British manufacturer Jaguar has bagged Germany’s Car Of The Year award with their Jaguar Electric I-Pace. It won against 58 other competitors. The Electric I-Pace is the first electric SUV from the manufacturer.
A jury panel consisting of 12 members drove 59 cars in a series for comparison. They appreciated Jaguar Electric I-PACE’s blend of driving dynamics, performance and style.
Jens Meiners, German Car of the Year Award jury member and spokesman, said: “The Jaguar I-PACE is not only the first premium electric vehicle from an established manufacturer, but it also makes uncompromising use of the advantages of an electrified vehicle architecture. Its performance is impressive, and its design and practicality also stand out, which is why the I-PACE ultimately was the winner against strong competition.”
The British EV topped a shortlist of five to win the award. The jury evaluated the design, performance, ride, handling, future viability and also the general relevance of each model on the road and at the Bilster Berg circuit.
Accepting the award, Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said: “We are extremely proud to receive this honor from the German media for our first fully electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-PACE. To get such an award in the homeland of premium brands is very precious.”
Jaguar Electric I-Pace
The Jaguar electric I-Pace is the first all-electric SUV from Jaguar’s stables. It uses two concentric electric motors, one on each axle for a permanent four-wheel drive. This produces 394bhp and 513lb ft of torque channeled through a single-speed gearbox. It also runs on a 90kWh which Jaguar claims can last for a good 298 miles (480 km).
The I-PACE is also shortlisted for the Women’s World Car of the Year Award, along with the Jaguar E-PACE compact performance SUV. The winner will be announced on November 12.
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