the 380 miles possible in the BMW iX. Also inferior to rivals is the I-Pace’s charging capability, which tops out at 100kW; rivals from Mercedes-Benz are able to charge at speeds of up to 170kW. When plugged into a compatible public rapid charger, owners can expect to charge their I-Pace from 10-80% in around 40 minutes. 

Looking for an electric car to fit the entire family? Check out our list of the top 10 best electric SUVs

Recommended

New Ford Puma Gen-E: best-selling SUV to go electric
Electric Puma Render
News
1 Mar 2024

New Ford Puma Gen-E: best-selling SUV to go electric

10 longest-range electric cars
longest range electric cars
Best cars
1 Mar 2024

10 longest-range electric cars

Porsche Cayenne review – one of the best-handling SUVs
Porsche Cayenne SUV
In-depth reviews
1 Mar 2024

Porsche Cayenne review – one of the best-handling SUVs

Kia EV9 review – a great seven-seater electric SUV
Kia EV9 front quarter dynamic
In-depth reviews
1 Mar 2024

Kia EV9 review – a great seven-seater electric SUV

Most Popular

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
1 Mar 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers

Hot car deal: quirky Nissan Juke hybrid for £172 a month
Nissan Juke dynamic
Deals
26 Feb 2024

Hot car deal: quirky Nissan Juke hybrid for £172 a month

10 smallest cars on sale 2024
smallest cars on sale
Best cars
28 Feb 2024

10 smallest cars on sale 2024

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
19 Dec 2023

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
12 Apr 2023

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
The best electric cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024