Jaguar I-PACE Scores Historic Hat-Trick of Awards – Including ‘World Car Design of the Year’
The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has scored an historic hat-trick at this year’s World Car Awards.
Not only has it won the 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 therefore becomes the first model ever to win three World Car titles in the 15-year history of the awards.
“Designing Jaguar cars is probably the best job in the world, and I can honestly say that no other project I’ve worked on has been as rewarding as I-PACE. Electric vehicles offer designers unprecedented freedom to rethink the proportions, the profile and the packaging, and it’s an opportunity that my team has exploited in full. Winning the 2019 World Car Design of the Year award is true recognition for their achievements,” says Jaguar design boss, Ian Callum (pictured below).
And the new Design win for the I-PACE also marks the third consecutive such victory for Jaguar Land Rover and the fifth time time overall having won the World Car Design of the Year award in 2018 for the Range Rover Velar, in 2017 for the Jaguar F-PACE, in 2012 for the Range Rover Evoque and in 2013 for the Jaguar F-Type. No other car manufacturer has achieved this number of Design wins in the competition’s 15 year history.
In total, the I-PACE has now picked up nearly 60 awards, including Sunday Times Car of the Year, Auto Express Car of the Year, T3’s ‘Best Car’, Stuff’s ‘Best Car’ and Top Gear Magazine’s Electric Vehicle of the Year. Last month it was also voted ‘Car of the Year’ at the European Car of the Year Awards 2019.
Since its introduction in March of 2018, Jaguar claims over 11,000 people in more than 60 countries have taken delivery of the I-PACE.
Powered by two Jaguar electric motors, producing 395 bhp and 513 lb-ft of torque, the all-wheel-drive SUV delivers a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds, while lithium-ion batteries allow for a range of 292 miles (WLTP cycle), with a 0-80% charge taking 85 minutes from a 50 kW outlet.