It's beautiful, electric, and coming soon. Sounds like a winning combination for the jurors at the 16th North American Concept Vehicle Awards, who named the Jaguar I-Pace the "Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017" and the "Production Preview Concept of the Year."

The annual awards are given to the concept vehicles that are "most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry."

The I-Pace previews Jaguar's first-ever all-electric vehicle, and it's due at some point in 2018. Specific, official numbers are still hard to come by, but the car will have around 220 miles of range, go from 0-60 in about four seconds, and have DC fast charging. When we spoke to Jaguar about the vehicle recently, we learned that the company already has thousands of interested buyers, and believes the car will be "worth any price."

Last year, the Buick Avista was named the Most Significant Concept Vehicle, while the Ford GT won in 2015.

Press Release:

The Jaguar I-PACE Concept has been named Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017 at the 16th North American Concept Vehicle Awards.

  • Jaguar I-PACE Concept takes overall prize at 16th North American Concept Vehicle Awards
  • I-PACE Concept achieves highest overall score to win Most Significant Concept Vehicle
  • Ground-breaking concept also awarded Production Preview Concept of the Year
  • Previewing Jaguar's first all-electric vehicle, I-PACE will be on the road in 2018
MAHWAH, N.J.)  – August 2, 2017 - The Jaguar I-PACE Concept has been named Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017 at the 16th North American Concept Vehicle Awards.  As well as achieving the highest overall score to take away the top honor, Jaguar's all-electric performance SUV also won the Production Preview Concept of the Year category.

The awards, held at the Concours d'Elegance of America, recognize those vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry. More than two dozen jurors participated in a selection process that involved a total of 24 vehicles, each introduced to North America during this season's auto shows in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto and New York.

Praised for its beautiful and futuristic design, the I-PACE Concept was described by judge Ashly Knapp as a 'landmark in automotive technology'. Juror Lauren Fix said, "Jaguar has completely improved the brand in so many ways, and the I-PACE Concept presents the new direction."

One of the most visually arresting concepts ever produced by Jaguar, the all-electric performance SUV takes full advantage of the packaging freedom offered by electrification. It previews Jaguar's first electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-PACE, which will be on the road in the second half of 2018.

Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, said, "Our challenge was to design an electric vehicle that's distinctively and unmistakably a Jaguar – and one which demonstrates that an electric vehicle can be visually dramatic as well as practical. I think that the Jaguar I-PACE Concept has done exactly that, and is clearly at the forefront of the trend for more beautiful, more desirable electric vehicles. We're very proud of it, and we're delighted that the North American jurors have recognized us for succeeding in our mission by awarding the I-PACE Concept the 2017 Concept Car of the Year."

Source: Jaguar