Jaguar I-Pace Wins Golden Steering Wheel award for best SUV
The I-PACE, Jaguar’s all-electric Performance SUV has won Germany’s most famous car award in the Mid-size SUV category, ahead of the Audi q3 and Seat Tarraco.
The 43rd Golden Steering Wheel Awards, voted for by millions of readers of Auto Bild and their sister publications in over 20 European countries, and also readers of the Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag chose their favourites. After votes were counted, the 21 finalists- three in each of the seven categories were put to the test. Racing drivers, leading motoring journalists and other car experts tested the finalist cars out at the Lausitz- Ring circuit, judging them on driving dynamics, connectivity, design and total cost of ownership.
Jaguar designed the I-PACE with the idea in mind of it being the world’s best premium electric vehicle, whilst remaining true to being a Jaguar driver’s car. Its combination of sports car performance, zero emissions, exceptional refinement, and all-wheel drive SUV usability and practicality make I-PACE the stand-out choice in its segment.
The I-PACE has a range of 292 miles (WLTP) and is capable of charging 0-80% in just 40 minutes (100kW DC). A combined output of 400 PS and 696Nm of instant talk is generated from two, light weight, efficient Jaguar-designed motors. The I-PACE can reach 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds.
Prof Sir Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer, accepted the Golden Steering Wheel for the Jaguar I-PACE at the award ceremony in Berlin.
“As part of our ‘Destination Zero’ vision, Jaguar Land Rover is pursuing an ambitious goal: To establish an environmentally friendly closed-loop economy. The Jaguar I-PACE is the clear and creative representation of our vision- an exciting, emissions- free electric vehicle.
As a British manufacturer of premium vehicles we are delighted to win the Golden Steering Wheel in the world’s most demanding and competitive premium car market. This award is one of many prestigious awards the I-PACE has won. We will use this validation to intensify our efforts to offer desirable and highly innovative vehicles to our customers.
I thank the readers and the experts for rewarding the courage and forward thinking of our designers and engineers with their vote for the I-PACE.”
-Prof Sir Ralf Speth
For more information on the Jaguar I-PACE please contact your local Harwoods Jaguar