The Jaguar I-Pace beats the Audi e-tron and Volvo S60 to be crowned 2019 World Car of the Year, and picks up two more awards too.
To kick of the New York Motor Show, the winners of the World Car of the Year have been announced, and the I-Pace took top honours, beating its close competitor the Audi e-tron and the new Volvo S60 in the process.
Not only did the I-Pace take the top award, it also managed be crowned the World Green Car of the Year and World Car Design of the year too, the first time a single car has taken a hat trick of awards.
Ian Callum, Jaguar’s design boss, said:
Designing Jaguar cars is probably the best job in the world, and I can honestly say that no other project I’ve worked on has been as rewarding as I-PACE. Electric vehicles offer designers unprecedented freedom to rethink the proportions, the profile and the packaging, and it’s an opportunity that my team has exploited in full. Winning the 2019 World Car Design of the Year award, as well as World Car of the Year and World Green Car, is true recognition for their achievements.
Other award winners include the McLaren 720S as Performance Car of the Year (a good night for the Brits), the Audi A7 is Luxury Car of the Year and the Suzuki Jimny is World Urban Car of the Year.
With sales so far of around 11,000 I-Pace, Jaguar’s first electric SUV is making its mark, and then some. It’s not enough to turn Jaguar’s fortunes around on its own, but it augers well for the future of Jaguar of they can take the lessons of the I-Pace on board.