Jaguar I-Pace Voted Most Anticipated Car of 2018

By Paul Joseph

The Jaguar I-PACE, the car maker’s first all-electric vehicle, has secured the title of the most anticipated new car of 2018 at an awards ceremony in London.

Billed as combining supercar styling, sports car performance and five-seater versatility, the I-PACE earned the mantle at the recent What Car? 2018 Reader Awards.

Readers chose the I-PACE from a shortlist of 12 cars due to go on sale this year, including new models from Tesla, Audi and Mercedes-Benz.

Jaguar’s designers and engineers have used the new electric vehicle architecture to tear up the rule book on usability. I-PACE occupies less road space than conventional mid-size SUVs, yet offers more room for passengers and luggage than models in the segment above.

Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, said: “The I-PACE is a radical departure for electric vehicles. It’s the product of authentic Jaguar design DNA matched with the most advanced electrification technology and British craftsmanship.

“Winning this award endorses our decision of dramatic, future-facing design and is a great testament of customer reactions to our first-ever battery-powered electric vehicle.”

The I-PACE will be the newest member of Jaguar’s ‘PACE’ family of SUVs, joining the F-PACE and recently launched E-PACE, the latter winning more than 70 major global awards, and becoming the fastest-selling Jaguar ever.

Pricing and specifications for the new I-PACE will be announced and order books opened for full configurations in March 2018.

By Paul Joseph