The Indian owned British marquee, Jaguar Land Rover filed trademark applications for the I-Pace, I-Type and Velar, out of which two are expected to be pure electric vehicles. Where in December last year, the brand filed for ‘I-Pace’ trademark in the UK and USA, while last month Jaguar Land Rover also filed for ‘I-Type’ trademark in the UK and additionally, also filed a trademark for the Velar name.
Reportedly, the British company is already working on a new range of electric vehicles and its first purely electric model will be an SUV. This model is expected to get a moniker “I-Pace” for production that will borrow some styling cues from the C-X75 hypercar and is expected to offer a range of 482 km. The I-Pace SUV most likely wil make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show 2016 in October. The SUV will go on sale in 2017 and will take on the likes of Audi Q6 e-tron and Tesla Model X.
The trademark “I-Type” is still under review and hints for an electric version of the Jaguar F-Type sportscar. Nothing much known about the I-Type, but it could be a purely electric or a plug-in hybrid high-performance car in concept form. Speaking of the Velar name, this name was previously used on the original Range Rover prototypes in 1969, which suggests that this badge could be used on the upcoming version of the luxury SUV.