JAGUAR I-PACE IS THE EUROPEAN CAR OF THE YEAR
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JAGUAR I-PACE IS THE EUROPEAN CAR OF THE YEAR

Date: 05 Mar 2019 Author Type: Press Release
Author: Jaguar South Africa
Source: Jaguar South Africa
  • Jaguar I-PACE wins European Car of the Year 2019 award
  • 60 expert journalists chose Jaguar’s all-electric performance SUV above six other finalists
  • European sales to date represent 75 per cent of total global I-PACE volume*
  • I-PACE has won 55 awards globally since launch a year ago
Pretoria, 5 March 2019 – The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE, which is now available in South Africa, has been voted ‘Car of the Year’ at the European Car of the Year Awards 2019. This is the first time a Jaguar has won the coveted prize.

The European Car of the Year jury comprises 60 motoring journalists from 23 countries, and the award recognises technical innovation, design, performance, efficiency and value for money.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “For our first electric vehicle to also be the first Jaguar to win European Car of the Year gives us a huge sense of pride.

“I-PACE was designed and engineered in the UK from a clean sheet of paper. It is the most technologically advanced battery electric vehicle. It’s a true game-changer. Winning European Car of the Year is an honour and real recognition of what our world-class team has delivered.”

Designed and developed in the UK, the Jaguar I-PACE has had profound sales success globally, with more than 8,000 customer deliveries to date – 75 per cent of them in Europe*.

Nothing else on the road looks or drives like the I-PACE. It is engineered to take full advantage of its electric powertrain and bespoke aluminium architecture, offering sports car performance and SUV practicality.

The I-PACE has received 55 awards worldwide since it was revealed a year ago, including 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.

*Figures correct up to 31 January 2019

** Jaguar’s electric performance SUV triumphed over six other finalists – the Alpine A110, Citroën C5 Aircross, Ford Focus, Kia Ceed, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Peugeot 508 – and was the only vehicle on the shortlist to boast zero emissions.
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