The Jaguar I-Tempo has been declared the winner of the inaugural German Automobile Of The Yr award.
The brand new award, voted for by a panel of 14 unbiased motoring journalists, topped the electric-powered I-Tempo from a bunch of 5 finalists that additionally included the Audi A6, Volkswagen Touareg, Peugeot 508 and the hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo.
The ultimate 5 candidates have been chosen from an authentic group of 59 new automobiles launched to the German market inside the previous yr.
The I-Tempo distanced itself from the second-placed Audi A6 and third-placed Volkswagen Touareg with excessive scores within the classes “driveline”, “dealing with” and “significance”.
With two electrical motors – one working on the entrance wheels and one other serving the rear wheels, the 4680mm lengthy five-door crossover gives a mixed 397bhp and 516lb ft of torque.
With a 90kWh lithium-ion battery consisting of 36 particular person cell modules mounted low inside its bespoke platform, the brand new Jaguar additionally gives a variety of 280 miles.
“As a comparatively small producer to have received this award towards robust worldwide competitors exhibits our engineers and designers with the I-Tempo have put in a robust efficiency,” Jaguar CEO Ralph Speth support in his acceptance speech. “It makes us very proud to listen to the primary all-electric mannequin from Jaguar has been awarded the title “2019 German Automobile Of The Yr”.
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