Jaguar I-Pace is European Car of Year 05 | 03 | 2019

    THE JAGUAR I-PACE has been crowned European Car of the Year. But the all-electric SUV only clinched the title on countback after tying with the Alpine A100. (Related: Jaguar I-Pace is Scottish Car of the Year)

    Both cars initially received 250 votes from the judges, but the tiebreak reviewed how many judges had given a first-place vote to each car. The I-Pace — designed by Scot Ian Callum, and named Scottish Car of the Year last November — received 18 first-place votes, compared with 16 for the A110. (Related: Jaguar unveils facelifted XE)

    The European Car of the Year jury comprises 60 motoring journalists from 23 countries, and the award recognises technical innovation, design, performance, efficiency and value for money.


    It’s not only the first time in the history of the event that two cars have finished tied after the main jury vote, it’s also the first time a Jaguar has won the award.

    “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,” Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said.


    “I-Pace was designed and engineered in the UK from a clean sheet of paper. It 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.”

    Designed and developed in the UK, the Jaguar I-Pace — which was also named UK Car of the Year — has had profound sales success globally, with more than 8,000 customer deliveries to date – 75% of them in Europe.


    Charging is made easy for customers using the Jaguar public charging service, accessed via a dedicated app or using an RFID key. With tailor-made charging packages and tariffs compiled into a simple monthly bill, it gives I-Pace customers access to more than 85,000 charging points throughout Europe.

    The Kia Ceed finished a close third in the results, receiving 247 votes, with the Ford Focus fourth (235 votes). The other finalists were the Citroen C5 Aircross, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Peugeot 508.

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    Jim McGill


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