Jaguar has taken the UK Car of the Year 2019 title with their I-PACE and not only did the EV model take the top spot it was also named Best Executive car.
John Challen, director of the UK Car of the Year Awards said, “As manufacturers take electric vehicles more seriously, Jaguar is leading the pack with I-PACE, which offers fantastic range and performance as well as a stylish and spacious interior for driver and passengers.”
Since the inception of the UK Car of the Years Awards six years ago, it is the third time that the winner has been battery-powered.
Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover MD, said: “This latest major award for I-PACE is something we can all be extremely proud of. This car was conceived, designed and engineered in Britain, so to have a selection of the nation’s leading automotive journalists vote it as the overall UK Car of the Year against some stiff competition is a special moment for us.”
The I-PACE beat the Alpine A110 and the Volvo XC40 in what was a closely fought contest between the models and the Suzuki Jimny just lost out to being in the top three.
Regit tested the I-PACE at the end of 2018 describing it as a giant leap for Jaguar and one that proves that electrically-powered SUVs can be luxurious, economical to run and deliver blisteringly-quick driving dynamics. Read our review on it here: https://www.regit.cars/car-reviews/jaguar-i-pace-400ps-electric-hse-review-71729
Rolls-Royce took the Best Luxury car award for a second consecutive year, this time with the Cullinan, while Volvo took home two awards, Best Small Hatch for the XC40 and Best Estate car for the Volvo V60.
Full list of UK Car of the Year Awards 2019 winners:
Best Supermini – Volkswagen Polo
Best Small Hatch – Volvo XC40
Best Family – Skoda Karoq
Best Executive – Jaguar I-PACE
Best Luxury – Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Best Estate – Volvo V60
Best 4x4 – Suzuki Jimny
Best MPV – Peugeot Rifter
Best Coupe – Bentley Continental GT
Best Cabriolet – Mazda MX-5 2.0
Best Hot Hatch – Ford Fiesta ST
Best Performance – Alpine A110
For more information about the UK Car of the Year Awards, go to ukcoty.co.uk