WITH 80 global awards to its name - including the 2019 World Car of the Year title - you'd be forgiven for thinking that the electric-powered Jaguar I-Pace was as near to perfection as you can get.
But in today's fast-changing, high-tech motoring times, there's always something new coming along, so for 2021 Jaguar has packed even more clever kit into its ground-breaking, all-electric luxury SUV.
The stylists have left the sleek coupe-like design well alone and the only give-aways to the 2021 version of the I-Pace are a new grey and chrome finish on the front grille and a fresh range of wheels including 19-inch alloys. There are some new paintwork choices and, for those wanting extra luxury, there's also a new Bright Pack option.
Inside there's a new infotainment system which Jaguar claims is as intuitive to use as a smartphone. Called Pivi Pro, the system features enhanced EV navigation which can show the driver if nearby charging stations are available or in use, what they cost, and how long it will take to charge.
The latest model now comes with an 11kW on-board charger as standard providing significantly faster charging for owners with access to three-phase electricity supplies - just 8.6 hours for a full charge via an 11kW wall box.
When charging ‘on the go', a 50kW charger will add up to 39 miles-worth of battery power in 15 minutes, whilst a 100kW charger will add up to 78 miles over the same period.
Says Jaguar's man in charge of I-Pace development, Alan Volkaerts: "When we developed the I-Pace we wanted it to be the world's most desirable electric vehicle and to show what happens when Jaguar goes electric. I think we've achieved those ambitious goals, and now we've made it even better - every change we've made ensures that it's still the benchmark in its class."
The new 2021 models are available to order on-line via Jaguar's web site priced from £65,195.