Jaguar I-Pace EV Named World Car of the Year

April 17, 2019 at 12:44 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s Jaguar I-Pace crossover vehicle has been named 2019 World Car of the Year by a panel of international automotive journalists.

The all-electric I-Pace (pictured) bested two other finalists—the Audi e-tron electric crossover and midsize Volvo S60/V60—for top honors. Some 40 all-new and significantly updated vehicles were evaluated for the award, based on various performance, styling, comfort and value attributes.

The I-Pace also won the Green Car and Car Design categories, marking the first time in the event’s 15-year history that a single vehicle has taken home three awards. The Audi A7 was named World Luxury Car of the Year. Other winners include the McLaren 720S (performance) and Suzuki Jimny (urban car).

To be eligible, entrants had to be on sale in at least two continents sometime during 2018 or the first part of 2019. Vehicles were evaluated by a panel of 86 automotive journalists from more than two dozen countries.

Winners were announced this week in conjunction with the New York auto show.