And the Ger­man car of the y­e­ar is. . .

B­ri­tish brand Ja­guar scoop­ed up the pres­ti­gi­ous Ger­man car of the y­e­ar a­ward. Ralph S­peth, CEO of Ja­guar Land Ro­ver (left) and Ian Cul­lum, c­hief de­sig­ner at Ja­guar Mo­tors.

George Herald - Auto Dealer - - Voorblad -

The Ja­guar I-PA­CE e­lec­tric per­for­man­ce SUV has won the 2019 Ger­man Car of the Y­e­ar a­ward.

The B­ri­tish brand's first ful­ly e­lec­tric vehi­cle (EV) e­ar­ned most vo­tes from a pa­nel of 12 ex­pert jour­na­lis­ts who dro­ve 59 cars in a se­ries of com­pa­ri­son tes­ts.

They re­por­ted ad­mi­ra­ti­on for the ground­b­re­a­king I-PA­CE's blend of dri­ving dy­n­a­mi­cs, per­for­man­ce and sty­le.

Jens Mei­ners, ju­ry mem­ber and spo­kes­man, said, "The Ja­guar I-PA­CE is the first pre­mi­um e­lec­tric vehi­cle from an es­ta­blis­hed ma­nu­fac­tu­rer. It al­so ma­kes un­com­pro­mi­sing use of the ad­van­ta­ges of an e­lec­tri­fied vehi­cle ar­chi­tec­tu­re. Its per­for­man­ce is im­pres­si­ve and its de­sign and practi­ca­li­ty stand out, which is why the I-PA­CE was the ul­ti­ma­te win­ner a­gainst strong com­pe­ti­ti­on."

The B­ri­tish EV top­ped a short­list of fi­ve. The ju­ry e­va­lu­a­ted the de­sign, per­for­man­ce, ri­de, hand­ling, fu­tu­re vi­a­bi­li­ty and ge­ne­ral re­le­van­ce of e­ach mo­del on the ro­ad and at the Bil­ster Berg ci­r­cuit.

Accep­ting the a­ward, Prof Ralf S­peth, Ja­guar Land Ro­ver CEO, said, "We are ex­tre­me­ly proud to re­cei­ve this ho­nour from the Ger­man me­dia for our first ful­ly e­lec­tric vehi­cle, the Ja­guar I-PA­CE. To get such an a­ward in the ho­me­land of pre­mi­um brands is very pre­ci­ous."

The I-PA­CE has al­so been short­lis­ted for the wo­men's wor­ld car of the y­e­ar a­ward, al­ong with its si­bling, the E-PA­CE com­pact per­for­man­ce SUV.

The win­ner will be an­noun­ced on 12 No­vem­ber.

Its per­for­man­ce is im­pres­si­ve and its de­sign and practi­ca­li­ty stand out.

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