It’s a historic treble for the Jaguar I-PACE at the 2019 World Car Awards. It won the 2019 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year titles, equalling the success of the F-PACE in 2017. Now the all-electric SUV has also been named World Green Car.
I-PACE is the first model ever to win three World Car titles in the 15-year history of the awards.
Awarded at the New York International Auto Show by a panel of 86 motoring journalists from 24 countries, this win comes just weeks after it claimed the European Car of the Year title.
It is quite a distinction for the first all-electric vehicle from the Jaguar stable to be awarded 2019 World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car. Designed and developed in the UK, I-PACE already has over 11,000 customers in more than 60 countries worldwide. It combines sports car performance, zero emissions, a high level of refinement and true SUV practicality.
The I-PACE’s dramatic, cab-forward profile, short overhangs and taut, muscular haunches give it a sense of drama which set it apart from other SUVs. The spacious interior enabled by the bespoke electric vehicle architecture is finished with premium details and craftsmanship.
It has a state-of-the-art 90kWh lithium-ion battery and delivers a range of up to 292 miles (WLTP cycle). It is capable of charging from 0-80% in just 40 minutes (100kW DC), or takes just over ten hours to achieve the same state of charge when using a domestic wallbox (7kW AC) – ideal for overnight home-charging.
A suite of smart, range-optimising technologies also include a battery pre-conditioning system: when plugged in the I-PACE will automatically raise (or lower) the temperature of its battery to maximise range ahead of driving away.
The I-PACE has also earned a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. The body structure provides high levels of occupant protection, and is complemented by technologies designed to protect other road users and pedestrians, including a deployable bonnet and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection.
The I-PACE has already received 62 awards since it was launched. It includes the 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.