The Jaguar F-Pace has been named as the 2017 World Car of the Year by the jurors of the World Car Awards, which is composed of 75 motoring journalists from 23 countries in Asia, Europe, and North America.
The F-Pace was chosen from an initial entry list of 23 vehicles from all over the world. This was then whittled down to ten until the three finalists were announced at the Geneva Motor Show last March, with the other two vehicles being the Audi Q5 and the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Besides the main award, the F-Pace was also named as the 2017 World Car Design of the Year.
“The F‐Pace was designed and engineered as a performance SUV with exceptional dynamics, everyday usability and bold design,” said Jaguar Land Rover CEO Dr. Ralf Speth. “Winning these two awards 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 other category winners named at the 2017 World Car Awards are:
2017 World Luxury Car – Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2017 World Performance Car – Porsche Boxster Cayman
2017 World Green Car – Toyota Prius Prime
2017 World Urban Car – BMW 13 (94Ah)