The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has been named Car of the Year at the prestigious Auto Express New Car Awards.
The I-Pace was voted the best new car on the market with judges commending its innovative all-electric powertrain, style, driver appeal, comfort and quality. The model was also named the Best Premium Electric Car for 2018.
The Auto Express New Car Awards celebrate the best cars on sale, from city cars to performance models. Voted for by the expert reviewers at Auto Express, every single model on sale is analysed according to specific criteria, with only the very best cars making the winners’ list.
“The I-Pace proves that brilliant electric cars are right here, right now – it’s the most exciting new car we’ve tested over the past twelve months,” said Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express.
“We love the way it looks, the space and quality of the interior and most of all that it drives exactly how a modern-day Jaguar should – it’s fantastic fun. On top of all that, it’ll cover city-to-city distances on a single charge in complete comfort – it’s a massively impressive car that bodes well for our electric future.”
Auto Express New Car Awards Winners 2018
City Car of the Year Volkswagen up!
Supermini of the Year Ford Fiesta
Convertible of the Year MINI Convertible
Compact Family Car of the Year Volkswagen Golf
Family Car of the Year Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport
Compact Executive Car of the Year Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Executive Car of the Year BMW 5 Series
Estate Car of the Year Skoda Octavia Estate
Small SUV of the Year Citroën C3 Aircross
Mid-size SUV of the Year Skoda Karoq
Large SUV of the Year Skoda Kodiaq
Small Premium SUV of the Year Volvo XC40
Mid-size Premium SUV of the Year BMW X3
Large Premium SUV of the Year Land Rover Discovery
MPV of the Year Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer
Roadster of the Year Mazda MX-5 RF
Coupé of the Year Lexus LC
Hot Hatch of the Year Honda Civic Type R
Performance Car of the Year Porsche 911 GT3
Luxury Car of the Year Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Affordable Electric Car of the Year, in association with Chargemaster Hyundai Kona Electric
Premium Electric Car of the Year, in association with Chargemaster Jaguar I-Pace
Affordable Hybrid Car of the Year Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in
Premium Hybrid Car of the Year Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine
Pick-up of the Year Mitsubishi L200
Van of the Year Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Technology Award Nissan Leaf
Social Media Campaign of the Year Jeep ‘Set your own course’
Integrated Advertising Campaign of the Year Volkswagen T-Roc ‘Born Confident’
Driver Power Award, in association with Warranty Wise Lexus
Car Design Award Aston Martin Vantage
Hall of Fame Duncan Aldred