- F-PACE wins two titles at 2017 World Car Awards
- Jaguar’s first performance SUV takes 2017 World Car of the Year title
- Also wins World Car Design of the Year prize
- The F-PACE is Jaguar’s fastest selling global model
- Jaguar is Europe’s fastest-growing car brand
New York, US, 12 April 2017:
The Jaguar F-PACE is officially the best and most beautiful car in the
world after double success at the 2017 World Car Awards, scooping the
prestigious World Car of Year and World Car Design of the Year titles.
The performance SUV is the fastest selling model Jaguar has produced and
is only the second vehicle to claim the historic double in the 13-year
history of the World Car Awards. To win the pair of trophies, the F-PACE
saw off the competition in a vote of 75 influential motoring
journalists from 24 countries.
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”.
The awards brace is the first overall success for Jaguar at the World
Car Awards. The XE sports saloon was a finalist for the 2016 World Car
Design of the Year title. The F-PACE triumphed over finalists the Audi
Q5 and Volkswagen Tiguan to claim the 2017 World Car of the Year prize.
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar said: "The F-PACE is our
first ever SUV but it is clearly recognisable as a Jaguar and for it to
win the 2017 World Car of the Year trophy vindicates our decision to
bring our unique design principles and dynamic qualities to a new sector
of the market."
The World Car Awards jury comprises influential motoring journalists and
to win the 2017 World Car Design of the Year prize the F-PACE saw off
the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet and Toyota C-HR in the final three.
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."
The F-PACE is Jaguar’s first performance SUV and has contributed to
record sales growth by attracting new customers to the brand.
Engine options for the F-PACE range from the efficient and innovative
four-cylinder 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel, with CO2 emissions as low as
126g/km* to the high-performance 380PS, supercharged V6 petrol model
that can accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 5.5 seconds.
The last 12 months have seen the launch of three completely new product
lines, and successful growth across many of Jaguar's existing products.
Sales are still increasing strongly and Jaguar is now Europe’s
fastest-growing car brand.