Jaguar I-Pace Concept Named Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017! Recently, we shared that the Jaguar I-Pace won the DNA Design Awards, but it seems the concept has now been named the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017 and the Production Preview Concept of the Year by the North American Concept Vehicle Awards. The model is expected in 2018, like we first reported upon its unveiling.
The awards are held at the Concours d’Elegance of America, recognizing cars most likely to shape the future of the automotive industry. More than two dozen judges participated in a selection process of 24 vehicles, each introduced to North America at one of the season’s auto shows (Los Angeles, Detroit, Toronto, and New York.)
“Our challenge was to design an electric vehicle that’s distinctively and unmistakably a Jaguar – and one which demonstrates that an electric vehicle can be visually dramatic as well as practical. I think that the Jaguar I-PACE Concept has done exactly that, and is clearly at the forefront of the trend for more beautiful, more desirable electric vehicles. We’re very proud of it, and we’re delighted that the North American jurors have recognised us for succeeding in our mission by awarding the I-PACE Concept the 2017 Concept Car of the Year.” – IAN CALLUM, JAGUAR DIRECTOR OF DESIGN, on why the Jaguar I-Pace Concept Named Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017.