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2019 World Car of the Year: Jaguar I-Pace scoops historic hat-trick of top awards

2019-04-17 16:21
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 • I-PACE wins 2019 World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car awards

 • Jaguar’s all-electric performance SUV is the first vehicle to win three categories in the same year

 • Second member of Jaguar’s acclaimed PACE family to win World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year, following F-PACE’s victory in 2017

 • Winners announced at 2019 World Car Awards, New York International Auto Show

The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has completed an historic treble 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 – equalling the success of the F-Pace in 2017 – it has also been named World Green Car. The 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, 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 Year title.

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Jaguar’s all-electric performance SUV triumphed over the Audi e-tron and Volvo S60/V60 to win World Car of the Year, the Suzuki Jimny and Volvo XC40 to win World Car Design of the Year, and the Audi e-tron and Hyundai Nexo to win World Green Car.

Designed and developed in the UK, is I-Paces attracting new customers to the Jaguar brand, for many of whom it will also be their first EV – to date, over 11,000 customers in more than 60 countries worldwide including South Africa have taken delivery. Its combination of sports car performance, zero emissions, exceptional refinement and true SUV practicality make I-PACE the stand-out choice in its segment.

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I-Pace is powered by a 90kWh lithium-ion battery and delivers a range of up to 470km (WLTP cycle). It’s capable of charging from 0-80% in a maximum 72 minutes (60kW DC) or around 12 hours to achieve the same state of charge when using a domestic wallbox (7.4kW 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.

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