At the New York Motor Show, the winner of the World Car of the Year competition was announced. The jury, consisting of 86 journalists from 24 vehicles from 24 countries, won the prestigious title of the first electric car in the history of Jaguar-I-Pace.
This is the second such distinction for the Jaguar Land Rover Group. In 2017 the F-Pace Crossover was chosen as the best car in the world. Jaguar I-Pace managed to overtake the other two bidders for Audi e-tron and the Volvo S60 / V60.
In the New York exhibition, prizes were awarded in five additional categories. The best luxury car is the Audi A7, the best sports car – the McLaren 720S, and the best urban model – Suzuki Jimny. I-Pace also won awards for ecology design.
In 2018, the Volvo XC60 was awarded the "World's Best Car of the Year" title. The winners were Jaguar F-Pace (2017) and Mazda MX-5 (2016).