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Jaguar I-PACE Concept Named Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017

Jaguar I-PACE Concept takes overall prize at 16thNorth American Concept Vehicle Awards I-PACE Concept achieves highest overall score to win Most Significant Concept Vehicle Ground-breaking concept also awarded Production Preview Concept of the Year Previewing Jaguar first all-electric vehicle I-PACE will be on the road in 2018 The Jaguar I-PACE Concept has been namedMost Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017at the 16thNorth American Concept Vehicle Awards. As well as achieving the highest overall score to take away the top honour Jaguar all-electric performance SUV also won theProduction Preview Concept of the Yearcategory. Jaguar I-PACE Concept The awards held at the Concours d;Elegance of America recognise those vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry. More than two dozen jurors participated in a selection process that involved a total of 24 vehicles each introduced to North America during this seasons auto shows in Los Angeles Detroit Chicago Toronto and New York. Praised for its beautiful and futuristic design the I-PACE Concept was described by judge Ashly Knapp as a landmark in automotive technology;. Juror Lauren Fix said: Jaguar has completely improved the brand in so many ways and the I-PACE Concept presents the new direction. One of the most visually arresting concepts ever produced by Jaguar the all-electric performance SUVtakes full advantage of the packaging freedom offered by electrification. It previews Jaguar first electric vehicle the Jaguar I-PACE which will be on the road in the second half of 2018. Ian Callum with I-PACE Concep Ian Callum Jaguar Director of Design said: Our challenge was to design an electric vehicle that distinctively and unmistakably a Jaguar ndash; and one which demonstrates that an electric vehicle can be visually dramatic as well as practical. I think that the Jaguar I-PACE Concept has done exactly that and is clearly at the forefront of the trend for more beautiful more desirable electric vehicles. We;re very proud of it and we;re delighted that theNorthAmericanjurors have recognised us for succeeding in our mission by awarding the I-PACE Concept the 2017 Concept Car of the Year. Notes to Editors Jurors; comments Michael Bettencourt ndash;Beautiful and futuristic from the body to the powertrain the I-PACE Concept is a slam dunk winner here. Gary Vasilash ndash;Can an electric crossover be sexy? So far the answer to that has been a resounding meh. The I-PACE Concept is drop-dead gorgeous. Period. Lauren Fix ndash;Jaguar has completely improved the brand in so many ways and the I-PACE Concept presents the new direction for the brand. Ashly Knapp ndash;The least polluting cleanest operating quietest lowest maintenance and operating costs SUV ever built may also be the most beautiful SUV ever. Soon we will barely hear the near 400 hp all-electric all-wheel-drive all-battery powered I-PACE roll onto our streets. With over 500 foot-pounds of torque and about a 300 mile range you;re ready to adventure in luxury. The front and rear motors are synchronized by computer through wires. Jaguar designers and engineers have a unique history of synchronizing most components to work in harmony with educated instinctive pilots. This leadership vehicle is a landmark in automotive technology. Jim Scoutten ndash;Yes Jaguar needs a luxury-performance ute. The I-PACE Concept will do very nicely. About Jaguar Jaguar heritage of elegant design and breathtaking performance has excited and delighted the world for more than 80 years.Today world-class Jaguar family embodies the Art of Performance and will grow again in 2018 with the all-electric I-PACE performanceSUV joining the remarkable much admired and award-winning XEXFandXJsaloons the dramatic F-TYPE sports car the F-PACEperformance crossover ndash; the fastest-selling Jaguar ever ndash; and the all-new E-PACE compact performance SUV.