The Jaguar I-PACE has been named as a ‘Game Changer’ at the Autocar Awards 2018 for “defying conventions and turning the established order on its head”. The all-electric I-PACE is fitted with a state-of-the-art 90kWh Lithium-ion battery, two Jaguar-designed in-house motors and a bespoke aluminum structure for 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds and a range of 298 miles (WLTP).
The Jaguar I-PACE is the electric vehicle drivers have been waiting for. Clean, smart and safe, the I-PACE delivers sustainable sports car performance, next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technology and five-seat SUV practicality to place Jaguar at the forefront of the EV revolution.
Mark Tisshaw, Editor of Autocar said: “The Jaguar I-PACE is truly ground-breaking in its design and technology, and provides the blueprint for the future of the British car industry. It challenges every single convention associated with its maker, from its power source to its design and proportions - and on first acquaintance, it’s also been excellent to drive.”
Presented at an event in the Silverstone Wing, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD Jeremy Hicks received the award from the Autocar editorial team.
Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design said:“I’m extremely grateful to the team at Autocar for this ‘Game Changer’ award; it’s a fitting recognition of the years of hard work from our exceptionally talented team of engineers and designers. In the I-PACE, we’ve created something that looks like a Jaguar, drives like a Jaguar and exudes all the quality of Jaguar, but with one of the most advanced zero-emissions powertrains ever fitted to a production car. For us, it’s a sign of things to come, and the shining light in our future strategy – a game-changer through and through.”