The all-electric Jaguar I-Tempo SUV has simply made historical past by changing into the primary mannequin ever to win three World Automotive titles within the 15-year historical past of the awards. This newest win for the I-Tempo comes simply weeks after it claimed the European Automotive of 12 months title, and affirms its standing as essentially the most fascinating premium electrical automobile (EV) on the earth.
The 2019 World Automotive Awards had been held on the New York Worldwide Auto Present and was judged by a panel of 86 motoring journalists from 24 international locations. The Jaguar I-Tempo was introduced with the 2019 World Automotive of the 12 months, the World Automotive Design of the 12 months and the World Inexperienced Automotive awards by the panel.
Commenting on the newest award for the eco-friendly SUV, Dr Ralf Speth, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover, stated: “It’s an honour that the Jaguar I-Tempo has obtained these three accolades from the celebrated World Automotive jurors. We began with a perfect, to maneuver in the direction of our Vacation spot Zero imaginative and prescient – zero emissions, zero accidents and 0 congestion. The I-Tempo is our first step to attaining this, and it was conceived when EVs had been little greater than a distinct segment alternative. We began from a clear sheet of paper to create a brand new benchmark – the world's finest premium electrical automobile, and a real Jaguar driver's automobile. For I-Tempo to be awarded 2019 World Automotive of the 12 months, World Automotive Design of the 12 months and World Inexperienced Automotive offers our first all-electric automobile the final word recognition it deserves. I wish to thank the workforce who’ve created I-Tempo for his or her ardour in making it so excellent.”
Designed and developed within the UK, the I-Tempo is attracting new clients to the Jaguar model, for a lot of of whom it’s going to even be their first EV. Thus far, over 11,000 clients in additional than 60 international locations worldwide have taken supply. Its mixture of sports activities automobile efficiency, zero emissions, distinctive refinement and true SUV practicality make I-PACE the stand-out alternative in its section.
“Designing Jaguar vehicles might be the perfect job on the earth, and I can truthfully say that no different undertaking I’ve labored on has been as rewarding as I-Tempo. Electrical autos provide designers unprecedented freedom to rethink the proportions, the profile and the packaging, and it’s a chance that my workforce has exploited in full,” stated Ian Callum, Jaguar director of design.
The I-Tempo’s dramatic, cab-forward profile, quick overhangs and taut, muscular haunches give it a way of drama which set it other than different SUVs. The spacious inside – enabled by the bespoke electrical automobile structure – is completed with stunning premium particulars and exacting Jaguar craftsmanship.
The I-Tempo has a 90kWh lithium-ion battery which delivers a spread of as much as 292 miles (WLTP cycle). It’s able to charging from Zero-80 % in simply 40 minutes (100kW DC), or takes simply over ten hours to realize the identical state of cost when utilizing a home wallbox (7kW AC) – very best for in a single day home-charging.
A set of sensible, range-optimising applied sciences additionally embrace a battery pre-conditioning system: when plugged within the I-PACE will mechanically elevate (or decrease) the temperature of its battery to maximise vary forward of driving away.
The I-Tempo has additionally earned a 5-star Euro NCAP security score. The physique construction supplies excessive ranges of occupant safety, and is complemented by applied sciences designed to guard different street customers and pedestrians, together with a deployable bonnet and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and bicycle owner detection. The I-Tempo has obtained 62 awards because it was revealed little greater than a 12 months in the past.