Just a month after winning the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) 2019 Canadian Utility of the Year award, the Jaguar I-PACE has added a second AJAC award to its trophy case. After becoming the first Jaguar Land Rover product to capture an overall AJAC award and being the first ever battery electric vehicle to win the honour, the I-PACE made history by becoming just the second vehicle to ever add an AJAC Green award to its overall title. The Mazda CX-3 also won both utility awards in 2016.
“We are thrilled that the I-PACE has been honoured once again by AJAC with the Canadian Green Utility of the Year Award,” Wolfgang R. Hoffmann, President, Jaguar Land Rover Canada said in a statement. “This is a great testament to the team of engineers and designers who envisioned and created this remarkable machine. Winning both the overall Canadian Utility of the Year and now the Green award puts us in elite company and is an achievement we will always be proud of.”
The Jaguar I-PACE has all-wheel drive performance from twin Jaguar-designed concentric motors offering a combined 394hp and 512 lb. ft. of torque to deliver 0-100km/h acceleration in 4.8 seconds with a range of 377 km.
The I-PACE’s handsome looks and dramatic lines combine a long wheelbase of 2,990mm with an overall vehicle length of 4,682mm, giving the vehicle a similar footprint to the Jaguar F-PACE, but with the interior space of a larger vehicle.
The cabin offers 1,040mm and 890mm of front and rear legroom respectively and includes storage areas for drinks, bottles and other miscellaneous items. Because it has no transmission tunnel, the I-PACE has a 12.5-litre compartment in the centre console for phones, keys and other small items. Trays built under the rear seats also provide storage for tablets and laptops. The rear luggage compartment capacity of 638 litres is also larger than most medium-sized SUVs and it increases to 1,445 litres with the seats folded flat.