The Jaguar I-PACE has had a week to remember by winning four prestigious awards taking its overall collection to more than 30 global accolades since it launched in March.
The all-electric SUV has been recognised as Norway’s Car of
the Year, DrivingElectric Best Electric Vehicle, Green Car Journal’s Luxury
Green Car of the Year and Popular Science’s Best of What’s New Award.
The I-PACE was voted Norway’s 2019 Car of the Year, beating
eight other finalists to the trophy, including the new Volvo V60, Nissan Leaf
and Ford Focus.
The jury put each of the finalists through their paces in a
series of tests, with seven out of eight jurors nominating the electric Jaguar
as the winner.
Espen Strensrud, lead juror for Norway Car of the Year, said
he has driven a number of electric vehicles, but none he has enjoyed as much as
“Jaguar deserves a lot of respect for its debut electric
vehicle,” he adds. “The I-PACE sets the standard for premium feel and quality,
while ride, handling, range and design are its greatest strengths. It has been
a long time since our final decision was so clear.”
The all-electric SUV has already had a profound effect in
Norway, more than doubling Jaguar sales there in the last six months.
Nick Rogers, Jaguar Land Rover’s Product Engineering
Executive Director, said: “The Jaguar I-PACE is our first all-electric vehicle,
so winning Car of the Year in the world’s most competitive electric vehicle
market is a brilliant achievement.”
DrivingElectric has named the I-PACE as Best Large Electric
Vehicle at its inaugural awards, where it was commended for its cutting edge
design, smart electric powertrain and premium design.
The UK consumer electric website’s expert editorial team
“On its first attempt, Jaguar has built a premium executive
car that combines long range with endless desirability and terrific driving
dynamics. In a class dominated by Tesla for years, the I-PACE is an emphatic
statement of intent.”
At the Los Angeles Motor Show, the Jaguar I-PACE was
recognised by US title Green Car Journal as the 2019 Luxury Green Car of the
The all-electric SUV won the accolade thanks to its design,
luxurious appointments and driving characteristics, with the judging panel
commending Jaguar for raising the bar in environmental performance.
In a tough category, the I-PACE went head-to-head with the
Tesla Model 3, Audi e-tron, Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid and Range Rover PHEV, with
Editor Ron Cogan commenting that the Jaguar delivers exactly what premium
buyers want in an electric vehicle.
He added: “With the elegant appointments, sportiness and
sophistication of a Jaguar plus the functionality of an SUV – the I-PACE stands
out as a deserving winner of Luxury Green Car of the Year.”
Jaguar Land Rover North America President and CEO, Joe
Eberhardt, added: “We are honoured to have the Jaguar I-PACE named 2019 Luxury
Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal. It is fantastic to see our
innovative technology recognised and celebrated by this prestigious
Another award from the US, this time from one of America’s
oldest and most trusted magazines, which named the I-PACE as one of the best
innovations of the year thanks to its combination of technology, design and
Collecting the Best of What’s New Award in the automotive
category, the all-electric Jaguar was joined by the Rimac C_Two electric
hypercar and 2019 Ford Ranger as the only production vehicles to be recognised in
the Popular Science’s top 100 best innovations list.
Kim McCullough, Jaguar Land Rover North America’s Marketing
Vice President, said: “Having the Jaguar I-PACE recognised in this year’s
Popular Science Best of What’s New Awards is a great honour to the brand. Receiving
this recognition is testament to the level of innovation that we have achieved
with this vehicle.”