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The Jaguar I-PACE has captured the imagination of the automotive world with its combined values of luxury and environmental responsibility.

It’s the all-electric luxury SUV that is collecting awards for its technology and good looks – the Jaguar I-PACE is an electric vehicle (EV) that demonstrates luxury, style and comfort do not have to be sacrificed for zero-emissions motoring. The Jaguar I-PACE has scooped up a swathe of awards including 2019 World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car awards, the first car to win three categories in the same year.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, said the I-PACE is the first step to achieving “Destination Zero” – zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion – and it was conceived when EVs were “little more than a niche choice.” Now, the I-PACE is attracting drivers who have never purchased an EV before. More than 11,000 customers have taken delivery of an I-PACE across more than 60 countries, including South Africa and Mauritius.

In true Jaguar style, the design comes with plenty of drama with its cab-forward profile, short overhangs and muscular haunches. Inside, the comfortable cabin is enhanced by bespoke vehicle architecture, premium details and exacting craftsmanship. With any EV, performance is essential – motorists want the reassurance of a long range and easy charging. The I-PACE has a 90kWh lithium-ion battery and delivers a range of up to 470km. It is kitted out with two electric motors which produce combined performance of 294kW and 696Nm. The all-wheel-drive, all-surface traction is perfect for African roads. Sports car performance is on offer, launching the I-PACE from a standing start to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds.

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