I had the pleasure of trying the Jaguar P400 E and I will share my experience with you as well as the many advantages it has. Hoping that this will allow you to know more about electric cars. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. I will try others in the next few weeks to Tesla Mag.
Introducing the Jaguar P400E, plug-in hybrid
It’s quite confusing to discover a hybrid model from the brand known for its luxurious and sporty cars. It offers here a very aesthetic SUV model and symbol of the British giant. We were thus able to observe a restyling which will greatly appeal to drivers wishing to combine the elegance of a Jaguar with the growing energy transition.
Jaguar offers us a 404hp hybrid model consisting of a 105kW electric motor and 2L four-cylinder petrol engine that combines with a converter to run the vehicle’s engine.
The model we tried was black called Santorini Black, with a paint quality that is clearly superior to many models on the market.
Even though the model tested was black, which is quite basic for existing models, the vehicle seemed shiny, the black paintwork reflected strongly and created a luminous effect. The front and rear bumpers are very designer and blend in with the image of the car, a bestial model but at the same time adapted to the urban universe with the imposing grille of the vehicle.
The Jaguar is spacious front and rear and the vehicle has a 3-fold folding rear seat. The trunk is also important even if the battery amputates it a little, ranging from 619 to 1669L when you fold down the rear seat.
It is an imposing model which certainly takes up space in the city but which offers a panel of driving aids with a reversing camera, hill start aids and an electronic traction control system.
We also have at our disposal driving systems worthy of an SUV with four different modes for all types of terrain and weather.
In addition, there is a sliding panoramic roof, which is certainly not negligible as long as the weather allows us!
The aesthetics of the car
The car is imposing but is perfectly manageable as well as silent in electric mode. It has rims that accentuate its elegance while absorbing its weight. The front is somewhat reminiscent of the Rolls Royce model, revealing the famous Jaguar logo and the back is curved but very stylistic, letting the front dominate the car thanks to its lucky driver!
There are two spaces to either recharge the electric motor that you open manually on one side and on the other for gasoline that you activate from the car.
When you enter this vehicle, you notice the English touch of Jaguar with a leather interior and stitching as well as a quilted effect on the front seats and the Jaguar logo to recall the speed in this brand. The panoramic roof overhung our heads and offered us a special view of Paris.
There are plenty of storage spaces and an induction charger as well as USB sockets and a little aesthetic touch that I particularly appreciated: the shiny blue Jaguar logo at the foot of the driver’s and passenger’s doors. There are also aluminum veneers on the top of the doors here and there which create a sports car effect as a reminder of the models offered by the brand.
The dashboard is very wide and the three-spoke steering wheel is quite high which allows better adjustment than on low cars, for the controls we have everything within easy reach. Thus, from the steering wheel, you can control the driving assistants, the telephone and observe the vehicle’s charge level in the cockpit as well as a map of the streets around you. The car is extremely well soundproofed, we made calls and the sound was perfect.
At the wheel, the seats are comfortable and driving comfort is also linked to the adaptive suspensions which manage and absorb the various road obstacles effectively. Although with its batteries, this P400e vehicle is heavier, yet it is incredibly agile. We have an excellent Meridian Hi-Fi system and also a CarPlay thanks to a fairly large touch screen which makes the dashboard easier to use because the space it takes up only leaves space for the essential buttons, ie air conditioning and seat reclining. This touch pad is extremely easy to access and allows us to find the terminals on our way and to connect directly to our phone by plugging it into the USB port.
The cables are long enough not to have any problems during recharging, so we have a cable embedded in the trunk. It takes 45 minutes to refuel at a fast charging terminal with current delivering 32kW and 2 hours at a small 7.4kW terminal. Nevertheless you have gasoline if you have to move.
The charging cable is located in the double bottom of the boot, which saves space.
We haven’t ventured among the mountains or the more sinuous places to test its full power but in general you can achieve 46km in full electric as well as a function of a Save mode which will allow you to recharge the battery of your vehicle using the heat engine.
The model we presented to you is available on the market at a price of €91,900
This price can vary depending on the options you choose and it is a good compromise to choose green and still sporty driving in a very spacious and state-of-the-art space.
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