He said the Jaguar I-Pace is "not just about being green, because that's going to happen for all of us".
Designed from the outset as an electric vehicle, the aero-efficient I-Pace is powered by a pair of electric motors that deliver combined outputs of 294kW and 696Nm, while the 90kWh battery is said to offer a range of up to 470km between charges. Not only has it won the coveted 2019 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year titles - equalling the success of the F-Pace in 2017 - it has also been named World Green Car.
In the 2019 World Car of the Year, the I-Pace was favored over the Audi E-Tron and Volvo S60/V60.
The Jaguar I-Pace also won the prestigious World Car Of The Year Award along with the Design Of The Year and Green Car Of The Year Awards. The low slung boy style that combines the crossover size that consumers want with the sporty styling of a Jag gave it a solid lead ahead of the other vehicles in the category. "I always wanted to design a cab-forward family auto ... and electrification has enabled that to happen". The goal is to make sure that the vehicles that actually win have been driven in the real world by journalists. As we slowly transition from fossil fuels, expect more electrified vehicles to take the top spot for automotive awards. The World Car Design of the Year gong also went to the I-Pace, which held off competition from the Suzuki Jimny and Volvo XC40. "I think it's great to be recognised as the innovative company that we really are", said Callum.
McLaren 720S beat the Aston Martin Vantage and Mercedes-AMG GT four-door in the World Performance Car of the Year stakes.
He said the Jimny had been a "compact authentic off-road concept for nearly 50 years" and that the auto is "now enjoyed by customers ... all around the world".
Marking the 10th World Car award for Audi was the A7, which came first in the Luxury Car of the Year.
Suzuki Jimmy won the World Urban Car of the Year victor ahead of the Kia Soul and Hyundai Santro.