The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has completed the treble at the 2019 World Car Awards, held at the New York International Auto Show. It won the 2019 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year titles – equaling the success of the F-PACE in 2017 – and 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.
This latest win for the I-PACE was adjudicated by a panel of 86 motoring journalists from 24 countries and comes just weeks after it claimed the European Car of Year title.
Professor Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “It is an honour that the Jaguar I-PACE has received these three accolades 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.
“So we started from a clean sheet of paper to create a new benchmark - the world's best premium electric vehicle, and a true Jaguar driver's car.
Designed and developed in the UK, I-PACE has attracting new customers to the Jaguar brand, for many of whom it’s their first EV – to date, over 11,000 customers in more than 60 countries worldwide have taken delivery. Its combination of sports car performance, zero emissions, refinement and SUV practicality make I-PACE a very attractive option in this premium segment.
The I-PACE’s cab-forward profile, short overhangs and taut, muscular haunches give it an identity all its own. The fit and finish is in keeping with everything expected of a Jaguar, a beautiful place to be.
I-PACE propulsion is via a 90kWh lithium-ion battery, delivering a range of up to 470km (WLTP cycle). It’s 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 wall-box (7kW AC) - suitable for overnight home-charging.
The I-PACE comes with a host of smart, range-optimising technologies that 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 Jaguar I-PACE is available to order now, priced from €81,585 in the Ireland, (Includes €5,000 SEAI grant and €5,000 VRT rebate)