Jaguar I-Pace Named Scottish Car Of The Year

NOV 6 2018 BY VANJA KLJAIC 15

The Highlanders seem to love the all-electric Jaguar

Jaguar completed an awards hat-trick in Scotland. The all all-electric Jaguar I-PACE was crowned the overall Car of the Year and Best Alternative Fuel Car at the 2018 Scottish Car of the Year awards, alongside a the E-Pace – it’s ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) sibling – taking home the title of the Best Premium SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle). The awards were presented at the ceremony held at the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club last night.

This recognition from the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers marks the fourth time the British carmaker has taken home the top prize. It also caps an amazing week for the Jaguar I-Pace, as the fully electric SUV (Sports Activity Vehicle) was named as the first-ever German Car of the Year last Tuesday. Truly an impressive undertaking considering the competition.

“We are delighted to win this award in such an important market for Jaguar Land Rover. We are very proud that the I-PACE has been acknowledged as a game-changer, yet remains recognisable as a Jaguar, with luxury and capability at the heart of its design, along with one of the most advanced zero-emissions powertrains ever fitted to a production car. The I-PACE is an electric vehicle that’s practical for everyday use and we look forward to seeing even more on the road“. – said Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD

The Jaguar I‑PACE marks the first vehicle with which the British car maker finally ventured into the pure electric vehicle world. Dubbed by the carmaker as “the ultimate all-electric performance SUV,” the I-Pace promises both a thrilling experience to look at and drive. The I-Pace is powered by two electric motors that deliver a combined output of 394 horsepower and 513lb-ft (696 Nm) of torque. Thanks to instant torque and impressive acceleration. the I-Pace can sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 4.5 seconds. Its 90kW battery promises a range of up to 292 miles (470 kilometers). No wonder it receives awards from every possible outlet.

“The I-PACE SUV is the most stunning car produced by Jaguar since the E-Type. It is the most exciting car currently on the market and it fully deserves the Scottish Car of the Year crown. It looks great, drives superbly and offers all the luxury you would expect from a Jaguar. At the same time it is a huge step forward for the company and a game-changer for electric vehicles in general.” – said John Murdoch, President of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers

Right now, the Jaguar I-Pace has already tallied 6 major honors since its worldwide reveal in March, including being named Car of the Year by the Sunday Times, Auto Express and T3 as well as being named a ‘Game Changer’ by Autocar. An impressive feat for the first fully electric vehicle from the British carmaker.

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15 Comments on "Jaguar I-Pace Named Scottish Car Of The Year"

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Bla blubb

Don’t know about the other awards, but the German one is a none award. First time ever given out without any reputable backing. Why is it repeated over and over again. It’s similar to me starting a blog and handing out the German Oscar

Bla blubb

In case anyone wants to check out their website with zero credentials http://www.gcoty.de/ it’s quite hard to find

Benjamin

It’s similar to this:
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Automotive Video Awards Voting: Watch Your Favorite Youtube Car Reviews Pick The Best Cars of the Year! The automotive video association is comprised of 8 judges.

TkO

Oh Danny boy.

Benjamin

You’re mixing Irish and Scottish, laddie.

Kosh

If it’s not Scottish……

Bloggin

Congratulations I-Pace!

Chris5168

Tesla always wins the Scott award, this is just the Scottish.

Rob R

Saw my first iPace in the wild yesterday, in Scotland. It was charging at a (free) rapid charger. Seems they do that a lot!

arne-nl

A colleague of mine got his I-Pace last week.

Quincy

Is the I-Pace different from the E-Pace in any way other than drivetrain? How could a noisier vibration inducing low torque engine be considered better than a quieter, smoother high-torque motor? How can a car that requires stopping at inconvenient times to get petrol on your hands be better than one that you simply unplug each morning with a full tank ready to go?

How can a car with an engine sitting high up throwing off the center of gravity and taking up space with the engine and transmission be better than a car with a low battery based center of gravity, no transmission tunnel and more interior room overall?

Nono13

By that logic, a Renault Zoe would be better than almost every ICE cars. You are too biased.

Some people don’t like the absence of noise and vibration, and nobody likes to wait that much to “refuel” (not everybody can charge at home). The overweight may be an issue, even with the advantage of the lower center of gravity.

Quincy

The Zoe is a completely different car. My comment is geared towards the I-Pace & E-Pace being approximately identical vehicles other than drivetrain and what effects the drivetrain has. E.G., both cars have similar interior space and treatments, similar features, similar ride, etc.

For tracking the extra weight may be an issue but I’d be surprised if an average consumer would notice. I notice the difference between a Model X and Mercedes ML350 when I think about it but otherwise I don’t think I’d notice and my wife does not notice. For 99% of my driving an X works with the ML350 coming out ahead with only some more aggressive situations.

CDspeed

The I-Pace and E-Pace are two completely different models. The I-Pace was designed from the ground up. The E-Pace is based on the Range Rover Evoke chassis, and drivetrain.

Quincy

If you sit in one and then the other what differences will you notice? Are trim levels the same? Features the same? Roominess the same? etc.