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Here's how to win a new 2019 Jaguar I‑PACE all-electric SUV

The Jaguar I-PACE is often thought of as a city vehicle but it also have impressive off-road prowess.

Photo courtesy of Jaguar

Jaguar is giving away a new 2019 Jaguar I-PACE this holiday season as part of its #UnwrapAJaguar holiday campaign.

The I-PACE is a formidable vehicle. It's Jaguar's first all-electric model. The I-Pace behaves and looks more like the typical crossover, but don't let its looks fool you. The Jag delivers rapid acceleration when the accelerator is floored and holds to the road well thanks to its standard all-wheel drive.

2019 Jaguar I-PACE The I-PACE's all-wheel drive keeps it stable on the road.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

The I-PACE has similar range as other all-electric vehicles - 234 miles. That puts it in the same range realm as the new Tesla Model Y, Nissan Leaf Plus, and Chevrolet Bolt. For the 2020 model year, the Bolt's range was increased 21 miles for 259 miles of range.

The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE is currently on sale in the US starting at $69,500 and a top-tier model will run you upwards of $85,000 before any tax incentives or savings are applied.

I-PACE was named as the 2019 World Car of the Year and earned European Car of the Year honors the same year. U.S. News & World Report hailed it as the Best Luxury Compact SUV 2019 while Top Gear Magazine called it the EV of the Year 2018 and it was listed on AutoTrader's Best New Cars for 2019.

World Car of the Year Jaguar I-PACE 2019 Jaguar has won multiple awards for its I-PACE, including three World Car of the Year trophies.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

No purchase is necessary to win the contest. Entries must be accepted by January 2, 2020 to be eligible to win. Only enter once or your entry will be voided. Eligible contest winners must reside in one of the fifty U.S. states or the District of Columbia, be at least 21 years of age, and have a valid driver's license.

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Discontinued sedan

Volkswagen nixing Passat after 2022 model year

Racing Green Metallic is one of four exclusive colors for the car.

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After five decades on sale in the U.S., Volkswagen is pulling the plug on the midsize Passat. The explosion of SUVs' popularity and the need to shift production power to electric vehicles are behind the decision, which will take place after the 2022 model year. The cars have been built at the automaker's Chattanooga, TN plant since 2011, but the facility is being repurposed as VW's North American hub for electric vehicle assembly.

Volkswagen is giving the car one last hurrah, however, in the form of the Passat Limited Edition. The car features 18-inch wheels, LED headlights with an Advanced Front Lighting System, and an easy-open trunk. Inside, the cars come with sport seats wrapped in Vienna leather, memory seating, a Fender Premium Audio System, parking assistance, and parking sensors.


2022 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition Each car gets a special model tag with its limited production number.Volkswagen


Only 1,973 of the cars will be built, and it will only be sold in four colors, each with its own limited production numbers that have special meaning for the Passat:

  • Aurora Red Metallic with Titan Black interior: 411 units to represent the original vehicle production code
  • Racing Green Metallic with Mauro Brown interior: 423 units to commemorate the Chattanooga 423 area code
  • Pure white with Mauro Brown interior: 524 units to signify the Chattanooga plant's May 24 opening date
  • Platinum Great Metallic with Titan Black interior: 615 units to signify six generations of imported Passats, one generation assembled in Chattanooga, and five decades of U.S. sales

Pricing for the 2022 Passat starts at $31,290, which includes a $995 destination fee. Adding Aurora Red Metallic drives the price up by an additional $395. Each car will receive a special number plate to designate its place in the limited production run.


2022 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition The Passat Limited Edition gets several upscale features. Volkswagen

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Electric vehicle features

The VW ID.4 sounds futuristic

The ID.4 is VW's first electric crossover in the U.S.

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The Volkswagen ID.4 is finally here. The electric crossover offers compelling features, decent all-electric range, and a reasonable price. On top of all that, Volkswagen focused heavily on the electric experience with the ID.4, down to the sounds it makes in everyday operation.

Where many automakers seek to humanize electric vehicles with familiar gas engine sounds, Volkswagen hasn't bothered with any of that. Instead, the automaker's ID.4 electric crossover features several sounds that embrace the EV's place in the future of transportation.

On startup, drivers are greeted with a sound that Volkswagen says will alert them that the vehicle is ready to go. It's not at all unlike the flying saucer sounds heard in sci-fi movies decades ago, but it's a nice reminder of the ID.4's future-forward drivetrain.



In motion, VW gave the ID.4 what is known as an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System, which helps alert people to the presence of a moving electric vehicle. Since the drivetrain doesn't make the same noises that a gas engine does, EVs can move almost silently at low speeds, so it's important to have some kind of warning sound.

Even the turn signal sounds received scrutiny in the ID.4's design, and while they're still fairly traditional, the sounds are subtle and pleasing overall. Beyond that, VW says it developed a library of sounds for typical vehicle control buttons and other functions that are exclusive to its electric vehicles. The goal, according to the automaker, is that the sound aligns with the vehicles' character, visual design, and features, and that people will be able to recognize a VW EV by its unique sound.

The ID.4 is just the first of several EVs that Volkswagen plans to release here in the United States. Larger family vehicles are on the horizon, and we may even see an electric revival of the legendary VW bus.

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