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Jaguar I-PACE wins 2019 AJAC Canadian Utility of the Year award.

JAGUAR I-PACE WINS 2019 AJAC CANADIAN UTILITY OF THE YEAR AWARD

(TORONTO, ON) – February 14, 2019 – For the first time in Jaguar Land Rover’s history they have claimed the prestigious AJAC Canadian Utility of the Year award. The Jaguar I-PACE, Canada’s first premium battery electric vehicle captured a category win for Premium EV in January and was announced as the overall winner at the Canadian International Auto Show this morning in Toronto.

“This is a tremendous accolade and one that we are all very proud of,” said Wolfgang R. Hoffmann, President, Jaguar Land Rover Canada. “The Jaguar I- PACE changes what an electric car can be. Incredible range of 377km, the same acceleration as a sports car combined with truly innovative design. Everything about the I-PACE, the design, the handling, the performance, it all adds up to one of the best vehicles we have ever built. “

The Jaguar I-PACE has all-wheel drive performance from twin Jaguar-designed concentric motors offering a combined 394 hp and 512 lb.-ft. of torque to deliver 0-100 km/h acceleration in 4.8 seconds.

"This is the first time that an all-electric vehicle has won AJAC's top honour. Only one vehicle in Canada can win this prize, and it's a sign of the times that the 2019 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year uses no gasoline whatsoever, and consumes only electricity as its fuel,” added Mark Richardson, President, AJAC, “It's also proof that Jaguar Land Rover thinks well ahead of the curve when it comes to vehicle development and technology".

By putting the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE into production virtually unchanged from the I-PACE Concept, Jaguar has transformed electric vehicle (EV) design. Its dynamic looks and dramatic lines combine a long wheelbase of 2,990 mm with an overall vehicle length of 4,682 mm, giving the vehicle a similar footprint to the Jaguar F-PACE, but with the interior space of a larger vehicle.

The generous interior offers 1,040 mm and 890 mm of front and rear legroom respectively and even includes clever storage areas for drinks, bottles and other miscellaneous items. With no transmission tunnel obstructing the interior space, there is room for a 12.5-litre compartment in the center console for phones, keys and other small items. Trays built under the rear seats also provide perfect storage for tablets and laptops. The rear luggage compartment capacity of 638 litres is also larger than most medium-sized SUVs, increasing to 1,445 litre with the seats folded flat.

In the past two years, four Jaguar Land Rover vehicles have been honoured with AJAC Awards, in 2018 the XE was named best small luxury car, F-TYPE was named best premium sports car and the Range Rover Velar was named best small luxury SUV. In 2019 the Jaguar I-PACE was named Canada’s best premium EV.

To find out more about the Jaguar I-PACE or to book a test drive, contact your Jaguar Authorized Retailer.