The Jaguar I-PACE has been named European Car of the Year 2019 at the Geneva Motor Show.
its already large collection of accolades, which totals more than 50 awards
worldwide, the all-electric SUV has become the first Jaguar to win the award.
six other finalists to the prize – Kia Ceed, Alpine A110, Ford Focus,
Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Peugeot 508 and Citroën C5 Aircross – the I-PACE managed
to hold off the Alpine in a tense finale. Both cars finished on the same number
of votes after the initial voting, with the Jaguar coming out on top after more
judges nominated the electric vehicle as their car of the year.
Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover’s Chief Executive Officer, 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.
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.”
European Car of the Year jury consists of 60 motoring journalists from 23
countries, and the award recognises technical innovation, design, performance,
efficiency and value for money.