Jaguar I-Pace announced as UK Car of the Year

Published 01 March 2019

The electric Jaguar I-Pace has been named the 2019 UK Car of the Year - narrowly beating competition from the Alpine A110, Volvo XC40 and Suzuki Jimny.

The UK Car of the Year Awards are voted for by a panel of 29 motoring journalists including HonestJohn.co.uk editor, David Ross.

Category winners were announced in February, with cars including the new Volkswagen Polo, Peugeot Rifter and Volvo V60 all being commended. The Jaguar I-Pace took the title of best executive car, before judges crowned it the overall winner of the annual award.

A rival to the Audi e-tron and upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC, the Jaguar I-Pace can officially cover 298 miles from a charge according to WLTP tests.

During our test of the I-Pace last year, we praised the I-Pace for its impressive versatility - capable of tackling everything from an off-road course to a race track. We also rate how practical it is, and its premium cabin.

UK Car of the Year judge and TV presenter Jonny Smith said: “Few traditional manufacturers can match the I-Pace for ground-up groundbreaking design and tech. A wonderful combo of unique design, spirited driving behaviour and useful EV range/rapid charge capability."

The Jaguar I-Pace is the third electric vehicle to win the UK Car of the Year award in the last six years. In 2018, the Volvo XC60 took the title.

Comments

mmmmm    on 1 March 2019

Nicely ironic that the trophy consists of ICE parts.

Ian Basford    on 4 March 2019

not much use then to anyone who does long trips.

sixcylinder    on 4 March 2019

What a waste of space. I used to travel from Calais to near Avignon on one tank of diesel, 620 miles and stops when convenient to me, not a battery.

Can't do that with an electric non-polluting wagon, but don't the power stations pollute, or have I got that wrong as well?

NickNike    on 4 March 2019

Seem to forget that the power station will still pollute producing its electric power, and there's an inefficiency to consider, so more pollution, not less. This thing starts at £65 grand and ends up at around £90 grand adding all the goodies, nearly double my car with the same level os spec. Then how long do the batteries last and how much to replace? I think this dragging heavy batteries around is old hat technology. Before electric vehicles become viable, we need a step change in technology, and maybe the hydrogen fuel cell is the answer. I'm not spending this kind of money on a fad that could become ancient tech in a few short years. The IC engine has been a fantastic development in world travel, and is still flexible enough to beat off these upstarts until a suitable electric technology is developed. And for this money, the range is still not acceptable. Don't forget you need some miles left in the 'tank' to get home or to a charging point. No thanks.

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