Jaguar’s I-Pace has won the World Car of the Year 2019 title, taking the overall prize from the Audi e-tron and the Volvo S60/V60.
To have two pure-electric models in the last three says a lot about how quickly the electric car market has moved on. Two years ago, it was the Jaguar F-Pace winning the award, and Volvo’s XC60 took the title last year. Despite all three being SUVs, this is the first time since 2011 that an EV has won the prize, when the Nissan Leaf won.
The I-Pace won its section in the World Green Car of the Year category, and also was awarded the World Car Design of the Year title. Of the six categories available to be won – including the outright prize – the I-Pace didn’t win the Urban, Luxury, or Performance awards. These were won by the Suzuki Jimny, Audi A7, and McLaren 720S respectively.
Jaguar’s win comes soon after the prestigious Car of the Year 2019 prize, which is a European award, on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show in March. It also won the UK Car of the Year title, completing a hat-trick for the electric Jaguar.