Jaguar I-PACE Has Chance To Win 2019 Car of the Year Award

NOV 26 2018 BY MARK KANE 11

Will the Jaguar I-PACE become Car of the Year 2019 in Europe?

The Car of the Year committee announced a list of seven nominees for the 2019 award. Jaguar I-PACE is the only BEV (or in general, the only plug-in model) that made it to the final stage.

60 Jury members will vote for the winner in March and the result will be announced at the Geneva Motor Show on March 4th, 2019.

“Seven candidates form the list of nominees for Car of the Year 2019 award after a first vote of the 60 Jury members. The final vote to determine the single winner will be cast on March 2019. Each juror will apportion 25 points among at least five nominees and will state his/her voting criteria.”

Finalists:

  • Alpine A110
  • Citroën C5 Aircross
  • Ford Focus
  • Jaguar I-PACE
  • Kia Ceed
  • Mercedes-Benz A-class
  • Peugeot 508

Only two times in the past has a plug-in model won the title:

  • 2011 – Nissan LEAF
  • 2012 – Opel Ampera/Chevrolet Volt

Source: Car of the Year

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11 Comments on "Jaguar I-PACE Has Chance To Win 2019 Car of the Year Award"

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ffbj

It probably will get it.

Speculawyer

Meh. Not a great year for car launches if that inefficient but pretty decent car wins.

pjwood1
Test drove I-Pace, yesterday! So, I gotta spew some impressions 😉 : The rear seat room and most frequent controls were stand-out positives. After seeing Bjorn’s pics of what looked like a cramped back seat, I’d say its only marginally less leg room than a Model S, even if you’re 6 feet and putting the seat back. Controls: HUD is awesome, not intrusive. The dial climate controls lift up for fan speed, push down for seat heat and otherwise remain for each driver/pssgr zone’s temperature. The volume knob was easy, not cluttering things at all. Dynamic mode features ala carte settings, to turn off the faster throttle mapping, and leave on sportier shock settings (air susp) or thoughtful tailoring for visa versa. Acceleration, strong and linear, with less ramp down between 40-50, but also not the violently fast punch of a P85D (my bench). It feels heavier, too. Normal ‘comfort’ height is already pretty high, and the roll center, relative to kingpin axis is visibly pushed up. Still very flat handling, relative to an ICE (anchor high up in the bonnet). Much of the give felt like the high aspect tires (lapped a rotary). Not going crazy long here, but… Read more »
BEVfan

Even the haters can’t say this car doesn’t look good.

BEVfan

Not even the bashers can say this car doesn’t look great. And you can’t say that about many cars.

Xavierstark

Not a hater, for me it’s another Jaguar.

eject

Which is what makes this car good. It carried a Jaguar badge and you get what is advertised.

Colin Fox

I’m a Tesla fan, and I am very glad that Jag made this car and put this much effort into it. I’m also glad it’s getting a great reception. I just hope they continue to deliver good numbers and get lots of them out there. I’m not interested in it myself – it looks fine to me, but doesn’t set me on fire. I still prefer the Tesla aesthetic, but having some good choices out there is a great thing.

Jason Wang

First half year, Jaguar promise:”More Jaguar charging stations will be built in china.“. But there is no progress.

Ben B

Hope this will make you happy. Things don’t just fall from the sky overnight.

Chery Jaguar Land Rover, the British automaker’s Chinese arm, will invest the equivalent of $1 billion into the development of electric vehicles after reaching an agreement with the Changshu Economic and Technological Development Zone in China.

CDspeed

It’s the only electric car in the running, I hope it wins.