As the electric car world evolves and grows, Jaguar has beaten its main competitors to market with the I-Pace.
It’s a brave step for the brand, but one that appears to have paid off, as the I-Pace collects yet another award for its growing trophy cabinet.
The car has secured 17 major awards since its introduction, including German Car of the Year, Scottish Car of the Year, Sunday Times Car of the Year, Auto Express New Car of the Year and Autocar’s Game Changer title.
Built from the ground up to be electric, the futuristically styled model fits in somewhere between a luxury saloon and an SUV, with seating for five and a large boot.
Prices start at £60,995 (inc Government grant) and the I-Pace comes with an eight-year battery warranty. Two electric motors – delivering a combined 400PS and providing all-wheel-drive – enable the I-Pace to silently accelerate from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds.
Its aluminium construction keeps weight to a minimum, meaning handling is nimble and befitting of Jaguar’s sporty image. It also allows for a large 90kWh battery pack to be integrated into the floor.
On a full charge, the I-Pace can cover up to 292 miles and recharging the battery to 80% can be completed in as little as 85 minutes.
A contemporary interior houses a trio of screens where one would ordinarily expect to see traditional analogue dials and physical buttons.
With a five-star Euro NCAP rating and promising residual value predictions, it’s clear to see why AM readers voted the Jaguar I-Pace as their Car of the Year.
Finalists: Ford Focus; Kia Ceed; Peugeot 508; Volkswagen T-Roc; Volvo XC40
Award sponsored by Supagard