The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has been named as the 2019 World Car of the Year at this year's New York Motor Show
The Jaguar I-Pace has won the coveted World Car of the Year award. A team of 86 automotive journalists worldwide, including Auto Express’s Steve Fowler and Mike Rutherford, voted Jaguar’s first fully electric car top of the 40 nominated cars.
The I-Pace emerged victorious from the final three, which also included the Audi e-tron and the Volvo S60/V60.
World Car of the Year judges were impressed by the Jaguar’s striking looks and its ability to mix a zero-emission 292 miles WLTP-certified range and a 4.5-second 0-62mph sprint.
On receiving the award, Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, said: “it is an honour that the Jaguar I-Pace has received such an accolade from the prestigious World Car jurors. We started with an ideal, to move towards our Destination Zero vision; zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion. I-Pace is our first step to achieving this, and it was conceived when EVs were little more than a niche choice.”
It was one of three wins for the I-Pace in 2019, as it also scooped wins in the Green Car and Car Design categories. Other category winners included wins for the Suzuki Jimny in the Urban Car category and the Audi A7 in the Luxury Car award, while the McLaren 720S was voted the Best Performance Car. Meanwhile, the late Sergio Marchionne was voted the World Car Person of the Year.
It’s the latest in a line of many awards for the I-Pace. Back in July 2018, it scooped our own Car of the Year award, as well as coming out top in the Premium Electric Vehicle category.
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