As a top dealership-alternative Jaguar and Land Rover auto repair centre, we like to check out what’s happening with the “mother company” every now and then.
Jaguar Land Rover has introduced a number of new models recently, including the Jaguar I-Pace. But we are particularly interested in the new Land Rover Discovery, which is due to hit North American streets this summer. We’ve had the privilege of working on many models of this historic vehicle from throughout its long history.
But when we popped over to the Jaguar website we were surprised at what we saw.
3 World Car Awards for Jaguar I-Pace
If you drive any model of classic, normally-aspirated Jaguar, you may be a bit skeptical about the company’s embrace of electric vehicles. Launched just a year ago, the I-Pace crossover SUV is the company’s first all-electric vehicle. And they have recently announced the “electrification” of the F-Type.
Still, if there’s one thing that remains consistent between classic Jaguars and the latest electric versions, it is that they remain industry-leading, award-winning, beautifully designed vehicles.
As if to say “we will lead wherever we go”, and in the face of competition from electric SUV stalwarts like the Tesla Model X, the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace has brought home a historic three World Car Awards, including the highest award possible, the Car of the Year.
- World Car Design of the Year
- World Green Car of the Year
- World Car of the Year
This isn’t the first time a new Jaguar model has carted off multiple awards. The 2017 F-Pace drove away with the Design of the Year and the Car of the Year awards. But it’s that third award, the Green Car of the Year, that not only makes it the first vehicle to win three World Car awards, but it may be among the greatest achievements ever for Jaguar.
Think about it. What company do you think of when you hear “electric cars”? Tesla. The company has done nothing but make electric cars for a decade. Then along comes Jaguar, traditionally a designer and maker of sleek, gasoline-powered sports cars. It designs its very first electric motor and vehicle, and silently drives away with World Green Car of the Year.
It’s quite remarkable. But so is every Jaguar.
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