← back

Car of the Year 2019 Finalists

Posted on May 22, 2019


Kia, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot, Ford, Citroen and Alpine were all finalists at 2019’s Car of the Year, but it was the Jaguar I-Pace that took out the top spot on the eve of Geneva’s Motor Show in March of this year. 


These cars were selected from 60 jurors across Europe, as part of the oldest and most celebrated car award there is.  It is a combination of test-driving and voting for a new release. 


Part of the reason this is such a widely held is the fact that you won’t just see elite, expensive sports cars in the running. Hatchbacks and family cars that are new to the market hold equal chances at a crack at the title. Jurors make a very personal judgement based on what they consider to be the most important elements of a car, such as, safety, carbon use, technical innovation, reliability and price.


Because the Jaguar I-Pace is an electric car shows just how far the sophistication and reliability of electric cars has come in the past few years.  This is the first time an electric car has won the award, however, it certainly won’t be the last as research expects the majority of cars on the roads will be electric in the next 20-30 years, if not sooner.  While the upfront prices for electric vehicles can be higher than petrol cars, the fuel and maintenance savings offset is considerable, making electric vehicles, (or EV’s) a sensible long-term option.    


Jurors wrote comments such as “I-Pace as the first BEV (battery electric vehicle) which showed us what an electric car can really do” and “The low centre of gravity point and the powerful electric engines make the I-Pace better to drive than most traditional cars.”  However, there is still move for improvement when some voters pointed out an insufficient charging network together with a hefty price tag. 


See what the Jaguar I-Pace was up against at this year’s Car of the Year Awards





← back

Related articles

Getting Smart about Smart Cars
Posted on 16th July 2019
Smart cars offer a multitude of features which were once considered ‘a bit fancy but not necessary’. But consumer demand has pressured car manufacturers into installing additional features such as lane departure warning and emergency braking - or risk being left off the consumer’s car-buying list. Technology that helps a driver’s attention is also big news. Is this a result of overly busy lifestyles and trying to cram every minute of our day with tasks?  We think so.  As drivers, we’re all gu
Read more

Shipping a Motorhome Across the World
Posted on 11th June 2019
Packing it all in, the job, the house, the routine, and travelling abroad for 8 months.  No, it isn’t a pipe dream for Kiwi travellers, Neil and Renee. After the children had flown the nest Neil and Renee saw no reason why they shouldn’t too. Follow the couple and their experiences of buying, travelling and the nuts and bolts of transporting a motorhome across the world with the help of McCullough Limited.
Read more

How to Move Your World with Ease
Posted on 16th April 2019
The world is a much smaller place these days and taking up residence overseas is relatively common. A change of lifestyle, education, a new relationship or a fantastic job opportunity can mean packing up your life and moving it thousands of kilometres. Here are our top tips for common sense, stress-free (or at least stress-reduced) international moving.
Read more

How do we Ship Oversized Cargo?
Posted on 13th March 2019
Like booking to see the dentist or making an appointment to see your bank manager, the hardest part is getting started - everything else naturally follows.  Over the decades we have shipped other large items as well.   Everything from Maori carvings to Japan, excavators from the UK, log lifters to Canada and fitness equipment to China.  There's been a catamaran or two as well. We specialise in heavy machinery freight so if it's oversized, or an awkward shape and weighs numerous tonnes
Read more

Our easy - 3 step shipping process

Advise pick-up location
Documents & shipping
Delivered to your door

Tell us the pick up location and we'll arrange a date & time

We handle all customs & shipping including insurance

Enjoy your toy, after it's delivered to your door anywhere in NZ.

Get Started

Shipping a vehicle?

Get a free quote

Unlock your dream now …

Increased measures - Takata airbag recall.. Read more.

Copyright © 2019 McCullough Ltd | Terms & Conditions

Website crafted by bocapa