ALL-ELECTRIC JAGUAR I-PACE NAMED 2018 SCOTTISH CAR OF THE YEAR

3 November 2018

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.

  • All-electric Jaguar I-PACE named Car of the Year and Best Alternative Fuel Car at 2018 Scottish Car of the Year Awards
  • Jaguar E-PACE completes awards hat trick beating rivals to Best Premium SUV title
  • Scottish success caps incredible week for I-PACE after it was crowned German Car of the Year on Tuesday
  • The Jaguar I-PACE is available to order now, priced from £59,995 (including government incentives) at Jaguar UK retailers

(Coventry, 3rd November, 2018) 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.

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.

Rawdon Glover
Jaguar Land Rover UK MD
All-electric Jaguar I-PACE named 2018 Scottish Car Of The Year
All-electric Jaguar I-PACE named 2018 Scottish Car Of The Year

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.

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.

John Murdoch
President of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers

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.

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

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.

Ian Callum
Jaguar Design Director

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.

You can configure your preferred specification at: www.jaguar.co.uk

Further information

Conrad Allum
Jaguar UK Senior Press Officer
M: 07468 715 346
E: ceallum@jaguarlandrover.com 

Jessica Jay
Jaguar UK Press Officer & Events
M: 07469 021 135
E: jjay3@jaguarlandrover.com 

Notes to Editors

Jaguar E-PACE named Best Premium SUV
The Jaguar E‑PACE entered the market in style in July last year, setting an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title during its world premiere. The compact performance SUV leapt into the record books with a 15.3 metre-long jump complete with a 270-degree corkscrew-like twist to complete the furthest barrel roll in a production vehicle. It has since been named Top Gear ‘Crossover of the Year’ and made its way onto more than 35,000 driveways globally.

Commenting on the Jaguar E-PACE’s success Rawdon said: "The E-PACE is an incredible package of practicality geared for everyday, family life but it’s also lots of fun to drive with its sports car looks and handling. We are delighted that it’s been awarded Best Premium SUV at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards: With F-PACE winning the same category in 2016, it's great to see the 'Cub' having its deserved moment in the spotlight".

About Jaguar
Jaguar’s heritage of elegant design and breath-taking performance has excited and delighted the world for 80 years. Today’s world-class Jaguar family embodies the Art of Performance, with the remarkable, much admired and award-winning XE, XF and XJ saloons, the dramatic F-TYPE sports car, the F-PACE performance crossover – the fastest-selling Jaguar ever, the new E-PACE compact performance SUV and now I-PACE, the all-electric performance SUV that puts Jaguar at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution.

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