The future is electric
The Jaguar I-PACE has added another trophy to its cabinet, the 2020 AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year. In 2019 the I-PACE won World Car Of The Year, World Car Design of the Year, World Green Car and the European Car Of The Year. It’s the first car in the 15-year history of these awards to claim three World Car titles.
It’s the first electric car to take the South African Car Of The Year title, and the first Jaguar to win the title in its 34-year history.
The I-PACE produces 294 kW and 696 Nm from two Jaguar designed electric motors. The all-wheel-drive system will get from 0 – 100 km in 4.8 seconds, which is absolute insanity when you consider that the I-PACE is heavier, and only 0.3 seconds slower, than the monstrous F-Pace SVR. The 90 kWh lithium-ion battery has a claimed range of 470 km and will achieve 80% charge, from flat, in just over an hour with a 60 kW DC charging point.
There are just under 100 charging points nationwide to charge an I-PACE, making travel easy. These points are on the popular N1, N2, and N3 highways frequented by long-distance travelers and tourists. There are public charging stations at all large shopping centres in major cities, and every Jaguar Land Rover dealership.
Second place was awarded to the Mercedes Benz GLE400d 4Matic
Third place was awarded to the Toyota GR Supra