All-electric Jaguar I-pace named 2018 Scottish Car Of The Year

The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE was crowned overall Car of the Year and Best Alternative Fuel Car at the 2018 Scottish Car of the Year awards as part of an awards hat trick for Jaguar

The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE was crowned overall Car of the Year and Best Alternative Fuel Car at the 2018 Scottish Car of the Year awards as part of an awards hat trick for Jaguar.

The E-PACE, Jaguar’s compact performance SUV, completed the awards trio, beating rivals to collect the Best Premium SUV title at the ceremony held at the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club last night.

This latest recognition from the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers is the fourth time Jaguar has taken home the top award and caps an incredible week for the Jaguar I-PACE after it was named as the first-ever German Car of the Year on Tuesday.

Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD said: “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“.

The I-PACE is an all-electric performance SUV that puts Jaguar at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution. It offers sports car performance of 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds alongside a 292-mile range (WLTP cycle), five seats and zero emissions, making it both a practical and exhilarating SUV, packed full of the latest innovations.

Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle can achieve a 0-80 percent battery charge in 85-minutes using public DC charging (50kW) and can achieve the same state of charge in just over ten hours when home charging via an AC wall box (7kW) – ideal for overnight charging.

John Murdoch, President of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, said: “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.”

The Jaguar I-PACE has already collected 16 major honours 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.

More than 250,000 UK customers have configured their dream I-PACE since its reveal, and more than 315,000 have visited the I-PACE website page to research it. Over 1000 test drive appointments were completed in September alone – the month UK customers started taking delivery of their new Jaguar I-PACE.

Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director, said“Scotland has a long history of design excellence, and as a Scot, it is a huge honour to be awarded Scottish Car of The Year for I-PACE. Development of the I-PACE started many years ago, with design and engineering working closely to achieve a vision to create not only the best electric vehicle but the best car, all round – and this award really affirms that”.

The Jaguar I-PACE, priced from £ £59,995 OTR (including government incentives), and E-PACE, priced from £28,930 OTR are available to order now at Jaguar UK retailers.

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