By Dilip Kuner • 08 May 2019 • 18:16
STAR CAR: The Jaguar I-PACE.
JAGUAR have a triple winner on their hands. The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has not only 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.
In fact, 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, which was chosen by a panel of 86 motoring journalists from 24 countries, comes just weeks after it claimed the European Car of Year title.
Designed and developed in the UK, I-PACE is attracting new customers to the Jaguar brand, for many of whom it will also be their first EV. So far more than 11,000 customers in 60 countries worldwide 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, claim Jaguar.
The car boasts a state-of-the-art 90kWh lithium-ion battery and delivers a range of up to 292 miles (WLTP cycle). It’s capable of charging from 0-80 per cent in just 40 minutes (100kW DC), or takes just over 10 hours to achieve the same state of charge when using a domestic wallbox (7kW AC).
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 received 62 awards since it was revealed 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.
The Jaguar I-PACE is available to order now, priced from £60,995 in the UK, including a £3,500 UK Government plug-in vehicle grant.
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