JAGUAR I-PACE WINS UNPRECEDENTED TRIFECTA AT 2019 WORLD CAR AWARDS
The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has won a historic trifecta at the 2019 World Car Awards. Not only has it won the coveted 2019 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year titles—equaling the success of the Jaguar F-PACE performance SUV in 2017—it has also been named World Green Car.
This latest win for the I-PACE, awarded at the New York International Auto Show by a panel of 86 motoring journalists from 24 countries, comes just weeks after it claimed the European Car of the Year title, affirming its status as the most desirable premium electric vehicle (EV) in the world.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “It is an honor that the Jaguar I-PACE has received these three accolades from the prestigious World Car jurors.
“For the I-PACE to be awarded 2019 World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car gives our first all-electric vehicle the ultimate recognition it deserves. I would like to thank the team who have created the I-PACE for their passion in making it so outstanding,” Speth said.
The I-PACE illustrates the Jaguar brand’s dedication to technological advancement. It was the first Jaguar vehicle to incorporate the intuitive Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro Duo™ infotainment system (now also offered in the 2020 XE sports sedan). Touch Pro Duo uses an innovative combination of touchscreens, capacitive sensors and tactile physical controls to operate key functions while reducing visual clutter within the cabin3. This new human-machine interface (HMI) design features two touchscreens on the center console. Designed to reduce driver distraction, it separates information and interactive controls logically, while rotary controllers provide an essential physical connection between car and driver3.
The I-PACE features a 90 kWh battery powering two Jaguar-designed electric motors—one on the front axle and one on the rear axle. The vehicle delivers an EPA-estimated range of up to 234 miles and 0-60 mph acceleration in as little as 4.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 124 mph5.
The I-PACE has received 62 awards since it was revealed a little more than a year ago, including European Car of the Year, German, Norwegian and UK Car of the Year, BBC TopGear magazine EV of the Year, China Green Car of the Year, and Autobest’s ECOBEST Award.