Jaguar I-Pace Receives 2019 Motorweek Drivers’ Choice Award for Best of the Year

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At the Chicago Auto Show, the Jaguar I-PACE was named MotorWeek’s 2019 Drivers’ Choice Award in the Best Luxury Utility category, and overall for Best of the Year. 

Presented annually since 1983, the MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards honor the best models in a variety of lifestyle categories, ranging from family sedan to luxury car, to utilities and pickups. Winners are chosen based on driving performance, technology, practicality, fuel efficiency, and value for the dollar. 

“It is a great honor to have the Jaguar I-PACE named 2019 Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Luxury Utility vehicle and Best of the Year by MotorWeek,” said Kim McCullough, Vice President, Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC. “With the I-PACE, Jaguar’s design and engineering teams created a world-class SUV that that builds upon the brand’s amazing history for innovation, design and performance.”  

The Jaguar I-PACE midsize performance SUV is the first battery electric vehicle to be offered by the Jaguar brand. The vehicle’s bold proportions are a direct result of the advanced electric drivetrain and architecture that underpin the vehicle. The cab-forward profile of the I-PACE is a natural progression of the well-established design language of the Jaguar brand and retains key characteristics which make it immediately identifiable as the newest member of the Jaguar brand’s expanding ‘PACE’ family. 

“Jaguar has managed to engineer an electric vehicle (EV) whose creature comfort quotient is high but with all the advantages and technology we’ve come to expect from the new age of electrified models,” says MotorWeek creator and host John Davis. “The I-PACE totally delivers as an EV, besting our expectations with outstanding style, range, roominess, as well as performance handling, acceleration, and braking. As a total package, the I-PACE not only is a standout luxury utility, it is a clear winner among all new passenger vehicles.”

The I-PACE underlines the Jaguar brand’s dedication to technological advancement and is the first Jaguar to incorporate the intuitive Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro Duo™ infotainment system. It uses an innovative combination of touchscreens, capacitive sensors and tactile physical controls to operate key functions while reducing visual clutter within the cabin. This new human-machine interface (HMI) design features two touchscreens on the center console, designed to reduce driver distraction; separating information and interactive controls logically, while rotary controllers provide an essential physical connection between car and driver. 

Featuring a 90kWh battery powering Jaguar-designed electric motors placed on the front and rear axles, the I-PACE delivers an EPA estimated range of up to 234 miles and 0-60mph acceleration in as little as 4.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 124 mph. 

The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE is currently on sale in the US priced from $69,5001 with the first customer deliveries taking place this month. 

For additional information on the Jaguar I-PACE and the full Jaguar lineup, visit www.jaguarusa.com.

 

Kristin Shaw