Jaguar I-PACE Concept Named ‘Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017’
The Jaguar I-PACE concept has been named ‘Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017’ at the 16th North American Concept Vehicle Awards.
As well as achieving the highest overall score to take away the top honour, Jaguar’s all-electric SUV also won the ‘Production Preview Concept of the Year’ 2017 category.
The awards, held at the Concours d’Elegance of America, recognise those vehicles most likely to shape the future of the car industry.
More than two dozen jurors participated in a selection process that involved a total of 24 vehicles, each introduced to North America during this season’s car shows in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto and New York.
The I-PACE was described by judge Ashly Knapp as a “landmark in automotive technology”. Juror Lauren Fix added, “Jaguar has completely improved the brand in so many ways, and the I-PACE Concept presents the new direction.”
The design study previews Jaguar’s first electric vehicle, which has been confirmed for production and is expected to be on the road in the second half of 2018.
Ian Callum, Jaguar design boss, said, “Our challenge was to design an electric vehicle that’s distinctively and unmistakably a Jaguar – and one which demonstrates that an electric vehicle can be visually dramatic as well as practical. I think that the Jaguar I-PACE Concept has done exactly that, and is clearly at the forefront of the trend for more beautiful, more desirable electric vehicles.”