Jaguar I-Pace Wins AutoExpress Design Award 2017! Recently, Auto Express released their annual list of the best cars and the Jaguar XE was named the Compact Executive Car of the Year and the Jaguar I-Pace won the AutoExpress Design Award! The editors at Auto Express explain the effort that goes into creating these lists, “At Auto Express we’ve been at the cutting edge of all these developments, road testing hundreds of cars, analysing the big consumer issues and bringing you the latest car news, first. Choosing the New Car Awards winners has been a tougher job than ever this year but we think we’ve identified the cream of the crop and this evening, you’ll finally get the chance to have your say on our judges’ verdicts.”

The editors share why the Jaguar XE was named the Compact Executive Car of the Year, “The Jaguar XE remains our favourite compact executive car for the third year running, despite strong competition from established German rivals and the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia. While others excel in one area, none can match the baby Jag’s breadth of talent.It’s great to drive, is packed with kit and the relatively refined 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel is fast and frugal. Recent additions to the engine range have only confirmed the car’s standing as our top compact exec, too. Buyers are offered options spanning the fleet-friendly, low-emissions diesel to the sports car-baiting supercharged petrol – with anything and everything in between. The lightweight aluminium architecture gives the XE an edge in this class and makes it feel impressively agile.”

So what made the I-Pace design stand out? According to AutoExpress, “The Auto Express Design Award is decided by you, our readers, via a poll on our website – and now the votes have been counted we can reveal that the car you consider the most stylish to be unveiled over the past 12 months is Jaguar’s all-electric concept, the I-Pace. The I-Pace is a radical design departure for Jag, but keeps just enough DNA to display its heritage, with cues from the F-Type sports car and F-Pace SUV. The all-electric powertrain is a first for the firm, and allowed designers to take a fresh set of ideas and create a brand new look. It’s a little smaller than the F-Pace, at 4,680mm long and 1,890mm wide, but there’s a much longer wheelbase that creates the distinctive ‘cab-forward’ look.”

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