THE Jaguar I-PACE electric car has been voted the best in Britain after emerging on top of the UK Car of the Year Awards for 2019.
It is the third time in the six years of the UK Car of the Year Awards that the overall victor has been battery-powered.
Having been named the Best Executive car when the category winners were announced in February, the Jaguar was pitted against 11 other new models to fight it out for the top honour.
Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover managing director, said: "This latest major award for I-PACE is something we can all be extremely proud of.
"This car was conceived, designedandengineered in Britain, so to have a selectionofthe nation's leading automotive journalists vote it as the overall UK Car of the Year against some stiff competition is a special moment for us."
The UK Car of the Year Awards judges praised the attributes of Jaguar's first electric vehicle for tis groundbreaking design and technology which give it a range in excess of 290 miles on a single charge while still being capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds.
The Jaguar, which is priced from £63,495 before the Government grant for low emission vehicles, was up against the Alpine A110, the Volvo XC40 and the Suzuki Jimny in the final stages of the voting process.
John Challen, director of the UK Car of the Year Awards which is judged by 29 of Britain's leading motoring journalists, said: "As manufacturers take electric vehicles more seriously, Jaguar is leading the pack with I-PACE, which offers fantastic range and performance as well as a stylish and spacious interior for driver and passengers.
"The UK Car of the Year Awards judges are always keen to recognise innovation and that is certainly the case in 2019."