There was double delight for the Jaguar I-PACE during the 2018 Auto Express New Car Awards, as it collected best electric car and the overall winner prizes.
The annual awards ceremony, hosted in London, saw the I-PACE
celebrated by the automotive industry as it beat off stiff competition to claim
Car of the Year accolade, with the UK magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Steve Fowler
stating it was the most exciting new car the title has tested over the last 12
He added: “The I-PACE proves that brilliant electric cars
are right here, right now. We love the way it looks, the space and quality of
the interior and most of all that drives exactly how a modern-day Jaguar should
– it’s fantastic fun.”
This is the latest success the all-electric Jaguar has
claimed since it was launched earlier this year, with numerous glowing first
reviews and being named a ‘Game Changer’ at the 2018 Autocar Awards.
Jaguar’s Director of Design Ian Callum was delighted to pick
up the accolade, adding: “We started with a blank canvas and the goal of
creating the world’s most desirable electric vehicle and recognition like this
from Auto Express shows that the I-PACE certainly meets the challenge.
“What I am most proud of is that we have created a Jaguar
first and foremost, a Jaguar that happens to be electric.”
The Land Rover Discovery was also a winner on the night,
claiming the Large Premium SUV of the Year award, while the Jaguar XE, F-PACE and
Range Rover were all commended in their respected categories.