A thoroughly deserved win by Jaguar, beating off competition from the Audi Q5 and Volkswagen Tiguan in the final top three (making the Jag's win a bit of a no-brainer), and doing no harm at all to future sales of the F-Pace in the process.
Jaguar's F-PACE has been awarded best and most attractive vehicle in the 2017 World auto Awards.
In other World Car of the Year category awards announced today, the Mercedes-Benz E-class beat the BMW 5-Series and the Volvo S90 / V90 to win the 2017 World Luxury Car.
The performance SUV is the fastest selling model of Jaguar and it is the second vehicle to claim double awards in the history of the World Car Awards.
Russell Anderson, managing director of Asia Pacific Importers, Jaguar Land Rover Singapore, at the launch of the Jaguar F-Pace in Singapore.
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The F-Pace was named victor of the top award at the New York Auto Show on Thursday (NZT) after earlier winning World Car Design of the Year. Interestingly all three finalists for the world auto title were SUVs. It is a performance SUV designed and engineered to offer the agility, responsiveness and refinement that Jaguar is renowned for, together with unrivalled dynamics and everyday usability.
The decision on these awards is taken by 75 influential motoring journalists from across 24 countries. The new F-Pace has an edge among all the other contenders because of its impressive looks, based on the brand's design language translated into a classy yet tough SUV.
The winners of the 2017 World Car of the Year awards have been revealed on the sidelines of the ongoing New York Auto Show, with the panel of 75 worldwide automotive journalists having made up their mind in the period since September at the Paris Motor Show.
The awards brace is the first overall success for Jaguar at the World Car Awards.
In 2016, 122,460 F-Paces were sold. The lowest version of the Jaguar F-Pace starts at the price of $42,065. Pure and Prestige variants of the F-Pace are powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine from the Ingenium family while R-Sport and the First Edition are powered by a six-cylinder 3.0-litre diesel engine.