The most prestigious award programme in the automotive industry- the World car awards has been announced. Jaguar’s F-pace has grabbed trophies of the World car of the year alongside World car design of the year title. The F-pace is the fastest selling Jaguar vehicle on earth and has already beaten the likes of Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q5.
The Jury comprises of 75 international influencing motor journalists from 24 countries. Jaguar F-pace beats Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet and Toyota C-HR in the final three to win these awards. It is for the first time the Jaguar has won this prestigious award in the 13 year history of the awards.
In rest categories, Mercedes-Benz E-Class overshadowed Volvo S90/V90 and BMW-5 series tow in 2017 World luxury car. The Toyota Prius grabbed World green car award overtaking Tesla X and Chevrolet Bolt. BMW i3 took away the World urban car by beating Suzuki Ignis and Citroen C3. The Porsche Cayman/Boxster 718 bagged World performance car 2017 beating Mclaren 570S and Audi R8 Spyder.
Previous winners include Audi A6, Lexus LS460, Volkswagen Polo, BMW 3-series, Nissan Leaf, Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz C class, Volkswagen Up and Mazda MX-5.
Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said: “The F-PACE was designed and engineered as a performance SUV with exceptional dynamics, everyday usability and bold design. Winning this award endorses the talent and great work of our teams that have delivered the world’s most practical sports car and Jaguar’s fastest-selling vehicle”.
Mike Rutherford, Juror, Director and Vice-Chairman of the World Car Awards/World Car of the Year said: “Jaguar has done the unthinkable by first securing the World Car Design of the Year award, then lifting the big one – the overall World Car of the Year trophy. With F-PACE, the British company and its proud and talented workers have taken on and beaten far bigger, wealthier European, Asian and North American rivals.”