Jaguar I-Pace won the 2019 German Car of the Year and it has been shortlisted for the Women’s World Car of the Year award also
Jaguar introduced I-Pace earlier this year and it is the first EV from a mainstream manufacturer. The company is getting a good response from most of the markets even though pricing is on the expensive side. Jaguar I-Pace won the 2019 German car of the year award and the EV was selected by a panel of 12 expert journalists.
Jens Meiners, German Car of the Year Award Jury Member and Spokesman said that its performance is impressive, the design and practicality also stand out, which is why the I-pace ultimately was the winner against strong competition. The jury tested 59 cars in a series of competition to find out the best and 5 cars were selected for the final shootout.
The cars were evaluated in different categories like design, performance, ride, handling, future viability and general relevance of each model on the road and at the Bilster Berg Circuit. The I-Pace is also in the running for Women’s World Car of the Year along with E-Pace, which is its smaller sibling and the winner will be announced on November 12.
Prof. Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said that we are extremely proud to receive this honour from the German media for our first fully electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-Pace. To get such an award in the homeland of premium brands is very precious. The I-Pace comes with a 90-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and all-wheel drive as standard.
Jaguar I-Pace produces 394 hp of power and 694 Nm of torque. 0-100 kph in 4.5 sec and top speed is limited to 200 kph. The claimed range of I-Pace is 386 km and the company has given rapid charging also. 0-80 per cent charge takes just 40 minutes using 100-kilowatt DC rapid charger and using a standard 230V/32A charger takes around 10 hours.
The battery is placed low on the body to lower the centre of gravity and a 50:50 weight distribution. Jaguar has also given standard active air suspension and adaptive dynamics as optional, which can be configured different way. The company is expected to introduce the I-Pace EV in India by the end of this decade.