Jaguar’s latest all full-electric concept caught our eye last year and it was even more stunning with a new paint called Photon Red. Judges from various publications took note and the I-Pace walked away with both the Production Preview Concept title and the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017 award at the sixteenth annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards.
Visiting the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, the International Automotive Media Registry handed out awards in recognition of concept vehicles that have made a strong impact in terms of automotive design, engineering and market responsiveness.
This year concept vehicles were divided into three categories: Production Preview Concepts, Concept Cars, and Concept Trucks.
Entering the first category, the I-Pace won by beating its rivals including the Infiniti QX50, Subaru Ascent, and Volkswagen Passat GT. A panel of judges scored the nominated vehicles and the Jaguar I-Pace come out on top by scoring more points than any other vehicles in all categories, thus why it also received the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017 trophy.
No small feat if you consider what other concept models were nominated this year including the Aston Martin RB 001 Valkyrie, the Genesis GV80, and the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz.