Jaguar Introduces North America’s First I-Pace Customer
Florida family take delivery of the first Jaguar I-PACE to be retailed in North America.
Mark and Holly Pascarella of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, have just taken delivery of the very first Jaguar I-Pace in North America. Although the family has owned many Jaguar vehicles before, the I-Pace is their first electric vehicle, and Jaguar reached out to get the family’s reaction on the hot new EV. Here, Mark talks about the family’s enthusiasm for the I-Pace and how it’s “the perfect SUV” for their busy family.
Are you excited to take delivery of the new Jaguar I-PACE vehicle?
My whole family is excited…they couldn’t believe we would have the first I-PACE delivered in North America, before the vehicle even goes on sale. We’re all just extremely excited to have an electric car and even more excited to have another Jaguar. We’re a Jaguar family.
What other Jaguar vehicles have you owned?
I’ve had two XKR models, an XJ, two F-Type vehicles and an F-Pace. I have an F-Type right now and my daughter has an F-Pace, so this will be our seventh Jaguar. My F-Type R is so much fun to drive. I’ve had it two-and-half years now, and people turn their head every time I pull up somewhere. They’re always telling me how beautiful the car is. It’s racing red with a black interior and a black top with gorgeous 20-inch wheels. It’s just a beautiful car and with the big supercharged V8, everyone hears you pull up. I wish I had a chance to take it on a racetrack, but I just don’t have the time.
‘I’ve looked at Tesla in the past and was never impressed with their interiors or looks of the car, but when I saw the I-Pace, I said that’s something I’d like to drive.’
What attracted you to the I-Pace?
When I looked at the I-Pace I could see that it was a typical first-class product made by Jaguar, with top of the line appointments and great looks. It doesn’t look like a typical SUV, and on top of that, being electric was very appealing. I’ve looked at Tesla in the past and was never impressed with their interiors or looks of the car, but when I saw the I-Pace, I said that’s something I’d like to drive.
Have you owned an EV before?
I haven’t. As I mentioned I’m not a fan of Tesla’s finishes and I haven’t been impressed with any of the luxury hybrids out there. The I-Pace will be our first EV and we couldn’t be more excited about it, especially my kids. Getting the first one in the country is amazing.