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Jaguar I-Pace crowned UK Car of the Year

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar’s game-changing 100% electric I-Pace performance SUV has beaten 11 other new cars to emerge victorious at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2019.

The I-Pace was also named Best Executive car when the category winners were announced in February and it’s the third time in six years of the #UKCOTY Awards that the overall victor has been battery-powered.

“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,” commented John Challen, director of the UK Car of the Year Awards.

“The UK Car of the Year Awards judges are always keen to recognise innovation and that is certainly the case in 2019.”

The judges were quick to praise the attributes of Jaguar’s first electric vehicle. TV presenter Jonny Smith said: “Few traditional manufacturers can match the I-Pace for ground-up groundbreaking design and tech. A wonderful combo of unique design, spirited driving behaviour and useful EV range/rapid charge capability.”

In the closing stages of the voting process, it was too close to call between the Jaguar, Alpine’s A110, the Volvo XC40 and the Suzuki Jimny. When all the votes were in, the I-Pace triumphed by two points from the Alpine, with Volvo taking third place.

Full list of UK Car of the Year Awards 2019 category 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 4×4 – Suzuki Jimny
Best MPV – Peugeot Rifter
Best Coupé – Bentley Continental GT
Best Cabriolet – Mazda MX-5 2.0
Best Hot Hatch – Ford Fiesta ST
Best Performance – Alpine A110

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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